A country pub in Chignall St James, near Chelmsford (a comfortable bike ride from Chelmsford for us, and there’s also ample parking).
The main outside seating is next to the (mainish) road, however there are also some outside tables tucked away around the back, which backs on to fields.
When we visited, the pub was showing Wimbledon on the tele (at a reasonable volume), so it would be worth checking what the normal background is.
The owners were friendly, and there was a nice variety of food. Not everything appeared on the menu.