Boars Head

Billericay Road, Herongate, Brentwood, Essex, CM13 3PS

Sometimes you know just what you want; great pub food cooked with care. Our new menu is full of the timeless dishes you know and love. It’s time to enjoy hearty portions, big, bold flavours and traditional pub dishes served with the occasional twist. Come and join us and rediscover your new favourite.

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View our lunch menu - main courses from £5
View our evening set menu - two courses for £12
View our Sunday roast menu - roasts from £7.99

Just three miles south of bustling Brentwood, yet surrounded by woodlands and fields in the unspoilt village of Herongate, The Boar’s Head is a Grade II listed country pub overlooking the village pond close to Button Common. It started life as three Tudor cottages and first became licensed premises in the 18th century.

Herongate is an attractive Essex village in a proposed conservation area, once part of the Heron Hall Estate owned by one of the county’s most influential and ancient families, the Tyrells. Only the moat survives from the grand Tyrell manor house today, but The Boar’s Head pub sign still retains the Tyrell crest, a boar’s head holding a peacock’s feather in its mouth. The family boasted many noted parliamentarians and close servants to the Crown in the 14th and 15th centuries, and Heron Hall must once have been a substantial home, a brick-built castle with round towers, demolished in 1788.

Nearby Thorndon Hall, a Georgian Palladian country house with landscaping by Capability Brown, was formerly the country seat of the equally distinguished Petre family, and the gardens and deer park bordered Herongate and The Boar’s Head. Famously, the grounds once held Marengo, Napoleon’s war horse, captured by the 11th Baron Lord William Petre at Waterloo.

An historic small inn with many well-preserved original features, The Boar’s Head serves delicious pub food from an extensive menu and an ever-changing specials board, available all day. Sunday lunch is especially popular, and this lovely country pub offers a range of fine wines and cask ales.

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  • About the Boars Head

    A classic example of an English country pub in a picturesque location on the village pond, The Boar’s Head is a Grade II listed white fronted ivy-clad building. Every inch the traditional pub with a warm and welcoming atmosphere, the freshly prepared food and vast range of drinks, including an impressive selection of real ales, make this the perfect pub for meeting up with friends and family. There’s also a specials board and a delicious roast served on Sundays.

    Family Friendly

    The whole family is welcome at The Boar’s Head. We have children’s menus, high chairs and baby changing facilities. If there is anything we can help you with while you’re here, just ask a member of staff.

    Unfortunately, dogs are not allowed to join you inside the pub but they are more than welcome to sit with you in our beer garden.

    Coaches Welcome

    We welcome large parties at The Boar’s Head. If you’re planning a visit to the area, let us know you’re coming in advance so we’re ready to welcome you. Call us today.

    Meeting/Function Rooms

    It’s possible to book areas inside The Boar’s Head for meetings or private parties. Please get in touch for full details and availability.

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    • Family Friendly
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    • A deposit may be required for a main event but not for a regular booking
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