Christmas Day In Essex

When the big day arrives, it can be hard to find anywhere that's open. Pubs put their shutters down and restaurants close up for the holidays, leaving you without your yuletide feast. But luckily, we've compiled a list of the best things to do on Christmas Day in Essex, from knocking back pints in a Grade II-listed boozer to tucking into a three-course lunch.

Last updated on 9th November 2022

The Merchant, Brentwood

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Found in central Brentwood, The Merchant is a watering hole that's perfect for Christmas dinner in Essex this 2022. Tuck into three delicious courses, complete with celebratory bubbles and bucketloads of Christmas spirit. And if that's not enough, there's also a buffet available.


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Although home to wreath-making workshops in December and other yuletide events, this the Anchor is really upping the Christmas day dinner game. Head inside this gorgeous venue, where you'll be met with chic interiors and a crackin' three-course dinner with prosecco.

If you're looking for a top-notch Christmas day dinner in Romford, The Bull is a firm choice. Chow down on roast turkey, chargrilled rump steaks, salmon fillets and walnut Wellingtons over at this cosy boozer, all before quaffing bubbles or ice-cold brews.