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The Cooden Tavern

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Cooden Sea Road | Cooden, Bexhill-on-Sea TN39 4TT, England
+44 1424 842281
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London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This restaurant makes sure you won't go hungry as the portions are massive. I had the hunters chicken burger which i could barely finish with chips. Just what was needed after a long drive to get to the hotel. The staff were all polite and efficient.

Thank J0nesy81
Hastings, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

The food was mediocre, I felt extremely uncomfortable during all my visits to this establishment. As a white male I felt uncomfortable watching the majority white staff bashing and treating the black staff member with disdain and disrespect.

Thank joshjackson1912
CoodenBeach36, Guest Relations Manager at The Cooden Tavern, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post this review, however I feel you may have confused The Tavern with another establishment you may have frequented recently, mainly due to the fact we do not discriminate against color, Race, Creed, Gender, Sexual Orientation or Disability. More 

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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Previously a year or so ago had probably the worst meal in 20 years, but went there for lunch twice recently and it's much improved. Good pub grub cooked in an open view kitchen.

Thank MrTUk
Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Last night we were treated to an Elvis cabaret so as well as excellent food, quality service from thoroughly well trained staff and comfortable surroundings we had 2 hours of a great Elvis tribute in a Las Vegas style atmosphere. Only problem was we didn't want to leave and please can we have some more. Don't stop the music Mr... More 

Thank rosalie0310
Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a superb meal tonight! I chose the barbecue chicken, which Charlie (chef) told me had just come out of the oven. Absolutely delicious, hot chunky chips and a very nicely dressed salad served with a glass of white wine! First class! All the staff were very charming. Well done The Cooden Tavern! 👍🍽❤️

Thank Jeannette A
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Decided to go here to sit on the decks by the seafront but upon arrival disappointed to see building works occurring so had to have our coffee on the terrace by the road. Not quite the same! Staff were helpful in explaining what improvements were happening but only when we enquiries. Latte was nice but costly at £3. Expensive compared... More 

Thank MrsBish67
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

A wonderful evening in every way. Superb food and wine accompanied by the most amazing service of the maitre de Andre. We were celebrating a friends birthday and our returning home to Australia. We could not have ended or holiday in a better way. Thank you so much for such a memorable night. The Aussies

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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Went for our anniversary, food was overpriced I had chicken skewers (note the plural in skewers as per menu) but only one came! Husband had meat platter @ £12,50, very overpriced, would off expected home made pate but this was shop brought. Table next to us ordered from restaurant menu this wasn't offered to us. Service was rushed soon as... More 

Thank Sue S
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Excellent waitress' attention and fabulous dishes and beautiful beers. I had an amazing time here in the gorgeous environment with friends. The desserts was delicious also.

1 Thank Francisco M
Charlie D, Manager at The Cooden Tavern, responded to this review

Hi Francisco, We are very happy, that you enjoyed your dinner at the Cooden Tavern. And we look forward to be seeing again soon Regards The Cooden Tavern More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Lovely terrace overlooking the beach but abysmal service and over priced pub food. Only one person working ng at the bar so at least 10 minutes wait to get drinks even. Long wait for expensive and not particularly nice food. Another 5 minutes wait for cutlery while the food was going cold. Manager needs to know there is a lot... More 

Thank David_S186273
Charlie D, Manager at The Cooden Tavern, responded to this review

Hi David, Thank you for your comments, I have passed these to the manager of beach side bar and also the hotel kitchen, please note this is totally separate from the tavern bar which this comment was posted on. We like to apologise on their behalf but we welcome you to the tavern bar next time More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cooden Sea Road | Cooden, Bexhill-on-Sea TN39 4TT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Bexhill-on-Sea
  • Phone Number: +44 1424 842281

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?