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“Simple grub in a nice pub” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Coach and Horses

Coach and Horses
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Brunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Sawbridgeworth, United Kingdom
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148 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
“Simple grub in a nice pub”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2014

Second visit since the changeover/refurb. Again a lovely pub with great decor and ambience but the food is so bland and boring - at a price too! Service keen & enthusiastic, drinks are good, there is a nice feel to the pub - just the food lets it down. The food is not of bad quality, just bit out the freezer and into the fryer. Try another Mcmullens pub - the Orange Tree in Sawbridgeworth. The difference of food is like night and day but the prices are similar.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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2 Thank Bankit111
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  • English first
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English first
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“What a great lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2014

We were visiting a family member in hospital but had arrived to early for visiting , so we decided to stop for some lunch first. We had been to the Coach and Horses before so thought that we would go there.
The new entrance was beautiful and fresh and the inside was modern but inviting. We decided to eat in the garden , the outside eating area was full of flowers and looked very fresh, They didn't have any cider but because of there great customer service it didn't matter. We both had the chicken salad which was delicious and sat in the sun in the garden.
All in all a great lunch in a great place .....thanks

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Denise T
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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“superb”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2014

The pub was refurbished - from an already pleasant place to eat - not so long ago and the food now is superb. Excellent atmosphere with good staff and a wide selection of drinks.
Garden seating, an open conservatory, and loads of inside tables from little nooks and crannies to the open area. Feels very homely but with a luxury touch as well.
Highly recommended.

Visited July 2014
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1 Thank mick s
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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Friendly, welcoming, nice atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2014

We had a drink and a starter whilst having a girly chat. The atmosphere in the pub is very friendly and comfortable with cosy corners and separate sections, making your visit just what you want it to be. Hilary served us and was very friendly, helpful and cheerful. Would go back just to see her! Well worth a visit for food or drink.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Joanne B
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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Disappointing service”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2014

We arrived at The Coach and Horses for lunch today. The table we were directed to had been cleared and wiped, but was still damp. We waited several minutes for a waitress to take the drinks order, then when we asked about the size of the portions of fish - two prices given, the waitress didn't seem to know how big they were. The meal was fine and so we decided to have a dessert. However trying to substitute tea for coffee on the mini dessert choice was difficult, even though tea is cheaper than coffee. I do not drink coffee. When the desserts arrived the cutlery had not yet been delivered, so my son had to wait to start his hot sticky toffee pudding. Just a little more attention to detail and waitress knowledge could improve this pub enormously.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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2 Thank Sue S
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