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Cressing Road | Cressing Rd, CM77 8DH, Braintree CM77 8DH, England
01376 551560
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12:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely food, nice table location and very attentive staff. Roasts were very tasty and the portion size were very generous. Desserts very yummy

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Thank Clair C
FowlersFarm, Manager at Fowlers Farm, responded to this review

Hi Clair C Thank you very much for your great feedback on the experience you had with us. Sundays are a very busy day for us as a pub but its great to receive feedback that the service remains as attentive as always. The portion size of the roasts is very good but I'm pleased to read that you still... More 

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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As I work for M&B I tend to make the most of having employee discount! This is by far the best Vintage Inn that I have been to so far! Love it

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Thank Grace R
FowlersFarm, Manager at Fowlers Farm, responded to this review

Hi Grace R Miller & Carter is the destination for our team!!! Its great to hear feedback from fellow M&B employees and we do strive to be the best... We do hope to see you again soon Regards Thomas Kittle Assistant Manager More 

Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited with some friends, really impressed with the friendly staff. Part of the bar area is dog friendly which is great! Our dogs snoozed by the fire whilst we ate. Would definitely return

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Thank Hannah L
FowlersFarm, Manager at Fowlers Farm, responded to this review

Hi Hannah L Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. The staff work really hard to ensure that guests receive great service and so they will be really pleased to read this. Since January we have decided to become dog friendly and its a great way for us as a team to meet new guests and... More 

Braintree, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is better than some of the chain pub/restaurants and while the standard is not comparable with the more expensive restaurants neither is the price you pay. The food is above average and the staff are excellent.

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Thank MrKB595
FowlersFarm, Manager at Fowlers Farm, responded to this review

Hi MrKB595 Thank you for leaving us a review on your recent visit We aim to deliver great service and drink selection along with a very traditional, but interesting menu that all guests will enjoy. Fowlers Farm is a pilot house site which makes it a very interesting place to work as we get to see all new menus and... More 

Colchester
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27 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here for lunch and impressed with the variety on the menu. I had curry which was a bit too hot for me but great presentation. Hubby had the plaice which was served with fresh vegetables. He said it tasted very nice. We were undecided about having a dessert but the menu offers a tiny dessert served with a... More 

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Thank PatsyC0lchester
FowlersFarm, Manager at Fowlers Farm, responded to this review

Hi, We have a vast array of specials to choose from and so I'm pleased that you found great variety on our menu, despite the curry being too hot for you. The mini puddings are a great way to finish a meal if you are unable to complete a full dessert. Our new menu has brought back set menu's at... More 

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38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having visited on a summer day a few years ago I wasn't that impressed, however a recent view has completely changed my mind, friendly staff, great selection of drinks, impressive menu and the food itself was excellent.

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Thank Sparky9120
General Manager A, Manager at Fowlers Farm, responded to this review

Hi Sparky9120 Firstly thank you for giving Fowlers Farm another go and its great to read that we have been able to change your opinion. The range of drinks on offer is very extensive and offers each individual guests their favourite or the chance to try something new. The menu is continually evolving due to the type of site we... More 

Harlow, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful staff. Good service of beautifully prepared food. Several secluded areas, also good for functions. While we were there a funeral party arrived and had an area of the pub for their drinks and buffet without disturbing anyone else. Very handy for Freeport.

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1 Thank Diana A
FowlersFarm, General Manager at Fowlers Farm, responded to this review

Hi Diana, Many thanks for sending us your comments. Its great to read that we can accommodate people who visit Braintree Freeport. Your comments are lovely about my pub and I will certainly pass them onto my team. I look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks again Jozef More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arrived at the Premier Inn next door after a long drive so this pub was perfect for falling into for a few drinks & a meal. The menu was quite extensive & we all thought the food was excellent. It's an old building with beams & log fires & a nice atmosphere. Staff were all very friendly & helpful (but... More 

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Thank grumpyolegit
FowlersFarm, Manager at Fowlers Farm, responded to this review

Hi grumpyolegit The premier inn does provide Fowlers Farm with great business throughout the week and we are ideally located for travelling business workers. I'm really pleased that your party enjoyed the food and menu on offer, whilst enjoying the log fires and cosy atmosphere. The staff here work really hard and guests do return just to see the staff... More 

Stockport, United Kingdom
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107 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

This place has a lot going for it, not least the staff who were very helpful, however some of the food was just not good at all. The so called 'curried cauliflower' soup contained more chickpeas? than cauliflower and the curry was almost non existent with a not very exciting flavour.. Mains were OK though.

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Thank Alan S
FowlersFarm, Guest Relations Manager at Fowlers Farm, responded to this review

Hi Alan S Fowlers does have a lot going for it, from the friendly staff, to enjoying a great pint in front of the open fires on a cold, dark night. It's disappointing that you did not enjoy your meals with us. We have had some great feedback on the soup so it is surprising to hear that you didn't... More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Had dinner here with a friend and our waitress, Maria, was exceptionally helpful - she is a real credit to the pub. Nothing was too much trouble for her despite the fact that the pub was very busy. A higher standard of both food and service than I had expected.

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1 Thank grillbatry
FowlersFarm, General Manager at Fowlers Farm, responded to this review

Hi grillbatry, Those comments about Maria are fantastic to read, she is such a lovely and hard working member of our team. I will pass these comments on to our chefs and Maria, they will be very happy to read them. Thanks again and look forward to seeing you soon More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:30
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cressing Road | Cressing Rd, CM77 8DH, Braintree CM77 8DH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Braintree
  • Phone Number: 01376 551560
Description
The Fowler's Farm in Braintree is a country pub & restaurant oozing rural charm and rustic character. Our picturesque surroundings provide the perfect backdrop for savouring the hearty, seasonal pub-food on our menu, and the carefully nurtured cask ales and fine wines gracing our bar.

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