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Mum suggested that we went to Cressing Temple Barns for a food fair.  Now there are precious few things I get excited about in Essex, but Cressing Temple Barn fod fairs are on the list. 

Cressing Temple Barns are lovely, for a start.  They were built by the Templar Knights (yes, that's right, like in a Dan Brown book...) to store their grain in the early middle ages and that's quite interesting in its own right.  But on food fair days, for the very reasonable entrance fee of £3.50 for adults, you get to eat your own body weight (or thereabouts) in free samples of dips and bread sticks, curries, fudge, cider, if you haven't brought the car... You get the idea. Of course, the people are trying to sell you things, but that really doesn't matter.  ANd there are usually dogs to pat, cooking demos, and interesting pet rescue charities.

It pelted with rain for the first half of the day, and we ended up getting soaking wet whilst making friends with a Russian Guard Dog.  That's the breed, not the dog's nationality.  He was huge, and very friendly, and very, very wet.  Having vowed not to buy anything, I went back to Swindon with a large butcher block for chopping things on, a small jar of lemon marmalade, and a cheese grater.  There goes my shoe fund...
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Wheat barn
Wheat barn
Food fair in the Barley Barn
Food fair in the Barley Barn
House in the grounds
House in the grounds
Lathe in the grounds
Lathe in the grounds
Food fair
Food fair
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Cressing Temple Barns
Cressing Temple Barns were constructed over several hundred years, initially by the Templar Knights. No, not like in Dan Brown books. The real ones.… read entire review
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