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The Woodman

€€ - €€€, British,
155 London Road, Chipping Ongar, Ongar CM5 9QF, England
+44 1277 362019
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good27%
  • Average16%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“pork belly” (9 reviews)
“liver” (7 reviews)
“brie” (3 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 23:00 Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
155 London Road, Chipping Ongar, Ongar CM5 9QF, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

One of our favourite pubs to visit with our children & friends. Been going to the The Woodman for years. Great food and lovely kids area outside. Always leave satisfied after a meal here. Fresh, tradition home style food.

Thank Priti M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service was warm and polite and our order of soup of the day, squash and sweet potato was well flavoured, it was served in good time and it was hot and the bowl was filled. The Hunters Chicken although it looked good, the taste...More

2  Thank paulF5692MX
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The only thing that is homemade on the menu is the chicken pie. Everything else is bought in ready made. As a foodie I find this an insult, especially for what they are charging! Its cheap food. If you want good, hearty home cooked meal,...More

2  Thank Silver-spoon-me
Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

The food was lovely, customer service was great, I have been here many times as I’ll go many more! It would be good if they had more vegetarian options though.

Thank georginav158
Reviewed 16 May 2018

We visited the Woodman on a lovely sunny afternoon, great location, the gardens had lovely views over the Essex countryside with plenty of outdoor seating. We received a warm welcome from Michelle who looked after us throughout the afternoon .Usual pub menu, with all the...More

Thank johnpatricia4
Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

What a fantastic old country worlde pub full of character, a lovely big beer garden loads of tables outside but enough space so you still have your own space. The food is amazing and so well priced and generous servings !! the staff are excellent,...More

Thank johnmarney
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

I have been to the woodman on multiple occasions and it has always been a lovely experience. The food is home cooked and decently priced. The last time I went I had a Brie and cranberry tart which was fantastic! The interior design in the...More

Thank meditarabiansun
Reviewed 5 May 2018

The woodman is a traditional pub in the peaceful Essex countryside just to the north of London. Tradition is the word in the woodman with low ceilings, very comfortable furniture combined with great service and food. We ate there on a Saturday night and the...More

Thank Sara J
Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

A nice place with friendly efficient staff but the food was nothing special. Iv had better in my local cafe

1  Thank liveseywhu
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Visited the Woodman today with some friends as heard it does a terrific Sunday lunch. Although the food was well presented it was bland and tasteless and they definitely use frozen roast potatoes and veg despite what they advertise. Very embarrassing for us as we...More

1  Thank Eccles38
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shelagh p
16 October 2017|
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Response from steved1974 | Reviewed this property |
look up the woodman on restaurants, then click on write a review shelagh.
Ray F
31 August 2015|
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Response from Karen G | Reviewed this property |
Hi are you referring to the Louis imperial hotel in Cyprus if so you do not have to hire any towels you are given them for a small deposit when you arrive and you can have them changed every couple of days hope this helps
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 155 London Road, Chipping Ongar, Ongar CM5 9QF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Ongar  >  Chipping Ongar
  • Phone Number: +44 1277 362019
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