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The Ostlers

High Road, Horndon-on-the-Hill SS17 8LD, England
+44 1375 642463
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good19%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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British, Contemporary
$$ - $$$
High Road, Horndon-on-the-Hill SS17 8LD, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Visiting family in Basildon seven of us went here for a meal. We had a squarish table in the window which was perfect as we could all talk to each other and other diners were some way away. The food was of a high standard...More

Thank gabrielle_hall
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sunday lunch with friends - food was excellent - vegetables well presented - lovely starter - ran out of room for desert - service was very good -

Thank annettegaskin15
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were here on our first visit with friends having eaten in the sister establishment, The Bell, many times. Very modern minimalist surroundings. Food decent with the Lamb Wellington very good, house wine very drinkable and overall pricing very reasonable. Service was a little slow.

Thank Brian N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really lovely Resturant, modern surroundings, beautiful food. Couldn't fault it. The menu has something for everyone.

Thank sarahandrews21
Reviewed March 29, 2017

The food is of a very high standard, very similar to the Bell with the menu but the décor is far more modern. Lovely for a family meal or date night. Service was very good also, didn't bother us too much and allowed us to...More

1  Thank ellisecjn
Reviewed March 17, 2017

Very good breakfasts - cooked to ordered but we could have shared one because they are gigantic. Really tasty and arrived on hot plates (Other hotels please note!). Scruffy. Thank you.

Thank David L
Reviewed March 13, 2017

Visited The Ostlers for our first time on Sunday as a party of four. The ambiance was good, the service was good, but possibly we suffered from "Sunday". The restaurant was busy and very loud making conversation between four people difficult. The food was reasonable,...More

Thank Ian A
Reviewed February 19, 2017 via mobile

So much to say about this lovely place! I was totally impressed and one of my favourite restaurants I've ever visited. I have heard a lot of mixed reviews but I feel it is so underrated here and should be shouted from the rooftops how...More

2  Thank kirstydurkan
Reviewed January 30, 2017

We were invited to a birthday celebration at the Ostlers restaurant. This was our first visit and what a surprise. Quite often eating in a large party can be a 'hit or miss' affair, on the food front. This modern restaurant, right next door to...More

2  Thank y_monaghan
Reviewed January 27, 2017

We went to dinner with our friends that we see regularly, we usually go to the Bell but couldn't get in so we went to their sister restaurant next door. The staff were very friendly and welcoming when we entered. We all had starters and...More

3  Thank CoatbridgeRonnie
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Clare M
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January 13, 2016|
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Is there a children's menu or small portions? Do you provide gluten free options?
November 24, 2015|
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Response from Keith W | Reviewed this property |
Looking at the online menu, all the offerings have a marker for Gluten, Nuts & SeaFood - g, n, sf If you go to the bell-inn website (which is a company in the uk) there is a menu for Ostlers there. Having recently travelled... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$14 - $25
British, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Road, Horndon-on-the-Hill SS17 8LD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Horndon-on-the-Hill
  • Phone Number: +44 1375 642463
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Ostlers Dining Room is the new restaurant and bar at the Bell Inn, an award wining 15th century coaching inn. The restaurant has an informal atmosphere with oak scrubbed tables, a stunning Oak wood bar serving cocktails and a conservatory with views out to the courtyard and gardens of our boutique hotel. The menu changes seasonally and features contemporary twists on classic bistro food, that also includes a number of sharing plates. The Ostlers dining room is available for private hire and is ideal for an exclusive business meeting, small conference or a special Event for family and friends.