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The Willow Pub

££ - £££, British,
Church Lane, Brentwood CM15 0NG, England
+44 1277 824342
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Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average3%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Church Lane, Brentwood CM15 0NG, England
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1 - 10 of 105 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate in here for the first time today. Have visited for drinks a few times previously. Met with a friend and her 9 wk old baby. We were not rushed at all and had a really relaxing catch up. Food was lovely. My friend had...More

Thank Kp22Brentwood
Vivienne B, Public Relations Manager at The Willow Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for such a lovely review and taking the time to write it. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Despite being an unprepossessing building the staff and the food make this an excellent local. Not often busy it is surprising that they can still make a living and maintain the quality of the food. Glad to support The Willow.

Thank Graham P
Vivienne B, Public Relations Manager at The Willow Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you so much for such a great review, and we totally agree with your comments lol. We just wish more people would cross the threshold to taste the food. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 12 July 2017

We didn't know about The Willows in Doddinghurst until our 14 year old grandson was given 2 weeks work experience there, organised through his school. He is special needs and has difficulty with reading and writing. They gave time to show him what to do...More

Thank grahamant2107
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

We had a beautiful meal here last Friday and couldn't fault the chef (who was happy to make changes to a meal to accommodate my fussy daughter). The food was good, the waitress was prompt with the drinks and the staff were very friendly. A...More

Thank Anita B
Vivienne B, Public Relations Manager at The Willow Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2017

Thank you so much for the great review, we are so glad that you enjoyed the food and hope to see you again very very soon. xx

Reviewed 31 March 2017

We visited after seeing an online recommendation and are really placed we did. Lovely menu and the food was great - really reasonable too! Staff and customers were really friendly and they are child friendly with great highchairs. We will definitely be returning

Thank Mrsontour
Vivienne B, Public Relations Manager at The Willow Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2017

Thank you so much for the lovely review, we are so glad that you enjoyed the food. We hope to have the garden open soon, so that will be even better for the little ones. Thank you again for taking the time to review us.

Reviewed 24 March 2017

The new chef now has control over the menu and it is much improved with more choices. Although very local we only eat there about once every other month but our server remembered us, the wine we drink and that we share a glass. Now...More

Thank geoffreyhmillett
Vivienne B, Public Relations Manager at The Willow Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am so glad you like the changes to the menu and were impressed with our waiting staff. See you again soon.

Reviewed 28 February 2017

We were visiting our relatives in England and a small party of us went to The Willow for our lunch. The food was very tasty and was piping hot as we like it to be. The atmosphere was nice. We would go again if we...More

Thank chamonix44
Vivienne B, Public Relations Manager at The Willow Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2017

Thank you so much for the lovely review, we hope to see you again very soon.

Reviewed 18 November 2016

Visited restaurant for a family celebration. What can I say? The food was excellent with a wide choice. Everything was cooked to perfection. The staff were really friendly and nothing was too much trouble. Will certainly return!

Thank Locke21
Vivienne B, Public Relations Manager at The Willow Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2016

Thank you so much for such a lovely review, we hope to see you all again soon.

Reviewed 13 November 2016

We recently booked a table for a party of 10 to celebrate my dad's 90th Birthday. The restaurant liaised with me from the time I booked to the evening of our celebrations. We made our choices beforehand because the restaurant wanted to ensure we did...More

Thank Julie R
Vivienne B, Public Relations Manager at The Willow Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2016

Thank you for the lovely review, we are glad you enjoyed the food and were happy with all the arrangements. We hope to see you all again soon.

Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

From the outside, I felt a bit dubious as it didn't look like the nice cosy traditional pub I had secretly wanted to go to. However stepping through the doors, it was a calm, warm and welcoming environment. Staff were extremely helpful and we were...More

Thank Rebecca B
Vivienne B, Public Relations Manager at The Willow Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2016

Thank you so much for such a great review. We are so pleased you enjoyed yourselves and that your vegetarian friend was catered for. As we run a smaller menu on a Sunday due to the Sunday Roast the choices for vegetarians are a bit...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 17:00
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
Thursday
12:00 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 21:00
Saturday
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Church Lane, Brentwood CM15 0NG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Borough of Brentwood  >  Brentwood
  • Phone Number: +44 1277 824342
  • E-mail
Description
Inside the main bar is comfortable and stylish, with tables for both eating and just for sitting and enjoying a drink. To the rear there's a restaurant area, the menu is competitively priced and food is cooked fresh daily. The Restaurant is open on Bank Holiday Mondays. There is a public bar complete with big screen for SKY and BT Sports and delicious bar snacks available on request. We offer competitively priced meals, Mon-Wed until 3pm, Thurs-Sat until 9pm, Sunday we serve Roast Dinner, Chef specials and bar snacks until 5pm. We have a huge beer garden. Childrens menu is £6.50 Including ice-cream. Our menu offers something for everyone. Whether you just want to relax with a pint and the paper or are looking for somewhere to celebrate a special occasion The Willow is just perfect! We hold regular Quiz Nights and events see website for details. Sports Bar is dog friendly and we have seating outside at the front for Dog Owners. Children under the age of 12 are allowed to dine in the restaurant area with an adult and are allowed in the beer garden with a supervising adult.
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