Pub Details

Mill Green Road
Mill Green
(01277) 352010
Opening Times
12 - 3, 6 - 11

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Viper, Mill Green, Essex, CM4 0PT – The Good Pub Guide

Good Pub Guide Recommended

Delightfully unpretentious with local ales, simple pub food and no modern intrusions
Popular with a wide mix of customers cyclists, walkers with their dogs and families this is an unspoilt local tucked away in the woods. The cosy and unchanging rooms have spindleback and armed country kitchen chairs and tapestried wall seats around neat little old tables, and a log fire. The fairly basic parquet-floored tap room is more simply furnished with shiny wooden traditional wall seats and a coal fire, and beyond is another room with country kitchen chairs and sensibly placed darts. Nethergate Viper Vipa and Mighty Oak Jake the Snake (both brewed for the pub) and Oscar Wilde, and a couple of quickly changing guests from brewers such as Crouch Vale and Mr Grundys on handpump and Westons Scrumpy and Perry. Live bands play during their Easter and August beer festivals and morris men sometimes dance outside. The pub cat is called Millie and the west highland terrier, Jimmy; dominoes and cribbage. Tables on the lawn overlook a beautifully tended cottage garden - a dazzling mass of colour in summer, further enhanced at the front by overflowing hanging baskets and window boxes.

Good Pub Guide Food

Promptly served simple lunchtime food includes duck liver pâté, chicken curry with mango chutney, chilli con carne, meaty or vegetarian lasagne, sausage and mash with onion gravy and puddings such as apple crumble with custard and chocolate pudding. The tasty bread comes from the local baker just a mile away.

Bar food times: 12 - 2 (3 Sat, Sun) ; not evenings


Good Pub Information

Children allowed
Dogs allowed in: Dogs Bar


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