Places to go out & eat & drink in Great Dunmow
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Local Restaurants, Cafes, Pubs, Bars, etc in Great Dunmow

Places to eat & drink in Great Dunmow.

A delightful market town on the banks of the River Chelmer, Great Dunmow has prehistoric origins and is home to the ancient custom of leap year 'flitch trials' in which rival couples have to prove they are the most happily married. Their prize is a side of bacon. Once an important market town, Great Dunmow’s history is charted at its local museum set inside 16th century maltings.

The doctor's pond in the village was used in 1784 by local man, Lionel Lukin, to test his design for an 'unimmergible' lifeboat. He died in Hythe in 1834 and his epitaph was "This Lionel Lukin was the first who built a life-boat, and was the original inventor of that principal of safety by which many lives and property have been preserved from shipwreck."

The nearby Gardens of Eastern Lodge cover more than 20 acres and include an Italian garden. Originally created during the Elizabethan period they were redesigned in 1902 by Harold Peto under a commission from the Countess of Warwick. Sadly, they were effectively abandoned for nearly half a century before being restored by the National Trust.

We cannot give a full list of all available food outlets but below is a small selection of those available in Great Dunmow or surrounding areas.

Places to eat & drink in Great Dunmow...

Starr Restaurant with Rooms

Market Place, Great Dunmow, Essex, CM6 1AX
Tel: 01371 874321    Fax: 01371 876337

Food is served seven days a week and dinner every evening except Sunday.
Type: Restaurant, Cafe, Pub/Inn

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