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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
About
Family run independent business Food served every day from 12pm Functions and party’s catered for Large private beer garden children’s play equipment Cask marque member
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Buffet, Free off-street parking, Wine and Beer
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Reviewed 19 December 2023 via mobile

Called in for food, first time in while and the food was really good couldn’t fault it in the slightest! Highly recommend!

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 1 November 2023 via mobile

When we walked in lunchtime, I could tell this is a local residents pub , it was also very quiet just a handful of people. This was Ok, food wise was lovely . My friend had Macaroni cheese, very well presented with chopped spring onions...on top.Etc. My husband and I shared a Chicken platter. Delicious with dips. Tender meat. The salad was well prepared chopped and delicious with a tasty dressing. My friends sweet chilli linguine was flavoured beautifully.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 1 January 2023

After cycling 10 miles I needed some food. Haven't been here for some years but thought I would try it out. Went for the Sunday Roast (beef). Good portions and tasty food. Well worth £10 Friendly staff. Definitely recommend and will be back.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 3 March 2022 via mobile

Quite simply love this place, the food is always cooked well and reasonably priced and the staff treat us and everyone else exceptionally well! Recommend the gammon and eggs and copious amounts of Stella……… 😬

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 2 November 2021 via mobile

First time we have eaten here normally just stop for a drink. Usual pub grub comfort food much needed on a cold day! Was pleasantly surprised. Best food we have had out for a long time. Definitely will be there again. Excellent value for money...too, staff welcoming.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 5 August 2021

Our group of walkers visited the Western Arms for lunch today. A warm welcome, with a good range of beers including traditional hand pumped Greene King IPA and Old Speckled Hen. A good range of pub style reasonably priced food on the menu, which apparently...is under review. The service wasn’t particularly quick, but it was pleasantly executed and worth the wait. Between the ten walkers we enjoyed six different meals plus three different desserts. We are happy to recommend the Western Arms and we look forward to returning before too long.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 5 July 2021

Like a previous reviewer. we visited on Sunday, 4th July. Quite a long wait before our order taken, and then a further 35 minute wait for carveries to arrive. Our Yorkies were also burnt - we just didn't eat that part, but poor quality control...in allowing that to be served. The stuffing balls were also crunchy and overcooked. The rest of the food was fine, although the belly pork portion was pretty small, and even the peas were still hard.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 5 July 2021

Went for the first time for Sunday lunch.4th July 2021 ordered three roast dinners.....all arrived smothered in gravy.....Yorkshire pudding burnt black as well as stuffing and some roast potatoes unable to eat 25% ...did mention to waitress who smiled but made no comment....coffee cold......so needless...to say first and last visit ..More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 1 November 2020

Been there a few times recently, the high standard is quite consistent. The food and service is good, and not too expensive. Food takes a while to arrive, but it is worth the wait.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 30 August 2020

Well there was good quality, and big quantities of food. It took a long time to arrive but I suppose good quality takes time. The food was served by friendly staff. The tables were a bit close considering social distancing, seemed to meet possibly the...bare minimum requirements.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 13 August 2020 via mobile

Such a lovely little pub. Went for food with the family and was really pleased we did. The food was really good took a little while to come out but well worth the wait. The gourmet chips are the best you have to get a...portion.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 1 August 2020

I Loved my meal the best I’ve had in a braintree pub x well done the chef xxxx Nice atmosphere in pub xx

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 15 March 2020 via mobile

This is my local pub, it has never really been that nice if I’m honest it was always empty, not much atmosphere and lots of visiting traveller families however that is no longer the case. Personally I think it could still do with a few...more customers thru the door but the food here is now as it should be. I have had their burgers and they always come out as I want and the last two trips which were this month I had gammon, chips and eggs and it was about as perfect as I could have hoped. It was a nice thick piece of gammon and the eggs were cooked perfectly which is so rare for a pub these days but they do it like that every time I’ve ordered. I’ve tried the pizzas and my family have ordered the scampi and several other dishes which consistently come out well. Silver End is a quiet village and perhaps people haven’t been in for how it used to be but please take it from someone who is very fussy when it comes to food. The beers clean, the staff are friendly and the food is exactly how you would want it to be, I will keep going and I suggest you try it too.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 6 March 2020 via mobile

I done a review recently without sampling the food however i have returned with family and between us we had burger, fish and chips, hunters chicken and I had the best steak pie i have ever had. Everyone really enjoyed their meal. The restaurant was...warm and comfortable. Staff friendly and helpful . However dont be in a rush as everything is cooked fresh so there will be a bit of a wait but worth it . I highly recommend this restaurant.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 7 February 2020

I went to this pub a few years back same owner/manager when i had xmas dinner and there was a power cut had to eat in the dark after paying through the nose for a below par meal i went back recntly giving it the...benifit of the doubt. the carpet was so sticky my shoe nearly came off i also see some exposed electric wires i told some short tubby bloke about it the manager i believe only to be met with a hostile attitude as for the food i wouldnt bother. i have never eaten at such a badly run green king pub ever i would not advise eating here and is deffo not safe for kidsMore

Date of visit: February 2020
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Kempsboys, General Manager at Western Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2020

Thank you for your views but I believe you have the wrong pub as firstly we have just had a full refurbishment. We have also never had any issues with a power cut and we are a family run pub so don’t fall under the...More

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