Eat | Drink | Celebrate

Channels Estate is located in picturesque parkland between Little Waltham and Beaulieu Chelmsford. With two distinct locations, Channels on the east and Little Channels on the west of the estate. It is the perfect place to eat, drink and celebrate. The team pride themselves on ensuring guests have a truly magnificent time, Channels is the perfect place for any occasion. With over 30 years of bespoke wedding venue services,
Channels has long been established as one of the finest wedding venues in Essex. Channels Bar & Brasserie is #1 on TripAdvisor for fine dining restaurants in Chelmsford. Finalists in the Essex Life Food and Drink awards 2017 destination dining, and finalists in the Essex Life Food and Drink awards 2018 for customer services.

Acclaimed restaurant reviewers @pestochampion recently visited Channels Brasserie. They loved our new #plantbased & rustic #finedining menus. It was such a pleasure to welcome and cook for them. Check out their fantastic video of Channels Brasserie as well as some of the food from our #autumn menu!

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Christmas Fair 2019

Join us for a magical weekend of Christmas fun and celebrations.

Christmas Market Friday 22nd November 12-9pm with over 30 Christmas Market stalls, Santas Grotto (open 12-3pm £7.50 includes a gift, first come first serve). Street Food, Cask Ales, Mulled Wine & Cider. Live Music 8-10pm. Tickets include 50% discount voucher for Brasserie T&Cs Apply. Entry into Raffle. 50p donation to Farleigh Hospice. Complimentary hot chocolate and mince pie on arrival. And all the Christmas joy of the Channels Estate!

SOLD OUT. Here Comes Santa Day! SOLD OUT. Saturday 23rd November 12-6pm. Santa arrives by Sleigh at 1pm with Candy Canes for all the children. Santa's Channels Express Grotto opens from 2-6pm (additional £7.50 on the day includes a gift, first come first serve). Christmas Market, Street Food & Drinks. Kids Activities Wristband - includes entrance, bouncy castle, soft play area, kids creative craft, kids games, seeing Santa arrive by sleigh, entertainment by Elsa from Frozen and the Juggling Elf. Wristbands will be issued upon arrival on production of eticket. Not included in wristband price is food and drinks, grotto entry, face painting, and hair braiding.

Doggie's Christmas Pawty Sunday 24th November 10am-1pm and 1.30-4.30pm. Human £6, Human under 12 £4, Dogs £4. Doggie's Christmas Party, Pet Photos, Christmas Market Stalls, Dog agility course, competitions (including musical sit, best fancy dress, best trick), Santa arriving by sleigh with a present for all the doggies and photo oppourtinity with Santa. Please keep your dog on a lead at all times.


Channels Bar & Brasserie has recently been fully refurbished, to create the ultimate new destination dining bar & restaurant in Chelmsford. You’ll dine on the very finest locally sourced produce crafted into stunning rustic fine dining menus by their talented Head Chef Dan Pitts.

Channels really does have something for every foodie in Chelmsford, Essex. Finalists in the Essex Life Food and Drink awards 2017 - Destination Dining category. Finalists in the Essex Life Food and Drink awards 2018 - Customer Service category.


The Channels Estate is host to two of the finest wedding venues in Essex; our traditional venue at Channels the Essex Barn and our intimate wedding venue at Little Channels the Courtyard Suite.

With over 30 years of bespoke wedding service experience and a magnificent wealth of expertise, you can be confident that we will help deliver a truly unforgettable day.


Little Channels is situated on the west of the Channels Estate and this mid-19th century working farm complex has been superbly restored to create the perfect intimate party venue in Essex. Little Channels can provide two charming rooms each with their own private courtyards and offers an alternative venue for functions and parties in Essex.

Channels is situated on the east of the Channels Estate and is set in tranquil surroundings, with beautiful spacious outside areas. Channels can provide four different delightful rooms, including the 17th century thatched Essex Barn to hold any function or special occasion.


Channels Estate has four private dining suites available for exclusive hire. Accommodating from 4 to 40 guests for private dining in Essex, each suite provides a cosy environment for exclusive hire. Suitable for a range of events, from birthdays to anniversaries, baby showers, cocktail parties & dinners and press launches.

The team have a wealth of experience in planning and hosting events no matter what the size, providing a bespoke service for your special occasion.


Little Channels Course (Par 64) 9 hole Pay & Play golf course with alternative tee positions, effectively offers a par 64 (4887 yards) 18 hole course. With fully automatic tee and green irrigation and excellent natural drainage, we endeavour not to be closed.

Little Channels boasts a 22 bay floodlit driving range, with yardage markers and pin targets. We use only quality name brand balls and the facilities we offer make us one of the best ranges in the area. We have other excellent practice facilities including a floodlit enclosed putting green and a practice green with chipping and bunker areas.

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