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Horse and Groom

££ - £££, British,
Cornish Hall End | Nr Finchingfield, Braintree CM7 4HF, England
+44 1799 586306
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“seafood pasta” (5 reviews)
“pie” (12 reviews)
“crab” (4 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Cornish Hall End | Nr Finchingfield, Braintree CM7 4HF, England
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Reviewed today

We are very disappointed having been regular visitors for over 10 years during which time an extensive menu had been created. Many of these dishes we have regularly enjoyed. But since the change of ownership earlier this month nearly all of those items have disappeared...More

Thank Margaretmik
Reviewed 2 days ago

We patronised this pub restaurant regularly with friends, but two weeks ago it changed hands. Whilst the food was acceptable but unremarkable, the manners of the new owners certainly weren't acceptable. Not that they said anything to us! Not a smile or a good afternoon....More

3  Thank travelmaniac18
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My wife and I were taken to this lovely pub/restaurant on a Sunday by friends as they had been recommended by work colleagues. WOW! What a fantastic Sunday lunch. Most places like this would offer three or sometimes four choices of meat for the main...More

Thank waddesdon11
Kelly B, Owner at Horse and Groom, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for a lovely review and we very much look forward to seeing you again soon. Kelly

Reviewed 6 June 2018

Six of us descended on this pretty pub, including two children and a coeliac, to find it pretty busy! Nevertheless we had superb service and great attention to detail for our gluten-free guest: nothing was too much trouble. The fish dishes we sampled were beautifully...More

Thank Polly M
Kelly B, Owner at Horse and Groom, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2018

Fantastic to hear how great your experience with us was. Looking forward to welcoming you all again soon. Thank you.

Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Found on Trip Advisor whilst staying in Saffron Walden, really nice drive out through the countryside, had a lovely Sunday roast here, food , staff and pub really nice

Thank Grayo51
Kelly B, Owner at Horse and Groom, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We really look forward to you visiting again soon. Regards Kelly

Reviewed 31 May 2018

Good food from the carvery and reasonably priced. Need to book especially weekends as its well known and very busy at times. Good pub to try for a change.

Thank paulsymonds
Reviewed 19 May 2018

Took dad here for dinner seeing the excellent reviews and the really good veggie menu options they have on the internet. When I was shown the menu the veggie options were a lot fewer. in fact a veggie lasagne, veggie burger and i think one...More

Thank Linda P
Kelly B, Owner at Horse and Groom, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2018

Thank you for your comments and review, the menu on the internet does state that this is a sample menu and not all items are available. However I will make this more obvious as you weren’t aware. Thank you for your time reviewing The Horse...More

Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

We came here as a group of 7 for lunch. We had not booked but received a very warm welcome from Karen who rearranged the furniture to accommodate us. We ate from both the fish and midweek menus and the food was very good and...More

Thank Orient-fan-101
Kelly B, Owner at Horse and Groom, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2018

Thank you for your lovely review. I am glad we were able to accommodate you and I will pass this on the Karen. Kind Regards Kelly Bishop

Reviewed 30 April 2018

A perfect Sunday lunch in a warm, welcoming traditional pub. Delicious carvery with big choice with good starters and lovely puds. Very grateful to care taken to accommodate my husband in his wheelchair in very full bar and restaurant. Help also given on arrival and...More

Thank mbpLondon
Kelly B, Owner at Horse and Groom, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2018

A pleasure.to well one you to our restaurant. We look forward to seeing you again. Thank you for your review. Kelly Bishop

Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

My parents brought me here for dinner when I was visiting them from Malaysia last summer. The location is beautiful, serving sizes were very generous, food was freshly prepared and delicious! February is the birthday month for my parents so I sent a message to...More

Thank DianeHaggis
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Questions & Answers
Diane B
21 January 2018|
Response from Kelly B | 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
13 October 2017|
Response from Kelly B | 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.
19 October 2016|
Response from Kelly B | 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$22
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet, Validated Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cornish Hall End | Nr Finchingfield, Braintree CM7 4HF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Braintree
  • Phone Number: +44 1799 586306
  • E-mail
The Horse & Groom is a Freehouse Public house with a 50 cover Restaurant and 30 Cover Bar Area. It is set in the quiet North Essex Village of Cornish Hall End, Our nearest town is Haverhill Suffolk approx 9 miles from us, neighbouring villages are Stambourne, Finchingfield, Great Sampford & Steeple Bumpstead. We serve freshly made home cooked food. Quality produce at reasonable prices. We pride ourselves on a friendly welcoming atmosphere. In the winter months, we have a Cosy open fire roaring as well as two Wood Burners, in the Spring Summer our large beer garden can be enjoyed and often we will have our summer BBQ's. we have ample parking and the Village playing fields can be accessed through our carpark. Sundays are regular Carvery Lunches this is a very popular time so please book in advance to avoid disappointment. We are open all day (except Mondays) our food servery times are Tuesday - Saturday 12-2.15pm & 6pm-9pm & Sundays 12-2pm & 5pm-8pm.
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