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The Harvard Inn

££ - £££, British,
High Street, Stock CM4 9BJ, England
+44 1277 840008
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good24%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“house salad” (3 reviews)
“roast chicken” (3 reviews)
“ice cream” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, European, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
££ - £££
High Street, Stock CM4 9BJ, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited here for a family birthday 🎂 and was pleasantly surprised how good the decor and also the food was. I am very fussy about service and received as good service as you would get anywhere including The Ritz. The food was excellent having...More

Thank FoodGuru28
lisacronly-dillon, General Manager at The Harvard Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

DearFoodGuru28 Thank you very much for your lovely review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your time here. It is always nice to put some nostalgia on the menu and re-create memories of years gone by. We hope you do come back very soon...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really lovely lunch, great food, friendly service, lovely food and plenty of it. Good choice of wines and a beautiful setting. We will be back.

Thank TEllieG
lisacronly-dillon, General Manager at The Harvard Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear TEllieG Thank you for your lovely review. We do hope to see you again very soon.

Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

Lovely place, very clean. The staff were very accommodating when we had to book in late and were happy to help whenever we phoned prior to our stay. Excellent breakfast and a lovely friendly lady ensuring that all was well. We were in the block...More

Thank Puproo
Reviewed 21 May 2018

Decided on this restaurant out of a choice of 2 and should not have bothered. Have been wanting to visit for a while. We booked a Saturday evening 7.30 and arrived at the same time as other diners to a barrage of noise from inside....More

lisacronly-dillon, General Manager at The Harvard Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2018

Dear JMJMJMJMJMJMJMJMJMJMJMJMJMJM ! Firstly may I say that I emailed you by return immediately after I received your first email and I explained that the large party in question had come to the end of their meal and were finishing their speeches after which they...More

Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

We went on a Sunday. The starters were good, but while my roast beef was good enough, if not exceptional, my wife and son chose Chicken Madras, which was apparently watery and tasteless, and they were in a terrible mood for the rest of the...More

1  Thank 691nigelb
lisacronly-dillon, General Manager at The Harvard Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2018

Dear 691 nigellb Thank you for your review. How disappointing you must have been to sit with two people that were in horrible moods for the duration of your stay here at The Harvard Inn. Why was nothing mentioned to the waitress who I have...More

Reviewed 18 May 2018

I went, with a friend, to suss this out as a venue for a family 'do' later in the year. The service was attentive, without being obtrusive but there were only two other tables occupied, so I don't know what it would be like at...More

Thank 166tychobrahe
Reviewed 15 April 2018

My brother booked the Harvard for a family lunch over Easter. Everything was good. Easy parking, greeted well by friendly staff, good menu and the actual food was delicious. Bill was also very reasonable. Only thing stopping me giving it 5 star was they must...More

1  Thank quakered
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

When you stay at a quirky little place like this it's too easy to find fault, but beneath the surface are a team that care and go the extra mile. Yes my room was above the bar and a bit noisy, yes I tripped up...More

Thank mikey501
lisacronly-dillon, General Manager at The Harvard Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2018

Thank you for your lovely review. We do love the quirky character of the building. We hope that you come and visit us again soon.

Reviewed 6 April 2018

I had booked a table to dine with a business colleague. It was easy to park.I was warmly welcomed and shown to my table. The dining room was very attractive. We waited sometime for a menu and in the end I had to seek out...More

2  Thank carolf842
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

A very disappointing experience for our family Easter Sunday lunch. We waited 40 minutes for our pre-booked table, with very little communication from the staff as to the delay. Once seated, we put our starter order in straight away to get the ball rolling and...More

1  Thank Lian Marie S
lisacronly-dillon, General Manager at The Harvard Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Dear Lian Marie S I am sorry to hear that you were unhappy with your visit to The Harvard Inn on Easter Sunday. As you are probably aware that Easter Sunday is one of the busiest times of the year for restaurants all over the...More

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Questions & Answers
2 February 2018|
Response from Lisa C |
Hi during the week you can have breakfast from 7.30 - 10.00 and at weekends from 8.00 - 10.00.
2 February 2018|
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Response from Glenn H | Reviewed this property |
Sorry dont know only dined there
16 August 2017|
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Response from hopalong556 | Reviewed this property |
Not that I recall, However we could open our window which was let in plenty of fresh air. really nice place to stay.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Street, Stock CM4 9BJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Stock
  • Phone Number: +44 1277 840008
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The Harvard Inn is located in the idyllic village of Stock, Essex. is a restaurant and wine bar, with luxury accommodation. Dating back to the 15th Century the building is a central part of the village history, and is full of charming character. Offering a selection of fine wines, alongside seasonal cuisine, The Harvard Inn is suited to a variety of occasions and celebrations. We look forward to welcoming you soon.
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