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Manningtree Station Buffet | Manningtree

Grab a bacon sandwich on your way out in the morning and a pint or a glass of wine on your way home. One of the few proper station café/bars still left working, it’s a great place to wait for your connecting trains.

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Crouch Valley – Rail Ale Trail | Southminster

A voyage of real ale discovery on the Essex coast. Along the scenic Crouch Valley railway line from Wickford to Southminster, in the heart of the Dengie Peninsula.

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Flitch Line – Rail Ale Trail 2023 | Braintree

If you are a fan of real ale then this specially designed trail is definitely for you. The journey will take in several traditional pubs near various stations along the way. An excellent choice of well-served cask ales will be available at every stop.

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Rayne cafe at Rayne Station | Braintree

Lovely café in former booking hall at Rayne station. Well situated for a break whilst exploring the Flitch Way

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Shopping Heaven | Southend Victoria

Southend-on-Sea has unlimited shopping opportunities with The Victoria Centre and The Royals.

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Marsh Farm | South Woodham Ferrers

Animal Adventure Park – a working farm with lots of fun for children.

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