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The Dog & Gun - CLOSED

Boreham Road | Little Waltham, Chelmsford CM3 3NF, England
+44 1245 360211
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good20%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“chowder” (25 reviews)
“house salad” (5 reviews)
“lamb rump” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
Bar, British, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
Boreham Road | Little Waltham, Chelmsford CM3 3NF, England
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Reviewed 31 January 2017

This an expensive restaurant. It was very busy, with at least two birthday parties, but food was relatively quick to be served.The starters and some main courses were good, (lamb, fish and chips) and the salmon was ordinary. The desserts, however, were not brilliant. My...More

1  Thank cookacake
Reviewed 31 January 2017

I visited this restaurant with my husband to celebrate his birthday. The surroundings are nice and welcoming. We had a lovely meal and enjoyed a starter, main course and dessert. I had the chowder to start which had a lovely flavour, the lamb rump for...More

Thank mandys1965
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Had been wanting to try here for a while. wont be going back, just generally poor all round. Had an 8 o'clock table booked and after a quick drink at the bar sat down to be told they had run out of one of the...More

1  Thank richardthirkettle
Reviewed 25 January 2017

This was a first visit although I had watched the complete refurb it had a few years back and always promised to do so. Rather than being in the dog house for not doing so, we barrelled along for Sunday lunch. It boasts an enormous...More

1  Thank trebor1677
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Party of seven went for lunch new years eve. The food was gorgeous and the staff really friendly. I had the Dog and Gun salad for starter and it was lovely. Probably didn't make the best choice with the Hake for main as the Lamb...More

Thank Ann C
Michelle F, Manager at The Dog & Gun, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2017

Delighted to hear you had such a lovely NYE lunch. Finish your year off with a delicious meal. Hope you had a lovely Christmas and the new year brings you everything you are hoping for. The Dog and Gun Team

Reviewed 2 January 2017

Unfortunately my review is not a positive one. In previous years with family and friends our experience has been a very enjoyable NYE with great food, alongside great entertainment and staff attentive and professional. Sadly NYE 2016 did not live up to previous years. The...More

Thank joyhardy56
Michelle F, Manager at The Dog & Gun, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2017

I am sorry your NYE experience with us was not everything we hoped it to be for you. Hope you enjoy your new year and had a wonderful Christmas.

Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Front of house staff appeared disorganised and under stress. Restaurant not fully booked. Food abysmal: a plain slice of bread laid atop some prawns in sauce and some tired looking rocket leaves for starters. Mushroom Wellington which could have been brought in from Iceland (the...More

Thank anna h
Michelle F, Manager at The Dog & Gun, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2017

I am sorry you felt this way. We have taken your comments into consideration for 2017. Feedback is always appreciated.

Reviewed 27 December 2016

This was a good choice for a Boxing Day family lunch. The building has been tastefully refurbished in recent years which resulted in it being a very pleasant environment. Regrettably we were seated in an area slightly away from the main tables which lacked atmosphere...More

1  Thank johnpatricia4
Michelle F, Manager at The Dog & Gun, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2017

I am glad to hear you had such a wonderful time, I am sorry that we weren't able to seat you in the restaurant. You were such a lovely table and a pleasure to serve. Hope to see you again in the new year. Dog...More

Reviewed 23 December 2016

Empty with no atmosphere. Food mediocre to poor and some of the staff could do with training and refinement, Sorry, but I could not wait to get out.

Thank Oaklea61
Michelle F, Manager at The Dog & Gun, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2017

I am sorry you felt this way. Some of our staff are in the middle of training at the moment. Sorry this had an impact of you evening out. Hopefully see you again in the new year.

Reviewed 23 December 2016

Had 3 course Christmas lunch with family. We were all happy with our different choices, and the table was set out very nicely with Xmas crackers and the cutlery and glasses were all sparkly and clean. Staff were happy to accommodate request for some changes...More

Thank Mary G
Michelle F, Manager at The Dog & Gun, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2017

Sorry about the main that was not hot enough for you. We would have happily sorted this for you. Other then this we are glad you had such a lovely time, we had a lovely time serving such amazing people as well. Thank you Hope...More

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$13 - US$52
Good for
Groups, View, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 16:00
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12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Boreham Road | Little Waltham, Chelmsford CM3 3NF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Chelmsford
  • Phone Number: +44 1245 360211
  • E-mail
The perfect place to unwind with a glass of something chilled and enjoy delicious, freshly cooked food with family and friends. Our food is cooked entirely from scratch using fresh, seasonal produce. We have selected a range of fine wines, beers and spirits to accompany our menu. When the weather is good, guests can dine on the terrace which is covered with huge umbrellas and super-efficient heaters...Ideal for those long lazy al fresco lunches! PS...Whilst bookings are not mandatory they are strongly recommended. Email reservations are not a definite booking unless we send you confirmation but we will try our very best to accommodate you.
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