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The Spotted Dog

Bishops Green | Barnston, Great Dunmow CM6 1NF, England
+44 1245 231598
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Bishops Green | Barnston, Great Dunmow CM6 1NF, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Me & my partner only went out for a ride on the Motorbike when we saw the spotted dog and fancied a quick half. When we got inside we both loved it. Loads of room between diners, neatly presented. Also loved the art. So we...More

Thank Carl S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

From a morning internet search chose The Spotted Dog for a first visit. What we have been missing for years! Warm welcome and first class food. We had melt in the mouth calves liver with a balsamic sauce. Shall not wait for another excuse to...More

Thank Laurence B
Reviewed 21 May 2018

We were undecided whether the visit here or another restaurant (see my other review today!) and chose the other. Big mistake.Having walked out of the other one we gave the Spotted Dog a call and manage to get in last minute. Great choice great food...More

Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

So we were out driving today and stopped by for a drink and if possible some food. We went to the bar and three very friendly ladies were standing there. However they all just looked at us and then the manager/owner walked up and ordered...More

2  Thank Danny R
Reviewed 20 May 2018

We went for dinner on a Thursday evening with friends. It is in the back of beyond off the beaten track but well worth finding. It looks like a good restaurant as soon as you walk in - lit candles, sparkling glassware and proper napkins....More

Thank Leisure-traveller
Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

We popped in for lunch on a Wednesday having read the rave reviews. We were not disappointed, food was full of flavour and there was diversity of choice. Well worth return visits.

Thank Sandi4
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Very tasty meal and good value for money. We had the set menu and everything we had was full of flavour and expertly cooked and presented. We were very happy with the service and the venue too.

Thank Ramona L
Reviewed 26 March 2018

This has got to be the best value for money in the area. Quality of food first rate, all staff very attentive. Abience spot on, always a nice buzz about the place

Thank Abracadabra36700
Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

After reading reviews we popped in for a drink. I had a single Hendricks and tonic for £9! Served in a grubby short glass with half a slice of cucumber. Empty on a Friday night for a reason!More

1  Thank Saz21
simon e, Owner at The Spotted Dog, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2018

I very rarely respond to reviews generally only when the review is misleading or untrue, in this case it is outright lies, you came in 5 mins after we opened even then we wasn’t empty you were served a 35ml Hendricks @ £5.50 and tonic...More

Reviewed 9 March 2018

I have been to this restaurant about a ten times. If we are going out with friends I known they wont be disappointed. I like eating in the older pub section as it always has an inviting atmosphere. The meals are always well prepared and...More

Thank Philip S
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10 December 2017|
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Response from Rosemary W | Reviewed this property |
unsure what vouchers you are talking about. You would need to contact the restaurant itself
7 March 2017|
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Response from Greatblackhawk | Reviewed this property |
The sign outside says it’s not which is ironic!
15 July 2016|
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Response from simon e | Property representative |
We are more a restaurant with a bar, everyone is welcome to come for just a drink, but we only serve restaurant food not pub food
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$26 - US$53
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bishops Green | Barnston, Great Dunmow CM6 1NF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Great Dunmow
  • Phone Number: +44 1245 231598
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Rural award winning Restaurant with a bar, open for morning coffee, lunch and dinner seven days a week, closed Sunday evening
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