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The Woodbine Inn

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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Food and ambience

Local cuisine, British, Pub, Fusion, Brew Pub, Vegetarian Friendly

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About
We are proud to be the Winner of CAMRA Cider pub of East Anglia 2018 & Essex pub of the year 2018!!The Woodbine is a multi award winning real Ale & Cider pub offering a Traditional pub experience & great homemade food sourced from local farms & suppliers, we make all of our dishes including our desserts and ice-creams! We have between 7-12 Ales mostly from local breweries (and our own micro brewery!) 40 Ciders & Perry's including London Glider Our newly acquired cider company! A selection of 20 gins as well as locally produced spirits including malts from the highlands of Chelmsford!! We have live bands playing Rock, Blues or Soul on Saturday nights, open mic acoustic night fortnightly on Wednesdays,
PRICE RANGE
US$4 - US$21
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
British, Pub, Fusion, Brew Pub
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Television
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Attended this pub/restaurant yesterday with my wife, we did not make a reservation but the staff were most accommodating & managed to fit us in. We decided not to have a starter but went to the Main Course, we both had the roast lamb which...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 291silverfox123
WoodbineInn, Owner at The Woodbine Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi thank you for your review, we're glad that you enjoyed your food and visit to our pub and hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 6 days ago

Popped in for late lunch on a Saturday so no wait for table and were greeted by a friendly young man behind the bar. Known for their wide selection of local ciders and ales and locally sourced menu, so had to try the cider! We...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank ChewyEssex
WoodbineInn, Owner at The Woodbine Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your great review we're glad you enjoyed your visit to the woodbine and hope you come back soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am a local and embarrassed to say i have only been in this pub once in my younger years. Anyway after Christmas, sat 29th , my Mum and i drove back from her home in Cambridge to see my Sister and go to the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank niclovesnicethings
WoodbineInn, Owner at The Woodbine Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Nic Thank you very much for your lovely review and very kind comments! We’re really happy that you decided to give us a go last week and both you and your mum enjoyed your pies! Hope you both enjoyed the movie! We look forward...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Found this place just on the off chance coming off M25. Bar staff very attentive and welcoming. Guiness was particularly good and meal was even better. Meat good quality but also has a full vegan and veg menu. My dog was welcomed with bowl of...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Marieclaireek
WoodbineInn, Owner at The Woodbine Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for taking time to give us a lovely review, we’re really pleased that you stumbled across us and enjoyed you meals and our pub! We hope to see you again if you’re passing by again!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Overall, an excellent meal at a very affordable price given its location. The staff were very attentive albeit the service a little slow, probably due to it being a Saturday night and there being 14 of us! The car park is tiny for such a...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank banders352
WoodbineInn, Owner at The Woodbine Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi thank you very much for your kind review, we really enjoyed having your group in last night! We are sorry for any delays in your service, but unfortunately we’re short of staff both in the kitchen and front of house, that combined with a...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a wonderful pub and I have been here many times to sample the great selection of beer or to attend the comedy night or Meet the Brewer night. I had heard that the Sunday lunch is legendary so I thought I'd give it...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Alison M
WoodbineInn, Owner at The Woodbine Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Alison Thank you very much for taking time to review us, it was lovely to see you on Sunday and we’re really happy you enjoyed your lunch, the next meet the brewer night is on the 3rd February with 3 brewers from St Albans!...More

Reviewed 13 January 2019

We arranged to meet friends at the Woodbine for an evening meal as it seemed to be an approximate mid point between our respective homes in Essex and Hertfordshire - and shall definitely be meeting there again! The Woodbine appears on the outside to be...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Graham P
WoodbineInn, Owner at The Woodbine Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2019

Hi Graham Thank you very much for your kind review, we are glad that you all enjoyed your first vist to The Woodbine and your meals, We hope to see you again in the near future!

Reviewed 13 January 2019

I have reviewed this place once before - this time we went for Sunday lunch. The food was good, the service excellent, and they have a non-alcoholic bitter on draft - Ghost Ship - which both my friend and I were unable to spot as...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank neil w
WoodbineInn, Owner at The Woodbine Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2019

Hi Neil Thank you very much for your excellent review, we’re really pleased that you enjoyed your Sunday roasts and alcohol free Ghost Ship (its very good isn’t it!) Hope to see you again soon and thank you once again for taking time to do...More

Reviewed 5 January 2019

The only thing I don’t like is when there is a. Band on and u want to dance I think meals should be in the conservatory when band is on that way more room to danceMore

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Sue O
WoodbineInn, Owner at The Woodbine Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2019

Hi Sue Thank you for your review we’re really pleased you like our pub, we try to make sure that there is enough space to dance when we have bands playing at our pub, we do have some more elderly guests who often ask to...More

Reviewed 1 January 2019

We visited for the first time on 1st Jan 2018 for lunch. We were very pleasantly surprised at the extensive menu - including a great selection of dishes for vegetarian! The pub claims a lot of homemade dishes and so we ordered main courses. We...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank wulfram
WoodbineInn, Owner at The Woodbine Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2019

Hi thank you for your excellent reviewable taking the time to write it! We are really pleased you and your family enjoyed your first visit to us and our homemade food, we look forward to hopefully seeing you again in the near future! Happy New...More

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mr_mrs_essex
26 September 2017|
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Response from WoodbineInn | Property representative |
Hi last food orders are at 9pm
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Franca R
6 April 2017|
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Response from WoodbineInn | Property representative |
Bread sauce is available if you ask for it although it's so rarely asked for we have left it off the menu (I love it!) just Dk when ordering and we will make it!
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Jenfyk
2 October 2016|
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