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£10 - £17
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Bar, British, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 22 November 2023

My partner and I visited here with our family for Sunday carvery lunch. I have to say we have been to many carverys in our time but this was by far the best! We are not the easiest of people to please as I am...coeliac and my husband is vegetarian, however the wide range of options to suit me was fantastic as I believe so was the nut roast. The host Martyn was very attentive and made sure we had everything that we needed. We are looking forward to going back in December with a group of our friends! We highly recommend this gem of a placeMore

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 12 August 2023 via mobile

We hold a monthly Land Rover meet here catering for between 8-15 people. The landlords could not be more accommodating, and welcoming. The food always arrived together, hot and is good quality. Tonight we came impromptu to try the new pizza menu which was really...tastyMore

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 25 November 2022

We went to the Horse and Groom for the first time and quite frankly were completely unimpressed. We heard an argument from our table in the kitchen, the toilets were dirty and the food not the best. We spoke to the manager about the food...ad she quite frankly said it was fine and offered no alternative. Safe to say we wont be returningMore

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 15 October 2022 via mobile

Six of us went for a marvellous meal this evening. They have a modest menu but this is made up for by the quality of the food and selection of drinks. Between us we tried four different starters and five of their main course options....None of us had room for a pudding. Six very happy people and under £140.00 including drinks so very happy to leave the staff a generous gratuity. Highly recommended and they welcome well behaved dogs. Will not hesitate to go there again.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 21 August 2022 via mobile

Visited for lunch midweek. We arrived just after they opened and were the first customers. Got our drinks at the bar, picked up menus and went outside to sit, planning to enjoy lunch in the sunshine. Sadly the tables were dirty, ashtrays had not been...emptied from the night before and the chairs dusty. We went back inside and told the server we couldn’t sit outside as it was too dirty. No response! We sat at a table inside and ordered. The table was clean but the same could not be said for the carpet, ( needed to be vacuumed), or the windows which had cobwebs. When the food arrived it was very good, plentiful and nicely presented. Such a shame that they let themselves down for the sake of a 10 minute clean up. The bar sever stood, arms folded, staring into space for most of the time. Only 6 other people came in whilst we were there. I would have thought that in the current climate businesses would do anything to encourage and retain customers. Sadly this does not seem to be the case here. We won’t visit again.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 17 August 2022

Visited on a Friday lunchtime, making a booking as was not sure how busy it would be. Met by a very friendly lady who arranged drinks and showed us to a window table. We ordered sandwich’s and fries which were delicious and perfectly filled. The...wait time was minimal and the environment was relaxing. Great value for what we had and would definitely return to try another menu.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 13 August 2022 via mobile

Visited the Horse & Groom for the first time..,absolutely lovely village pub. My new Go To without doubt. Great food, atmosphere and superb decor. Very comfortable chairs/dining experience. Debbie and Martin are welcoming and you don’t want to leave!!! If you haven’t tried the Horse...& Groom then you are missing a lovely village pub. Worth a visit….More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 10 August 2022 via mobile

We were first time customers, party of five with two dogs. From the phone booking I could tell it was going to be a well run place. Polite and efficient booking, agreed timing to fit our plans but also smooth the flow for the kitchen/servers...and arranged a garden table. Greeted well on arrival and since not too busy they came to the garden to take drink and food orders, including refills. Although we sat in the beer garden the slightly more formal gazebo seating at the front looked very nice too. Menus was broad and a simple 1, 2 or 3 course pricing. Food was good quality and well cooked, the BEST chips! Handy to have an adjacent recreation ground to walk the dogs ( or kids). We’ll definitely return. Just one note and nothing to do with the pub itself, the road in en route to Finchingfield and hence you get a bit of motorbike traffic noice albeit slow as they come through the village, we actually found that interesting to watch.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 17 July 2022 via mobile

Had a family meal here on Saturday 16th of July and got to say what a great experience, polite staff, fast service, the food was amazing, great portion sizes, and great value for money, will look forward to returning here again soon.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 3 April 2022 via mobile

Visited with friends who live in the area for Sunday lunch, but new to both families! Good choice for adults and children and the food was delicious, and portions amazing! Fab value and the pub, staff and service were great!

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 5 March 2022 via mobile

We had wonderful meal with the extended family celebrating my father’s 80th birthday. Speaking in advance to the owners to ensure they could cater for my gluten-free (coeliac) requirements put my mind at rest; there would be an exceptionally good variety of menu choices for...me as well as for the rest of the family. We were 11 in the end as so I was emailed the menu (& a children’s menu) for us to choose from a few days ahead. All of us were very pleased with the wide choice available, none more so than myself with EVERY dessert being gluten-free! Heaven! Well, pretty hellish having to select just the one! I’ll be back! The ambience within the pub was very relaxing. The interior decor is very light and refreshing and the young bartender/waiter was second to none. Every member of my family was very impressed with their meal. I had an extremely generous serving of salmon, and all the others’ meals looked pretty sizeable! I LOVED my sticky toffee pudding. I really cannot fault the Horse and Groom in any way. If they can cater for a group of 11, in the exceptional manner that they did from start to finish, then you really should not pass them by without calling in for a bite! 10 and of 10! Thank you!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 20 November 2021

We see the reviews good and bad but we always like to try places for ourselves and make our own decision and are very pleased we did. What a lovely place, food was fantastic service was brilliant and the people seemed very nice too. We...will be returning that’s for sure! My partner phoned to book and requested disabled parking which the owners had put two parking cones out for us near the door with a ramp and also the table nearest to the door which was great for us Thank you for everything we WILL be back soon Caroline and IanMore

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 16 November 2021

Two excellent dinners 10 out of 10! Fantastic roast & a lovely chicken & mushroom pie. Can’t wait to go back again. Karen you are a great asset to this lovely country pub. Also great value compared to other pubs we have tried. Suitable for...pensioners pockets! Great walk after down a quiet country lane next the pub to burn off those tasty calories!More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 16 November 2021

I went to this pub to see a band, after the band had finished the drunk owners physically and verbally attacked me because I'm unvaccinated. They declared it by shouting to all the people inside the pub this private information about me, saying they want...me out I'm barred I'm not welcome because I'm unvaccinated. They physically manhandled me but luckily I managed to get out of there. They then verbally attacked my husband who was inside defending me. These unhinged characters abused and lied about us and were both completely drunk and unprofessional. They are an utter disgrace and shame on them for treating paying customers this way for not having the same medical procedure as themselves. They were the most intoxicated people there, disgusting!! If you're clever you will boycott this shameful place...More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 21 September 2021 via mobile

Thank you to Debbie and Martyn for making our grandson’s christening a really special day. The food was exceptional and plenty of it, most of our family and friends commented how lovely the food and venue was. Nothing was to much trouble, and the staff...were on top form to make everything run smoothly for a perfect day.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Diane B
21 January 2018|
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Response from BethanyJ35 | Property representative |
Hello We don’t do a specific vegan menu. We always try to accommodate all dietary requirements. If you would like to book in advance we can cater for you. Regards Kelly
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Linda B
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Response from BethanyJ35 | Property representative |
Please email me, however I am not allowed to post the email address on here. You can call 01799586306. I will mention that our menu changes daily, so we can not send an exact menu. A sample menu can be found in our website.
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cuddly53
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Response from BethanyJ35 | Property representative |
Hello Thank you for your enquiry, unfortunately we do not open on mondays. For future reference we have a separate dining room and we do offer catering services. Thank you Kelly Bishop
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5