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Willows South Hanningfield Road, South Hanningfield, Chelmsford CM3 8HT, England
+44 1268 712280
12:00 - 19:00
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Basildon, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

8 friends went to lunch for a birthday. The food was really good and hot didn't have to wait to be served. Nice atmosphere nice surprise as last time we went last year it wasn't so good. Our waitress Angela was very good and friendly especially as the men were a bit noisy. After this visit would go again

Thank jprscarola
East Anglia Uk
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited for Lunch recently with Friends. having been many times before and have always had a great time. On this occasion the Pub was virtually empty ( an unusual sign ) but this did not result in good Service. The Drinks order had to be prompted after 20 minutes, merely to be told it had got lost between Bar... More 

Thank Mayfllower1
Hornchurch, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Called in on a recommendation as it has a play area for the children including a tractor and swing. Food however quite pricey and service was only average.

Thank Brian A
London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this pub. The food is top notch so is the service, very friendly. Excellent access for wheelchair users like myself. I like the fact dogs are welcome which gives it a lovely warm homely feeling. I just wish I lived a bit closer to go more often.

Thank VickiP43
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went there on 14 April for my husbands 50th birthday, so a special occasion..! Arrived on time 6.30 was shown to our table and waited a good 20 minutes before anyone came to ask us for drinks . Drinks arrived, waited awhile before we were asked what we would like . I had the scallops and black pudding which for... More 

Thank Lynda A
Benfleet, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited here in March for a family get together. I ordered salad which was awful! I complained and in fairness was not charged. Don't know what was on the plate it looked liked stir fry veggies uncooked. Other members did eat their meals but were disappointed that the standard was poor. Have they new owners?

Thank PamR260
Essex, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

me and my husband was very disappointed with The food and the service we went on 8 April 2017 we both ordered the steak which you couldn't even chew the chips were like oven chip when I told the waiter that was disgusting he just ignored me and took the plates still full of food which was very disappointing as... More 

Thank Lindsey B
Billericay, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We eat her regular, the food is always good and staff friendly, If your looking for a friendly place to eat with good food visit here.

Thank Steven N
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

5 of us visited on Saturday evening for our friends birthday I was not very busy so plenty of tables. Several of us had the scallops and black pudding on cauliflower purée looked great but we're not seasoned and only just warm the others had the parfait so no problem there but the main meals had the same problem the... More 

Thank Colin T
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148 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We both enjoyed a lovely relaxed lunch here . Staff were not the most enthusiastic however food was food and setting is nice also . Gastro pub and gastro food . We will return

Thank Waterfordboi1982

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$23
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, View
Open Hours
12:00 - 19:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Willows South Hanningfield Road, South Hanningfield, Chelmsford CM3 8HT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Chelmsford  >  South Hanningfield
  • Phone Number: +44 1268 712280

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