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Superflashy newsflash! All the latest Essex news

A gorgeous new glamping spot, stylish store opening, chic new restaurant and more – we’ve rounded up the hottest happenings in the county right now.

The Poacher’s Hut at Tuffon Hall Vineyard

New Openings

Staycation on a vineyard? Erm, yes. Halstead-based Tuffon Hall Vineyard now has two gorgeous glamping offerings to stumble back to after your sampling session *hic*. Choose from the chic shepherd’s hut or cool, converted grain silo – both complete with their very own hot tub. Decisions, decisions.

Diaries at the ready! One of Essex’s most anticipated openings of the year, The White Hart Inn, has announced its opening date of 15th June. The former island boozer in Mersea has been transformed into a super-stylish restaurant with rooms courtesy of publican Piers Baker (aka the man behind The Sun Inn and Church Street Tavern).

The new co-working space at The Greenhouse

The Greenhouse has just added a fab new co-working space to its leafy little store in Brentwood, which promises speedy internet and top-notch coffee and cake courtesy of neighbours The Larder. Bookings are DM only at the moment FYI.

Calling all Frippery fans! The lifestyle store in Colchester announced via Instagram that its due to open a second shop in Manningtree this summer. Think chic clothes, accessories and homeware.

Zinnia will take style cues from sister restaurant Pavilion

Foodie News

Chelmsford is seriously upping it’s restaurant game lately and a little birdy tells us there’s another new eatery to get excited about. Zinnia will be the new and equally pretty sister restaurant to Pavilion Restaurant in Colchester. Expect giant (and totally instagrammable) cherry blossom trees, sleek interiors and mouth-watering small plates. The opening date is TBC at the moment, so stay tuned…

Got a special event in the offing? Cue the newly-renovated private dining room at The Flitch of Bacon in Dunmow. The stylish space, coolly named 1104, can seat up to 24 people making it a great choice for a big family bash or office party. Go all out and order the Tasting Menu – you won’t be disappointed.

Hello, new local distillery!

Chin, Gin!

Oh, we do love a bit of booze news. Essex Spirits Co. has been busy lately with lots of local gin collabs but its latest project is a brand new shiny distillery called (very aptly) The Essex Distillery. Opening in Chelmsford in early June, it will feature a shop, tours and tasting rooms. The best part? The distillery will be focussing on sustainability and we’re told you’ll even be able to buy spirit refills. Cheers to that!

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