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Horse & Groom

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Roxwell Road, Writtle CM1 3RU, England
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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1 review
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Excellent food and excellent service highly recommended but make sure you book to avoid disappointment

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Thank karenwF9274EK
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped on spur of moment not booked but greeted with a smile and a table was found for us. Hayley our waitress was friendly helpful and polite, service times were very good. Menus were well explained and the food was really tasty, Spot on! Our compliments to the chef and Staff. We will return. Good value for money. Simon Lisa... More 

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1 review
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

One of our favourite establishments. Lovely food, great choice, nice ambience and the service has always been great.

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Thank H8664IIkevinb
Billericay, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here Good Friday for a meal with our family, all six of us had very enjoyable meals and the waiter got the balance of service just right and was very cheery and helpful. Use this pub/restaurant quite frequently and will be back soon

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Thank jean m
Tom O, General Manager at Horse & Groom, responded to this review

Hi Jean M, Thank you for your kind review. We have a great team at The Horse and Groom and I will make sure the waiter gets your positive feedback. Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Many Thanks Tom Odell General Manager More 

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A few weeks ago my wife and I dropped in on the off chance. We were advised that there would be a 45 minute wait for food because there was a big party in. We declined and went to the Fox and Goose at Blackmore. We said we would book next time before setting foot inside the Horse and Groom.... More 

1 Thank Don T
Tom O, General Manager at Horse & Groom, responded to this review

Hi Don T, Thank you so much for your kind comments. I have an amazing team here and I will pass on your words so they all know what great comments are being said about them. As any establishment should, we pride ourselves on our service and quality of food, and I am glad that you did manage to come... More 

Wickford, England, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Met with friends for lunch and was surprised at the extensive menu. I and my friend chose the Sea Bass Florentine it was superb, we followed with apple pie and custard which was also very good. The meal was very good value and the staff friendly and helpful. Will visit again.

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Thank Stephen S
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We attended this restaurant for a celebratory birthday meal several months ago however when we received the bill nearly £100 for 2 courses and no alchoholic beverages included we weren't in the mood to celebrate. The main courses were lack lustre and didn't encourage an appetite in the way they were presented however the starters were good although small. As... More 

Tom O, General Manager at Horse & Groom, responded to this review

Good afternoon Tim, I do apologise that you feel you have received poor food and service on your recent visit to our pub. I can reassure you that we take great pride in our food quality and also our service, but it seems we have let you and ourselves down on this occasion. If you would be so kind to... More 

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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food at this Pub and Restaurant is always light on the stomach.The ambience has remained unchanged for the past several years. The staff is polite and the parking space is excellent. A meal at Horse & Groom is a must for me whenever I visit Writtle. Highly recommended

Thank Amitabh T
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dined here last night with Tesco vouchers. This is the 2nd time here since the refurbishment. The pub is very spacious and easy to sit and have a conversation without too much noise around. My husband had the new Indian dish which he said was very nice and one daughter had the new Italian platter which she also enjoyed... More 

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Thank Vanessa A
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Since this changed hands a while back, it's really gone from strength to strength. A lovely, well kept, cosy pub with excellent food (we had a delicious Cod & Chips and Buttermilk Chicken Burger, followed by a very good Eton Mess Sundae) Last night was the best service we've had in a restaurant for a while. Hayley was super cheerful... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Roxwell Road, Writtle CM1 3RU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Writtle
  • Phone Number: 01245420245

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