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11 High Street, Chrishall SG8 8RN, England
+44 1763 838792
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tue - Thu 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tue - Fri 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Showing 134: English reviews
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were traveling and in need of a meal, so followed the sign on the A11. The pub totally surpassed our "average pub grub " expectation, food, and service both teriffic. If this is your local then you are very lucky.

Thank 668boater
Epping, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had won a competition to eat here and came with my mum and her husband. Tucked away, the location and combination of regulars in the pub gives a lovely country feel that you dont see so much anymore (quoting my mum!). The pub and restaurant were busy it being a Saturday night so was a good atmosphere. Exposed beams... More 

Thank Vicky K
Royston, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Myself and my partner have been here a few times and twice in the last month. We both sat there on Friday saying what a beautiful place it was and realised I hadn't done a review for it. The food is always out of this word, whatever we order it's always done perfectly and the merlot is the nicest wine... More 

Thank Hannah G
London, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed April 16, 2017

Loved it all. Perfect pub with welcoming staff. A great menu, fairly priced and delicious. A great find and we will be back!

Thank J M
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed March 3, 2017 via mobile

We were a little party of 7; grown ups, kids and dogs taking a walk over the fields on a gorgeous winter afternoon. We stopped off at this picturesque pub for a quick bite and a pint and couldn't have felt more welcome. We were fortunate to be sat around their open fire and the kids and dogs loved the... More 

Thank Lottie B
Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed March 3, 2017

We have been here before so I knew we were in for a treat. The menu covers every thing that a person may want, from a light healthy salad to home made pies and mash. I had the pork belly, which was the nicest I have ever had. My husband had the beautifully cooked lambs liver and bacon. The vegetables... More 

Thank Erlik27
Saffron Walden, UK
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51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed February 22, 2017

Visited recently to try their tapas night (each Thursday). We usually avoid tapas menus or dedicated tapas restaurants because we are always disappointed (even in Spain!) but as we have always had fantastic meals at The Red Cow decided to give their tapas night a try. I shouldn't have been in any doubt that what we would recieve would be... More 

Thank 2GuysSW
Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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136 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed February 4, 2017

We visited on a wet cold day and were pleased to be welcomed by a roaring fire and very comfortable leather seats/sofas in the bar area. It was our first visit for many years so we made the mistake of ordering the sharing platter as well as fish & chips as the portions are very large and the sharing platter... More 

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed January 30, 2017

First time we have been there although only about 8 miles from where we live. Fab country cosy pub . The food was excellent as was the service. Good menu at sensible pub prices, and daily specials. We enjoyed and for sure we will return

Thank Den P
Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed January 22, 2017

What a lovely pub with amazing food. I visited the Red Cow with my parents after hearing glowing reviews of their food from them and will definitely be returning. I had the seafood tagliatelle, which was exquisite and look forward to trying one of their pies next time.

Thank Gimboid

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $30
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 High Street, Chrishall SG8 8RN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Chrishall
  • Phone Number: +44 1763 838792
Quintessential English, thatched country pub. Heavily beamed and roaring fires.
A warm friendly welcome is extended to all. We happily welcome well behaved dogs in the bar.
There is a range of real ales and lagers as well as cider on tap as well as a comprehensive wine list to accompany your meal.
We have a seasonally changing menu and daily specials are available for every taste. All freshly cooked to order.
All dietary requirements are easily catered for, please just ask and our chef will accommodate.
A beautiful north Essex village the pub is the highest in Essex and situated on the Icknield way walking route.
Cyclists and walkers are welcome.
Please book ahead to secure your table.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?