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Anvil Cross, Great Hallingbury CM22 7PG, England
+44 1279 504397
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: A Privately owned family restaurant, now in its 25th year. Excellent...
A Privately owned family restaurant, now in its 25th year. Excellent English cuisine cooked by the owner and chef, Robert Woollcott. Outstanding service with a friendly and helpful approach. Ideal for special occasions and we pride ourselves on freshly prepared home made food. Private Parties for all occasions catered for. Set in 7 acres of lawns. THE OWNERS HAVE NOW RETIRED AFTER 26 FANTASTIC YEARS AT WOOLLCOTT
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
THE END OF AN ERA!!!!!

Having been dining here for close on 26 years, yesterday's lunch was fantastic as usual, but tinged with sadness as Woollcott House closed their doors for the last time. I want to wish both Jane and Robert a wonderful well deserved retirement.

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 6, 2014
Hilton E
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Grays Thurrock, United Kingdom
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Grays Thurrock, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Having been dining here for close on 26 years, yesterday's lunch was fantastic as usual, but tinged with sadness as Woollcott House closed their doors for the last time. I want to wish both Jane and Robert a wonderful well deserved retirement.

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janewoollcott, Owner at Woollcott House, responded to this review

Thank you so much Hilton for your lovely comments they are greatly appreciated. We have had an amazing 26 years at Woollcott and loved every single minute of it. So many wonderful friendships have been made there over the years which will continue forever. Thank you again. Jane Woollcott More 

Crewe
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Superb lunch for a 60th birthday. Arrived in Abigail the Morgan Sports Car- a perfect setting for a perfect weekend

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Following our marriage ceremony on Friday our family and closest Friends celebrated us tying the knot at Woollcott House. We had previously booked and arranged everything with Jane, who along with her staff did everything possible to ensure a special day was a success. And it was!!!!. The food was lovely and whole atmosphere was fantastic. Well Done Woollcott House,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We saw Woollcott House on the internet when planning a 70th birthday party recently. The venue was ideal for the 50-60 guests anticipated with a good main room and small dance floor and good parking. Jane was extremely accommodating in facilitating our needs. Help was provided with providing a contact for a singing DJ (Excellent). We required a buffet. and... More 

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Hertfordshire
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45 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

I have reviewed Woollcott House on more than one occasion and always award 5 out of 5 - the food and staff are excellent Jane goes out of her way to make sure that everyone feels welcome and has an enjoyable visit. The restaurant is set in beautiful grounds and the dining room and conservatory (where we ate on this... More 

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014 via mobile

Nice setting in Essex countryside. Plenty of parking. Very warm welcome from the hostess. Excellent food and service. Highly recommend.

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London
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

We went to dinner on a Friday night and got personally greeted at the door by Jane who is lovely. The service was attentive, food was good. Up there as the best of the local restaurants in the local area, we would definitely recommend and will certainly be going back ourselves at some point soon. D&M Little Hallingbury

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England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

I had my 50th birthday party at Woollcott House and they could not have done any more to make my guests and I feel more special. Their attention to detail, and very 'human' touch made this utterly perfect. Everyone was full of admiration for everything that Jane and Robert did for us. The supporting team were excellent. Thank you so... More 

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

Recently had my 40th birthday party here. Fantastic venue as there is a separate bar area where guests can be away from the music. Also, at one end of the restaurant area people can have conversations without having to shout over the music. Food was really fresh and tasted superb. I had just over 60 guests and every single one... More 

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Sawbridgeworth, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

We had a great night at Woollcott House Hallingbury for our Christmas get together, there was 12 of us and we all had great service and food the entertainment was very good and he liked our choose of music too so we danced the night away.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Anvil Cross, Great Hallingbury CM22 7PG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Great Hallingbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1279 504397

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 23 - 35
  • Cuisine: European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions

Description

A Privately owned family restaurant, now in its 25th year. Excellent English cuisine cooked by the owner and chef, Robert Woollcott. Outstanding service with a friendly and helpful approach. Ideal for special occasions and we pride ourselves on freshly prepared home made food. Private Parties for all occasions catered for. Set in 7 acres of lawns. THE OWNERS HAVE NOW RETIRED AFTER 26 FANTASTIC YEARS AT WOOLLCOTT

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