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About Pig & Whistle Restaurant

Lunch light bites, sun terrace dining, evening specials menu & generous Sunday carvery.
Experience our warm, relaxed and cosy welcome in our restaurant in the Chelmsford countryside. Hospitality and home cooked food five days a week.

Pig & Whistle
Chignal Road, Chignal Smealey
Chelmsford, Essex CM1 4SZ
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
British, European

Hours of Operation:
Wednesday -Saturday: 12:00 - 15:00 and 18:00 - 21:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 21:00

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
£26 to £40

Payment Options:
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
01245 443186

Website:
http://www.pigandwhistlechelmsford.uk/

Public Transport:
Nearest bus stop opposite Pig and Whistle Restaurant

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Outdoor dining , View, Wine

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Pig & Whistle Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Cosy (103)
Special Occasions (99)
Good for a Date (91)
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Good for Birthdays (81)
Sunday Lunch (80)
Quiet Conversation (80)
Romance (79)
Good for Anniversaries (77)
Worth the Drive (76)
Fit for Foodies (54)
Lunch (50)
Scenic View (43)
Creative Cuisine (42)
Comfort Food (41)
Neighbourhood Gem (34)
Authentic (32)
Casual (30)
Local Ingredients (29)
Group Bookings (25)
Great Beer (21)
Seasonal (20)
Business Meals (18)
Good Vegetarian Options (16)
Child Friendly (14)
Notable Wine List (13)
Fun (12)
Brunch (11)
Outdoor Eating (11)
Hot Spot (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Healthy (6)
Afternoon Tea (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Outstanding Value (4)
Vegan (4)
Bar Seating (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Happy Hour (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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service5
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 (London)·Dined 5 days ago

splendid restaurant, friendly staff, great owner who is there through out service.
Always happy to chat to customers.
Marvelous food and wine selection.
Not cheap but worth it.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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food5
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value4

 
·Dined on 3 December 2017

Our friends game from Kent ,they thought the meal was excellent as we did

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Sunday Lunch
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food5
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value4

 
·Dined on 1 December 2017

Was possibly one of if not the best steak I've ever had and the waiter was fantastic

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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service5
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 (Essex)·Dined on 23 November 2017

Wow. I’m so happy we booked here, what a wonderful experience from start to finish. The food was fine dining in a wonderful, cosy setting with perfect staff to suit! Please eat here; it’s beautiful!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Vegan, Casual, Scenic View, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Paleo Friendly, Organic, Notable Wine List, Quick Bite, Comfort Food
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food2
ambience5
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·Dined on 23 November 2017

Everyone was amazingly friendly and made sure we were well taken care of, just a shame about a lack of options to the menu (very standard) but food presentation was good.

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food5
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·Dined on 15 November 2017

Recommended by a friend n went fir a special occasion. Lovely atmosphere. Loved trying the selection of gins!foid all very tasty especially the pigs cheeks

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
ambience5
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 (London)·Dined on 10 November 2017

A true gem ... lovely restaurant and staff. Great time had

Tags: Fun, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
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service5
value5

 
·Dined on 5 November 2017

Really tasty carvery Sunday evening, would definitely visit again, thanks!

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on 5 November 2017

Absolutely fantastic Sunday lunch carvery. Surprised we had space for the Lemon Meringue 😃😋👍🏼⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Tags: Comfort Food, Romantic, Good for Groups, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Great Beer, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
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·Dined on 4 November 2017

What a lovely restaurant from the minute you walk in the door was greeted and taken to our table lovely decor and very friendly staff could not do enough for us food was very good we will be revisiting again to have Sunday lunch

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on 4 November 2017

Never had a bad meal here, and great bunch of staff

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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food5
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value4

vip
 (London)·Dined on 28 October 2017

It was my first time eating here with my family and I took the recommendation from Open Table. The lady serving us could not have been more helpful and she interacted really well with our two children.
She was very friendly and allowed us time to consider what we wanted to eat and drink.
There was not a children's menu but without asking she arranged for a smaller portfolio for my 8 year old son and reduced the price which was a lovely touch.
The food was very good and the adult portion sizes were very generous.
I would definitely re-visit and I have already recommended to friends to go there and eat.

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch
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food5
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service5
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 (London)·Dined on 28 October 2017

Great food and service at good prices . Location out in the country side was great. Very cosy , clean and lovely decor. I will def be visiting again soon.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Authentic, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea, Business Meals, Casual, Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Cozy, Vegan, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Healthy, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
·Dined on 25 October 2017

This was a business meal to thank my team for their work. Food was excellent. Service and hosts were very friendly and they were attentive without being overbearing. We all thoroughly enjoyed our evening. The only minor downside was that the restaurant seemed to be in a state of refurbishment. However this did not detract from the wonderful evening we had.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on 22 October 2017

Beautiful food, great service we had a lovely time

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food
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food4
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 22 October 2017

Lovely location in the countryside. The pub itself is cosy and with a friendly, relaxed atmosphere and lovely attentive staff. The Sunday lunch was great, a lovely way to celebrate my Mum’s birthday.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Cozy
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food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 22 October 2017

Really fantastic food and service! The staff are happy to have some banter and go above and beyond expectations!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Authentic
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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (Essex)·Dined on 20 October 2017

A last minute meal with the Mrs, as always a warm welcome with a friendly smile from the staff. As always.
Food was fantastic, drink always good with a wide selection of wines and spirits.
Wonderful ambience, a truly special place.

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food5
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service5
value4

 
·Dined on 13 October 2017

Great food and friendly staff. Very nice decor and atmosphere. Great for a quiet evening, tasty food and relaxes dining.

Tags: Good for a Date
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food5
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·Dined on 11 October 2017

Great night out and great food, service was fantastic

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion
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food5
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service5
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·Dined on 7 October 2017

We have been to the pig and whistle on several occasions and it has never let us down, you can relax ,your not hurried, friendly staff and attentive and great food, the decore is so nice candles alight in the evening and so many, the place is clean and very well presented I would have no hesitation in recommending the Pig and Whistle to anyone, I cant fault it.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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food5
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 (Essex)·Dined on 4 October 2017

Fantastic evening with great food, wine and service. Highly recommended whether you want to grab some lunch or enjoy a lovely romantic a late carte evening meal

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic
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food5
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value4

 
·Dined on 4 October 2017

Really nice evening and we were looked after so well.

Tags: Fun
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 1 October 2017

An excellent first time visit. What great decor and not ambience. The food lived up to the surroundings and certainly one of the best Sunday Lunch locations in the area.
We will be back to try the mid week dinners in very near future!

Tags: Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Casual
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food5
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service5
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·Dined on 29 September 2017

My partner and I had an excellent time, food was amazing, service was exceptional, will recommend & return again. 5 star place.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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food5
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 (Essex)·Dined on 27 September 2017

This little gem never fails to impress me - just love everything about The Pig and Whistle. The staff are second to none x

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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food5
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value4

 
 (Essex)·Dined on 24 September 2017

This lunch with friends was the second occasion we were lucky enough to sample the delights of The Pig & Whistle. The ambience, service and of course , the food were, again, exceptional. Whilst not the cheapest Sunday lunch in the Chelmsford area it is, in my opinion, the best.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Essex)·Dined on 24 September 2017

Had a fabulous time at our family birthday meal, can't praise enough.
All staff were super friendly & helpful with out being in your face or buzzing like flies.
Food was sensational, my lamb was so tender & flavoursome, not to mention the to die for roast potatoes!!
Loved every minute & can't wait to go again !

Tags: Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View
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food5
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·Dined on 23 September 2017

2nd visit in a week. This time with my children, and the eldest was off to University the next day. We all had a great time, the service is brilliant and food delicious. One of my favourite places to eat.

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·Dined on 21 September 2017

Would highly recommend . Food was first class surroundings comfortable and tasteful service was excellent but not too intrusive .

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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food5
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value4

 
·Dined on 17 September 2017

Interesting and cosy dining. Our Sunday lunch was excellent as always.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (London)·Dined on 14 September 2017

Lovely restaurant! Great food and service! Highly recommended

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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·Dined on 10 September 2017

We came here on Sunday as a late birthday dinner for the Sunday Carvery and you are made to feel right at home from the minute you arrive. The food is amazing and the staff are friendly and professional. The Pig and Whistle has lovely decor and is very cosy. We will be most certainly coming back and most certainly coming back for the carvery.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Romantic
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food5
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·Dined on 10 September 2017

Thank you , You've got real gem of a pub/restaurant . Had a wonderful Sunday lunch.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Special Occasion
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food4
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·Dined on 2 September 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed our first meal here. Lovely looking restaurant with great food but what really shone was the service. It's was excellent. Thanks Pig & Whistle. We'll be back.

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·Dined on 31 August 2017

very good food .and the staff were very helpful and quick and the friendly feel of the place was nice thank you

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Essex)·Dined on 30 August 2017

another fantastic lunch at this beautiful restaurant, the service as always is top notch so so friendly and make you feel like family , thank you once again until the next time.

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·Dined on 27 August 2017

Was a beautiful location, sunday roast was the best and the pub itself was decorated so well. Very girly, perfect for a date!
Will defiantly return.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find, Good for a Date
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·Dined on 26 August 2017

Me and my boyfriend are long distance, so when he comes to visit we like to go somewhere special and we chose the pig & whistle. It did not disappoint!

The ambience of the restaurant is incredibly tranquil, romantic and upmarket yet cozy. The food and drink we're exceptional (definitely recommend the sharpish blue magic gin) and probably one of the best meals we've ever eaten. The service was impecable, all the staff we encountered were welcoming, the waitress had a chat with us when she was serving us and nothing was too much trouble.

Overall I am so glad we chose this restaurant as it made my boyfriend's visit absolutely perfect.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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food5
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 25 August 2017

Fabulous as always

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