The Merry Fiddlers

Proudly serving Epping and surrounding areas since 1801

About the restaurant

Located in Epping, Essex – Merry Fiddlers is a gem for connoisseurs of classic French and English food with a modern twist. Whether you fancy a gourmet burger, perfectly cooked roast, mouth-watering salt beef, or fresh sea bass, Merry Fiddlers guarantees an unforgettable feast for your tastebuds.

Quench your thirst with a wide variety of drinks, including real ales, cocktails, fresh ground coffee, and more.

🍽️ The Merry Fiddlers Menu 🍲

The Merry Fiddlers Dine at Dome Experience

Dine at Dome experience is the best way to enjoy Merry Fiddlers’ beautiful garden in any weather conditions. Domes feature state-of-the-art air-purifiers with heating and cooling. You can also enjoy your favourite tunes through an included Bluetooth speaker. Subtle lighting and cordless table lamps provide a pleasant ambience allowing you to enjoy your dome at any time of the day.

This private dining experience is ideal whether you celebrate a special occasion or plan a casual lunch or dinner in a unique setting. It is also a great way to start or end your day at the nearby golf courses.

About the Area

Fiddlers Hamlet, home to The Merry Fiddlers, is located west of M11, just north of its junction with M25. Less than 2 miles East of the centre of Epping and 8 miles South of Harlow. It is walking from Epping Golf Course and just across the M11 from Hobbs Cross Golf Centre. Being located less than 25 miles North-East of the centre of London (Trafalgar Square), it is also a fantastic weekend option for people who wish to escape to the countryside at least for a while.

Air Purification


Ambient / Fairy Lights

High Chair

Vegan/Vegetarian Friendly

Gluten Free Dishes Available

Countryside Location

Kids Menu

Play Your Own Music

Standard Menu Available

Air Purification


Ambient / Fairy Lights

High Chair

Vegan / Vegetarian Friendly

Countryside Location

Play Your Own Music

Standard Menu Available

Gluten Free Dishes Available

Kids Menu

4, Fiddlers Hamlet, Epping CM16 7PY, UK

36 reviews

  1. Amazing service

    I cannot rate the evening high enough. Super friendly and attentive service. Beautiful setting and gorgeous food. They couldn’t do enough for us.

  2. Excellent Sunday Lunch at the Pod

    We booked a pod for Sunday lunch last weekend and couldn’t fault the food and service. You could get forgotten when you’re not in the actual restaurant but that was not the case at all. We will definitely be back!

  3. Pod summer nights

    I had a wonderful evening dining in a pod. It was a beautiful summer evening too.
    The service was excellent, staff are very attentive. The food was very tasty and of high standard.
    I have rebooked to go back for my 50th later this year.

  4. Daughter's Birthday Celebration

    Has such a lovely evening for my daughter’s birthday. Staff were amazing and the food was delicious.

  5. The trolley table could have been cleaner and more presentable and some of the crockery could have been cleaner but everything else was perfect . Staff were lovely, afternoon tea was pretty and delicious

  6. The domes are a must this time of year

    Valentines menu was very good but I don’t like pepper so I didn’t have pepper corn sauce but the steak had a very peppery taste, to much for my daughter so we swapped she had my chicken I had her steak even tho I didn’t like the pepper on it and it wasn’t pepper corn sauce! The steak was cooked to perfection, starters were amazing we didn’t have desert we were to full up! Service was great the staff are very welcoming and friendly all of them that served us.

  7. The dome experience was very good. Choice of menu was limited but what there was, was very nice.

  8. Booked a dome for my husband’s 50th birthday for a small dinner familt of four. It was perfect. I was worried it might be cold being in November but there was a Dyson heater inside and a mini speaker we could connect our music to. Food was really tasty and service was excellent. Highly recommended and can’t wait to go here again with friends.

  9. The Dome was lovely and the food and service the same.
    such a shame the location was practically empty on a Friday night.would come back and hope business picks up.

  10. Stunning evening in a pod

    Such a magical experience, the lights, cosiness the decor.
    We had a girlie night lots of flowing cocktails and some lovely wine.
    The food was amazing garlic tiger prawns was exceptional, for mains we shared a chateaubriand, truffle chips and veg absolutely superb!!
    This is a must for a girlie night bday celebration. The service was excellent our waitress was very thorough with her food explanations she highly recommended the tiger prawns and also said to come back on Sunday for a roast which we def will be.

  11. This was our first visit and we hired a Dome for dinner the staff were welcoming and friendly from the moment we entered, our host was an amazing young lady who looked after us perfectly and the food was amazing will be returning great place to chill in pub or decking or the Dome is a treat if you want something different and special

  12. Excellent night I booked for my retirement and was nit
    disappointed….thank you.

  13. Enjoyed the experience in ‘dining under the stars’. Service was very good. Temperature balance was a little problematical but didn’t have an adverse effect.

  14. Would definitely recommend the merry fiddler

    Had the pod booked for my sons 30th birthday, we all had a
    wonderful time and the staff were so attentive and the food was amazing
    .Thank you for making it so special.

  15. Would definitely recommend.

    Absolutely beautiful pub, the staff couldn’t do enough and the
    food was top notch! The domes are to die for, we had the best evening!

  16. Lovely evening for an 18th birthday

    We booked a dome for my granddaughters 18th birthday, it sat 8 people but we only had 7, I think it could be a bit tight with 8.
    The service, food etc was lovely, the staff are very helpful, nothing is too much trouble, would definitely go again and maybe eat inside because it looks beautiful too.

  17. Fantastic afternoon

    Booked for my parents 40th wedding anniversary, they haven’t been out for 2 years due to being really vulnerable, so we thought we’d give the Dine at Dome a go. Was the best afternoon, dome was amazing, food was amazing and staff also amazing. It made my parents day, so thank you Merry Fiddlers/Dine at Dome. We will definitely be back for the next celebration we have.

  18. Came for our friends birthday, we booked a dome , it was really
    pretty , food was amazing staff very friendly and helpful , already booked
    for afternoon tea in a few weeks , definitely recommend

  19. We had a fantastic evening

    Food the dome wonderful, especially the mini shepherds pie. The service just made the whole thing even better, sorry didn’t catch her name but she was absolutely brilliant. Attentive but not pushing absolutely charming as well, thank you. Espresso martinis were gorgeous, but my head was not so happy the next morning after 3 . Thank you

  20. Very long wait

    The pod was amazing. The food was great and the wait staff were
    generally lovely.. but we waited almost two hours for our main course after
    our starters. At one point one of the waitresses apologised for the delay and
    said our food would be about 10 minutes…. It finally arrived about 45
    minutes later. They later gave a reason for the delay but a more honest
    explanation should have been given earlier. We did get 25% off the bill but
    the very long wait did make the evening less enjoyable.

  21. Lovely

    Food was amazing
    Staff really friendly , globes are lovely
    I find has more atmosphere in summer though

  22. Thank you

    I booked for my daughter and son in law and they had the most amazing evening . They said the roast dinner was the best they had ever eaten .
    Thankyou x

  23. will definitely book to go again.

    amazing service from the staff and the food lovely. the dome was beautifully decorated, with heating and bluetooth speaker. such an amazing experience

  24. Nothing like it in the area

    Very nice atmosphere. Covid friendly dining in your own ‘bubble’

  25. Wonderful

    Incredible experience! Staff were very attentive and the food was Michelin level!

  26. Wonderful

    We had a wonderful meal at the merry fiddlers in the dome! The food and service was outstanding and the domes are so beautifully decorated! We will be back!

  27. Totally amazing

    Totally amazing fantastic meal. Service was great!
    Can’t wait to go back

  28. Will be sure to visit again!

    Although it took a little longer than expected for the food, it was worth the wait. I think the young lady serving was on her own so we didn’t mind. Great food, excellent service and wonderful surroundings. Thank you.

  29. We dined in the dome and really enjoyed the experience, unfortunately we ran out of time and had to have dessert in the main pub where it was noisy and busy which spoilt the whole ambiance of the evening a little. Longer time in dome required on very busy nights. The staff were lovely and very helpful and attentive would recommend to friends and go back.

  30. Great for a special treat

    Very cold night, but pod lovely and warm. Beautiful atmosphere,
    staff outstanding. Food very good.

  31. Great team

    Pod a fantastic idea which is why I booked for dining experience but the venue is equally as impressive! Great food, and service…. One of the friendliest pubs I have been to!

  32. Would highly recommend

    what an amazing experience dome dining was, had the festive menu, absolutely gorgeous.

  33. Highly recommend

    Me and friends really enjoyed our night in the dome celebrating my friends birthday. Amazing food, friendly staff. Would highly recommend xxx

  34. Perfect service

    Lovely staff despite a busy night – perfect for us, looked after
    all our allergy needs well, which we really appreciated, would of liked the
    tea lights lit outside for more atmospheres- a minor pointer.

  35. Such a great idea

    Staff were friendly and helpful. Food was amazing and the domes
    were fab! Will definitely be returning

  36. Great evening

    Had a great evening just booked again with four off our friends
    for December can’t wait

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Your private dome hire 
✅ Please note that the dome booking fee only covers private hire of your dome, it does not include the cost of any food or drink.

Booking duration
✅ Lunch – 1 hour 30 minutes
✅ Dinner – 4 hours

Booking cancellations & refund
✅ Get a full refund of the dome booking fee if you cancel at least 48 hours prior to the start of your reservation. All you need is to click ‘Cancel booking’ button below the booking calendar and provide your 8 digit booking number.

Hot Weather
✅ Should the dome dining experience be impossible because of the hot weather on the day, you will be offered a full refund of the booking fee and a regular table by the restaurant’s staff.

✅ Have questions about the Dine at Dome concept, dome booking fees or need help making your dome booking? Get in touch via email