The Olde Dog Inn

4.4
407 Reviews
£25 and under
English
It is with deep regret that the Olde Dog will remain closed until further notice. The current Tier 2 restrictions have meant that we are unable to offer our customers the dining and socialising experience that is our trademark. We hope to welcome you and your families back soon to enjoy the new developments in the pub, surrounding gardens and childrens play area. Stay safe, have a great Christmas and we hope to see you all again in 2021.





The Olde Dog Inn at Herongate-Tye is a picturesque Essex weather boarded Inn. Known to date from the early 16th century, the pub has been serving good beer and food for hundreds of years. A wealth of traditional features greets you upon arrival with low-beamed ceilings, exposed fireplaces and a friendly atmosphere.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 407 people are saying
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KeeleyB
Essex
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had not been here for years and decided to revisit. We all had amazing dinners and the service was great. They were hot on masks and cleaning which really impressed us at this time. Will definitely be coming back and highly recommend 👌

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Morgan
London
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a lovely Sunday lunch with my partner in the “dog house” with our dog. Love that the pub allows dogs
Very welcoming atmosphere

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HeatherL
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had a very enjoyable time at The Olde Dog. On arrival we were moved to a quiet table as one group was quite loud. The food was delicious, well presented and promptly served. Both servers were very polite and informative. A good choice on a cold, wintry evening.

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DeborahG
London
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good wholesome food and plenty of it. Great service. Would highly recommend.

JM
JMBolt
Essex
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were very welcoming and helpful. The food was good and service excellent

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SarahM
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely old pub to visit lovely staff too. Food was lovely. I had a goats cheese starter and ribye steak for main it was yummy! Definitely one to.go back to.

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JuliaO
Essex
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good and hot, serve was very good and restriction adhered to

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Brigitte
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very nice lunch midweek, fresh food and good service!

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JohnT
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

A good pub menu with plenty of options. A good place to chat as it is not noisy. Good Covid precautions.

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RonaldA
Essex
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Limited menu, but food was good wholesome fare, well cooked.

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Ianf
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant with great service and friendly staff

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OpenTable Diner
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as normal

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flojo1964
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Easy to book. Friendly staff. Great roast dinner and welcoming atmosphere despite the c-19 restrictions.

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Libby
London
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good local pub serving high quality food. Staff very helpful and friendly. Social distancing and Covid regulations taken observed so felt safe, secure and comfortable.

JB
JoanneB
London
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food even with a reduced menu

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SandraH
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the meal very tasty but didn't realise that it would be so big and ordered a starter but it was lovel would definitely go again, very quick service, couldn't eat a sweet though as we were so full up. Would definitely recommend it

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SRB76
London
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely old pub, nice staff. Lovely food. Plenty of parking too.

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MrsH
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely roast lunch with family. Sensible Covid restrictions but friendly service and tasty food

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SandraI
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal - really enjoyed it and will be back again soon.

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LisaR
Essex
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was all freshly made and tasty, nicely presented and good size portions - unfortunately there was a mix up with our order which meant one of our party got the wrong main but this was immediately put right and we were given a round of drinks as compensation. Will definitely be returning.

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Billy
London
15 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice meal in difficult times with safe social distancing.

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SandraS
Essex
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent. We had our puppy with us so eat in the kennel end of the bar. Felt very safe, plenty of space between tables. Food was also excellent

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Marauder
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was very good quality and cooked well. There was a good choice of beer, wine and spirits. Good atmosphere and very courteous service.

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OpenTable Diner
Essex
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic Sunday roast, very fresh the beef just melt in the mouth😋the staff and service were excellent would definitely recommend

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AndyB
Essex
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu fantastic food always helpful and so friendly. My favorite restaurant

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Local
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Food and service was really good. Slightly spoiled however by the horrid smell of drains which appeared towards the end of our meal, which we overheard others complaining about. I would retun, but insist on sitting in another part of the pub.

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CathyI
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere cute county pub

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Dawn
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was very good, well presented, hot and great taste.
Highly recommended

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Claud259
London
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely Olde Worlde pub with gorgeous gastro cuisine

DH
DominicH
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined at the pub for an early lunch, Seated outside in glorious weather.

The service was as excellent as ever, very friendly and efficient. The food was of exceedingly good quality including a number of local dishes.

The drinks were good, the local real ale being beyond excellent.

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MichelleW
London
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice pub grub

Menu not huge but seemed to cover most tastes

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Susanb
Essex
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great atmosphere food okay waitresses were run off there feet so was a little wait for service good manners and polite

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annettec
London
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Lovely ambience for adults and little ones and food great and location/setting. Only gripe is staff don't clear away at fast speed so this could b improved with better management of staff, plus knives and forkes not bought out with meal so sit with meal whilst waitress slowly returns with cutlery!!

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OpenTable Diner
Essex
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Really enjoyed our meal at the olde dog, food and service excellent

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RodH
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed our meal at the Old Dog Inn. Food was excellent, would definitely visit again.

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LindaS
Essex
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sun was shining, the food was great, as was the live Band that played outside all afternoon-the service was well organised and efficient- what more could we want? Fantastic afternoon

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CarlyW
London
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad to be back at the Olde Dog inn after my last meal at this pub was on my birthday (4th March) just before lockdown. We always enjoyed the amazing homemade foods, we had lovely turkey, ham & leek pie with yummy mash potatoes & veg. We will be back again soon.

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CathyI
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place with a lovely beer garden

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here lots of times for a pint but not eaten there food always looked good , and now I’ve had the food I can say it’s as good as it looked!

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PatriciaH
Essex
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of most favourite restaurants. Beautiful food and good service.

FAQs

The Olde Dog Inn is rated 4.4 stars by 407 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.