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Fishermans Return

The Lane, Winterton-on-Sea NR29 4BN, England
+44 1493 393 305
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood, Pub
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Wickford, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

We visited this Pub 17/7 we were seated at table 4, we placed our order for food and drinks at the Bar, The table was very dirty and we asked the waitress if she could clean the table before our meals were served. Our meal was ruined by the foul language by one of the customers, who was talking very... More

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derbyshire
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3 reviews 3 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I ordered a well done steak and my husband the scampi, when it arrived and I cut in to my steak it bled, my husband pointed this out to our waitress and it was taken away I waited for its return whilst the side peppercorn sauce that remained got colder! My husband had no choice but to eat his meal,... More

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We visited on a Saturday evening and it was fairly busy at 7.15. By 7.30 it was heaving and you can't book which is fine but maybe you need to think about your arrival time if you have young children. Excellent choice of ales and different style of wine glasses. We didn't order a starter and thank goodness because the... More

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We have visited this pub whilst on holiday numerous times and stayed there twice, the current landlord has improved the pub no end and is continuing to do so, I cannot find a single fault, and im concerned for the people that can, how can you possibly complain that the portions are too big???, anyway, pub atmosphere is great the... More

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Egremont, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Walked to this from where we were staying. Made very welcome by all the staff. Even made our dogs feel welcome. Great meal, cooked to perfection. Will come again

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Buckhurst Hill, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Overpriced for the area - lasagne cost more than a restaurant we use in Buckhurst Hill Essex. Huge portions - too large to enjoy. My sister in law and I only needed to order 1 meal to share judging by what we left. Previously have had undercooked risotto and fish pie that was very dry. Have now decided not to... More

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Cambridge
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
280 helpful votes 280 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We were looking for a good pub lunch style meal yesterday (Sunday) to escape from the Holiday Camp horrors. We found this one just two miles away on TripAdvisor and thought we should check it out. We were so pleased we did, first Winterton is one of the prettiest villages you could find, thatched cottages and roses around the door... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We were staying in one of the holiday cottages nearby and my son and husband called in to ask if we could book a table for later that evening, however they were put off by the very rude attitude of the owner. I can understand that he might not want to take bookings but why not put a sign outside... More

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sheffield
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Nice selection of seafood, food was nicely cooked and in abundance, draft ale was also nice. however there was a feeling of being unwelcome, not so much by the staff but by the locals, every time we looked up from our table we were met with glares. spacious pub but not one i would be returning to.

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London
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We have been to this pub many times. It is a charming old building, friendly staff, dogs and babies welcome. We don't have the dog but we did have the baby with us. It was a warm sunny Sunday evening and the tables outside were full, mostly with people drinking but not eating. You can't book and we are fine... More

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