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The Woodman

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Bar, British, Pub
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155 London Road, Chipping Ongar, Ongar CM5 9QF, England
+44 1277 362019
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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130 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

booked table two thirty.as walked in was welcomed nice at bar. table was ready.waitress was very pleasent.said happy birthday to my friend.and told us about the specials.we never had starters went straight for mains.had to wait a long time for mains.waitress said they cook from scrath but still must of been nearly a hour.but we was chatting so time went... More 

Thank levanaEssex
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81 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have eaten here a few times in the past and were impressed.But now It is a little expensive and the food only average. The starters were average out of the freezer and deep fried. I had a roast, with a tiny portion of meat and lots of under cooked vegetables. Why do they insist on piling everything on top... More 

Thank Geoffrey C
Harlow, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have been here for a drink before with a mutual friend of the owners... Decided to go for lunch on Sunday with two friends, pub is amazing inside, and the food was amazing. Pub was packed but our table was ready, the service was great, but not rushed.. Watching the food come out was torture, as it looked so great.... More 

Thank garypeters11
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited the pub with my daughter and my wife for my mums 84 th birthday she was already seated with her friend when we arrived . My daughter had made a cake for my mum and the waitress kindly took it to a cool place to keep ,overall the whole experience was great the food was good and the waitresses... More 

Thank _nik_woody
Greater London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just had a fantastic meal, really loverly staff. Food amazing. Made her birthday really special. They went the extra mile, staff came out singing happy birthday. Can't recommend this pub highly enough. Been a few times and will be going back again and again😆😆😆

Thank Hayleymum
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82 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited with 2 friends for lunch. Our orders were taken fairly quickly by a friendly and chatty waitress, but we then had a very long wait, over 45 minutes before our food was served. Other tables that had ordered after us were being served and it was only when I asked if we had been forgotten that our food came... More 

Thank Twinkletwo
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59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Nice pub to eat at. Had the pork belly which was quite nice but wished I'd had the lamb roast afterwards! The staff are really nice and friendly which makes all the difference. No long wait for food. Two and a half courses (shared starter) plus glass of wine and soft drinks came to £40 per head. Nice atmosphere with... More 

Thank tutticutey
Essex, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

I decided that I would try this pub again after having a nightmare last year for a birthday. Sadly I wont be going back. Visited last week with friends and family. If anything the food seems to have got worse. I ordered fish chips and peas, my friend ordered scampi. Awful was an understatement. The fish was oily and they... More 

Thank topmedsec
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

We took my mother for a sunday lunch to this lovely pub. Service atmosphere and food was fabulous. Fantastic a very cold outside day but this little pub is so warm welcoming place. The waitress on the day was spot on starting with a welcome from as we entered by the manager Ellis to a brilliant waiting staff such a... More 

Thank Martin P
London, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

My family are regular patrons and generally the service and food are very much worth the journey. Booked for a pre-Christmas family lunch time meal and I am sorry to say the service was lacklustre. This may have been because they were overstretched as the place was heaving. Our mains were acceptable but the diners who chose the stilton soup... More 

Thank John L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 155 London Road, Chipping Ongar, Ongar CM5 9QF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Ongar  >  Chipping Ongar
  • Phone Number: +44 1277 362019

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?