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The Coast Inn

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Mersea Island Mersea Island 108 Coast Road | West Mersea, Mersea Island CO5 8NA, England (Formerly The Coast)
+44 1206 383568
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8 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We are boaters and love visiting lovely places by sea . Last year we had 4 nights in West Mersey and visited The Coast twice. This week we revisited West Mersey and The Coast was top of our list . We arrived with our friends and sat down with our pints of Aspells in the sun and had a disaster... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We found this place by chance. They were really busy but found a table for us. The food was great. Service was really good and the restaurant was really good. I fully recommend this restaurant.

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Thank GidgetAndShrek
Colchester, Essex.
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184 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was one of those 'can't be bothered to cook' days and we popped in to The Coast Inn for a quick bite of lunch. We both eschewed starters (knowing from experience we'd struggle with our main courses if we did) and went straight in with the pan-fried skate wings. Delicious and perfectly cooked as usual and a very decent... More 

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Thank Caribauthor
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went here for drinks over Easter. At 5pm it was a fab. Had a couple of wines. Went back at 8pm and it was bonkers mad-hour. Only recommended this place for day time visits :)

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Thank wimbledon90
London, United Kingdom
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487 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 409 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first visit recently with and recommended by local friends was a most enjoyable experience. Situated in an excellent location on the coast road, the busy bar with a great atmosphere was a good choice of venue for our pre-dinner drinks. There are tables to sit at both inside and upon the frontage alternatively there is standing at the well... More 

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Thank charles s
Mersea Island, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our regular local watering whole, plus a great place for a meal with good quality food. It does get busy though especially at weekends in the summer, so book a table if you want to eat inside or get there early on a nice sunny day to eat out doors.

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Thank kevinwiseman2014
Colchester, Essex United Kingdom
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185 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped for lunch with grandson. Food fantastic, huge portions and really well cooked. Try the pie and the fish.

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Thank LFK
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had tried other restaurants but all had stopped serving food. When we came across the Coast and saw the menu outside, then asked if they were still serving food, we thought great. "Would you like to get a drink from the bar and I'll find you a table" we were directed. After getting the drinks we were told "I'm... More 

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Thank John S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Only a short drive from colchester you feel a million miles away , staff are always friendly and accommodating nice interior with a little gallery you can purchase items from what more could you want food and shopping at the same time. Food is always delicious and has a great choice on the specials board as well as the main... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had very nice and chilling afternoon with few drinks here. Very nice atmosphere and reasonably priced. You can still overlook the sea from here. Perfect for any occasion.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Seafood, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mersea Island Mersea Island 108 Coast Road | West Mersea, Mersea Island CO5 8NA, England (Formerly The Coast)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Mersea Island
  • Phone Number: +44 1206 383568

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?