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The Vine Inn, Braintree, Essex

The Vine Inn

4.3
4.3
106 Reviews
£25 and under
English
Here at the Vine you will find both homemade and à la carte on our menu's. We also have a specials board and a children's menu. International events will be coming soon. Dine in our comfortable restaurant or for more informal dining we have tables in our bar area. We have al fresco too. Come along and enjoy the lovely atmosphere of The Vine.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    English, Contemporary European, Steak
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Mon–Sat 6:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Phone number
    01371 811822
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Georgia Boon
  • Catering
    We cater for special events and can arrange cold buffets to 8 course menus
  • Private party facilities
    Our restaurant is available for private functions also we have a marquee along with a garden bar that is available to hire for all your special occasions.
  • Private party contact
    Jacque Manning: 07958 376912
  • Neighborhood
    Braintree
  • Cross street
    We have a large car park at the rear of the building
  • Parking details
    We have 22 car parking spaces in our own car park at the rear of the building.
  • Public transit
    There is a bus stop right outside our venue.
  • Entertainment
    Come along for afternoon tea. Coming soon music evenings
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 106 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseEnergetic

106 Reviews
  1. katrinac

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    It’s changed ownership/management. There used to be an excellent wine list and imaginative food. Now it’s a bog standard pub.

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  2. PeteS

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2019

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    We have been lots of times and had excellent food etc. This pub has recently changed hands and gone down market in many ways I am sorry to say. Big disappointment in many ways. Can’t see it lasting long unless they address the problems.

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  3. Maverick

    Essex

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Not busy but table reserved & in a good position when we arrived. Meet & Greet fine, service prompt without being ott, food (incl burgers, sea bass, chicken) all excellent. Drinks fine, puddings excellent. Overall good experience and will visit again soon. Parking easy, loo’s fine.

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  4. MarkJ

    Essex

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely lunch on Sunday at the vine ,food was very good large portions,food was very hot and tasty ,the desserts were to die for ,the homemade cheesecake was a hit with one of our party ,staff were very friendly,and looked after us well ,your all doing a great job ,loving seeing the marks of Gerrard and Jacque on the vine

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  5. Peps

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambience, fabulous place for Sunday lunch. Really good value with a good variety of options on menu. Really good serice, staff excellent, friendly and helpful and really adding to the enjoyment of our visit.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Essex

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We enjoyed our first visit to The Vine at Great Bardfield. It’s been somewhere I have been meaning to visit for some time. The staff were friendly and helpful and I’d be happy to recommend and visit again.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Friendly waitress, excellent food, awful music

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  8. Sal1371

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Been to this restaurant many times and have never had a bad meal. My first choice fir a special occasion and great for a “I’m not cooking tonight” meal!

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  9. PaulineK

    Essex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious Sunday lunch thank you. Our son really enjoyed his GF vegetarian pie. My husband and I both had roast beef. Thick juicy slices of perfectly cooked meat and loads of vegetables.

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  10. Tina

    Dorset

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Probably just unlucky, but no fish or pie available that evening and unfortunately that was what we wanted!

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  11. stephens

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The waitress was very friendly and attentive, it was a monday evening just after half term so the pub had a little less atmosphere than usual. That said we enjoyed our meal; the only down side was the pie was a little burnt and the vegetables a little bit too al dente.

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  12. AshB

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere and service adapted menu to meet diatry requirement boiled potatoes instead of roasted. Food was superb and very good value

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  13. AliB

    Cambridge

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Really enjoyable meal celebrating my husband's birthday. There were 2 other people dining that evening who also had a birthday, so the staff sang "happy birthday" 3 times. The food was lovely - not over-generous in size, but perfectly acceptable - and delicious and nicely presented. The scallops with pureed corn were amazing. The staff were very helpful and friendly. The only slight downside was that we had chosen a table in the corner, opposite the door - and oh my, how many people go in and out and DON'T SHUT THE DOOR! Perhaps a stronger door closer would be appreciated - but will definitely sit elsewhere next time. Overall, a really lovely meal and we will definitely be back.

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  14. robertf

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had an extremely good lunch here yesterday. Great food, good choice of drinks and very nice staff in pleasant surroundings. The highlight for me was the ham, chicken and leek pie which had super buttery, crumbly pastry and a tasty filling. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience and will return again soon.

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  15. JanH

    Essex

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great meal in lovely atmosphere. Will visit again.

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  16. TeresaS

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great menu choice, wonderful array of specialty Gins and Beers, nice friendly staff - a really nice place to eat and feel totally relaxed

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  17. SoniaB

    Essex

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great visit...did have to wait an hour for main course.....Ok as we talked but .....

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  18. JenniferA

    Essex

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We visited on a Saturday evening, we enjoyed the meal and gin menu. Would recommend to friends and family and would return.

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  19. Elsie

    Essex

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    For the other reason I would recommend the Vine is, that I have to use crutches and always find that the vine is so helpful when It comes to finding the appropriate seating situation. Therefore the whole experience was really good Try Sunday lunch, you will never go anywhere else.

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  20. debraB

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food and service was excellent , it was nicely decoarated and clean.

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  21. ZoeF

    Essex

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a lovely meal with friends, the waiting staff were very attentive and our glasses were never left empty. Will definitely go again.

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  22. GaryT

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice food and good service, reasonably priced for the high quality of food. Already recommended to friends & family.

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  23. JoanneM

    Essex

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Small portions for the starters and not cheap! (6.50 for two chicken skewers) you get say two of what you order on a big bed of salad rather have an extra of the starter and smaller salad under it when we did mention to waitress she said she can mention to Steve but don’t think he will change it! very unprofessional answer what she could have said was thankyou for that il pass your feedback on something like that we were not impressed with that and nothing else was mentioned the whole time we were there overall very nice food

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  24. AndrewB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My favourite local gastro-pub, although it doesn't have an extensive menu, everything they cooked for our party of 5 was excellent - and we have been on many previous occasions with the same result. Good food, clearly prepared and cooked on-site. The service is friendly but not 'in your face', the ambience is friendly and relaxed, and they respond positively to feedback.

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  25. Holmanny

    Essex

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a great lunch as a guest - super cod and burger and delicious torrontes to lubricate the palate!

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  26. MatthewJ

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely meal with great attentive service by Phoebe

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  27. BrianE

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    First time at this Pub even though we live about 10 miles away. The greeting on arrival was excellent but being Tuesday evening the restaurant had three covers and so the ambiance was not great but was quiet so we were able to talk.As non meat eaters there was enough choice but I hope that if we return there would be a menu change. However all said it was an enjoyable evening and I would recommend the Vine for a great dinning experience.

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  28. PatriciaW

    Essex

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Love this pub. Great atmosphere, relaxed. Delicious food very well presented. A very enjoyable experience.

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  29. raycam

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very pleasant Sunday lunch with friends. There were a few minor glitches but well dealt with by the extremely pleasant serving staff. The Russian sommelier had excellent knowledge and is to be especially commended. One suggestion - a double espresso should not be twice the price of a single. Even the coffee shops do not do that

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  30. Diane

    Essex

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We really enjoyed our meal at The Vine. The menu was varied and the food cooked well. The pub is very attractive. Ww particularly admired the smart table cloths and the fact that a jug of water was served as soon as we were seated. The service was courteous and friendly. This was our second visit and we will certainly return. The friends who met us there were most impressed.

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  31. Billywizzkid

    Essex

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good place to eat, food is freshly cooked and of good quality. When you order a pie at this place you get a proper pie, pastry top and bottom not like many other places that just put a crust on top. Good all round pub with a good choice of beers.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Essex

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Overpriced

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  33. DebbieF

    Essex

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Best voucher meal we've ever had. Service was a little slow as one man band serving at the bar and to table, but he was very helpful and pleasant and we were happy to linger. The ambiance improved when one or two more tables filled and the music was turned on. Until that point it was a little quiet. Food was excellent and a really good choice for a voucher meal.

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  34. LyndaB

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an absoulately lovely evening. My husbands birthday and they brought his dessert out with a candle and had written happy birthday and sung!

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  35. DeniseR

    Essex

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service as usual from Steve Mann and team. You will not be disappointed

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  36. AustinD

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent pub food and very attentive service. Beer good too! Thanks

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed a wonderful meal ( doesn't happen often as I'm a coeliac vegetarian!) Wine list is superb, as was the service. Looking forward to next visit already!

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  38. cazal

    London

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A nice pub in a pretty village. Great selection of drinks including a gin menu. Had Sunday lunch here which was reasonably priced. Only critism would be that no choice of vegetables was offered so got several ones we didn't like

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  39. Rosie

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We had a table for 4 on Saturday evening and had a thoroughly enjoyable meal. The quality of food served was excellent, fresh and home made, really couldn't fault it, and the drink was good value too. If I'm being picky there were 2 small areas of improvement needed; firstly the table we were on, seating 4 people, really wasn't big enough for everything that needed to be on there, resulting in some items needing to be put on the floor - not ideal! The facilities were also quite poor, and needed a good old refurb, so some investment in improving these areas would make it a regular destination for us, rather than an 'occasional' visit.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Cambridge

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was our first time here for a pre birthday meal and catch up with family not seen over Christmas. We were very impressed with the staff service and friendliness. Thank you all.

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Vine Street, Great Bardfield, Braintree, Essex CM7 4SR

Additional information

  • Cross street
    We have a large car park at the rear of the building
  • Neighborhood
    Braintree
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Mon–Sat 6:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    English, Contemporary European, Steak
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    We have 22 car parking spaces in our own car park at the rear of the building.
  • Public transit
    There is a bus stop right outside our venue.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Georgia Boon
  • Entertainment
    Come along for afternoon tea. Coming soon music evenings
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    01371 811822
  • Catering
    We cater for special events and can arrange cold buffets to 8 course menus
  • Private party facilities
    Our restaurant is available for private functions also we have a marquee along with a garden bar that is available to hire for all your special occasions.
  • Private party contact
    Jacque Manning: 07958 376912
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