During the 1960's the Bunker started like as a Royal Air Force ROTOR station, then a regional government headquarters, and finally a civil defense centre during the cold war. It is able to accomodate 600 people military civilians even the Prime Minister in case of nucelar war and cost up to 3 million to keep it on standby. As the codl war died down...more
Take the kids out and relax for the day or just sit around on the greenery taking in the sunshine.there's plenty to do in these playing fields from cricket fields to football and rugby pitches, golf and crazy golf courses, skate park ramps, paddling pools for the children, play area with swings slides climbing frames all the good things in a park....more
Forget the Smithsonian Institute, British Museum, Louvre, etc. For that cultural experience of a lifetime visit the fabulous Brentwood Museum. So popular it is only open one Sunday each month between 14:30 and 16:30. Here's a quote from a local web site: "Although small, Brentwood Museum offers a fascinating insight into local life in the early...more
Great Warley Street, Brentwood, CM13 3JP, United Kingdom
Good for: Families
169 Kings Road, Brentwood, RM2 6JD, United Kingdom
Satisfaction: Very Good
Good for: Couples
London Road, Brentwood, CM14 4NR, United Kingdom
Satisfaction: Very Good
Good for: Couples
A lot of the old carvery's are being taken over by other people and they're turning them into normal restaurants.For anyone that doesn't know, a carvery is basically a roast dinner... roasted meats roast potatoes veggies gravy etc... it's very filling... but makes you want to sleep afterwards. Think about a christmas dinner where chicken, beef,...more
Although a franchise, this cafe rougue manages to pull off that european cafe feeling. Its one of the few places you can sit outside, and in the summer this is a big bonus. The restaurant is decorated nicely and the food is not bad but not great.The service is the one thing that lets this place down... although very friendly and nice, the place is...more
The restaurant is set at a historic grade 2 listed coach house, that used to be a public house called The White Heart. There are a few different rooms in this place serving a mixture of thai morrocan other food. It boasts that it's the best thai restaurant in Essex.Candles everywhere light up the inside of the restaurant and set the mood nicely....more
This is obviously a sick joke. There has never been a pie and mash shop in Brentwood in all the years I have lived here so I have had to venture into London to get my cockney cuisine fix.Now, just as I am about to leave the country, one opens up. I expect I'll be dreaming of pie and mash in a couple of months time as I sit down for yet another meal...more
Restaurants catering for the national dish of Britain - curry - come in various forms. Some are expensive and luxurious, selling exquisitely prepared food and lavishing attention on the paying customers. Others are not, such as this one.As Indian restaurants go, the Brentwood Balti House is pretty basic but cheap, and the food is quite reasonable....more
The White Hart is a 16th century coaching inn that has undergone several transformations even in the short space of time I've lived in Brentwood. New owners come and go as it changes from traditional pub to trendy bar and then back again to traditional pub. I don't even know what the current guise is but the building is a part of Brentwood's...more
Another Jekyl and Hyde place, During the week is very calm chilled out and the food is good... on the weekend it's always ram packed full of people.The prices here are a bit more expensive so you get a slightly different clientelle... its one of those places that many people go to because it's as close to a london bar that we're going to get in...more
like every other Oneills this one isn't that different... which isn't always a bad thing, there's always a good atmosphere in this place and you tend to get a slightly older crowd (no 15-16 yr olds). There are still a lot of essex faux pas and on the weekend the music is really whacked up to 11... although it's the usual essex cheese so it's not...more
it's a sort of modern pub with a dancefloor. On the weekends this place is absolutely packed always and has a late license til about 12 or sometimes 2am. On a tuesday they have a every drink for ?1.20 with an entrance charge of ?3. I think if you want to see essex people in action then this is definately the pub to go to... The dancing, the clothes...more
If you find yourself in Brentwood it is important to know how to get out. The rail service into London is good with trains every 10 minutes. It takes about 40 minutes to get to Liverpool Street and around 30 minutes to Stratford where you can connect with the Central Line.
The commuters get charged a fortune for travelling during rush hour but if you travel after 9:30am it is quite reasonable. A travelcard costing £8.40 will get you into London and back again and allow you to use the tube and buses all day while in London.
Thanks to the monopolising tactics of the big chain stores and chain pubs - WH Smith, Boots, Next, M&S, Dixons, Ottakars, etc etc - Brentwood High Street looks identical to 90% of other high streets in the country. This is something I feel quite strongly about. I noticed it first in the States where every shopping mall you go to looks identical -...more
This is a special tip for Scott (herzog63).Fishing holds no real attraction for me but obviously some people love it. Scott, along with his wife and son, are experts at pulling out fresh salmon from the lakes of Alaska. Not every town has a good fishing shop but Brentwood does (I believe it's a good one at any rate). According to their business...more
Although it has always been possible to buy a Sony/Technics/Panasonic hi-fi stack system in Brentwood, it hasn't always been possible to but quality audio equipment. This changed when Audio T opened a shop here.They sell all the best quality brands and have very knowledgeable staff. There is a proper listening room on the premises and, at their...more
Chavs are a result of inbreeding in some of the rougher parts of essex and kent, in fact all the home counties... unfortunately they are starting to spread around the country and now sightings have been confirmed in europe, the states and unfortunately dubai...people are worried about bird flu but theres a more immediate danger...see...more
Usually blonde and stupid... you can notice them from wearing the same thing as everyone else, usually being very loud, very drunk, always wearing something skimpy and get their reputation for being easy. If you have to sleep with one of these please note they do carry a lot of diseases, many of them have rabies.more
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Forget the land of the living while in Brentwood. You'll have much more fun with the dead.
There are a couple of cemeteries where I like to spend time. One is in Woodman Road, the other in Lorne Road, both near to where I live. Morbid, I hear you say? Well, maybe, but I have my reasons. Unlike the rest of the the town, that never stays still, there seems to be a degree of calm and continuity within the cemeteries. I find them good places to reflect on my life, especially while looking around and seeing how young some of the people were when they died. Brentwood used to have an army barracks and there are many graves of soldiers from WW1 that were only aged around 20 when they were killed in action.
For nature lovers, the cemeteries are good places too. Lots of wild flowers and native birds abound. Lorne Road cemetery has a population of urban foxes that can be seen here when they are not out and about foraging in the rubbish bins of Brentwood.
The Brentwood area has numerous golf courses, both public and private. At many of the private courses it is possible to pay and play without becoming a member.The public course at Hartswood, shown in the picture, has been improved tremendously in recent years and is reputedly one of the best municipal courses in the country now. I have been playing...more
Being a major cultural and tourist centre, Brentwood has its very own Tourist Information Centre.
Inside you will find helpful staff as well as bus timetables for the No. 57 to Basildon and information regarding dustbin collection.
It occupies a prime location in the centre of High Street.