CHRISTMAS 2018

NOW TAKING BOOKINGS!

Celebrate the festive season at The Essex, with relaxing lunches, themed party nights and our New Year's Eve Black & White Ball.

Call 01787 224466 to find out more.

 

 

CHRISTMAS LUNCHES
It’s the perfect time of year to kick back and relax with
friends, family or colleagues.
Enjoy a delicious festive lunch in wonderful surroundings throughout December.


Two courses £19.95 per person
Three courses £24.95 per person

 

CHRISTMAS FAMILY LUNCH
Sunday 16th December
A two-course festive meal for the whole family.

 


Arrival 12.30pm Lunch 1.00pm
Children's entertainment 2.00-3.00pm
Adults £23.95 per person Children (under 12) £9.95

 

CHRISTMAS PARTY NIGHTS
Make this year's Christmas Party unforgettable!
Christmas Party Nights are available throughout
the festive season on a wide selection of dates.
Celebrate in style with a delicious three course meal and a disco until 1am.


Arrival 7.00pm Dinner 7.30pm Carriages 1.00am
Thursday 20th December: £29.95 per person
Fridays & Saturdays throughout December: £32.00 per person


Available Dates
Friday 7th, Saturday 8th, Saturday 15th, Friday 21st & Saturday 22nd December

 

 

CHRISTMAS LUNCH AND PARTY NIGHT MENU

Starters
Tomato, Orange & Basil Soup (V, GF, DF, Vegan)
Roasted Baby Beetroots, Toasted Goats Cheese with Balsamic Glazed Figs
and Pickled Walnuts (V, GF)
Ham Hock & Pea Terrine with Pickled Baby Vegetables,
Chervil & Pea Shoots with a Honey Dressing (GF, DF)


Main Courses
Turkey Wrapped in Smoked Bacon, Chestnut, Sage & Apricot Stuffing
Garlic Roast Potatoes and a Cranberry Jus
(Can be adapted to GF & DF)
Pan Seared Fillet of Sea Bass, Sautéed Wild Mushrooms, Baby Shallots and Spinach
Rosti Potato with a Bourguignon Red Wine, Mushroom, Pancetta & Baby Onion Jus
(Can be adapted to GF & DF)
Butternut Squash, Roasted in Cumin & Olive Oil with Pearl Barley Risotto
Cherry Tomatoes, Crispy Rocket and Toasted Feta Cheese
(V, GF, can be adapted to suit DF and Vegan)
All served with Chef’s selection of Vegetables


Desserts
Baked Honey, Fig & Pistachio Cheesecake, with Macerated Winter Berries
Layered Rich Belgium Chocolate & Salted Caramel Tart
served with a Vanilla Mascarpone Cream and White Chocolate Crumb (V)
Traditional Christmas Pudding with Brandy Cream
with Candied Orange and Crushed Amaretti Biscuits


Extras
Why not add Cheese and Port to your booking?
Cheese platters are available from £18 (for 4 people)
Port - £3.75 per glass (please note this would need to be provided for the whole party)
V – Vegetarian GF – Gluten Free DF – Dairy Free
Please advise of any dietary requirements in advance.
DF & GF dessert can be provided on request.

 

THEMED PARTY NIGHTS
Fancy something a little bit different?
Join us at one of our Themed Party Nights and celebrate Christmas in style!

 


FAWLTY TOWERS CHRISTMAS SPECIAL


Friday 23rd November
An evening of Christmas comedy dining
Three course meal
£39.95 per person

 

 

MOTOWN, SOUL, 80s & MODERN FUNK
Friday 7th December


Get down and groovy with Uptown Funk Duo
Three course meal and a disco until 1am
£39.95 per person

 

 

CHRISTMAS WITH IRIE J
Saturday 8th December


Soul Singer Irie J is back by popular demand!
Three course meal and a disco until 1am
£47.00 per person

 

 

DANCING THROUGH THE DECADES
Friday 14th December


Funk City Band playing classic hits from the 60s right through to the present day
Three course meal and a disco until 1am
£47.00 per person

 

 

 

TOTAL 80s NIGHT
Saturday 15th December


“Total 80s” play your favourite hits from the decade of neon and legwarmers
Three course meal and a disco until 1am
£47.00 per person

 

 

ONLY FOOLS AND 3 COURSES CHRISTMAS SPECIAL
Wednesday 19th December


Christmas Comedy dining with Del and Rodders!
Three course meal
£39.95 per person

 

 


80s V 90s NIGHT
Friday 21st December


Hits of the 80s & 90s with Funk City Band
Three course meal and a disco until 1am
£47.00 per person

 

 

PRIVATE PARTY NIGHTS


Indulge your friends or colleagues with a Private Party Night.
The Events Team can tailor your event to suit your individual style and requirements. We offer
comfortable surroundings, delicious food and a great party atmosphere with a wide selection
of drink and food packages, and are dedicated to making this year's Christmas Party your
most memorable yet.

POST CHRISTMAS PARTY NIGHT


Too busy to celebrate before Christmas?
Beat the January blues with our Post Christmas Party Night on Saturday 5th January 2019!
Ideal for those of you working in hospitality, leisure or retail.
Includes three course meal and a disco until 1am.
£29.95 per person

 

 

NEW YEAR'S EVE
BLACK & WHITE BALL


Dress code: Smart/Formal
Arrival 7pm Dinner 8pm Carriages 2am
£69 per person

 

 

NEW YEAR'S EVE
FIVE COURSE TASTER MENU


Starter
Goat's Cheese & Beetroot Panacotta served with Pickled Walnuts, Celery Ruby Red Chard & Beetroot Ketchup (V, GF, DF)
Palate Cleanser
Gin & Tonic Sorbet (V, GF, DF)
Fish Course
Butter Basted Stone Bass with Pancetta Wrapped Salsify
Sauteed Chestnut Mushrooms, Wilted Greens and Vanilla Beurre Blanc
(Can be adapted to suit V, GF and DF)
Fish Course Vegetarian Option
Crisp Cauliflower Bhaji, Tarka Dhal with a Crispy Tempura Battered Egg


Main Course
Rump of Lamb Ras El Hanout, Braised Baby Gem Lettuce, Confit Onion
and a Yoghurt & Harissa Dressing (GF & DF)
Main Course Vegetarian Option
Roasted Cumin Spiced Butternut Squash, Pearl Barley & Gorgonzola Risotto Puffed Wild Rice and Crispy Spinach


Dessert
De-constructed Rich Belgium Chocolate Mousse with Chocolate Soil,
Orange Gremolata, Burnt Orange Puree and Sugared Mint
(V, GF, DF)


To Finish
Freshly Brewed Tea/Coffee and Chocolate Mints
Extras
Add a Cheese Course
The Essex Cheeseboard - £ 18.00 per platter (for 4 people)
A selection of Continental Cheeses with Biscuits, Country Chutney and Grapes Port - £3.75 per glass (Please note this must be provided for the whole party)


V - Vegetarian GF - Gluten Free DF - Dairy Free
Please advise of any dietary requirements in advance. DF & GF dessert can be provided on request.


 

 

   

FINISH YOUR NIGHT IN STYLE!


Avoid the hassle of booking a taxi
and finish your evening with a stay in our hotel!
Make the most of your stay with complimentary use of our
swimming pool, gym, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi.


SPECIAL RATES AVAILABLE FOR PARTY NIGHTS
Friday and Saturday - £90 B&B
Sunday–Thursday - £75 B&B


NEW YEAR'S EVE
£98 B&B


UPGRADES AVAILABLE
Upgrade to a suite for just £20
B&B rates based on two sharing a twin or double room.