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The Woodman

155 London Road, Chipping Ongar, Ongar CM5 9QF, England
+44 1277 362019
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good28%
  • Average17%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“pork belly” (9 reviews)
“liver” (7 reviews)
“brie” (3 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
155 London Road, Chipping Ongar, Ongar CM5 9QF, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The food was lovely, customer service was great, I have been here many times as I’ll go many more! It would be good if they had more vegetarian options though.

Thank georginav158
Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited the Woodman on a lovely sunny afternoon, great location, the gardens had lovely views over the Essex countryside with plenty of outdoor seating. We received a warm welcome from Michelle who looked after us throughout the afternoon .Usual pub menu, with all the...More

Thank johnpatricia4
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a fantastic old country worlde pub full of character, a lovely big beer garden loads of tables outside but enough space so you still have your own space. The food is amazing and so well priced and generous servings !! the staff are excellent,...More

Thank johnmarney
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to the woodman on multiple occasions and it has always been a lovely experience. The food is home cooked and decently priced. The last time I went I had a Brie and cranberry tart which was fantastic! The interior design in the...More

Thank meditarabiansun
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The woodman is a traditional pub in the peaceful Essex countryside just to the north of London. Tradition is the word in the woodman with low ceilings, very comfortable furniture combined with great service and food. We ate there on a Saturday night and the...More

Thank Sara J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A nice place with friendly efficient staff but the food was nothing special. Iv had better in my local cafe

Thank liveseywhu
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the Woodman today with some friends as heard it does a terrific Sunday lunch. Although the food was well presented it was bland and tasteless and they definitely use frozen roast potatoes and veg despite what they advertise. Very embarrassing for us as we...More

Thank Eccles38
Reviewed 25 March 2018

Boked a table for 4 as in the past if you didn't book, chances were that you could not get fitted in. When we were seated the place was noticeably not at all as busy as we knew it to be. No complaints with the...More

Thank Robinbas
Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

We like the roast at the woodman.had the turkey .and roast pork.veg plenty of variety .nice crispy roast potatos.belly of pork with crackling was deliuious.plenty of turkey on plates.we had brucstta with mushrooms for starters .dissapointed with that we was very creamy.bread was toasted but...More

Thank levanaEssex
Reviewed 12 March 2018

Hadn't visited this Premises for many years due to it going downhill on the last visit. This time for Mothers day thought we would try it again, and it was great. No complaints, excellent food and service. They were really busy but still found time...More

Thank Cooperman61
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shelagh p
17 October 2017|
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Response from steved1974 | Reviewed this property |
look up the woodman on restaurants, then click on write a review shelagh.
Ray F
31 August 2015|
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Response from Karen G | Reviewed this property |
Hi are you referring to the Louis imperial hotel in Cyprus if so you do not have to hire any towels you are given them for a small deposit when you arrive and you can have them changed every couple of days hope this helps
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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