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Lock and barrel

££ - £££, British,
28/30 Connaught Avenue, Frinton-On-Sea CO13 9PR, England
+44 1255 672597
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good33%
  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
28/30 Connaught Avenue, Frinton-On-Sea CO13 9PR, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely dreadful food,2 x ciabatta with steak strips and onion marmalade, too tough to eat,1 x rare steak,med to well,left on plate as too tough to eat,chargrill was a joke,bitter on a chicken burger, absolutely awful food and expensive

Thank Maureen R
Reviewed 1 week ago

It has been awhile since I have eaten here, but it was very good, great service and friendly staff. We ate well and it was mid range price. Lovely place with a great atmosphere.

Thank Marlene C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spitfire was the best pint for a real ale drinker so didn’t expect much, but had 3 so not too bad. Measure was a tad short but didn’t complain as 3 pints of spitfire was more than enough. Liked the pub though and wouldn’t hesitate...More

Thank bobhibberd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Only stopped to say we had.Average pub/ restaurant.Did not eat but quite a few were. Only one ale on-Masterbrew £3.70,appletiser £2.30 Small rear patio area. No wifi!

Thank kazlBedford
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is actually a nice friendly local pub. Wish we had just had a drink instead of a meal. The platter for 2 with onion rings, wedges, chicken wings etc was very average. The chicken was tasteless, only made bearable by the dips. Would go...More

Thank EssexYvonne
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for a drink and looked at the menu and decided to have lunch there. We had fish and chips and it was lovely! The spitfire lager on draught is worth a taste too! Staff are friendly. It's an all round good pub!

Thank andy8781
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Popped in for lunch and it was very good. Although I only had a panini and a pint, they were very good. Look forward to returning.

Thank xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxbum
Reviewed 12 June 2018

Reading up on Frinton places the Lock and Barrel in an unusual context; the first pub in what was previously a 'dry' town (barring the various restaurants). Apparently when it opened in 2000 apparently one local resident, not quite having the millennium bug quite out...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 12 June 2018

Popped in for a drink on the way back to the place we were staying. Seems like a nice place to go with friends for a drink and maybe a meal. We only ordered drinks, a pint of bitter and a white wine for me,...More

Thank Akkers1
Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

We’ve been visiting Frinton for years and regularly had a quick drink in here on the way to dinner somewhere on the high street. It’s a perfectly nice, quiet pub. But we ate there for the first time tonight with the children when Cafe 19...More

Thank James F
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3 June 2018|
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Response from Terri D | 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28/30 Connaught Avenue, Frinton-On-Sea CO13 9PR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Frinton-On-Sea
  • Phone Number: +44 1255 672597
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