The Leather Bottle

4.5
34 reviews
£25 and under
Gastro Pub
With everything you would expect from a traditional pub we source all the finest local produce cooked fresh on the premises by our team of talented young chefs, including delicious imaginative homemade starters and deserts.

We offer an A La Carte menu or a Bar Menu if you would prefer something light and we pride ourselves on our delicious Sunday Lunch.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 34 People Are Saying
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MichaelaR
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service food excellent staff all friendly had smiles on there faces nothing to much trouble

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HelenH
London
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Poor value for money. The Leather Bottle would like to be better than it is, but it appears to lack awareness to be better than mediocrity.

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LAURAL
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

This was the second time we had visited the Leather Bottle in Blackmore and it didn’t disappoint. Lovely village pub with a great atmosphere. Food was good and service too.

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SusanT
Essex
3 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always ... lovely friendly service
Good food
Clean and lovely setting
Dog friendly tables
Highly recommend

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Julie
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Really nice food and friendly staff. The menu is varied too.

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TracyR
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a lovely lunch with a friend. Food was great can recommend the roast! Lovely quiet area. Friendly staff, good service. They had a pretty covered outside area which would be lovely too. Thanks for looking after us x

OT
OpenTable Diner
Essex
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary lunch was superb. Had a wonderful time. Looking forward to going back. Great for people with food intolerances.

JV
JonV
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had driven past this place a few times and always wanted to try it. I really wasn't disappointed. The staff were very welcoming, the service was great and the food delicious.

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PeterM
Essex
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good. Most enjoyable meal. Would recommend to others.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Have been a few times now over the past year or so and the food is consistently high quality for pub grub. The specials were just that, particularly the crab tacos, very innovative and hugely tasty creation. The staff are very attentive and friendly. Highly recommend a visit to this pleasant pub in a lovely location.

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StellaZ
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect evening, wry nice food and great service

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StephI
Essex
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

This was a last minute booking so we didn't know what to expect. We arrived slightly before our time but was shown to our table in the airy conservatory. There was a choice from their main menu and a specials menu. We ordered drinks and food, mainly from the specials as they were intriguing. The starter arrived quickly however the mains and wine were a little slower. I don't know if this was a staffing issue or whether things are more slow paced now. This was our first outing to a restaurant since the pandemic began so things may have changed. Overall a lovely evening with family

JR
JaneR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food as it always is
Lovely village pub
Excellent service
Food was amazing

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Floss
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was ok, not brilliant. Service a bit slow even though not many people in there. Nicely positioned venue with good interior. Staff were friendly.

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Chloe
Essex
4 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always lovely at the Leather Bottle and the staff are so lovely

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous food & super friendly staff

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TerryD
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Ordered fillet steak for myself and my wife not a good standard of steak very dry and chewy at £28 should be better
Will not be teturning

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NickiB
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely meal can highly recommend the cauliflower wings!! We were very well looked after by Kelly

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WendyD
London
6 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and beautifully presented. The Staff were friendly and helpful.

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SteveW
Essex
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Could have been bad timing maybe as there was a large birthday party going on but the service was very slow. Several times we had to ask, where are our drinks. table was booked for 15:30, left there at 18:30.
Roasts were ok. Roast potatoes were hard.
Would go back but not on a Sunday.

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AshleyK
London
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and friendly staff
Highly reccomended

OT
OpenTable Diner
Essex
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good food at a good price in nice surroundings

OT
OpenTable Diner
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff, good food in a nice environment, what more could you ask for?

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Lauraj87
Essex
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The look and layout of the restaurant waa nice. There were a few things sold out on the menu. The roast wasn't good. The gravy was really watery and the vegetables, especially the potatoes were very tough. The whole dish lacked flavour. The burger was nice and the mint aero brownie was lovely but the apple crumble wasn't the best. The service was quite slow and the server that served us wasn't particularly friendly or communicative. A real shame as it could be a really lovely restaurant and is in a lovely setting.

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Chloe
Essex
4 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love the leather bottle for a good pub lunch! Service and food is always outstanding.

JS
JaneS
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as usual, all the staff are helpful

JS
JamesS25
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice place , good atmosphere , good food, friendly staff....
only downside was the toilet , although very clean and tidy they only have one toilet for a number 2 in the gents. And that’s not enough for the amount of men in there. Especially when you’re nervous on a date.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Essex
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our local and even though we had a lot of family staying, we had no doubt that the meal and service would be anything less than excellent . Everyone said it was amazing

JR
JaneR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food in a village pub
Fantastic service and always extremely friendly

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CarlyH
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall2food4service4ambience1

Our first visit here as family live in Blackmore but we were sat in the main restaurant and the noise was unbelievable I have my mum and dad who are old and I couldn’t even have a chat with them I also had my husband and five year old and no one could talk! My head was banging with in five mins ! There was a big table behind us with 12 so I don’t think they should have big bookings like that or sit smaller tables in the bar but it spoilt the whole afternoon and the waitress was bit blunt in few questions I think older waitresses be better at this place as well rather then young girls as she wasn’t helpful at all .

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MichaelM
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience2

Service good - majority of diners
loud.
Very Essex.

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elainec
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

food was lovely ,although burger was average .otherwise v good ,would visit again

OT
OpenTable Diner
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, great company, good wine, great evening!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pie and mash was authentic with non brewed vinegar, white pepper and lashings of liquor.

FAQs

The Leather Bottle offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01277 821891.

The Leather Bottle is rated 4.5 stars by 34 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.