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Articles by Ian Doughty

The Company Shed

The Company Shed is exactly that – a shed at the end of the Coast Road in West Mersea, Essex. But don’t be put off by the idea of eating in a shed, you’ll be hard-pushed to find fresher seafood…

Why you must visit Shillingfords at the Quay, Sudbury

A unique journey through the fields, hedges and coastline of Suffolk at a pop-up wild-food restaurant…

New Silks Brewery near Braintree plans to keep it local

A new craft brewery has opened for business in the sleepy village of Sible Hedingham, near Braintree in Essex…

Gourmet paradise: The Food Company in Marks Tey, Colchester

The Food Company in Marks Tey near Colchester has celebrated its 15th anniversary. Ian Doughty explains why it’s such a north Essex institution…

Two new pubs and a microbrewery to open in Essex

Essex foodies rejoice at the openings of The Green Man in Howe Street, the Flitch of Bacon in Little Dunmow and Silks Brewery in Sible Hedingham…

Is this the freshest seafood experience in the UK?

This wooden shed on Mersea Island, Essex, serves some of the freshest seafood you’ll taste…

Go there now! The Compasses at Littley Green, Essex

This is one of the best traditional pubs in Essex and it does a mean ‘huffer’ too, says East Anglia correspondent Ian Doughty…

Local food hero: Humphreys & Sons butchers, Essex

East Anglia correspondent Ian Doughty showcases one of the finest independent butchers on his patch…