We turned up around 3 p.m., looking for a late lunch after a long journey back to Essex. The sign outside said 'Food until 2 p.m.' but we went in and asked anyway.
The barman checked with kitchen and they agreed to cook for us, anything we wanted from the menu or specials board. Can you believe that!?
The food was truly excellent: a plate of scampi with more chips than we could cope with; two plates of liver and bacon, huge portions of perfectly cooked food, as good as anything you'll prepare at home. And the onion gravy was superb.
We weren't rushed or made to feel uncomfortable, quite the opposite. A roaring real log fire was so good on a cold day and the atmosphere of this traditional pub reminded us of how good pubs can be if they work hard at it.
This place is on a main road out of Dunmow with plenty of parking. What a welcome surprise for us - we'd recommend it!
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