Superstar Barry Manilow samples food and strolls through Braintree during tour travels

Self-confessed superfan Helen Bryan, manager at the White Hart Hotel, managed to have a picture with the Copacabana singer

Self-confessed superfan Helen Bryan, manager at the White Hart Hotel, managed to have a picture with the Copacabana singer

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Legendary crooner Barry Manilow stopped over in Braintree at the weekend during his travels for his UK tour.

The international superstar had a cheese omelette at Braintree’s White Hart Hotel, drank coffee in the Horse and Groom, in Rayne Road, and ate fish and chips at the Duke of Wellington in Hatfield Peverel.

Eagle-eyed fans even spotted him wandering through the town centre in the sun.

See this week's Braintree and Witham Times - out tomorrow - for the full story and pics of him with his fans.

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6:21pm Wed 21 May 14

/@|_|@\ says...

Not a big fan of his crooning music but a huge fan of the bloke himself: had the pleasure of meeting him some years back -- really decent guy and happy to see him swanning around Braintree. Bit of a change from Vegas, one might think!
Not a big fan of his crooning music but a huge fan of the bloke himself: had the pleasure of meeting him some years back -- really decent guy and happy to see him swanning around Braintree. Bit of a change from Vegas, one might think! /@|_|@\
  • Score: 4

6:29pm Wed 21 May 14

Madamejane says...

See barry at ipswich last Friday , he was fantastic! He just gets better and better. Lovely to see a real super star in our area.
See barry at ipswich last Friday , he was fantastic! He just gets better and better. Lovely to see a real super star in our area. Madamejane
  • Score: 2

9:57pm Wed 21 May 14

Bhudeeka says...

Barry has written and psrformed some of the most beautiful music of all time and he is so nice to
Barry has written and psrformed some of the most beautiful music of all time and he is so nice to Bhudeeka
  • Score: -3

9:34am Thu 22 May 14

Jon-Vencato says...

Far cry when my father was head chef there, back in the 70's, my dad would have loved that.
Many stars visited back then, the old chaps sauce book is full of autographs.
Good one, well done. There has always been something magical about that place.
Far cry when my father was head chef there, back in the 70's, my dad would have loved that. Many stars visited back then, the old chaps sauce book is full of autographs. Good one, well done. There has always been something magical about that place. Jon-Vencato
  • Score: 3

3:55pm Thu 22 May 14

/@|_|@\ says...

Jon-Vencato wrote:
Far cry when my father was head chef there, back in the 70's, my dad would have loved that.
Many stars visited back then, the old chaps sauce book is full of autographs.
Good one, well done. There has always been something magical about that place.
I worked there then too: Malcolm McGibbon was the manager and your father was a terror in the kitchen! LOL There were indeed many celebs visiting the Hart in those days: I personally met many including some now infamous names (Paul Gadd a.k.a. Gary Glitter), the two Ronnies -- together and individually -- Alice Cooper ...
[quote][p][bold]Jon-Vencato[/bold] wrote: Far cry when my father was head chef there, back in the 70's, my dad would have loved that. Many stars visited back then, the old chaps sauce book is full of autographs. Good one, well done. There has always been something magical about that place.[/p][/quote]I worked there then too: Malcolm McGibbon was the manager and your father was a terror in the kitchen! LOL There were indeed many celebs visiting the Hart in those days: I personally met many including some now infamous names (Paul Gadd a.k.a. Gary Glitter), the two Ronnies -- together and individually -- Alice Cooper ... /@|_|@\
  • Score: 2

3:59pm Thu 22 May 14

/@|_|@\ says...

Jon-Vencato wrote:
Far cry when my father was head chef there, back in the 70's, my dad would have loved that.
Many stars visited back then, the old chaps sauce book is full of autographs.
Good one, well done. There has always been something magical about that place.
One more thing -- that place is magical. Spent so much time there with so many friends. Finally, had my Dad's funeral wake there just a month back. :-( It was magical for him, too. Maybe he can hang out with the young girl buried at the base of the steps beneath the newly opened Tudor bar who reportedly roams late at night! I've never seen her but I have been down in the cellar and -- late a night -- it gave me the creeps. That might've been something to do with the cobwebs and their lurking residents, however. :-O
[quote][p][bold]Jon-Vencato[/bold] wrote: Far cry when my father was head chef there, back in the 70's, my dad would have loved that. Many stars visited back then, the old chaps sauce book is full of autographs. Good one, well done. There has always been something magical about that place.[/p][/quote]One more thing -- that place is magical. Spent so much time there with so many friends. Finally, had my Dad's funeral wake there just a month back. :-( It was magical for him, too. Maybe he can hang out with the young girl buried at the base of the steps beneath the newly opened Tudor bar who reportedly roams late at night! I've never seen her but I have been down in the cellar and -- late a night -- it gave me the creeps. That might've been something to do with the cobwebs and their lurking residents, however. :-O /@|_|@\
  • Score: 2

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