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The Red Cow

££ - £££, British,
11 High Street, Chrishall SG8 8RN, England
+44 1763 838792
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good21%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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“beef” (9 reviews)
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
11 High Street, Chrishall SG8 8RN, England
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Reviewed today

Two of us visited for Sunday lunch after reading the menu on the pub's website. I had the beef and my husband the roast lamb. The whole meal was presented already on the plate, nothing served on the side, not even the gravy. The meat...More

Thank Bee1237
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Red Cow is an old pub in a little village. Excellent service, wonderful food. The only point are the ceiling. If you are 6ft plus watch your head

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolute gem. There is such a beautiful atmosphere and great ambiance. Staff very friendly and well worth a visit. Want to try the food next time

1  Thank GrahamP113
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good food. Friendly atmosphere. Regular music acts in the bar. Real ales always good. It is nice to have a good pub with food within walking distance of home.

Thank PhilJG1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our walking group had an early Sunday lunch. Larger choice on menu than on the Internet. Choice of about 7 on each course. My Garlic mushrooms in a creamy sauce was really good as was the lamb roast. Choice of roasts, fish & chips ,...More

Thank ianatcambridge
Reviewed 29 July 2018

Found this pub in The Good Pub Guide whilst in the locality. The description was accurate-which is not always the case. Thatched low building with lovely timbered interior, Nice conventional pub grub at reasonable prices. Four hand pulled beers including excellent Adnams Best,

Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

2 beautifully cooked steaks, hand cut chips, proper onion rings, and a bottle of red to share. Excellent food, great ales and a cosy atmosphere, highly recommend the Red cow.

Thank 79Willo
Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

Fantastic pub restaurant. Enjoyed their pie and chips. A proper pie with pastry top sides and bottom. Delicious and very filling. Lovely beer on tap Helpful and friendly staff.

Thank Duncan M
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

fantastic food teamed up with great service and very friendly locals. a little hidden away but well worth the effort of finding it.

Thank Micheal M
Reviewed 16 March 2018

We went here on the spur of the moment for an evening meal, and what a find. The pub is a very old traditional thatched place, we had a warm welcome from the staff, and the dogs, we ordered the special of belly of pork...More

Thank PaulMCol
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 High Street, Chrishall SG8 8RN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Chrishall
  • Phone Number: +44 1763 838792
  • E-mail
Quintessential English, thatched country pub. Heavily beamed and roaring fires. A warm friendly welcome is extended to all. We happily welcome well behaved dogs in the bar. There is a range of real ales and lagers as well as cider on tap as well as a comprehensive wine list to accompany your meal. We have a seasonally changing menu and daily specials are available for every taste. All freshly cooked to order. All dietary requirements are easily catered for, please just ask and our chef will accommodate. A beautiful north Essex village the pub is the highest in Essex and situated on the Icknield way walking route. Cyclists and walkers are welcome. Please book ahead to secure your table.
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