Pig & Whistle Restaurant

4.6
560 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Cosy
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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AC
Essex
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a great time, the food was fantastic and the atmosphere was great. I would definitely recommend it and will definitely be going back.

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MM
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The meal was very nice although we were not offered any bread rolls which was disappointing for those who had soup. overall it was a good meal.

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B
Essex
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

After looking forward to the meal we were
disappointed
The starters were small and expensive
My Partners lamb was lovely my John Dory was to firm and the portion was small
The staff were friendly and helpful

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LM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Hospitality was amazing and food was very good. Definitely coming back again

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have an amazing experience having dinner here! The staff are incredible the service outstanding and the food is always delicious.
Thank you Brendan and team for always making our evening delightful, Ashley had a lovely birthday dinner.

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JW
Essex
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

Whilst the food was very good, the service was extremely poor. We were ignored for the majority of the meal, starting from the very beginning when it took 20 minutes after seating to be given a menu, there was no eye contact from the waiting staff and we had a different server during every course. The food was good and if it were just for the food we would probably come back. The value has a poor score purely because it was Valentine's day and so the usual price hikes were in operation. The décor was nice, but the service left a bad taste and will mean we are unlikely to return.

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AL
Essex
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

Super food
Nice evening but room quite chilly which took the shine off

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RT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic food, friendly service and a lovely calm restaurant.

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AH
London
18 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous place for a night out with fantastic food. Been several times always same high quality food and service. Will be back again soon 😋😋😋😋

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W
London
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely staff and really tasty food.
The restaurant is cosy and nicely decorated.
Would definitely visit again

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B
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Warm and welcoming, service attentive and friendly. We had the sharing fish platter which was excellent. I had the cod and my husband had the lamb both were delicious it came hot, well presented and good size portions. For deserts we had the chocolate mouse with honey comb. We have travelled to many restaurants all over the world and this chocolate mouse was up there with the best. At the end of the meal we were given a little goody bag with marshmallows and choc biscuit squares nice touch. A little gem!!!

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HM
Essex
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A dining experience outstanding in every way, particularly made so by the delightful owner Brendan and his charming staff. Thanks guys for making my birthday extra special!

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j
Essex
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Me and my husband had a delicious lunch, beautifully decorated pub in the countryside. We choose the Pork burger and cod and chips. Both were great. I’d highly recommend the cheesecake for dessert, it was fab.
This isn’t a cheap Restaurant, but the food is all freshly prepared and worth the extra cost.

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VH
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

One of the best roasts I’ve had out. Can’t fault the food, it was delicious! Sunday menu is a selection of roast meats and all amazing. Would definitely recommend.

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E
Essex
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I don’t normally write reviews but an overall great restaurant with great service - will be coming back

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J
Essex
3 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Pig & Whistle is absolutely outstanding in all respects. Lovely venue, wonderful food and a creative and interesting menu. Service is great and you feel welcome and comfortable, with plenty of room between tables.

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JP
London
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and fantastic surroundings. Excellent staff and extremely tasty food.
Wow what a great experience we will be back

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IG
London
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good food & friendly staff, wine a little on the expensive side.

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GW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful family weekend lunch in a most attractive and cosy venue. The food was excellent: a fine selection of interesting choices, beautifully presented and using high quality ingredients. Service was attentive and charming. We will be back!

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JS
Essex
5 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic evening, couldn’t fault it. Would definitely return.

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OT
Essex
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and customer service. Was highly recommended and did not disappoint.

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J
Essex
3 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fabulous. Great food, wonderful service and lovely surroundings. Must be visited.

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MB
Essex
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was a great menu to choose from and friendly staff,definitely good value for money

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l
London
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

wonderful food and service. would recommend to anyone

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MR
Essex
38 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our second visit and we were impressed again. The staff are friendly, accommodating and attentive, but not over the top.

The food again was superb, the starters so beautifully presented and great tasting to boot. I highly recommend the salmon and himself said that the scallops were the best he’d ever had.

The mains continued the theme, the steak was to die for apparently and my lamb rump was exquisite, both cooked to perfection.

For desert we had the sharing plate the chocolate mousse was to die for as was the honeycomb the pear poached to perfection the cheesecake so light and delicate, the lemon meringue, oooh I could carry on forever.

Definitely going to be returning in the near future.

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AB
Essex
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and atmosphere. Will certainly come back again. Definitely recommend.

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S
Hertfordshire
5 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

50th birthday lunch

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DB
London
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an outstanding meal at the Pig & Whistle and was truly looked after.

I would recommend this restaurant 100%.. a very good find.

Fresh food and great staff.

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SS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time visit and what a gem. Would highly recommend to those who like to eat quality food with a twist. Have already made our next reservation

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OT
Essex
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic Sunday lunch

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SD
Essex
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service and a wonderful atmosphere Thank you.

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c
Essex
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

busy (allways a good sign ) but very friendly. good menu and excellent service. car park a bit potholed and restaurant could have been a little warmer, starters / deserts slightly over priced but mains excellent. Generally a worthwhile experience.

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NT
Essex
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great authentic British food served in rustic setting

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T
Essex
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food , very attentive staff, very relaxing atmosphere, never hurried a really enjoyable experience, we will definitely be back .

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SM
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very much enjoyed the food, however the room where we were seated was very cold and that made us slightly uncomfortable.

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a
Brighton
10 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really lovely meal - the food was brilliant, the service excellent and friendly, and good value to boot. If only we lived nearer, we’d be here a lot.

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R
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took the family for a celebration and goodbye dinner, was really lovely

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J
Essex
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic New Year's Day lunch with a friend. A little pricey and one of the desserts was very small (cheesecake) but otherwise the food was excellent. A wonderful venue, would highly recommend.

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GC
Essex
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

We’ve eaten here many times and the setting is lovely. Normally the food is very good but we were very disappointed eating on a Sunday evening. We were not aware on booking that the Sunday lunch limited menu would still be in place in the evening and the menu was very limited indeed.

The Camembert starter was lovely but the roasts were pretty tasteless especially the mushroom wellingtons. The sticky toffee pudding was burnt and dry.

Service was also unusually poor too and it took over 10 minutes to even get menus. Brendan the excellent host wasn’t around and the whole thing felt like the end of a long shift. Such a shame.

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