Anyone heading to the Fox and Goose at Cooksmill Green on the A414 between Ongar and Chelmsford will have to confront a perplexing question. With so many food and beverage options on the menu, deciding what to order in the face of so much choice is a challenge. The good news is you can always enjoy a refreshing drink whilst pondering, unless, of course, that is the very decision causing difficulty.
“If you’re looking for a relaxed atmosphere, good fresh food and hospitality in a rustic yet modern environment, then you’ve found the right place at The Fox and Goose. Our friendly staff cater for everyone’s needs. There’s a great buzz about the place. But for those wanting to enjoy a quiet meal or just a drink in the pub, we do that well too,” said general manager Alastair Robertson.
A dozen starters and mains along with eight desserts make up the main menu. There is always a soup, tart and pie of the day included in the line up. Add to this, a specials board, which is changed daily, offering another half a dozen starters and mains and four desserts and you begin to appreciate why such a beautiful dilemma exists.
They have four draught real ales with Brentwood IPA always on the bar along with draught lagers, ciders and Guinness. There is also a good range of wines from all over the World with 14 white, an equal number of red and four rose. Some are sparkling and there is a selection of Champagnes too.
Beer & Food Match Suggestion:
A refreshing pint of Brentwood IPA 3.7% ABV (lightly hopped, pale, session bitter) and The Fox & Goose’s Beer Battered Haddock and Triple Cooked Chips. Or Roasted Lamb Rump and spring onion mash topped with sweet potato crisps all served with lamb jus.
The Fox & Goose, Ongar Road, Cooksmill Green, Chelmsford, CM1 3SN
(For parties of fewer than 8 it's a walk-in and wait for a table service. Parties of 8 or more need to pre-book.)