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Nice place to eat off the A12 between Chelmsford and M25

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Nice place to eat off the A12 between Chelmsford and M25

Hi there,

Travelling down the A12 from Ipswich on Friday night and wish to stop for a bite to eat somewhere between Chelmsford and the M25 junction to break up the journey. Does anyone know of any decent restaurants or pubs with food that are no more than a few minutes drive off the A12? Dont really fancy eating from a Little Chef!

Thanks

Matthew

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1. Re: Nice place to eat off the A12 between Chelmsford and M25

Next to A12, but before Chelmsford at Rivenhall junction turn-off in Witham locality.

rivenhallhotel.com/page/…

Restaurant last orders 2130.

Booking probably advisable on a Friday evening.

We also await other local recommendations on the A12 for our usual Colchester to London journey this week-end.

EW help!

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2. Re: Nice place to eat off the A12 between Chelmsford and M25

You could try this pub:

http://whitehartmargarettingtye.com/

A fantastic 'country' pub not really TOO far from the A12 and definitely in between Chelmsford and the M25.

Excellent beer and food, wins loads of prizes - deservedly so, and a credit to the county!!

For an 'untried' option, the George and Dragon, just 'North' of Shenfield has changed dramatically since it used to be a 'good-old-Beefeater' pub. Actually, I thought it was OK then, but the makover it has had makes it into something considerably more 'swank' - it is really just a 'sneeze' away from the A12.

http://www.thegeorgeanddragonbrentwood.co.uk/

Should you decide that 'pub grub' (however gourmet) is not what you fancy on the day, then for something different, try this:

www.mizunoodlebar.co.uk/find-us/brentwood/

A 'wagamamma' style Noodle Restaurant actually in the old Little Chef building at the A12/M25 Brook Street Roundabout, but about as far from a Little Chef as you can get (including Heston Blumenthal's!!)

Any other types of cuisine you think you would like?? If you let me know, I will put my thinking cap on!

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3. Re: Nice place to eat off the A12 between Chelmsford and M25

Oh yes, and just as you come towards Chelmsford from the Colchester/Ipswich direction, if you can brave the notorious Boreham interchange, try this:

http://www.lioninnhotel.co.uk/

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