Pig & Whistle Restaurant

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£26 to £40
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British
A la carte lunch, afternoon tea, sun terrace dining, evening a la carte and Sunday lunch. Experience our warm, relaxed and cosy welcome to our restaurant in the Chelmsford countryside with hospitality and home cooked food five days a week.
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LC
Essex
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, lovely atmosphere and wonderful service!

JG
Essex
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable evening service excellent and amazing.will be coming back for Sunday lunch soon

RC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, very friendly staff. Lovely ambience. Well stocked bar. We will be back x

HR
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love it here, the food is really tasty and the service is really great too! Perfect for a Sunday lunch!

KS
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time visitors, couldn’t fault it, not that we were looking to. Food, service (always with a smile) value. Will definitely return.

AF
Essex
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and great food. Lovely atmosphere.

OT
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I hadn’t been to The Pig & Whistle before, and we certainly weren’t disappointed! From the moment we walked in, we were treated as though we were the only people there. We had a few drinks at the bar and were then taken to our table which was perfect!! We weren’t rushed into choosing our meal, and when it arrived, it was out of this world! The staff couldn’t have been nicer and we will definitely be returning for another delicious meal ❤️❤️

D
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Classic food done very well, the staff was on point would definitely recommend and will be returning xx

GB
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was a Lovely venue, with really nice food, good portions but not over the top, excellent service, attentive but not always at your table

ST
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A tardis of a place. A warm welcome and friendly service. The beef was perfect. Carrots and broccoli needed a touch more for the 4 of us. Looking forward to returning soon! Well done.

J
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been twice now both for celebratory events and we have been so pleased the food is excellent the ambiance fantastic and the service second to none. Be prepared for something special thanks to all the team
We will be back

C
London
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Nice decor, lovely welcome. Knowledgeable and friendly staff. Standard seasonal English posh pub type food. Slightly under seasoned and a little bland in places. Food well presented and portioned for the hungry. It was very quiet the night I was there so little ambience but probably better with a full house. £100 for the two of us for starter, main, two glasses of house wine and a gin - perhaps a little expensive but not something I would grumble about. Overall a nice evening.

OT
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful atmosphere, wonderful staff and service and wonderful food. Perfect place to celebrate my Mums birthday. The staff are so helpful and friendly. Couldn’t recommend more.

GT
Essex
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 4

Arrived 15 mins early but it was not an issue, they had a table ready for us within a minute, service was very good and the roast lovely, limited menu for Sunday , would definitely go there again,

GS
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and Excellent service would highly recommend

e
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The one disappointing thing about the Pig is the toilets which smelt of sewers ! Hopefully this can be put right otherwise perfect

DH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, lovely atmosphere, very friendly and attentive service. A proper "special occasion" restaurant!

SW
London
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an absolute pleasure to have Sunday lunch at the Pig & Whistle. Staff are always very friendly and always trying to top your plates up! Food is delicious and awesome drinks selection

SR
London
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for Sunday lunch and the food was great, friendly service and felt very welcome, nice touch to give you some cakes in a small bag to take away as well, we finished the meal with one of there amazing gin and tonics. Great service will definitely be coming back.

C
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, excellent service. Highly recommend the Pig & Whistle - you won’t be disappointed, especially if you love pork!!

CG
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food, service and value for money. We’ll definitely be coming back again soon.

BP
Essex
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

second visit to Pig & Whistle this is a great restraint which we could not fault
great cheerful staff
great food
very comfortable
what else would you want

RM
Essex
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our second time at The Pig and Whistle. Service was fantastic. Attentive but not over bearing. Food portions are generous and the dishes are well thought out and prepared well. Probably the best skate that I have tasted. Sits in between fine dining and your favourite gastro pub. We will be returning soon!

LG
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, great value for money, will be back!

D
London
5 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very pleasant experience, we were welcomed in and sat outside in the garden to enjoy a drink as we were early. It was such a beautiful day we ordered from the garden and the waiter came and got us when our food was ready. The restaurant is very quaint, we loved that all the guests weren’t plumped together in one room and spread out across the restaurant. We were made to feel welcome. The service was excellent, and the food was fabulous so much so we went for all three courses. Would highly recommend.

DM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing quality food and nice personal service. Love it here!

CM
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb in every aspect. Excellent welcome and service from arrival, lovely ambiance, superb food. Will be back again in a shot

RS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent evening on Saturday 14/9 really enjoyed our first time there, my wife & friend thoroughly enjoyed it, and we all thought food /service was excellent - thank you!

MS
London
4 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Great, friendly pub with good quality roast for Sunday lunch. Service was a little slow, but polite and friendly.

JM
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food and service as always thank you.
Will be back with my brother soon, his first visit.

CS
London
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful food and great service, can’t fault at all. Will definitely be returning for Sunday roast. The decor is lovely

S
London
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best Sunday roasts about! Definitely recommend. Lovely food and service.

Y
Essex
5 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, lovely staff very good value, excellent Sunday lunch.

L
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, very accommodating and offer a great dining experience. Food was of a great standard and we look forward to return again soon. A great little treasure !

Were great at making it special for our mums birthday

G
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Honestly the best restaurant! Loved it from beginning to end! Staff made up our table purposely so we could look at the lovely view, staff were beyond fantastic and the food was out of this world!!!! I have recommended to all family and friends! Looking to book again for a Christmas Eve dinner, can’t wait to go back!!

c
Essex
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb food, superb service, superb night out. Thank you

D
Essex
6 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff were really attentive without being over bearing. Food was lovely.
My only slight criticism was the music, it was not in keeping with he atmosphere.
But would that put me off going again ???? No it was a lovely place.

OT
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waitress we had was very pleasant, looked after our needs but wasn't intrusive as we were having a nice romantic meal. Food was superb, portions ideal, lovely surroundings, we look forward to going again 🤗

RW
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time customers celebrating 20th wedding anniversary. Booked online on the night with no problems. Restaurant is small but don’t let that put you off. The food is first class and the service is just the right mix of helpful but not intrusive or rushed. Great place for small groups and quiet nights when you want the world to go away and just enjoy good food and feel relaxed. Will definitely be adding this to my list of good food places.

a
Essex
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

most surprised service not good when previous visits was fine. coffee arrived cold.

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