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The Leather Bottle, Ingatestone, Essex

The Leather Bottle

4.5
4.5
45 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.


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2 people

19:00


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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Mon–Sat 12:00–17:00 Sun 12:00–18:30 Dinner Mon–Sat 17:00–20:30
  • Phone number
    01277 821891
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Area
    Brentwood
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 45 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

45 Reviews
  1. JaneR

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Starters ok had better prawns cocktails Felt rushed Brought mains out to quick Literally 7 mins after starters Deserts and staff Cannot fault

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  2. AndyC

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Once again not disappointed. Food service all very good. Introduced new friends who absolutely loved it. Even had enough fir a doggy bag for their Mutleys.

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  3. NdianeD

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was delicious Service was excellent The pub itself was quite noisy Our table for 2 was between a 4 & 6, I would have preferred to be in a quiet corner 3 courses, drinks plus wine & coffee £120 so very reasonable Love the village feel too

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  4. ClaireG

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 October 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Mixed thoughts from the 4 of us. One has calves liver and enjoyed it, two had prawn linguine and said it was ok, I had the burger and fries and left 95% of it. The burger was over cooked and very bland, the cheese was barely there and the bacon tasted plasticky. I didn’t want to complain was was enjoying the company but the waitress happily took the plate away without asking if everything was ok and to me that isn’t right. Lovely place otherwise just won’t be returning.

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  5. Alexandra

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 October 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The most beautiful village pub, the most delicious food, cannot fault a single thing. The chocolate and Oreo brownie was especially outstanding! Served by Melanie who was an absolute delight! Super friendly, engaging and knew the menu.

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  6. leighl

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 October 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another beautiful meal from this lovely pub. First class food, staff and service. Would'nt hesitate to recommend

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  7. MarosK

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 October 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome food, lovely staff, great place for spending time with family and friends.

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  8. Sinaj

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 October 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Marvellous service . In future would not eat in the bar, really noisy and could hardly hear ourselves talk

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  9. ShaunM

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 October 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food (turkey roast) no room left for sweet.

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  10. DoreenL

    Essex

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 9 October 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed our meal at the Leather Bottle in Blackmore yesterday evening, the food was good and the staff were very friendly and efficient . Would definitely go again.

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  11. LesleyH

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 September 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time here and mum and I really enjoyed it. Loved the restaurant and although we didn’t go outside, the area looked great. Thought this would be a great place for a small and intimate wedding reception . Even had an outside bar area. Thank you 😊

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  12. MichaelaR

    Essex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 September 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service food excellent staff all friendly had smiles on there faces nothing to much trouble

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  13. HelenH

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 September 2021

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    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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  14. LAURAL

    Essex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 September 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    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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  15. SusanT

    Essex

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 August 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous as always ... lovely friendly service Good food Clean and lovely setting Dog friendly tables Highly recommend

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  16. Julie

    Berkshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 21 August 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Really nice food and friendly staff. The menu is varied too.

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  17. TracyR

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 August 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    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

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 August 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Anniversary lunch was superb. Had a wonderful time. Looking forward to going back. Great for people with food intolerances.

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  19. JonV

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 1 August 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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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  20. PeterM

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good. Most enjoyable meal. Would recommend to others.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    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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  22. StellaZ

    Essex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 July 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect evening, wry nice food and great service

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  23. StephI

    Essex

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 July 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    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

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  24. JaneR

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 June 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food as it always is Lovely village pub Excellent service Food was amazing

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  25. Floss

    Essex

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 June 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    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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  26. Chloe

    Essex

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always lovely at the Leather Bottle and the staff are so lovely

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Gorgeous food & super friendly staff

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  28. TerryD

    Essex

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2021

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    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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  29. NickiB

    Essex

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 June 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely meal can highly recommend the cauliflower wings!! We were very well looked after by Kelly

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  30. WendyD

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 9 June 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious and beautifully presented. The Staff were friendly and helpful.

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  31. SteveW

    Essex

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 June 2021

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    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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  32. AshleyK

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 March 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and friendly staff Highly reccomended

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Essex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 March 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food at a good price in nice surroundings

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Essex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 March 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly staff, good food in a nice environment, what more could you ask for?

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  35. Lauraj87

    Essex

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 March 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    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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  36. Chloe

    Essex

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 1 March 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always love the leather bottle for a good pub lunch! Service and food is always outstanding.

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  37. JaneS

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service as usual, all the staff are helpful

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  38. JamesS25

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    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.

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  39. VyvianS

    Essex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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

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  40. JaneR

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 February 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food in a village pub Fantastic service and always extremely friendly

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

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

The Leather Bottle is rated 4.5 stars by 45 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Leather Bottle

The Green, Blackmore, Ingatestone, Essex CM4 0RL

Additional information

  • Area
    Brentwood
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Mon–Sat 12:00–17:00 Sun 12:00–18:30 Dinner Mon–Sat 17:00–20:30
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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