50 Years Of Channels Estate In Chelmsford

Lamb Saddle

From its origins as a nine-hole golf course, to now offering fine dining, a wedding venue to remember and more, Channels Estate shows why it’s the jewel in Chelmsford’s crown In Absolutely Essex’s very short lifespan so far, we have ventured to Channels Estate twice – first to highlight it as a destination venue, second […]

Interview With The Sun Inn Dedham’s Head Chef, Jack Levine

Jack Levine Head Chef

As he prepares to celebrate a decade at The Sun Inn, head chef Jack Levine reflects on having a break, the field to fork journey and spreading happiness in Dedham Many of us tried to make the most out of having more time at home in 2020. Me? I decided it was time to learn […]

Delicious Ready-Made Picnic Hampers And Where To Find Them


This summertime, take advantage of al fresco dining in the sun with some of our favourite ready-made picnic hampers A British picnic often involves nervously commenting on dark clouds, fending off passing hungry dogs and having to seriously improvise when needing the toilet. But it doesn’t mean the food has to be bad! Forget soggy […]

Meet Down Hall’s New Executive Chef, Graham Noonan-Chatham

Graham Noonan Chatham Down Hall

Executive chef, Graham Noonan-Chatham, is the newest name to join the Down Hall story. He tells Absolutely Essex what we an expect on the menu What attracted you to the role at Down Hall? Down Hall is a beautiful and unique property, and the extensive grounds offer so much history and opportunity. The team has […]