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Essex food and drink festival

Visited today to enjoy the festival and see Tipton Kerridge cook having eaten in his Marlow... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Basildon, United Kingdom
Lovely place.

I always come here and have done for years for events! The most recent one was a world war two... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Megan F
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A beautiful setting hosting two of the world's oldest and finest timber-built barns, dating back to the 1200's and built by the Knights Templar and complimented by a Tudor Walled Garden. The perfect wedding ceremony venue and a fascinating place for...more
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Cressing Temple Witham Road | Braintree, Braintree CM77 8PD, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited today to enjoy the festival and see Tipton Kerridge cook having eaten in his Marlow restaurant yesterday. The whole event is so well organised, from the parking t9 the layout, very user friendly and easy to navigate Only grouse being that the seating area...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I always come here and have done for years for events! The most recent one was a world war two show. It was good, but the stool venders were quite rude and wouldn’t approach you unless you looked to be an enthusiast.. it was a...More

Thank Megan F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to visit with the family! Would happily come back again, my family loved it. Perfect if you manage to go on a lovely sunny day like we did!

Thank amygreen8am
Reviewed 1 week ago

The size of the great barn reinforces the wealth of the then nearby priory.restored to near original condition .plenty of on site parking

Thank Lionel F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to a WW1-2 event here a short while ago expecting to be able to take the dog. Unfortunately this was not possible in the grounds although comparable locations have willingly accepted pooches which instantly improves their rating amongst us dog lovers. We can't always...More

Thank EllenMay2013
CressingTemple, Manager at Cressing Temple, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good evening, Thank you for your review. I believe this reflects on a third party hire rather than the grounds themselves. Essex County Council welcomes dogs on leads into the grounds. The decision to permit dogs at individual events when the grounds are hired to...More

Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

If you are at all interested in birds or prey or history grab yourself or gift a Birds of Prey experience at Cressing Temple Barn run by Lisa and Andy from Eden Falconry. What a fantastic afternoon we had. Loads of information. Very interactive. Great...More

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CressingTemple, Manager at Cressing Temple, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2018

Good evening, Thank you very much for leaving feedback on the third party event you experienced at Cressing. We will pass on your feedback to Andy & Lisa whom I am sure will be delighted to hear you thoroughly enjoyed your time with them at...More

Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

Visited the tea rooms, waited 50 mins for food. Absolute chaos, staff were so harassed and run off their feet constantly apologising to diners for the delays! Screaming children echoing through tea room, avoid if you’re looking for a peaceful enjoyable lunch/afternoon tea.More

Thank Caroline W
CressingTemple, Manager at Cressing Temple, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2018

Good afternoon Caroline, Thank you for taking the time to leave some feedback for the tearoom which is run by Wilkin & Sons at Cressing Temple. The tearoom manager has been provided with the feedback. This week was half-term and we had a trail at...More

Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Having been packing for weeks (we thought we’d have been out of here by now), we have just under 3 weeks to visit all the places in the county that we’ve missed. An afternoon here was something we really enjoyed. A gift to the Knights...More

Thank Peter D
Reviewed 26 May 2018

You can visit Cressing Temple anytime, and have a look around the old barn, the few models it has, the gardens, and of course the excellent (if a tad expensive) cafe. However, it is best to go when there is a fair of some sort...More

Thank Freddyminster
Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

The walled garden was great, well stocked and beautifully maintained with a mixture of herbs and flowers. The two large barns are spectacular structures, and one has some information boards and some displays, although they looked very tired and unloved. The cafe is very nice...More

Thank Andy E
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3 September 2017|
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Response from CressingTemple | Property representative |
This is a historical venue so when there are no events taking place, there is plenty of green space for the children to make use of, a small story pack they can borrow from the Visitor's Centre and some educational boards in... More
27 August 2015|
Response from CressingTemple | Property representative |
Good morning, There will be no admission charge today. Cressing Temple is free to visit on non-event days. Kind regards
Tina H
19 July 2015|
Response from CressingTemple | Property representative |
Hello there, Please may you advise where you saw it advertised as a free event? Essex County Council do not advertise for this event as it is a site hire at Cressing Temple. We only place the event on our website, and the... More