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The Cuckoo

Radley Green | On the A414 between Ongar and Chelmsford, Chelmsford CM4 0LT, England
+44 1245 248946
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Closes in 8 min
All hours
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Radley Green | On the A414 between Ongar and Chelmsford, Chelmsford CM4 0LT, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful place, lovely food,lovely service,lovely atmosphere would defiantly recommend the cuckoo, have been here several times and have never been disappointed

Thank Lorna Marie W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here as a family on Friday 3rd November, atmosphere, food and service brilliant would highly recommend...

Thank CARO58
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbled across the Cuckoo online and couldn’t be more pleased we went. Food was amazing and atmosphere perfect. Will definitely return, loved it

Thank Jennifer R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here for a Sunday lunch in the summer and thoroughly enjoyed it. A small place but the staff were very attentive and the food was lovely. The portions were big so didn't get to enjoy the dessert! Well worth seeking out if in the...More

Thank Nestacres
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Firstly,if you are put on the built in seating, it is so uncomfortable. Food was home cooked British pub food, just jazzed up a bit. Not sure we will return.

Thank lovesangria
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Phoned on the off chance as our original place for a meal was not suitable, managed to get a table for two at the 8.30 sitting and had a wonderful meal of steak and kidney pudding, wonderful ambience, wonderful food superb service as always.

Thank stevebillericay
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had never been to the Cuckoo, but had heard good things about it, so was a little bit worried that it wouldn’t live up to expectations. However, my fears were misplaced as we were greeted warmly and all had 3 delicious courses of food....More

Thank Hugo C
Reviewed 14 October 2017

First visit to the Cuckoo, party of four, not a special occasion just a night out. Booking was good and the welcome very friendly. The menu was very poorly set out and was difficult to read, with no spacing. It was a bit jumbled. This...More

1  Thank USADriver
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a lovely meal here and look forward to returning. The red curry was very tasty as was the salmon fish cakes the steak and kidney pudding was a bit disappointing the filling was delicious but the suet a bit heavy.

Thank Elizabeth P
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

I have visited The Cuckoo on a number of occasions for both lunch and dinner as a couple and also with family and friends. The food is outstanding. I have had the crab starter on a number of times and it is amazing. Brendan’s fish...More

Thank Julia N
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Questions & Answers
27 August 2017|
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Response from Mike G | Reviewed this property |
Greetings, I haven't seen any dogs when we have been there. probably best if you phone or email the Cuckoo direct.
17 July 2017|
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Response from ritacatwoman | Reviewed this property |
as far as I know it hasn't. sorry for late reply lots of things going on.
Sarah E
4 January 2017|
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Response from jprscarola | Reviewed this property |
Went last week and there was a lady in a wheelchair. So no problem
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Radley Green | On the A414 between Ongar and Chelmsford, Chelmsford CM4 0LT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Chelmsford
  • Phone Number: +44 1245 248946
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