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The Pipe of Port

The Pipe of Port first opened its doors in 1976 as a Davy’s Wine Bar, before being taken over by sisters Janet and Sue and Sue’s husband Stephen in 1981.

One of the guiding philosophies of the family was that in an ever-changing world some things should always remain the same, and they reflected this ideal in the décor and general welcoming and homely atmosphere.

The restaurant was taken over by Martin Day and his wife Katy in 2013. Martin spent many years as manager of The Pipe of Port before becoming a wine buyer for one of the UK’s largest wine merchants, and has brought his boundless enthusiasm and knowledge of wine back with him.

Katy’s experience in Operations Management is proving very useful in streamlining and modernising the mechanics of the restaurant, allowing our fantastic team to focus on what they do best; provide you with brilliant food, award winning service and out of this world wines and drinks.

The philosophies and ideals that have defined the restaurant continue today – to bring you homemade classic & contemporary British food and world beating wines in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.

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Radical Essex is a project re-examining the county in relation to radicalism in thought, lifestyle, politics and architecture. A programme of events will take place across Essex throughout 2016 and 2017, shedding light on the vibrant, pioneering thinking of the late 19th and 20th centuries. The project will celebrate the crucial role Essex has played in the history of British Modernism and its utopian ideologies under the themes ‘The Modernist County’ and ‘Arcadia for All’.

The Radical Essex site is designed by Fraser Muggeridge studio and Alex Rich, developed by Twelve.

Radical Essex is led by Focal Point Gallery in collaboration with Visit Essex and Firstsite. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England it forms part of the country wide Cultural Destinations programme, a partnership with VisitEngland, supporting arts organisations to work with the tourism sector to deliver projects that maximise the impact culture has on local economies.

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