The Woodman, Ongar

The Woodman

Just outside Ongar, the Woodman is a beautiful old country pub, dating from 1674. It is traditionally furnished, oak beamed and has a lovely old inglenook fireplace – and is listed in The Good Pub Guide.

The Woodman’s versatile restaurant serves hearty home-cooked food such as beer-battered fish and chips, pies, and bangers, but offers different specials to tempt the more adventurous –  Moroccan lamb or oriental spiced fish being just two of many. The Sunday lunch roasts are not to be missed either.

We have a very spacious garden, with a patio terrace which is popular for al fresco eating. Families find a warm welcome; there is a great play area for the children, plus a field with goalposts to occupy the older ones. There is plenty of parking too.

We can cater for all sizes of private function.

What our customers say: 

"We have visited the Woodman on various occasions and have found the pub very pleasant with helpful and friendly staff. The beer is good and also the food. The position in the Essex countryside could not be better." Dave

"The pub is lovely and we very much enjoyed the Sunday roast." Wendy

"Fantastic pub. Good food. Great on a summer's day as it has a fantastic beer garden and BBQ hut." Ann
"The food was presented beautifully and tasted lovely. The staff were friendly and attentive even though the pub was full. All in all it was a fun night which was extremely good value for money."  Maxine
"The food coupled with the great entertainment and atmosphere was excellent. " Jean

"Best pub ever!" Ellis

"The service was first class and all four of us enjoyed our meals , decent portions, very tasty and reasonably priced." David