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Abridge Area Info

Abridge Area Info

Abridge is a pretty little village located on the River Roding in Essex in the district of Epping forest. It is surrounded by green belt land and the nearest towns are Loughton to the west, Stapleford Abbotts to the east and Chigwell to the south.

Commuting from Abridge is either via the M11/M25 interchange at Epping or nearby Theydon Bois Underground on the central line.

Driving into Abridge from Abridge Road over the River Roding it’s evident that the village has retained much of its charm and “period” feel – the buildings here are unmistakably Georgian, with exposed beams and distinctive windows. Properties along Ongar Road are in keeping with the style including the impressive Blue Boar public house which dominates the road. Away from the river are more modern but still tasteful developments of bungalows and semi-detached houses.

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The Blue Boar is the focal point for gathering with friends and family with a separate bar and restaurant area, and a hotel. Regular entertainment is offered as well as theme nights and seasonal specials. The New Roding is an impressive Italian eatery located in a beautiful Georgian building. The décor is traditional and the menu is Sardinian Italian – as is the owner.

About a mile outside Abridge in Stapleford Tawney is Abridge Golf Course. This 18-hole par 72 course is set in 160 acres of parkland holds major amateur tournaments including the South East Regional Open Qualifier alongside other evening events. They also have practice bunkers, a driving range, putting greens and dining facilities.

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History of Abridge

Abridge lies on the River Roding and the bridge forms part of the important historical stagecoach route from London to Chipping Ongar. The Saxton map of the are dated 1576 shows the name as Heybridge which was shortened to Abridge shortly after.

Notable listed buildings in Abridge are the Blue Boar Inn which dates to the 19th century and the group of medieval buildings that form the New Roding Restaurant.

Abridge was home to former football player and manager Alan Curbishley, previously midfielder for West Ham, Fulham and Aston Villa amongst others, and later manager at West Ham and Charlton Athletic.

The Blue Boar - Abridge
The Blue Boar - Abridge

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