The Woodman, Ongar

Situated just outside Ongar, this delightful old country pub, dates back to 1674 and is listed in The Good Pub Guide. With traditional furnishings, oak beams and a lovely old inglenook fireplace, it offers a warm family welcome with play area for the children, a field with goalposts, ample parking and home cooked food available each day from 12 noon.

It offers a full and varied menu with specials such as Moroccan lamb or oriental spiced fish. The Sunday lunch roasts are a treat, and each Friday and Saturday evening, the restaurant takes on an Italian menu.