Sandra Dean - BACP Registered member

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Author (Amanda Green), Blogger, Life Writing Workshop coach, BACP Counsellor Dip., Aerial Photographer and Orangutan, Animal and Mental Health campaigner in Essex

Carpenters Pub and restaurant, Rawreth, Rayleigh, Essex Restaurant review

Carpenters pub and restaurant Rawreth essex June 2013

I had fancied going here for some time, so had certain expectations for the food at least. Unfortunately, we were let down.

It all started well, as we were given a nice table for four, which we like as we appreciate the space, and we hadn’t […]

Carters Grill restaurant review, Eastwood, Essex

Caters grill Chateaubritand Eastwood Essex

I have been to this restaurant three times now – once with friends, once with my Mum and once with Michael. All three visits were relaxing and the food very good. The lunchtime offers are fabulous value, and the staff so friendly, they always serve with a smile and […]

The Anchor, Hullbridge, Essex restaurant review update

chicken liver pate at the Anchor Hullbridge

I have reviewed this restaurant before, based on four visits in 2010 – you can view the old review here: We went back in April 2011 to try out the new menu, which is less casual than the previous menu and focuses on quality ingredients and […]

The Quart pot pub/restaurant review, Runwell, Wickford, Essex

The quart pot fish and chips wickford

‘The Quart pot’ is a comfortable and modern pub/restaurant located on the Runwell road. With various seating, from booth style to bar stools, there is somewhere for everyone. The staff are friendly and serve your food to the table, however, you do have to order and […]

review of The Anchor restaurant and pub, Hullbridge, Essex

scampi and chips at the anchor hullbridge essex

(This review is now old – See my updated review of April/May 2011 by CLICKING HERE – opens in a new window) We have eaten at the Anchor in Hullbridge, Essex, four times now and have had some really very satisfying food at reasonable prices. This […]

The Cricketers, Clavering, Nr Saffron Walden, Essex, restaurant review

We stayed in the Cricketer’s accommodation for two nights in December when we had the thick snow all over the UK, and it was freezing, but the rooms, pub and restaurant were warm and cosy with a log fire in the bar area, and lots of places to sit, drink and dine in various rooms. […]