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The Dog and Gun

Boreham Road | Little Waltham, Chelmsford, England
+44 1245 360211
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Ranked #30 of 252 restaurants in Chelmsford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $17 - $68
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night
Description: The perfect place to unwind with a glass of something chilled and enjoy delicious, freshly cooked food with family and friends. Our food is cooked entirely from scratch using fresh, seasonal produce. We have selected a range of fine wines, beers and spirits to accompany our menu. When the weather is good, guests can dine on the terrace which is covered with huge umbrellas and super-efficient heaters...Ideal for those long lazy al fresco lunches! PS...Whilst bookings are not mandatory they are strongly recommended. Email reservations are not a definite booking unless we send you confirmation but we will try our very best to accommodate you.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night
Description: The perfect place to unwind with a glass of something chilled and enjoy delicious, freshly cooked food with family and friends. Our food is cooked entirely from scratch using fresh, seasonal produce. We have selected a range of fine wines, beers and spirits to accompany our menu. When the weather is good, guests can dine on the terrace which is covered with huge umbrellas and super-efficient heaters...Ideal for those long lazy al fresco lunches! PS...Whilst bookings are not mandatory they are strongly recommended. Email reservations are not a definite booking unless we send you confirmation but we will try our very best to accommodate you.
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  • English first
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English first
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

Visited here on a Friday lunchtime. Very well presented grounds, a lovely day, so we sat outside. Service was friendly and welcoming. We shared pork crackling twigs to start with - cooked just right - tasty and crunchy, without fear you might break your teeth! I had the sausages which were very tasty and of a good quality. My wife... More

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 NEW

This restaurant is just superb. Dined here at the beginning of last week and can only report to have had another excellent meal. Service brilliant and would recommend to anyone. "so worth a visit. Thanks.......

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

We'd left booking until the day before but they still managed to squeeze us in at 12.30pm. The helpful manager and chef accommodated my daughter's vegan diet with some slight adjustment to the mushroom risotto from the menu and kindly made special a fruity dessert - it was important to let them know she was vegan in advance...but it's all... More

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Chelmsford
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Just back from a first time lunch at the Dog and Gun after reading review in Exquisite Essex. We were not disappointed. Lovely patio area - sun trap but must say tables a little annoying for taller peeps due to design leaving little leg room but heh I'm being picky. Our server was friendly and service was smooth and quick... More

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Braintree
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

10 for us came for a fantastic meal over the weekend , food was amazing and the service was spot on - had a few more real ales than I should have lol. They even had an little kids bit in the garden . Thank you .

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Witham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The restaurant is very nicely decorated, food was nice, service could be improved, little things like having no salt and pepper on the table and wasn't offered so we had to ask for it. Also service was not particualarly fantastic.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I visited for the second time since Easter this week with my immediate family for an evening meal and a catch up with each other. Food was great again and served fairly quickly by friendly welcoming staff . Prices were still reasonable for the quality and was nice to kick back and relax without feeling rushed

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We drove out to The Dog and Gun and got there just before 6pm last night. On arrival the restaurant was buzzing in the 'al fresco' area as it was a beautiful day, but there were still plenty of empty tables, however when I asked if we could have a table for 4, I was told they stopped serving at... More

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Dined on Sat night and although the food was lovely it is the same menu since it opened. Please change the menu and make it more seasonal. The service was excellent by our waitress and the food, wine was lovely I just need something new.

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Chelmsford
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I have very fond memories of the original restaurant and this is my second visit since it's been taken over. First go wasn't great but a friend said they had settled in and it was much improved. I found the staff friendly and there was a good atmosphere but the main event - the food- was a huge letdown. I... More

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