Pig & Whistle Restaurant

Up to 30
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
Pig & Whistle Restaurant is a 16th century English public house, lovingly transformed into an award winning romantic cosy intimate restaurant and licensed for weddings and civil ceremonies.
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
Usual Finish Time

Ceremony & Reception

Dancefloor Available
Confetti Permitted
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence


Exclusive Use
On-Site Parking
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Outdoor Reception Space

Food and Drink

Alcohol Licence
In-house Catering
In-House Wine List
Full Description
Pig & Whistle Restaurant is a 16th century English public house, lovingly transformed into an award winning romantic restaurant and licensed for weddings and civil ceremonies. Our traditional venue is intimate and cosy, a home away from home, and the ideal location to celebrate the union of two loved ones with close family and friends. We’re the ideal choice for a small ceremony and a sit down meal for up to 30 people.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Justin Mullender
We're pleased to offer you a bespoke and memorable experience leaving you with loving memories of your special day. We’ll help you tailor your experience to suit your own style and requirements. Celebrate the whole day with a ceremony in our licensed rooms, a reception, or marry at a nearby church and join us for your reception. Our established restaurant has been awarded top UK romantic experience and top customer service in Essex.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 10 and 30
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Wadz & Ralph
Happy couple married in May
May 2022
5 stars simply aren't enough!
The Pig & Whistle team absolutely blew us away. Led by Justin, the team catered to every detail to perfection. The food was simply outstanding (and it's almost easy to take this for granted since we've been to the P&W on a number of occasions and experienced nothing but the best!). The service was 5 star, not just on the day but in the lead up - super helpful, very detailed and really accommodating. The team went above and beyond to make our day special. Nothing but the best things to say about our experience. Thank you to the P&W team.
Sharon and Brett
Happy couple married in April
May 2022
Best day of our lives
Thank you so Much for the best day ever. Guest have not stopped talking about the venue. The atmosphere, all your staff, and most importantly the amazing food. There is not one thing we would change. It was perfect in every way. Justin and Breandan could not do enough for us or our guests. I want to do it all again. From the moment we arrived I knew we were in good hands. We were guided through the whole thing, from ceremony, confetti, speeches, amazing views and sunset. Words are beyond me. Fantastic xxxx
Sam & Sam
Happy couple married in June
June 2022
An amazing day!
We honestly had the most amazing day getting married at the Pig & Whistle! Everything went perfectly, and Justin, Brendan and the team did everything to make the day special. Not only is the venue beautiful, but it was perfectly intimate for sharing our special day with our closest family and friends. The food was absolutely incredible, and all of our guests have said it was the best meal they had ever had at a wedding. Thank you so much for an amazing day, the Pig & Whistle will always be very special to us
Location & Contact Details


Chignal Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 4SZ, England

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Press & Awards

Industry Awards (2)

Essex Life Food & Drink Awards - Customer Service
Taste of East of England Awards - Highly Commended

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

As we live above the restaurant we were lucky enough to organise and run my brothers wedding and to treat them and their guests to great food and our customer service.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Set aside some time to sit back from your guests and soak up the day, and make a mental note of how you feel.

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

Its always lovely to see the multitude of ways that couples ask their guests to leave messages. One couple asked each guest to sign a brick of a Jenga game.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

cosy intimate romantic luxurious english

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

Our restaurant has hosted Glenn Hoddle, Michael Barrymore and Gemma Collins.

What’s your favourite canapé?

Beef and horseradish cream in a yorkshire pudding

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Cheddar cheese and biscuits

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Our antiquities

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Our food and customer service.