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The Alma Inn and Dining Rooms

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25 Kings Head Street, Harwich CO12 3EE, England
+44 1255 318681
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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London, England, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Booked a table here last minute for lunch on a Saturday and we were in for a real treat. The seafood particularly the oysters were lovely. The staff here are super friendly and relaxed. We all had a brilliant lunch good wine and thoroughly enjoyed this quirky place. Can't wait to return.

Thank Stuart S
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Droped in on off chance, staff couldn't been more helpful, great bustling atmosphere and the food out of this world. Definately come back and recommend with hesitation.

Thank Luke C
Lavenham, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Individual flair abounds here. Booked for 4 with lunchtime lobsters. They come either grilled with garlic butter or thermidor. Great chips and a small tasty salad to accompany. Chose Poully Fume from the list at £29. Plain tables and chairs, buzzy bar and charming service. Easy parking on the quay a few yards away. Next time might go for a... More 

Thank Pubbieguy
Harwich, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This pub provide a varied menu often based on locally caught fresh fish. but many various meat and vegetarian options.

Thank Lord-Giggleswick
North Scotland
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I recently travelled to Harwich, solo, on a business trip. Having travelled extensively, I'm not often inspired to write reviews but I feel the Alma is such a departure from the normal that it deserves mention. Firstly, the rooms. I stayed in the "Kingsfords Cabin". Ideal for solo travelers, it lives up to its billing as a small room. Don't... More 

Thank CRHAllan
Harwich, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our large family party had a meal at the Alma. We can not fault the food in anyway we throughly enjoyed our starters and mains our only disappointment was the service. Had the staff been more attentive and forthcoming we would have stayed for deserts and coffee however once our mains had been cleared we didn't see any staff, shame... More 

Thank Heidi S
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a little late getting our act together regarding New Year but having had a great 60th Birthday bash at the Alma we gave them a call and were delighted that they still had one room left and a couple of spaces for dinner. The room had recently been refurbished and was very comfortable indeed and decorated in a... More 

Thank Harrietsdad
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I know that even in the best of restaurants, you win some, you loose some, and you can't get it right every time. As for our meal, frankly we loved it, and we also liked the rather quirky characterful environment of this present day, yesteryear, pub come restaurant. It attracted both locals and those of us travelling through. It gets... More 

Thank travelingplaces40
Bolton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Would like to say how good the steak was. You chooses your size from a blackboard and cooked to your liking. Comes with homemade chips and wilted spinach on the steak. Not the cheapest but the quality was very good and cooked perfect. Was recommend and I will return.

Thank William S
Essex, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Great food and reasonably priced what more can you want. Environment was somewhat on the quirky side but made a change from eating in chain pubs & restaurants. Don't want to praise the place too much as I don't want it full up next time we visit and can't get in.

Thank SquirrelNutikin

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$49
Bar, Seafood, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?