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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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Raftered dining room at a traditional village inn

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At a glance

Wines by the glass
Service charge
Credit cards accepted

An amalgam of three weavers' cottages that became an alehouse 450 years ago, The Hoop has had its head in the game for a while. At ground level is a classic beamed pub, while upstairs a raftered dining room offers smartly linened tables and a menu spanning the traditional and modern. That could mean chicken liver parfait with burnt orange purée, followed by steak, mushroom and red wine pie with mash, or then again, whipped goats’ cheese with pickled beetroot, rocket and pine nuts, before cod fillet with rarebit and salt cod beignets. Twenty minutes is a mere trifle to wait for a freshly baked treacle tart with clotted 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

  • Starter from: £6.95
  • Main course from12.95
  • Dessert from: £2
  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Steps for wheelchair: 10
  • Assist dogs welcome

Additional information

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

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A12 Billericay Galleywood junction, on B1007.

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