The Greyhound

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23 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 23 People Are Saying
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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

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

C
London
37 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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
London
7 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

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.

S
Essex
4 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Early Christmas dinner

OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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
Essex
3 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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

OT
Essex
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tasty and easy going with my young children

JH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

AH
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

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
Essex
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

m
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Awful experience

SY
London
9 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

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

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

LB
Essex
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2017
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

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
Essex
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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

AB
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

D
Essex
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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
Essex
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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
Essex
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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.

C
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2016
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

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
Essex
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
Essex
4 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

HE
Essex
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!