The owners say:
The Essex is under new ownership for 2012 and following a great tradition of Gastro style restaurants popping up all over. A building with a vast history and beautiful setting boasts a contemporary style inside and large outside decked garden. All are welcome, even well behaved dogs. Our cream teas are some of the best around with our homemade scones gaining great reviews from all who try them. whether its a coffee and cake or a selection from our freshly cooked to order menu we are happy to cater for you.