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“Perfect country pub/restaurant” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Barge Inn

The Barge Inn
Price range: US$11 - US$26
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: opposite the Battlesbridge Antique Centre
england
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65 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Perfect country pub/restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014

Four and a half toddler included) of us travelled from nearby Upminster to peruse the antiques and crafts at Battlesbridge and decided to have lunch in The Barge. The menu was extensive and the food turned out to be of excellent quality, not cheap but worth the little extra. We were well looked after by our attentive waitress Abbey and her colleagues and the whole experience was one of a relaxed and mellow lunch with a very agreeable ambience. As we didn't see everything, hopefully we will be back and enjoy another meal.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank adastraEngland
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English first
Dungannon, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“SUNDAY LUNCH”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2014

My wife & I were looking a good price Sunday meal.

I had been to the barge before & meal,price were both good.

So we went on the 06/07/14.Around midday.

We ordered two Sunday meals at £13.50 plus a jug of water at no charge.

The meal was everything that you would expect on a Sunday meal,but you a very large Yorkshire pudding which covers most of the plate.

Friendly staff.
Good location.

After the meal we walked round the many antiques shops.

A very good day.We would go back again.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Nick R
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Shenfield
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“A lovely lunch, but”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2014

Arrived at the Barge Inn for lunch at 1pm today. The waiting staff when we arrived were polite and efficient, taking our food and drinks order quickly and efficiently. We did not order a starter and had to wait one hour and 10 minutes for the food to arrive. The Bar Manager was helpful when we asked twice when the food might arrive. The restaurant was busy, but not overly so. The food when it arrived was very good, well presented and very generous on the portions. We will return, but would hope that the food might arrive a little more speedily.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Nasser13
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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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544 reviews
365 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 263 helpful votes
“Impressed..”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2014

Had Sunday lunch here a few weeks ago and was quite impressed with the fare - solid roast dinners with all the trimmings and very pleasant desserts as well. They coped admirably with a noisy party of 6 of us, apologies to the nearby tables - it was a reunion..

Very handy for the antiques markets just along the road, Battlesbridge is a great place to while away a warm afternoon and this is a good spot to refill.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Nidgehammer
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Chelmsford
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Pleasant lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014

Met up with our daughter and her husband for a browse of the antiques outlets before stopping for lunch. The pub was busy but the manager found us a table for five and we enjoyed an excellent light lunch. I had a slight problem with one of the cask ales but this was quickly resolved. The food was freshly prepared and well presented by the very helpful and efficient staff. I particularly appreciated being asked that everything was satisfactory - which it was! Contrary to other customers' experiences, we were very impressed with the selection of drinks available, the food quality and the service. The young manager seemed very much on the ball and combined a supervisory role with hands-on assistance when required.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank MacChelmsford
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