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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Assured modern cooking in an old pub

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At a glance

Tasting menu
Wines by the glass
Service charge

In the business of serving food and ale for 450 years, the weatherboarded Hoop has an atmospheric pub on the ground floor - acres of beams, draught ales at the bar - and an upstairs restaurant opened up to the rafters to create a 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 city brasserie: panko-crusted goats' cheese bonbons with caponata, for example, as a starter. Main courses might deliver venison and haggis Wellington with pickled and salt-baked beetroot and creamed potato. Finish with citrus bread pudding with home-made orange ice cream.

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Opening hours

  • Closed: Beer festival week and 1st week in January
  • Days closed: Monday
  • Closed for lunch: Saturday
  • Closed for dinner: Sunday
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2.30
  • Dinner served from: 6
  • Dinner served until: 9


  • Chef(s): Phil Utz

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 40
  • Wines over £30: 22
  • Wines by the glass: 14

Price guide

  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Steps for wheelchair: 10
  • Assist dogs welcome


  • Seats: 40
  • Off-site parking available: Village hall

Additional information

  • Seats: 40

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A12 Billericay Galleywood junction, on B1007

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