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“Food exceptional quality & presentation” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Spotted Dog

The Spotted Dog
Bishops Green | Barnston, Great Dunmow cm6 1nf, England
01245 231598
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Ranked #1 of 37 Restaurants in Great Dunmow
Price range: $0 - $56
Cuisines: Seafood, British
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
London
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Food exceptional quality & presentation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This restaurant was recommended, which is always good and it did not disappoint. Small country pub atmosphere, friendly staff, food of exceptional quality and presentation, we had the smoke pigeon and Parma ham, monkfish and chilli prawns followed by gingerbread parfait, all excellent. food is outstanding, will definitely be visiting again.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Braintree, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Excellent service and menu”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

The reason The Spotted Dog is number 1 is because everything is first class. The food is consistently very good, nicely presented and servered in pleasent surroundings. The landlady has excellent customer service skills and this makes the whole experience a pleasure.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Excellent all round”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013 via mobile

I found this place whilst cycling and popped in to top up on water. the owner was so acvomodating and friendly I thought I should book a table for lunch.

In brief, the food was amazing and the service great. We sat outside in a perfect setting with glorious sunshine. Will definitely be back.

Thanks so much Spotted Dog

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Essex England
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Definitley a Great Find”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013 via mobile

Was recommended by friends and was suprised to find out it was only ten minutes away,

From taking the booking to calling us a cab the service from the staff was impeccable.

Food was Michlen quality we all enjoyed every course, I would recommend the calves liver and bacon with Horsradish mash. Wines are great quality as well.

A great find and will definitely be returning on a regular basis.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Essex
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Saturday Lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Having read some of the previous reviews, my Wife and I were keen to visit The Spotted Dog. We lunched there last Saturday. It was a warm day, but it was cool and relaxing in the restaurant with interesting art work and friendly staff. We had three courses from the Summer Madness Menu, all of which were tasty and well prepared. The only slight disappointment/surprise is that they don’t serve cappuccino, and (to a lesser extent) Budweiser.

In view of the dearth of photos of The Spotted Dog that are currently on the site, I’ll let our photos complete this review.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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