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The Oyster Smack Inn

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4.0 of 5 Inn   |   112 Station Road, Burnham-on-Crouch, England
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The Oyster Smack Inn
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Rapid City, South Dakota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed here during a 2 week family vacation through England. We stayed for 2 nights and absolutely enjoyed it. The staff were very welcoming and our room was spacious and comfortable. The rooms aren't typically set up for family stays but they were quickly accommodating and made a second bed for our child. The food for breakfast was good... More

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Oyster Smack Inn is our favourite restaurant proven by not being able to pass by without booking dinner when in the area, and the fact we have a nickname for it (The Smacked Mackerel). No matter what staff are on duty, the cooked-to-order food, wine and friendly service are always consistently high. We have never stayed in one of... More

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for two nights room was quite basic but clean and tidy and quiet. The food was very good and the staff were helpful and friendly . We did find that the price of drinks were expensive with the inn being a long way from London. We would recommend this inn if only for the food which was cooked... More

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I had lunch at the Oyster Smack Inn and found the food to be of good quality and presented well. The prices of both the food and wine were very reasonable. The young lady who served us was pleasant and obliging. Altogether,a very nice experience.

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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed on the weekend of Sat 26th July 2014 for our wedding. The team here was faultless. We had a pre wedding dinner the night before which was brilliant. All food was served at the same time and to a very high standard. I actually enjoyed this meal more than I did my own wedding breakfast!!!! James and the... More

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Rapid City, South Dakota
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I stayed here 3 nights - wish we could have stayed more. The Spanish girl who made breakfast was fantastic, attentive and friendly. Facilities, food, drinks, accommodation were all class. Only complaints was tight off street parking and no air conditioning - but these are minor issues.

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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Called in early & unbooked on a Monday lunch time & received a friendly welcome to a clean & well laid out restaurant Being Monday iIt was quiet but filled up a little as as time progressed and we experienced a recently introduced "new" menu with a good choice of food in all categories. The service was friendly and helpful... More

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james h, General Manager at The Oyster Smack Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on trip advisor. We do have sound absorbing panels in the main restaurant that helps with the noise and we look forward to welcoming you for an evening service. More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Have been regular customers and have had some good meals and service in the past. Went for a meal for my mother's birthday, prawn cocktail starters both went back as essentially limp iceberg lettuce in Marie Rose sauce with two prawns, yes just two! Main course went for the hallo uni salad, the halloumi was burnt, had to send back... More

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james h, General Manager at The Oyster Smack Inn, responded to this review

A prawn cocktail with only two prawns would definitely be a right to complain and I am at a loss to how that happened. We did have Chargrilled Halloumi on the special board which when charred will look burn't, but i didn't see it or was informed about a burn't halloumi. Waiting a long time for food especially when hungry... More

Dunstable, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We were arranging a reunion with six friends. We visited the Oyster Smack in September 2013 the hotel was superb in every way so we booked it for the reunion which was to take place in May 2014. In just eight months the standard had dropped dramatically. The evening meal was a complete farce. Although the young waiter was very... More

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james h, General Manager at The Oyster Smack Inn, responded to this review

I wish you had rang me to tell me the vouchers I sent you did not arrive. I will resend you some more on Monday. As discussed on the phone, the evening meal experience was down to the waiter who had forgotten to change the special boards for the evening. He is a really nice lad but unfortunately he made... More

Colchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

I had heard of the oyster smack as once being a highly recommended place to eat in Burnham, but I haven't been there for years so I booked a family meal for my mothers birthday. We enjoyed ourselves to begin with but found that the night seemed to fizzle out a little as the guy who had been serving us... More

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james h, General Manager at The Oyster Smack Inn, responded to this review

I am sorry that your experience at the Oyster Smack was not up to our usual standard. I checked on the video cameras to see how the waiters let you down that night, and you waited 12.5 minutes for a dessert menu. But that is not good enough and I can see that the waiter was talking a lot to... More

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Additional Information about The Oyster Smack Inn

Address: 112 Station Road, Burnham-on-Crouch, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Burnham-on-Crouch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Oyster Smack Inn 4*
Also Known As:
The Oyster Smack Hotel Burnham-On-Crouch
The Oyster Smack Inn Burnham-On-Crouch, Essex

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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
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The Oyster Smack Inn is a charming local restaurant with rooms, built in the 1800’s. The building is full of character and sets the scene for an outstanding and extremely popular local inn. Owned and run by chef patron Trevor Howell and his wife Claire, the pub has become the first port of call for those seeking excellent food in friendly, relaxed and stylish surroundings. The newly decorated dining room and bar are both classic and timeless, the coastal shades of the decor providing a serene backdrop to the dining experience. Wooden floors and hand-made furniture all work to create a feeling of quiet elegance. The coastal location means that The Oyster Smack Inn can take full advantage of the freshest of seafood and our menu utilises this to full effect. The team in the kitchen are passionate about using the finest produce from local suppliers. Changing seasonally, our dinner menu offers the best of modern British food whilst your favourite classic pub dishes can be found on our lunch menu. Whether you are looking dine out with family and friends or to entertain clients, at The Oyster Smack Inn you can celebrate a very special occasion or simply pop in for a light snack - our kitchens are happy to oblige, whatever your needs. ... more   less 
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