The Greyhound

3.7
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25 reviews
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£25 and under
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The Greyhound in Brentwood is a country pub oozing rural charm and rustic character. Our picturesque surroundings provide the perfect backdrop for savouring the hearty, seasonal pub-food on our menu, and the carefully nurtured cask ales and fine wines gracing our bar.

Whether you are planning dinner with friends or Sunday lunch with family, book a table online and enjoy some quality time with those you love the most.

A little Pub history
The inn was open for business during the First and Second World Wars, and is reputed to have been a haven for German prisoners of war. The soldiers, who were held half a mile away at the Costain compound, used to sneak to the inn where they enjoyed a few drinks before heading back to their camp.

Make a day of it
With its huge gardens is a 'drive-out' destination to be enjoyed by the whole family. We are a real country pub in the traditional Essex weatherboard style, tucked away down a quiet lane.
What 25 People Are Saying
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3.7based on all time ratings
3.7
food
3.5
service
3.7
ambience
3.6
value
Noise · Moderate
59% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipDanS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience4

Have been to this venue on many occasions and the food is always great. However, the service on Sunday was poor. 3 of us asked for the trio roast (turkey, beef & pork) to be told the turkey had sold out (at 3:30 on a sunday). We asked for lamb or something else to replace it but were told the whole dish was off of the menu and we weren't allowed 2 meats or a substitute. So 2 of us ordered beef, I ordered the lamb. The size of the lamb in comparison to the beef was actually funny - my 2 friends were laughing at the size of the meat portion specifically (the rest, veg, potatoes etc were fine). When we called the waitress over, she went to get the Manager. The Manager turned up to the table, puffed out her cheeks & said "I've been told to come over?" She really could not be less interested in this fiasco and had no interest in appeasing the situation. Essentially - it is what it is. We ate what we had and carried on.

It's a shame. Atmosphere & quality of the food was great. The service was pretty poor. Would have recommeded to people previously - I wouldn't now.

ER
ElaineR
London
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

My worst ever experience.
Table of 8:- every order had at least one problem.
Staff started by telling us what wasn’t available. We placed our order and waited. Over the next couple of hours the waitress returned 4 separate times to ask some of our party to change orders as their previous choice was no longer available.
Finally after 2.5 hours the food started to arrive. We chose to leave rather then eat the food served to us which was either raw, cold, or overcooked and mostly a combination of all these things on the same plate. Simply disgusting.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience5

I like this venue but appeared to be understaffed leading to delays in taking and bringing our orders. I have been visiting since 2013 and food is consistently good and value for money.
Staff are always welcoming

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vipCarole
London
38 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had lunch on a sunny Saturday afternoon with a couple of friends. The weather was delightful. Could have had a table outside, but the menu is slightly reduced and didn't want to be surrounded by smokers (unsure if they can smoke on the terrace, but didn't want to take a chance).

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
8 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Roast potatoes undercooked.
Nobody asked if we wanted another drink or if food was ok.
Empty plates sat on the table for 20 minutes with several members of staff ignoring.
Waited another further 15 to pay after we asked for the bill.

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Suze
Essex
5 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Early Christmas dinner

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
8 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

So disappointed with the food today. Loads of items missing, the special board wasn’t read out to us. Veg was hard and meat was fatty.

DL
DoreenL
Essex
4 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Had a good lunch at the Greyhound with friends for a birthday lunch. Good wholesome food and a nice atmosphere and reasonable prices

OT
OpenTable Diner
Essex
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty and easy going with my young children

JH
JonH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely venue, nice food and relaxed atmosphere. I would recommended this pub

AH
AnitaH
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Greyhound is a lovely tucked away country pub in Brentwood. Lovely food, service could be a lot better with more staff to avoid long waits in between courses, drinks and paying.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Essex
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and well presented. Staff were friendly and helpful. Waitress was particularly good. Lovely setting and good outside space. Will definitely return!

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mandyjayb
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2018
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Awful experience

SY
SharonY
London
10 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2018
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Very dissaspointing . Service slow food arrived cold and had to be sent back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, cooked as requested, good service, nothing was to much trouble.

LB
LesleyB
Essex
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2017
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Very disappointed, had prawn cocktail to start prawns looked watery and had no flavour like they had just come out the freezer, I had an upset stomach the next day.
Steak was ok, coffee and dessert not very hot.
Young enthusiastic staff but not very professional and did not like being called lovie, sweetie.

ML
MagsL
Essex
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent service, friendly atmosphere, good food. Would recommend.

AB
AngelaB
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food was excellent with a wide ranging menu. Comfortable good service and reasonable. Perfect!

D
Deedee
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2017
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This was supposed to be a nice family lunch however the food was absolutely awful, no taste apart from the potatoes which were so burnt they tasted bitter.
The meat was extremely dry, we couldn't cut our Yorkshire puddings for fear of damaging the plates and when they brought my 2yr old grandsons pizza to him they gave "him" a PIZZA WHEEL CUTTER.
The manager comp'd the food and spoke to the cook, who became angry, aggressive, intimidating and unreasonable. And all this infront of 3 small and very frightened children. They said they had a new chef well they need to get another, and until they do my suggestion if you're thinking of visiting this place is DO NOT GO THERE

Only gave 1 stars for everything because you have to rate to review

OT
OpenTable Diner
Essex
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2017
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Not happy with the service, food was lukewarm on warm plates, potatoes burnt & cold! Beef very fatty & quite tough. Not very good at all. Staff very scruffy & not very attentive

OT
OpenTable Diner
Essex
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2017
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Our Open Table reservation was made 3rd February for Mother's Day 26th March 2017. My husband rang the Greyhound a few days before to confirm and was fairly rudely told that they had NO record of any booking and they were fully booked and so could not offer us a table. They were not sorry. They also said they did not take bookings for reservations for parties larger than 4 people!!!! Odd!!
We rang Open Table to ask them to investigate, they came back saying that they had not been able to reach the Greyhound initially but had been eventually advised that they did not have a table for us. SO WHAT IS THE POINT OG HAVING A BOOKING SERVICE THAT DOESN'T BOOK???We were credited with 3000 points! Pretty disgusted all round.

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Chris
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2016
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Having been to the greyhound numerous times I always found the food and general experience good. The last visit however was not so good. Food was average at best and service despite the restaurant being nearly empty was not great.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Essex
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first visit and I had a nice time food was great .Will return for more and tell others about this pub.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Essex
4 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took our friends for a lovely meal to celebrate their birthday and had a fabulous time!!

HE
HeidiEdwards1
Essex
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The management were friendly and accommodating.. the atmosphere is warm and welcoming and the food was delicious! A lovely place to go for a meal in a beautiful setting, highly recommend!

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The Greyhound is rated 3.7 stars by 25 OpenTable diners.

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