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The Woodman

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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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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Brilliant atmosphere Wonderful friendly staff, beautiful garden and excellent food Lovery it here so much.

Thank Lil369
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great meal after a long week at work. Great steak meal . Well worth the money and great hosts. Always enjoy coming here for a great meal and popping in for a drink. Thank you

Thank Diane S
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I always love coming to The Woodman as the food is always soo good and the portions are very generous. I had pork belly on my last visit which was amazing...with tasty crackling too, which isn't easy to do! Staff are always friendly and helpful. The outdoor area is huge and perfect for those with kids and dogs. Can understand... More 

Thank Tom M
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I took my 92year old grandmother here for lunch and we all loved it! Such a lovely atmosphere with amazing staff. The roasts were fantastic with huge portions. My gran is a slow eater but managed to eat almost all of the meat... the staff were very accommodating at her request to take the meat home. Deserts were great too.... More 

Thank Sarah A
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Woodman is in a lovely setting with a huge child and dog friendly garden - will be an even more fantastic location when the weather is good. The pub is warm and very welcoming. The presentation, size and variety of veg on the Sunday roast was uplifting - whilst I had a mix of lamb and extremely succulent turkey... More 

Thank Krijayanth K
Maldon, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We spent a very pleasant lunchtime here today with friends. The food was great and we would certainly recommend the roast dinners. One of our party had the cod and bubble and speak which looked good. Our only complaint being so hard to choose from such an extensive menu. All meals coming out looked and very appetizing. As well as... More 

2 Thank janet s
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2017

A few of the recent reviews seem to be rather bias. I'm wondering is this because of their opposition to the new Green Man occupancy!!!!! We have been visiting the Woodman regularly for 15 years. Always been a great little pub in every way. Ten years ago the new owners arrived and the pub has gone from strength to strength.... More 

5 Thank UKYank
Brentwood, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017

The proprietors of the Woodman were recently granted a pub in Herongate, despite huge opposition from locals there. In a number of letters to local residents from the Brewery Shepherd Neame, including the Director Jonathan Neame , we were told that this couple were excellent tenants and that The Green Man would be in good hands. On this recommendation, I... More 

2 Thank Marcia M
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Admittedly we visited on a warm Sunday lunchtime but the first issue was that the table we had booked - which was a round one we were told was booked by someone else even though no one else claimed the table during our visit. I then made the mistake of ordering the fish pie - finding any fish was more... More 

Thank Jeff S
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148 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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?