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The Alma Inn and Dining Rooms

25 Kings Head Street, Harwich CO12 3EE, England
+44 1255 318681
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (68 reviews)
“crab linguine” (12 reviews)
“dover sole” (16 reviews)
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Bar, Seafood, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
25 Kings Head Street, Harwich CO12 3EE, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

a lovely old pub near the quayside in Harwich. A great selection of ales to chose from. One word of warning its a small bar so gets very packed

Thank David M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Can't praise the food in this place highly enough! We stayed the night and also ate dinner and breakfast here and booth were amazing, staff very friendly and attentive, if you're up(or down) this way pay a visit, you will not be disappointed.

Thank filrite
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are regulars at the Alma but this weekend we had surprise visitors. Took them to the Alma on Saturday night for dinner. Great food all round and great service. Thank you.

Thank Julie H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for dinner after a world cup football match. The staff were run off their feet but still managed to look after us and make our visit pleasant. The food was great too! Lots of steak choice which like the lobster was based on...More

Thank JHELondon
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent 3 nights here with our trainee guide dog, and had The Best time, absolutely loved it! From the warm, friendly welcome to the spotlessly clean, large & gorgeous room (the Cunningham) to the excellent food, everything was 10/10. The whole team there are...More

1  Thank 222mel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner here post a 80mile cycle from London. The staff were very accommodating with all our extra baggage and less than clean state, served excellent food, and were very friendly Couldn’t recommend more x

Thank Rus_3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The landlord tried to touch me shout at me and played music during england game he threatened me as well

4  Thank Vince L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had been recommended this place . The staff were friendly. However the food was not good . I ordered a burger well done,it was the greasest burger I have ever had as were the onion rings .the spicy bean burger was bland ,and the...More

1  Thank PatsyGrayThornton
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived with two young children not long after opening and this place was already busy. I can see why. The staff were really friendly, despite our children causing chaos, and the food was great. The kids fish and chips was one of the best...More

Thank GavinTL
Helen E, Manager at The Alma Inn and Dining Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review GavinTL, glad you enjoyed yourselves. Hope to see you again soon Helen

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This a brilliant old fashioned pub with great atmosphere, friendly staff, great beers and even better food.

Thank neils_8
Helen E, Manager at The Alma Inn and Dining Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for your short and sweet review neils_8

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Debbie V
3 October 2017|
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Response from OldBear | Reviewed this property |
Plenty of ‘on street’ parking all around the area but payment required at the seafront by the Lifeboat Station.
23 August 2017|
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Response from Nick M | Property representative |
Nigella seeds sometimes called black mustard seeds
23 August 2017|
Response from Nick M | Property representative |
Black mustard seeds also known as nigella seeds.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$52
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 Kings Head Street, Harwich CO12 3EE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Harwich
  • Phone Number: +44 1255 318681
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The Alma Inn and Dining Rooms has been at the centre of Harwich life since the 1850s serving ale to the citizens, sailors, soldiers and farmers of the wind that passed through.We offer food seven days a week. Go to our 'Whats On' page to take advantage of our food offers. Ideally located within moments of the quay or a five minute walk from Harwich town station.
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