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Pubs & bars near Rayleigh, Essex

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Postcode: DA9


I've eaten in the restaurant of this pub lots of times and have always enjoyed the food. They offer a wide choice of dishes on their menu, which I'm always impressed they can do considering its not a big place. It's not posh,but they offer friendly service and good size portions. My favourites are starter: samosas & Spring rolls. Main course: steak fajitas. Desert: usually too full!!


Service: 3 out of 5 3 out of 5 3 out of 5 3 out of 5 3 out of 5
Value: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

Postcode: CM15


The menu at trader (opp. the Windmill at Mountnessing) includes ample helpings of the "favourites", cooked to a high standard and served by pleasant Staff at acceptable prices. Decor and atmosphere - traditional "pub".


Service: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5
Value: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

Postcode: CM2


Had an excellent steak there. Service great, food excellent at a good price. This is a pub with tvs, everything is clean and the atmosphere is good, but not a place for a romantic meal for two.


Service: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5
Value: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

Postcode: CM3


Food always excellent but the one thing that sets this place apart is the excellent service levels. The staff are so friendly and very helpful at all times oh and the food is excellent


Service: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5
Value: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

Postcode: ME19


If you want a traditional pub with good beer,a selection of good wines and good food you can do no better than to visit this pub. It is situated on the edge of the quaint little village of Trottiscliffe. The friendly atmosphere hits you as soon as you step in the door. My first visit was when my family took me there to celebrate my birthday. Being a happy occasion I thought it might have coloured my opinion, but on returning for a casual visit I found the atmosphere just as friendly, the beer, wine and food just as good and plentiful and if you are a crossword fan, stuck on a clue, there is always someone there happy to help with the answers!


Service: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5
Value: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

Postcode: CM9


Had an excellent ad hoc lunch here on a glorious summers day. The ploughmans was probably the best I have had from a Pub, with freshly baked warm bread made onsite. Generous portions and a good selection of local ales.


Service: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5
Value: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

Postcode: CM13


We went because we had seen good reviews of The Olde Dog on the web, but found the food mediocre and relatively expensive. Perhaps the reviews had raised our expectations too high, but our Sunday lunch was certainly a disappointment. A previous midweek visit had produced better food, but even that hadn't been overwhelming. Maybe we just chose a couple of bad days, but we won't be going back in a hurry.


Service: 3 out of 5 3 out of 5 3 out of 5 3 out of 5 3 out of 5
Value: 2 out of 5 2 out of 5 2 out of 5 2 out of 5 2 out of 5

Postcode: CO5


This is one of several very good fish/seafood restaurant located in the coastal town of Mersea. Primarily this place is a pub, but it has a very large restaurant area, that was full to capacity on Saturday night. They have a lot of fish specials, and the price is not over the top (which you often get in coastal areas). I had the seafood platter (available as a starter or main) and it was superb, including : Prawns, Smoked Salmon, Smoked Mackeral, Soused Mackeral and Cooked Mussels. This cost around £5 which I felt was excellent value. I would rate this place over the Oyster Bar (down the road) not necessarily in terms of the quality of cooking , but because of its value, and for the selection of drinks - with it being a pub. They had some excellent ales, one of which was a local award winner, it was exceptional - Cant remember the name because I had too many! Perfect place to go for a pint of prawns and accompnying Ale!


Service: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5
Value: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

Postcode: SS5


A Chic European style Bar/Cafe in a modern environment. It has the benefit of some additional outside seating. The Urban Cafe offers excellent friendly service with good quality hot and cold food and drinks. There is a competitively priced bar available during the day and on Wednesday to Saturday evenings. The Urban has a welcoming feel during the day and smoothly changes into an enjoyable evening bar atmosphere with live music one night each week.


Service: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5
Value: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

Postcode: DA11


Located alongside the River Thames. The Pub is full of local history, in its decor alone! It has just been voted the best pub in Kent by listeners of BBC Radio Kent. There is a selection of unusual ales and wines. Lunchtime menu is available serving home cooked food with fresh vegetables. First class service.


Service: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5
Value: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

Postcode: SS11


Oak beams, wood fires. Good lunch time menu at reasonable prices. Excellent real ales. Would recommend to anyone.


Service: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5
Value: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

Postcode: CM17


A good and varied menu. Food well cooked and excellent portions. Superb value for money. Food quality is consistently good. Good deals for senior citizens always on offer.


Service: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5
Value: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

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