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Brandy Hole - CLOSED

Pooles Lane, Hullbridge SS5 6QB, England
+44 1702 230320
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
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Restaurant Hours Closed
British, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Pooles Lane, Hullbridge SS5 6QB, England
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Reviewed 2 February 2017

The Brandy Hole used to be a nice restaurant now it is a function venue for all occasions. We were at a birthday party in the afternoon with over 100 people, plenty of great food and with the bar catering for all the drink needs....More

Thank paul672555
Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

Just had probably the worst meal ever ... I've eaten in some great restaurants in my life and had meals that were fantastic and not so good but this place was the worst... Food was overpriced by 60 / 70% .. No taste, ridiculously small...More

4  Thank billybloggs53
Reviewed 1 May 2016

My partner and I decided to pop down to the brandy hole for a sandwich in the sun, having checked the menu on line before leaving home we were looking forward to a nice selection, however upon arrival we were informed no sandwiches, we were...More

1  Thank Beverley F
Reviewed 27 April 2016

Pleasant waitress but extremely disappointing food. Two of our party had the cod which was full of bones, and two had the fish cakes which lacked any taste of fish. The chips were oven baked wedges and overcooked. The fish cakes came with a plateful...More

2  Thank H0lidaymaker4
Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

4 of us visited the Brandy Hole one sunny mid-week lunchtime. The location is great with fantastic uninterupted views of the River Crouch. We sat inside although there is a nice decked area outside with glass wind breaks. Inside the place is open and airy...More

3  Thank Fulham290349
Reviewed 16 April 2016

I made a reservation through your website this morning for a table for two at 12:30. Whilst I had not received a confirmation I stupidly thought that if there was a problem I would have been notified. My wife and I arrived at your restaurant...More

2  Thank Gary D
Rebecca S, General Manager at Brandy Hole, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2016

Firstly I would like to thank you for taking the time to write about your recent experience with us. From what I understand when you made your online booking our new website had just been put into place and we had been experiencing some technical...More

Reviewed 6 March 2016

Beautiful views but the food was absolutely appalling,I had the Roast Chcken which was a tasteless mess bundled onto the plate,my daughter had the battered cod,the chips looked and tasted as if they had been incinerated.This was a Mothers Day meal and I paid £42.00...More

3  Thank Susan W
Rebecca S, General Manager at Brandy Hole, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2016

Thank you for writing a review about your experience with us. I am sorry to hear you did not enjoy your meal. Unfortunately we were not made aware of these issues until this review. Had we have known about the problems with your food we...More

Reviewed 15 February 2016

Had a lovely time here. Food was good, service and ambiance good also. Great view over the river. Have to say though that we both thought that it was a little overpriced. I was also disappointed at the portion sizes. A long time since I've...More

1  Thank Swimteach
Rebecca S, General Manager at Brandy Hole, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2016

Thanks for taking the time to write about your recent visit to our restaurant. I am happy to hear you enjoyed your meal & the service that we provide. I have taken all of your comments regarding portions and prices into consideration and they have...More

Reviewed 14 February 2016

Having enjoyed many visits to this quite unusually located restaurant which sits aloft the old sailing club/dinghy park, when deciding where to go for Sunday lunch on Valentine's day between several watery view venues, we decided to opt for this one having had a good...More

4  Thank trebor1677
Rebecca S, General Manager at Brandy Hole, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2016

Firstly I would like to start by thanking you for taking the time to write about your most recent experience with us. I am sorry to hear that our menu/pricing did not quite match up to your expectations on this occasion. I hope that this...More

Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

It was the first time my husband and I had visited Brandy Hole. From beginning to end the service was very attentive. The food was of good quality and beautifully cooked. I had swede and squash risotto as a starter, sirloin steak as mains and...More

Thank Sandra E
Rebecca S, General Manager at Brandy Hole, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2016

Thanks for leaving us this lovely review. I am so pleased to hear you enjoyed all aspects of your visit to us. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards, Rebecca Shelley

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$8 - US$24
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, View
Open Hours
12:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pooles Lane, Hullbridge SS5 6QB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Hullbridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1702 230320
  • E-mail
The Restaurant at Brandy Hole is a family run business. The club underwent a full internal refurbishment between December 2010 and April 2011. The spacious restaurant offers a comfortable sofa area allowing ample room to relax and enjoy a drink from the well-stocked bar. We offer lunch, afternoon tea and dinner open to both members and non-members. An extensive deck adjacent to the sea wall is perfect for dining al fresco, with comfortable seating and fantastic views over the river Crouch.The restaurant itself is available for hire for functions including wedding receptions & ceremonies, birthday parties, corporate days & business events. The restaurant also has two small private dining rooms, for parties of up to 16 people. Our main objective is to offer a wonderful experience to all our visitors - whether they come for a quick drink, evening meal or afternoon tea. The restaurant has done well since re-opening & many customers have commented favourably on the stunning refurbishment of the club interior. We are all very excited to see the next stages of the club's development start to take shape.
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