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The Leather Bottle, Ingatestone, Essex

The Leather Bottle

4.5
4.5
45 reviews
£25 and under
Gastro Pub
With everything you would expect from a traditional pub we source all the finest local produce cooked fresh on the premises by our team of talented young chefs, including delicious imaginative homemade starters and deserts.

We offer an A La Carte menu or a Bar Menu if you would prefer something light and we pride ourselves on our delicious Sunday Lunch.

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2 people

19:00


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Wed–Sun 9:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–6:30 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    01277 821891

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

What 45 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. JR

    JaneR

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Starters ok had better prawns cocktails Felt rushed Brought mains out to quick Literally 7 mins after starters Deserts and staff Cannot fault
  2. AC

    AndyC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Once again not disappointed. Food service all very good. Introduced new friends who absolutely loved it. Even had enough fir a doggy bag for their Mutleys.
  3. ND

    NdianeD

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was delicious Service was excellent The pub itself was quite noisy Our table for 2 was between a 4 & 6, I would have preferred to be in a quiet corner 3 courses, drinks plus wine & coffee £120 so very reasonable Love the village feel too
  4. CG

    ClaireG

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 October 2021

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Mixed thoughts from the 4 of us. One has calves liver and enjoyed it, two had prawn linguine and said it was ok, I had the burger and fries and left 95% of it. The burger was over cooked and very bland, the cheese was barely there and the bacon tasted plasticky. I didn’t want to complain was was enjoying the company but the waitress happily took the plate away without asking if everything was ok and to me that isn’t right. Lovely place otherwise just won’t be returning.
  5. A

    Alexandra

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The most beautiful village pub, the most delicious food, cannot fault a single thing. The chocolate and Oreo brownie was especially outstanding! Served by Melanie who was an absolute delight! Super friendly, engaging and knew the menu.
  6. l

    leighl

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another beautiful meal from this lovely pub. First class food, staff and service. Would'nt hesitate to recommend
  7. MK

    MarosK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food, lovely staff, great place for spending time with family and friends.
  8. S

    Sinaj

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 October 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Marvellous service . In future would not eat in the bar, really noisy and could hardly hear ourselves talk
  9. SM

    ShaunM

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 October 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food (turkey roast) no room left for sweet.
  10. DL

    DoreenL

    Essex

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 9 October 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We enjoyed our meal at the Leather Bottle in Blackmore yesterday evening, the food was good and the staff were very friendly and efficient . Would definitely go again.
  11. LH

    LesleyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time here and mum and I really enjoyed it. Loved the restaurant and although we didn’t go outside, the area looked great. Thought this would be a great place for a small and intimate wedding reception . Even had an outside bar area. Thank you 😊
  12. MR

    MichaelaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service food excellent staff all friendly had smiles on there faces nothing to much trouble
  13. HH

    HelenH

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 September 2021

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    Poor value for money. The Leather Bottle would like to be better than it is, but it appears to lack awareness to be better than mediocrity.
  14. LA

    LAURAL

    Essex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 September 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    This was the second time we had visited the Leather Bottle in Blackmore and it didn’t disappoint. Lovely village pub with a great atmosphere. Food was good and service too.
  15. ST

    SusanT

    Essex

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous as always ... lovely friendly service Good food Clean and lovely setting Dog friendly tables Highly recommend
  16. J

    Julie

    Berkshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 21 August 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Really nice food and friendly staff. The menu is varied too.
  17. TR

    TracyR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 August 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Had a lovely lunch with a friend. Food was great can recommend the roast! Lovely quiet area. Friendly staff, good service. They had a pretty covered outside area which would be lovely too. Thanks for looking after us x
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary lunch was superb. Had a wonderful time. Looking forward to going back. Great for people with food intolerances.
  19. JV

    JonV

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had driven past this place a few times and always wanted to try it. I really wasn't disappointed. The staff were very welcoming, the service was great and the food delicious.
  20. PM

    PeterM

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good. Most enjoyable meal. Would recommend to others.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Have been a few times now over the past year or so and the food is consistently high quality for pub grub. The specials were just that, particularly the crab tacos, very innovative and hugely tasty creation. The staff are very attentive and friendly. Highly recommend a visit to this pleasant pub in a lovely location.
  22. SZ

    StellaZ

    Essex

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect evening, wry nice food and great service
  23. SI

    StephI

    Essex

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 July 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    This was a last minute booking so we didn't know what to expect. We arrived slightly before our time but was shown to our table in the airy conservatory. There was a choice from their main menu and a specials menu. We ordered drinks and food, mainly from the specials as they were intriguing. The starter arrived quickly however the mains and wine were a little slower. I don't know if this was a staffing issue or whether things are more slow paced now. This was our first outing to a restaurant since the pandemic began so things may have changed. Overall a lovely evening with family
  24. JR

    JaneR

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food as it always is Lovely village pub Excellent service Food was amazing
  25. F

    Floss

    Essex

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 June 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Food was ok, not brilliant. Service a bit slow even though not many people in there. Nicely positioned venue with good interior. Staff were friendly.
  26. C

    Chloe

    Essex

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always lovely at the Leather Bottle and the staff are so lovely
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gorgeous food & super friendly staff
  28. TD

    TerryD

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2021

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Ordered fillet steak for myself and my wife not a good standard of steak very dry and chewy at £28 should be better Will not be teturning
  29. NB

    NickiB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 June 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Lovely meal can highly recommend the cauliflower wings!! We were very well looked after by Kelly
  30. WD

    WendyD

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 9 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and beautifully presented. The Staff were friendly and helpful.
  31. SW

    SteveW

    Essex

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 June 2021

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Could have been bad timing maybe as there was a large birthday party going on but the service was very slow. Several times we had to ask, where are our drinks. table was booked for 15:30, left there at 18:30. Roasts were ok. Roast potatoes were hard. Would go back but not on a Sunday.
  32. AK

    AshleyK

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 March 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and friendly staff Highly reccomended
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 March 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Good food at a good price in nice surroundings
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Essex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 March 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly staff, good food in a nice environment, what more could you ask for?
  35. L

    Lauraj87

    Essex

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 March 2020

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    The look and layout of the restaurant waa nice. There were a few things sold out on the menu. The roast wasn't good. The gravy was really watery and the vegetables, especially the potatoes were very tough. The whole dish lacked flavour. The burger was nice and the mint aero brownie was lovely but the apple crumble wasn't the best. The service was quite slow and the server that served us wasn't particularly friendly or communicative. A real shame as it could be a really lovely restaurant and is in a lovely setting.
  36. C

    Chloe

    Essex

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 1 March 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always love the leather bottle for a good pub lunch! Service and food is always outstanding.
  37. JS

    JaneS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service as usual, all the staff are helpful
  38. JS

    JamesS25

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very nice place , good atmosphere , good food, friendly staff.... only downside was the toilet , although very clean and tidy they only have one toilet for a number 2 in the gents. And that’s not enough for the amount of men in there. Especially when you’re nervous on a date.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our local and even though we had a lot of family staying, we had no doubt that the meal and service would be anything less than excellent . Everyone said it was amazing
  40. JR

    JaneR

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 February 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent food in a village pub Fantastic service and always extremely friendly

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Leather Bottle offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01277 821891.

The Leather Bottle is rated 4.5 stars by 45 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Google Map for The Leather Bottle

The Green, Blackmore, Ingatestone, Essex CM4 0RL

Additional information

  • Area

    Brentwood

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Wed–Sun 9:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–6:30 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining

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