The Spotted Dog

Bishop's Green, Dunmow CM6 1NF
$$ English

Reservations

Business Info

  • Address: Bishop's Green, Dunmow CM6 1NF
  • Cross Street: Barnston
  • Cuisine: English |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Casual Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Car Park |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Cash | Apple Pay | Android Pay | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 01245 231 598 or 07940 376695
  • Features: Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Smoking Area, Winning Wine List, Lounge / Bar, Free Wi-Fi,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Business Dining, Meet for a Drink, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Vegetarian, Celebrity Spotting, Date Night,

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
Restaurant 12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
Restaurant 12:00 - 23:00
Friday
Restaurant 12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
Restaurant 12:00 - 23:45
Sunday
Lunch & Dinner - Restaurant 12:00 - 19:00
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.78 out of 5 stars based on 1108 votes

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 13, 2022
Sean R.
Great value and delicious food... only improvement would be to become dog friendly, we would come a couple of times a month if we could bring Betsy.

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Sep 04, 2022
Paul F.
Excellent

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Aug 30, 2022
Sue P.
We went for 3 courses and none were disappointing. Absolutely lovely food. Well cooked and presented. Best meal we've had for a long time. So many pub restaurants serve the same old boring "pub grub". I want something that I probably wouldn't cook at home. Highly recommend!

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 20, 2022
Kathleen A.
First time at The Spotted Dog! Drove almost an hour to get there based on the amazing reviews, and it was 100% worth it. Beautifully set tables, complete with candles and immaculate glasses and cutlery. Great choice of starters, main courses and desserts.Food was artistically presented and delicious. Happy to go back again even with the 2 hour drive round trip!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 24, 2022
LINDSEY S.
A hidden gem. Great food great staff

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 08, 2022
Roberto S.
The menu needs to be varied a little more

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 04, 2022
Paul T.
This is the first time we have visited since the new owners have taken over and it is a hard act to follow, but we can safely say the the food, service ambience is the same as the last owners. We will definitely be going back again soon.

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 16, 2022
Annette T.
Pleasantly surprised as they are new owners. The food was lovely and staff very friendly and attentive

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 14, 2022
Nicky F.
Amazing experience as always. Food delicious and service courteous and served in beautiful surroundings. Our favourite go to place. Mollie, and all the waiting staff are so friendly and efficient. Highly recommend a visit

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 12, 2022
Michelle V.
Wonderful boutique gastro pub. Food was amazing.

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 05, 2022
GARY B.
This was a "wow" evening out. The food was exceptional. We both had the Great Garnetts pork chop which was cooked to perfection. The coffee Crème Brûlée was fantastic.

Overall: 10/10
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May 11, 2022
Al-lan B.
New owners have taken over the spotted dog so thought we would support a local business. Service was great, food was great. My other half doesn’t drink alcohol so would be nice if they introduced some sort of mock tails but overall good experience so will be back.

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 28, 2022
Shagehjayne R.
Fabulous food and service love this place!!!

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Apr 25, 2022
Rosemary N.
Super venue and superb food. Service could have been a little quicker but efficient and friendly staff

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 8/10
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Value: 10/10
Apr 12, 2022
Ian H.
We had such a lovely evening on Saturday. The Front of House was extremely welcoming, the food was very good with a warming ambience. The only downside was that my first choice of the mains was not available. Would definitely go again.

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 05, 2022
ria d.
Came for the first time Saturday and have to say the food was beautiful … the vibe was just so nice and chilled service was amazing too .. highly recommend

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Mar 14, 2022
Tracy P.
Food was absolutely gorgeous.Great menu. We opted only for two courses as that was plenty, no waiting time. The ladies were very attentive and friendly. Eaten here before but under the previous owners, definitely would be returning.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 12, 2022
David N.
First visit and it will not be my last Pork loin was fantastic as was the chicken in Parma ham Great service and made you feel Welcoming

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 14, 2022
Karen T.
Lovely meal, friendly staff.

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 08, 2022
martin b.
menu similar to past hope new owners maintin same standards

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 8/10
Feb 04, 2022
Val S.
Love this place. Was last time as the owners are leaving

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 03, 2022
Chris G.
Never disappoints .

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 30, 2022
Steve M.
Fabulous food, great atmosphere. The owner is lovely and so are the serving staff. Lovely evening

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 29, 2022
Shelagh W.
We had a great evening at The Spotted Dog. The food was, as always, delicious and great value. The atmosphere was friendly and the service good. I am sorry to learn that it will be changing hands at the end of the month.

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 24, 2022
Nikki R.
An excellent way to spend a Saturday evening. Food, wine, ambience, service all exceptional. Well worth a visit.

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 24, 2022
LEE B.
Had a another GREAT evening at The Spotted Dog! Am never disappointed when we go out for a meal here! Everyone is super friendly and the food is top notch! Keep up the good work !

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 23, 2022
Terry G.
Excellent as always

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Jan 23, 2022
Mary B.
This is the best restaurant locally for miles. Food is consistently good. having a shared plate of lovely fresh veg is a winner. Cannot stand paying £3.50 for a few bits of broccoli!! £18 for 2 courses and £20 for three some lunchtimes and evenings makes it such good value and the choice is very good. Portions not so large that 3 courses will make you uncomfortable. Thank you Anita and Simon for this wonderful place.

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 22, 2022
Deanna O.
I love going to the Spotted Dog. Anita and the rest of the staff are lovely, so Pleasant and the food is excellent. Great value. I just hope when the new owner takes over at the end of February it doesn’t lose its charm.

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 27, 2021
Steve K.
Excellent pub. We eat out a lot and there’s nowhere within 20 miles of us that is better.

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 06, 2021
Alan L.
We had the Christmas festive lunch menu. The food and service was excellent. It was great value for money.

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 01, 2021
Ann J.
We cannot fault the Spotted Dog. The liver and bacon two of us had was tender, delicious and plentiful with tasty side vegetables. One of our friends had salmon and the other sea bass which were also spot on. The set lunch menu is definitely value for money and we'll be back again soon.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 6/10
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Nov 29, 2021
Lord and Lady D.
As ever, food wonderful……cracking atmosphere too

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 29, 2021
Paula S.
The restaurant was delightful with it’s welcome, we were shown to our table. The heating was just right and the wine waitress was swift to the table and took the drinks order. Next after a few minutes we were asked if we were ready to order which we were. The stater, main course, and dessert were of excellent size and cooked to perfection. We were asked by the waitress “how is your meal”. Definitely, will be going back in the next month. Have taken both family and friends to the restaurant over many years.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
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Value: 10/10
Nov 28, 2021
Leonie R.
This is one of our favourite restaurants, never been disappointed. Just a lovely meal and evening.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
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Value: 10/10
Nov 20, 2021
Patricia O.
Superb as always. The only small thing I would like added to the menu is a vegeterian sauce without cream.

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 15, 2021
Linda B.
The food as always is so good whatever we have from the menu. The staff are so friendly and we can’t think of how you could improve on anything.

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 05, 2021
Jackie M.
Lovely food and friendly staff

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 25, 2021
Harry G.
Gorgeous food, lovely pub and amazing service!

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 16, 2021
Judy W.
Everything was perfect, such a welcoming place

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 16, 2021
Rebecca B.
The food was great and the set menu was amazing value for money. I would highly recommend The Spotted Dog.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 09, 2021
Davina I.
Faultless meal in beautiful surroundings. Served by lovely staff. Would highly recommend and hope to return.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 03, 2021
Paul H.
Sadly we had to cancel reservation as our flight from Rome was delayed

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 28, 2021
Chris G.
An excellent venue with friendly, efficient service and great food.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 18, 2021
Elaine P.
As always, 10/10. Our local and our favourite!

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Sep 17, 2021
Robin C.
Outstanding food, service and setting. Wide choice of food from a fixed or a la cart menu. I come back whenever I can. Highly recommended.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 17, 2021
Richard D.
This was a long awaited lunch with a colleague I had not seen for 2 years, and I couldn't have picked a better spot. I liked the look and the layout of the pub and the staff were very friendly and attentive. We ordered from the set menu which featured 3 dishes for £20. Apart for it being a very good deal, I would have been happy with any of the choices offered. The food arrived promptly and was very enjoyable. I was also impressed by the Covid arrangements and felt safe and happy. I will certainly be visiting again.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 13, 2021
George E.
We were made very welcome, nothing was too much trouble. The choice on the menu was excellent. The calves liver was the best ever tasted. All in all a lovely meal.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
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Sep 11, 2021
Gill T.
Perhaps a few more vegetables and definitely some more potatoes. I had one on my plate. And my partner did not take all of the rest. There were not enough personally. However the food was very good.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 21, 2021
Gina B.
Great customer service and excellent food. Fabulous atmosphere. Love this place and highly recommended.