Local Beer & Wine as part of the Grape & Grain Trail


The Crouch Valley Festival of Food & Drink will take place on 20th & 21st July at Riverside Park in Burnham-on-Crouch. This free festival will celebrate the very best food and drink from local producers. There will be live music and entertainment, activities, competitions, family fun and of course plenty of tasty food and delicious drinks, all with stunning views of the Crouch Estuary.


Dan Hull


Enjoy this laid back and exclusive dinner with Dan Hull as part of the Crouch Valley Festival of Food and Drink which promises to be a great evening.

With fine food just the way Dan likes it, there will be no fuss, no nonsense, just enjoyable food made really well.

Join Dan for a chilled-out dinner at the Crouch Valley Festival, Riverside Park in Burnham-on-Crouch from 7:30pm on either the Friday or Saturday.

Your ticket includes your food only. There will be a full bar available including fine wines from Crouch Ridge Vineyard, hot and cold drinks, as well as ice creams.





Tiptree Gins
Taste and learn about Wilkin & Sons Tiptree’s newest liqueurs. You will be guided through the complete range of Tiptree liqueurs. You will get the opportunity to learn about these products, how you can utilise them in cocktails as well as sample these tasty tipples.


Lucy from New Hall
Enjoy a tutored wine tasting with Lucy from New Hall Vineyard, who will take you on a journey of sensory delight as you learn how to judge and taste wines. You will enjoy three award-winning wines including the legendary Bacchus, from the oldest plantation of vines in the UK.


Sam Lonergan
Sam Lonergan from Crouch Ridge Vineyard will share her passion and love of wine and the Crouch Valley countryside. You will experience a fun tutored wine tasting session for three of their fine wines, including one of Crouch Ridge Vineyard's award-winning Sparkling Wines.


Chris Harvey
Jim and Chris will introduce you to the delights of sampling a carefully chosen selection of ales from the award-winning Wibblers Brewery. You’ll experience a guided tour of five different styles of beer, ranging from a refreshing and distinctive lager to a dark, smooth stout.

Join us at our Taste Stage for a session with one of our local producers and experts who will guide you through their fine products. Lasting around half an hour these exclusive sessions will enable you to sample local food and drink just the way the producer intended.

Crouch Valley Poster
Celebrate the range of award-winning food and drink producers from the local area at this family friendly event. The festival will focus on the growing prominence of the Crouch Valley vineyards and the strengthening of the English wine reputation. Local breweries will showcase their award-winning beers, ales and ciders along with other food and drink producers from the Dengie Peninsula and Maldon District.

The Crouch Valley Festival of Food & Drink will showcase local independent producers along with the area's high quality gastro experience.
Shopping at Burnham Market
Burnham-on-Crouch is well known for its events such as Burnham Week, one of the longest running annual regattas on UK mainland. This regattas culminates on Quay Day with pirate-themed family fun. Also worth visiting is Burnham Carnival, famous for its illuminated procession.

Vineyards, Breweries & Distilleries

- New Hall Vineyards
- Crouch Ridge Vineyard
- English Spirit Distillery
- Wibblers Brewery
- Maldon Brewing Company
- Wilkin & Sons Tiptree Gins.

Food & Drink
Dan Hull, The Vintage Group, The Secret Butcher, Burnham Farmers & Artisan Market, Mayland Smokery, Sarah Green Organics, Ruam Thai Restaurant, Shaken Udder Limited, Wicks Manor, Peats Place, and the Grill Bar.

Carr's Flour collaborating with Flour and Spoon Artisan Bakery, The Hungry Hiboux, Rossi Ice Cream, Poppys Coffee, Velicious, The Cheese and Pie Man, ComplEAT Caterers, The Saffron Ice Cream Co, the Fudge People, Bitez and Nibblez, Choccy Heaven and Jaccs and more to be announced!




Logos of Local Vineyards, Breweries & Distilleries


Make the most of the Crouch Valley Festival by staying for a short break to truly experience what the Dengie Peninsula and Maldon District has to offer. There is a wide variety of accommodation to suit all styles and budgets, whether your preference is for a boutique hotel, a cosy B&B in an historic building, a holiday park near the water, or a luxury converted barn in a rural setting.

You'll be spoilt for choice as there's something for everyone. Find out more about where to stay in the Maldon District.

Steeple Bay Holiday Park

Steeple Bay Holiday Park.

Holiday, Touring & Camping Park with 60 pitches

Creeksea Place Barns

Set on a picturesque farm in beautiful countryside, Creeksea Place Barns provides luxury holiday accommodation in a lovingly restored historic Essex barn.

Self-catering with 15 units, £90-£1995 pupn sleeps 1-30 , £330 pupw sleeps 3-5

The Ship Inn

Situated in the High Street of beautiful Burnham-on-Crouch, we offer boutique, stylishly refurbished en suite rooms above a modern pub-restaurant.

Inn with 3 rooms, £115-£140 prpnb

The Star Inn, Burnham-on-Crouch

The Star Inn is a comfortable 17th century Coaching Inn in Burnham-on-Crouch which is a small town on the north bank of the River Crouch.

Guest Accommodation with 0 rooms

Ye Olde White Harte Hotel

The White Harte offers a choice of 19 contemporary bedrooms, 8 of which overlook the River Crouch. Good food is served in our bars or traditional dinning room. We offer a full range of food with a separate vegan and vegetarian menu.

Hotel with 19 rooms, £59-£95 prpnb

Burnham Wick Farm

Burnham Wick Farm is a medium-sized arable farm which adjoins the River Crouch and is very near to Burnham on Crouch.

Touring & Camping Park with 0 pitches

The Anchor Hotel

The Anchor Hotel is a traditional inn, centrally located in the High Street and adjacent to the waterfront. There is a warm welcome, atmospheric bar, home cooked food and comfortable accommodation in a four poster bed.

Guest Accommodation with 1 room

Silver Road Caravan Park

Tucked away at the end of Burnham-on-Crouch High Street, Silver Road Caravan Park stands in a privileged location. This incredibly quiet site has 60 large, level, grass pitches, each pitch has an electric hook-up.

Holiday & Touring Park with 60 pitches

The Star Inn, Steeple

Bedrooms located next to traditional public house on Dengie Peninsula, Essex. Great for ‘away from it all’ breaks. Guest Accommodation - Room Only with 4 rooms, £35-£55 pppnb, £35-£55 prpn.

Guest Accommodation - Room Only with 4 rooms, £55 pppnb, £55 prpn

Chapel Studio

A converted Chapel in the heart of Burnham-on-Crouch with clean and tastefully decorated en-suite rooms, all including free Wi-Fi and HD televisions.

Bed & Breakfast with 3 rooms, £90-£150 prpnb

Hall Farm Cottages

Hall Farm Cottages are luxurious self-catering flats, constructed in 2005-06 from a Barn conversion offering ideal accommodation for anyone looking for self-catering in the Maldon area in Essex.

Self-catering with 5 units, £650 pupw sleeps 1-4

The Oyster Smack Inn

Contemporary independent restaurant with rooms.

Inn with 10 rooms, £110 prpn, £80-£90 prpnb

Crouch Motel

Nestled in the heart of the Dengie Peninsular which is primarily a farming area, adjacent to two rivers which has the added advantage of numerous outdoor activities.

Guest Accommodation with 5 rooms, £75 prpn

Burnt Mill Cottage

Situated in a quiet position of Main Road with off road parking.

Bed & Breakfast with 2 rooms, £65 prpnb

Thatched Cottages

Award winning thatched cottages set in their own private gardens. They are close to the railway station with trains going directly to London in about an hour. Easy access to the town, river & yacht clubs. Perfect for holidays or B&B.

Self-catering with 2 units, £400-£550 pupw sleeps 1-4

Fortywinks Bed & Breakfast

Edwardian House built in 1901 close to many heritage attractions. Price on application.

Bed & Breakfast with 3 rooms