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Lock and barrel

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Certificate of Excellence2016 Winner


Bar, British, Pub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
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All reviews sausage and mash sunday roast fish and chips curry sandwiches chicken pudding the pub nice atmosphere specials board good quality food have eaten here high street place to eat varied menu frinton spitfire
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A Sunday roast, fish and chips and burgers. They had only one roast dinner left to serve - although we weren't past lunchtime - so we had to pick other dinners. The roast was nice enough but the veggies were a little undercooked in so...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Louie-MaeB
Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

Went into the pub nice and early as it was so cold outside, we were very disappointed that the lovely log burner hadn’t been lit. My friend asked when they were going to light it as the pub was freezing and the barmaid said there...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Chris B
Reviewed 25 November 2018

Called in for a light lunch, good selection of sandwiches, paninis etc, unfortunately limited choice for my wife who is gluten free, however staff knew about allergies and what she couldn't eat, tried hard and managed to get a GF jacket potato (with filling) staff...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank hughboyden
Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

Pub has a good feel even though its only a few years old. It has an outside area for smokers and non smokers borne separate great idea. Didn't eat so can't comment on the food, the staff were friendly

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank KevinE157
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

Good pub choices on the menu. It took some time to get to us. It had a lovely old fashioned rustic pub feel. The service was friendly and they apologised for the wait.

Date of visit: October 2018
2  Thank teamcollard
Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

We visited for lunch. While the venue was clean, tidy and offered ample seating inside the outside was a little tired. Greeting at the bar was fine and drinks a reasonable price. I asked for gluten free options as they werent displayed on the menu....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank simonm812
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

After a good walk and play along seafront with kids..came here for lunch..staff could do with a good training session..food was not up to pub standards..cheap enough..but as it is the only pub..you do not have a choice.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank bigbarryEssex
Reviewed 14 September 2018

Kids behind the bar could not even pull a pint of lager. Fed my mixed grill to the dog... enough said

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Simon W
Reviewed 12 September 2018

I can categorically say, without fear of contradiction, that this is the worse pub meal I have ever had. Yes, EVER. The staff were clueless although quite pleasant. We ordered a couple of Ribeye steaks both medium to well done. No, not well done but...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Robert J
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Excellent food, service good, clean and good choice of options for kids and adults. If you like steak medium I would say rare as my medium was more well done but that’s my only negative and didn’t spoil my dinner at all. £140 for 4...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank holly b
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3 June 2018|
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Response from terrid799 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is outside. There is a courtyard where you can sit.
11 June 2017|
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Response from Ele P | Reviewed this property |
Not sure , there are a few seat outside .. And with the weather being so good .. done alfresco ! Enjoy xx
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