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The Gate

74 Thaxted Road | Saffron Walden, Saffron Walden CB11 3AG, England
+44 1799 522321
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“pizza” (62 reviews)
“prosciutto” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
74 Thaxted Road | Saffron Walden, Saffron Walden CB11 3AG, England
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Reviewed July 3, 2015

We had a wonderful experience. The weather was perfect to sit outside. The service was great - and we had fussy guests with us. I had the fish, grilled and off the bone, and it was superb. Others had the rib-eye steak which was melt...More

Thank NikkiEssexEngland
Reviewed July 2, 2015

Second visit to this restaurant, booked a table for lunch with friends. We enjoyed our food all was prepared fresh. Nicely positioned with a reasonably sized car park outside and good outside seating if you want to eat outside in good weather. They make nice...More

Thank Getabout01
Reviewed June 17, 2015

We took an elderly neighbour to the Gate to celebrate his 83rd birthday - in the car park we encountered another elederly couple with a zimmer frame! The restaurant was busy as usual with young through to very old - an impressive feat. The melon...More

1  Thank AndyMcGonegal
Reviewed June 14, 2015

My only complaint about this restaurant is that it doesn't open on Sundays! Every time we visit we always have a warm welcome from the friendly staff. The food here is consistently good, and the prices are very reasonable. Cheaper than Ask or Prezzo and...More

Thank danilou21
Reviewed June 12, 2015

We decided to try The Gate having read earlier reviews, and we weren't disappointed. We had the prosciutto e funghi and Napoli pizzas, which were freshly prepared and very tasty - good value too. This feels like more of a restaurant than a pub, perhaps...More

Thank SandieRomford_Essex
Reviewed June 4, 2015

I visited this restaurant again recently with my family for a celebratory meal, and it certainly lived up to my high expectations of the place which I had from my past visits. This time, I had the 'vegetariana piccante' pizza, which was certainly one of...More

Thank Ananas1642
Reviewed May 17, 2015

I have eaten at The Gate on many occasions and always had a great meal. It is especially good in the summer, as the children can use up a bit of energy tearing around the play area, before dinner.

Reviewed May 7, 2015

It may not look chintzy and sexy on the outside but inside it is bright modern and spacious. Best spritzer in area ! The starters are good for a light snack and the seafood pasta is still the greatest yummy meal - my mouth waters...More

Thank netz46
Reviewed May 2, 2015

The warm spacious interior of this pub, with its light wood tables and decor, is a little like an Alpine chalet. The food was a very pleasant surprise, served promptly even though we were tucked away out of plain sight, by the wood-fired pizza stove...More

Thank Hanumana
Reviewed April 25, 2015

We have eaten here a number of times - the food is plentiful and really nice. The service has been flawless each time and very friendly. The cost is very reasonable. The only downside is that it is not in a beautiful location, but there...More

Thank thelittleburiers
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Jackie B
Hello, I have been to the Gate before in the evening, but was wondering if you use the same menu for lunch time or if you have a special lunch time menu. Many thanks
May 23, 2017|
Response from The_Gate_Andreea | Property representative |
Hi. At lunch time, the dinner menu is available and also a smaller menu with salads and sandwiches.
Bob L
I would like to book a table four people tomorrow Tuesday 28th march 12.30pm
March 27, 2017|
Response from The_Gate_Andreea | Property representative |
Good evening, thank you for your enquiry. I have made the booking for you. Thank you very much and see you tomorrow. Andreea
Linda D
Where can you park please?
April 30, 2016|
Response from Adrienne P |
there is parking at the restaurant and on the street outside
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $19
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 74 Thaxted Road | Saffron Walden, Saffron Walden CB11 3AG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Saffron Walden
  • Phone Number: +44 1799 522321
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