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The Queens Head


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Quick Bites, Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Special Occasion Dining, View, Groups, Bar Scene

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The best pub venue in Maldon, set on the Blackwater river.Thames barges aline the quayside. Large patio area, with seating for over 100 people. Over looked by Maldon St Marys Church. A wonderful setting on the quay, a fantastic old working dock fo yesteryear.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Bar, British, Pub
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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All reviews fish and chips moroccan chicken salmon salad sandwiches steak rice curry the river the pub promenade walk school holidays riverside location overlooking the estuary waters edge sunny day summer months
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Excellent value food, with good choice. Friendly staff great hospitality and service from Tash and Gavin

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank BrianF201146
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely food excellent service, staff very pleasant. Had walk along prom and we were able to take dog into bar of pub where we ate. They also have a restaurant there too.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 62dandd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We tend to end up in here when visiting Maldon and always find the food to be good. It can be quite busy but the bar staff are attentive. We often eat outside and enjoy the views over the river. The staff are pretty on...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank David-Dibs-Bishop
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely pub in a superb location by the quay overlooking the estuary and the old sailing barges. Food is excellent as is the beer. Sitting outside in the February sunshine was perfect.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank martinthehackEssexUK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Agree that the staff were pleasant and polite. I think the food was average - it was served very quickly, but it did not seem very hot. We did sit outside because it was a nice day and we had children with us, but I...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank EssexGardener
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although it was only February when we visited we managed to sit outside in the sunshine and have a glass of wine. It was packed!! The food looked very good so we decided to go for supper. Good pub grub, large portions, well cooked and...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank chrissie21Yorkshire
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A popular pub right on the quayside in Maldon, overlooking the estuary and the old Thames sailing barges. Wide selection of fresh home-cooked food, friendly staff, good swift service.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank SusanH2269
Reviewed 16 February 2019

Excellent pub restaurant down by the river, great atmosphere and food, staff were very polite nothing was a problem. Made it a weekly visit whilst working in the area.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank PaddyMick58
Reviewed 15 February 2019 via mobile

Popped in the Queens Head for lunch. A spacious pub with 3 areas to sit inside and a well organised huge outside seating area overlooking the river. Good pub grub available. The fish and chips looked excellent although a bit overpriced. We had the sausage...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank DVPA
Reviewed 7 February 2019

A friend recommended this pub to eat whilst visiting Maldon We had haddock, chips and peas Absolutely lovely We did not have to wait long Lovely pub Definitely will return with our dog as it's a dog friendly pub

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank jude127
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21 June 2017|
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Response from AlandeWalden | Reviewed this property |
This is a legal question, so I suggest googling to find out the law on the employment of young people in premises serving alcohol.
26 April 2017|
Response from Charles L | Property representative |
Sorry we don't do a cooked breakfast at the moment. We do run our full menu from 11am every day if that is of any use
20 October 2016|
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Response from gsmiley475 | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are allowed in both bars which also serve food. Not in the restaurant away from the bars.
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