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The Artichoke, Shenfield Common - pub details

Address: Shenfield, Brentwood, Essex, CM15 8DZ [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 20831) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Brentwood (0.5 miles), Shenfield (1.2 miles), Harold Wood (4 miles)

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> Current user rating: 4.3/10 (rated by 10 users)
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Vile and a waste of what used to be a nice green space before the old pub went on fire.
steppedup - 23 Feb 2009 16:15
I don't agree with 'knocker' but can sympathise with 'Andicheese'. This is the sort of place you go to with elderly relatives who think that the height of sophistication is cauliflower cheese, on special occasions.
Despite the temperature being like a furniss (try eating here in the middle of summer), the staff are generally friendly and efficient. The food, which is your usual 'I'll have a piece of each' and all the veg. you can pile onto your plate, is well cooked (ie. you're not likely to get 'delhi belly') and the prices are reasonable. Beer is the usual token real ale (Speckled Hen?).
You would not go here for a drink up with the lads, or after a drink up with the lads, when you get the 'munchies'.
HornchurchJohn - 22 Sep 2008 14:55
This is not a pub, its a carvery and a bad one to boot!
Knocker - 8 May 2008 14:32
Must agree with what skerriegoat has written on this pub. The same old corporate mass produced over priced products which the everyday non-thinker will appreciate.

Shame these companies cannot come up with the idea of free thinking and maybe offer different things at different locations. I will not venture to this pub again but will find another one with a tad more individuality about it. Maybe a place where people who eat a burger and fries in a pub do not think it is up market as someone has put a green leaf on the side of the plate.
Andicheese - 26 Oct 2007 09:52
This is a difficult one to score, because I am a fan of the Toby Carvery concept of serving good wholesome, value for money food. In this respect The Artichoke gets full marks for its food quality, and full marks for service and the pleasant staff. Nice location too. But as this is a beer orientated website and I am a real ale fan, I must deduct points from The Artichoke for its lack of hand pulled beers. Smooth-flow Speckled Hen is pretty poor in comparison with the real thing.
steve2905 - 31 Jul 2007 00:40

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