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The Olde Dog Inn

4.4
4.4
527 Reviews
£25 and under
English

The Olde Dog Inn at Herongate Tye is a picturesque Essex weather boarded inn. Known to date from the early 16th century, the pub has been serving good beer and food for hundreds of years. A wealth of traditional features greets you upon arrival with low-beamed ceilings, exposed fireplaces and a friendly atmosphere.

Once again The Olde Dog Inn has been voted by OpenTable diners as one of the best. Thank you so much to all our customers that dined with us and left a review.

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    English

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00–21:30
    Fri, Sat 12:00–22:30
    Sun 12:00–20:00

  • Phone number

    01277 810337

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

Menu

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What 527 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Essex

    Lunch

  • Essex

    Sunday Lunch

  • Essex

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. CP

    ChristineP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    I had the lamb shank with veggies, it was well cooked and tender, the gravy was lovely and rich and vegetables nicely cooked not overdone. For dessert I chose the lemon curd Eton mess, it was delicious but a little too sweet for me, so I left a bit, my friend ate all hers and thoroughly enjoyed.

  2. BP

    BeverleyP

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    We have had many lunches at The Olde Dog Inn and have never been disappointed. There is always a good choice and the food is delicious with decent size portions.

  3. SI

    SandraI

    Cambridge

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    The food was very good if a little overpriced. We love it here and are regular visitors, so will be back.

  4. I

    Iceman

    Essex

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Cosy and warm, friendly service food was good a little pricey would come again. Good outside space.

  5. B

    Boo24

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous food ! Friendly and welcoming pub . Were very helpful in catering for my allergy and I had lots of choices on the menu . Food was delicious and plenty of selection drinks wise . Staff were outstanding !!! Definitely going to come back !

  6. H

    Hanspans

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 9 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A proper pub! There were plenty of locals enjoying a drink and/or food, but we were made to feel welcome too. Delicious roast dinners and a children's meal of just the right portion size. Great drink selection and puddings, too. We'll be returning!

  7. B

    Bdurrant

    East Sussex

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 January 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Lovely spot with great value for money - oodles of main courses to choose from but not as much for pudding(3 only not counting ice cream scoops or cheeseboard ). There were 2 waitresses but I think ours was having an off day as we waited quite some time for drinks, orders, pudding and a coffee never turned up so we got the bill. Whereas the next table came 20 minutes after us, had drinks and ordered more less immediately and paid and left before my party- they had a different, more attentive and more empathetic one to us.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Essex

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 January 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Food was very good, had chicken supreme and lamb shank

  9. k

    kerryl

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience3

    Nice pub, homely comfy feel, staff were brilliant but I felt the food that I ordered let it down.for this reason I would visit again for a drink but wouldn’t eat there

  10. SI

    SandraI

    Cambridge

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 2 January 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    We eat here often and find the food is reliably good quality, if pricey. I had a delicious ham and cheese ploughman's, and others with me had a sausage ciabatta and spicy chicken sandwich, which were also very good.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely staff

  12. JP

    JoyP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 December 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Friendly professional service. Only had a sandwich, but quality was good.

  13. l

    lewisb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My family and I had a meal at the Olde Dog Inn last night. The food was great. The service fantastic. A really lovely and friendly atmosphere. I would highly recommend people visiting

  14. MH

    MalcolmH

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 December 2021

    overall2food4service1ambience1

    The food was excellent but the service was rather poor with waiting staff a little indifferent

  15. TA

    TAmber

    Kent

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 December 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Lovely traditional pub serving great quality food. We loved the Cajun dusted whitebait, which was served with plenty of tartare sauce for dipping. Followed this with sausage, egg and chips. Sounds simple, but good quality fried eggs, crisp chips and nicely cooked sausages make this a great dish. Definitely worth a visit.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing place an authentic country pub

  17. SL

    SusanL

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always like this pub and often stop off on the way passed but never eaten in it before. Will definitely return soon. Food was great, nice and fresh and tasted lovely.

  18. DS

    DSoo

    Essex

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic place to enjoy high quality food. Great atmosphere

  19. PN

    PeterN

    Essex

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 December 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    A cosy traditional pub with good food and friendly staff

  20. JM

    JohnM

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 6 December 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    A proper pub with a restaurant on the side. Nice selection of real ales and a varied menu. Would recommend.

  21. CR

    CRWarren

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Lovely food and excellent value and service. Have been many times before over the years. Only negative is that the loos are a bit grotty and need upgrading as does the inside and outside decor - looking a bit tired now.

  22. SI

    SandraI

    Cambridge

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 5 December 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We had a very tasty, if slightly pricy, meal. The Chicken and Black Pudding pie was lovely. To our surprise, it was not crowded at all in the restaurant, and there were several empty tables when we were there (2pm Sunday 5 December. We eat here regularly and can recommend the food.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 December 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    Great environment, food was tasty and hot, perfect.

  24. DS

    DSoo

    Essex

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food and superb customer service. Staff all very pleasant and attentive.

  25. BS

    BrianS

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good food at reasonable price. Only slight irritation was young child screaming

  26. KL

    KatrinaL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 November 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    Food was excellent, wished there was a larger dessert selection! Service for drinks at the table was somewhat slow, however, this is a great pub to eat at!

  27. BS

    BrianS

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very good food served by helpful efficient staff in pleasant surroundings.

  28. m

    mac5705

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    never fails to deliver, great food, great service fantastic atmosphere as allways.

  29. JA

    JoanneA

    Essex

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 November 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    Good was amazing but one the day we visited, on a lunch time the service was very slow ☹️

  30. MK

    MicheleK

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 November 2021

    overall2food2service1ambience1

    It was the first time we had gone there were looking forward to it based on the good reviews. Service was terrible - no asking whether food was okay when served, no asking if we needed more drinks and finished plates were on the table for extended period of time. Meanwhile, staff seemed to be messing around all over the place. Food was terrible - Halloumi fries were probably frozen, beef in the roast was tough and inedible and roast potatoes seemed re-heated. Food was ridiculously overpriced for what it was. Won't be returning.

  31. SS

    SueS

    Essex

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 November 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    a get together with friends which was lovely. However, I did request a round table, due us being a party of 8, and was told they don't have any.

  32. SI

    SandraI

    Cambridge

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 14 November 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Lovely meal, if a little on the expensive side. Table service was good.

  33. DC

    DavidC

    Essex

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent. Great choice and friendly staff

  34. LH

    LHgood

    Essex

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Could not fault the whole evening. I do think staff should wear masks though

  35. MG

    MelG

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 November 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience3

    Have been to the old dog for many years, always enjoyed the food and service sure to be back for many more

  36. JW

    JamesW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 November 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    Great food at a reasonable price. I recommend Pie of the Day. Will definitely be going back.

  37. k

    kennethw

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good service we all enjoyed the meal 😋 Parklng is good plenty of room

  38. MB

    MichaelB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 October 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Courtesy with Efficiency: Nice Bill of Fare, ample portions, served hot and by cheerful "Dog Friendly" staff....

  39. P

    Paul

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 October 2021

    overall3food5service1ambience4

    Food excellent we sat after finishing a course for 20 minutes plates infront of us with empty glasses nobody came over or acknowledged us, when I went to the bar to order drinks and ask for desert menu bar said well we are busy but it was because they were under staffed, menu was bought over to us by barman who left our dirty plates in front of us and cleared the table next to us our original waitress didn’t come near then after stoop a younger waitress she apologised that they were understaffed and took our desert order very disappointed

  40. LP

    LorraineP

    Essex

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 October 2021

    overall3food4service4ambience3

    Nice atmosphere nice food good table service, unfortunately not the exact menu as on the website when booked two days before.

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The Olde Dog Inn is rated 4.4 stars by 527 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.

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Google Map for The Olde Dog Inn

Billericay Road Herongate, Essex CM13 3SD

  • Area

    Herongate

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00–21:30
    Fri, Sat 12:00–22:30
    Sun 12:00–20:00

  • Cuisines

    English

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Private Lot

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

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