Discovered a lovely pet friendly pub in Loughton. The Owl looks out on a paddock with horses. There are table and chairs outside and an area with swings and an assortment of things for children to play on.
Inside there is an open fire and best of all, when I asked for the menu I was also asked if Poppy, my dog, would like to see one too. Poppy declined as she had already had breakfast but could have gone for a small bowl of Dr John Silver, apparently a complete food with crunchy bite size pieces basted with chicken juices £2.00.
From the Owl menu, I chose their chicken curry described as spicy, although actually quite mild Sri Lankan curry served with rice, poppadums, and mango chutney £11.95.
As well as their main menu they also have a selection of home-made pizzas with a different menu on Sundays which includes a selection of roasts. On Sundays, there is also a doggy roast, a mixture of meats, vegetables, potato and gravy.
A big plus is the friendly staff, and somewhere I would certainly visit again. A car is needed to get there and there is no problem finding somewhere to park.
The Owl Pub, Lippitts Hill, High Beech, Essex 1G10 4AL.T. 0208 502 0663 www.theowlhighbeech.com