As part of her article into the Constable exhibition which opened at the Victoria and Albert Museum last weekend, The Evening Standard’s Jo Fernandez visited Maison Talbooth and Le Talbooth.

The respected travel writer has been exploring the Essex landscape which inspired the famous artist, staying at our Victorian country house hotel and dining at the award-winning riverside restaurant.

Both Maison Talbooth and Le Talbooth receive great reviews in the article and we’re sure it’ll help inspire you to visit the Dedham Vale if you’re looking to discover more about the life of one of its most famous sons.

The ‘Constable: The Making of a Master’ exhibition runs at the V&A Museum in London from now until January 2015.

You can view a PDF of the full Evening Standard article by clicking here

Alternatively, for details about Maison Talbooth and its facilities, please click here, or discover more about Le Talbooth by clicking here.

+ Sue Bunting

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Maison Talbooth

01206 322367

A luxury boutique hotel in Essex, looking out across Constable’s Countryside and Dedham Vale.

  • 12 uniquely designed bedrooms
  • Heated outdoor pool
  • The Treatment Rooms day spa

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Le Talbooth

01206 323150

Great food and great service at this stunning restaurant beside the River Stour.

  • Riverside terrace and lawn
  • Outdoor marquee perfect for weddings
  • Private dining options available

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The Pier

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Visit our hotel and restaurants by the coast for something a little different.

  • 14 individual bedrooms
  • All-day dining in the bar brasserie
  • Fresh sea food caught daily

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Escape from the bustle and relax at this charming hotel with bar, restaurant, lounge and terrace.

  • 15 quiet and relaxing bedrooms
  • Bar and restaurant with all-day dining
  • Two great spaces for meetings or private dining

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Kesgrave Hall

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Charming hotel and restaurant set in beautiful grounds in the heart of Suffolk.

  • 23 en-suite bedrooms
  • Relaxed brasserie – open all day
  • Premier event venue The Hangar

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