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“Good traditional pub”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Olde Dog Inn

The Olde Dog Inn
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Ranked #29 of 157 Restaurants in Brentwood
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Good for: Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Drinks, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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“Good traditional pub”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2013

I long awaited return to this excellent pub for lunch. Good range of draught ales and lagers. The food is possibly a little above average pub price, but the quantity and quality easily make up for the difference. For a wet wednesday lunchtime the bar was pretty crowded. There is a good range of bar snacks available, my choice, ham egg and chips arrived quickly and was freshly cooked. Others in the party had sausage and onion baguettes, which looked very appetising. Will certainly return.

  • Visited May 2013
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Grays Thurrock, United Kingdom
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“A new favourite”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2013

Went to the olde dog on recommendation from a couple of friends. Staff were friendly and couldn't do enough for us. Only called in to sample some local ales but ended up staying for lunch. Menu varied and interesting. Plumped for locally caught haddock and chips. Absolutely delicious. No room for dessert. Will definitely be back to sample pie of the day or the great looking ham eggs and chips. Or the Ploughman's.....or the whitebait......

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Jacqui E
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Good pub, nice food, freindly staff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2013

Probably the better known pub in the area is The Boars Head on the same road as this which is full of flash cars, stockbroker types & their kids-which is a bit more bistro in style.
However the Dog is more of a traditional country pub with a nice beer garden. I have been to the Dog a few times now. I have to say that the mid week menu is better than the Sunday one, but only because they are quite inventive on the specials board. Last visit was on bank holiday weekend in glorious sunshine.
Sat in the beer garden to have Sunday roast. You do get a big portion of food here for your money, and a choice of three roasts plus a couple of specials on a Sunday. Dessert, ok but nothing special on this occasion. Desserts are usually better, but I suspect trying to feed the five thousand on a bank holiday is a bit more challenging! It was a very busy day when we visited but the service was still good.
Nice friendly staff who are very welcoming. They do big food business here but not are part of a chain, so the food is a bit more interesting generally. Will no doubt visit again as it is consistently good.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank ac s
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Basildon
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Mixed Experience”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2013

Three of us visited the Olde Dog on a Thursday evening for a drink and some dinner. Beers are excellent and service warm and friendly. We ate in the resturant and two of us had the vegetable madras curry. It was very average and certainly not a madras. The risotto was pretty good however. Service from the sole waiter very good and professional. Overall a mixed bag but could have been better.

  • Visited May 2013
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Romford, United Kingdom
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“A true English pub experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2013 via mobile

Four of us went here on Saturday night, a very lovely pub, sells real ales as well, the food was lovely, I can recommend the scallops for starters, the fish risotto for main, and chocolate fondant for desert, really good potions, I was really too full and did struggle with the desert, but got there in the end, afterwards in the bar our partners tried out the real ales, and were very impressed, to our delight some chap came in with his cat on a lead, cat seemed well known to the staff who were happy to see him and made a fuss of him. All in all a very nice evening, the food was very good value, the staff welcoming and friendly would go back again, like next weekend

  • Visited April 2013
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