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The Hoop

High Street, STOCK, CM4 9BD

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The building was converted to an ale house some 450 years ago and remains in that line of business to this day. The wooden-boarded Hoop has an atmospheric pub on the ground floor - acres of beams, draught ales at the bar - and an upstairs restaurant that is opened up to the rafters to create a slightly more refined setting amid the exposed oak. The kitchen turns out modern food that wouldn't look out of place on the menu of a thrusting big-city brasserie. Chickpea fritters, for example, as a starter with dukkah spice, pomegranate and mango yogurt, or pheasant tempura with a game gravy to dip them into. Main courses might deliver brined belly of pork with seared scallops and winter cabbage, or slow-roasted Creedy Carver duck leg with black pudding and smoked sausage. Finish with bread-and-butter pudding with candied orange and white chocolate ice cream.

Further information

Tel: 01277 841137
Please quote 'The AA'.
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Open/closed

Days closed: Mon
Dates closed: Beer festival wk, 1st wk Jan
Sunday lunch available.
Days closed for lunch: Sat
Days closed for dinner: Sun

Restaurant information

Cooking type: Modern British
Chef: Phil Utz
Number of seats: 40
Steps for wheelchair: 10
Children welcome.
Children's portions.

 
 
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A12 Billericay Galleywood junct, on B1007
Nearest station: Billericay

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