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The Coast Inn

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108 Coast Road | West Mersea, Mersea Island CO5 8NA, England (Formerly The Coast)
01206 383568
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Dining options: Late Night, Drinks, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 108
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  • 72
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 14
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Always great

We always have a fab time at The Coast whether it's just a drink or a meal out however as semi-regulars it's becoming apparent that the menu never changes save for the specials board - there's also nothing very adventurous for vegetarians/those who don't want meat or fish dishes. The Coast has and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
PeacefulField
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Essex, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Both my family and friends are local to this pub/restaurant and are always saying one sunday we will have to pop down for a roast. Excited about trying out the food and drink we ventured down in the rainy whether to find a table, the bar was nicely presented with a warm fire and a good atmosphere. Upon arriving at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely food, especially if you like seafood and fish. Generous servings and a good choice of childrens menu too. Can get very busy in the spring/summer months so it is advisable to book ahead.

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Thank Shelley R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We always have a fab time at The Coast whether it's just a drink or a meal out however as semi-regulars it's becoming apparent that the menu never changes save for the specials board - there's also nothing very adventurous for vegetarians/those who don't want meat or fish dishes. The Coast has and does offer wonderful things but it's just... More 

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Thank PeacefulField
Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A warm welcome awaits you , I have been several times just with a few friends and with a large party, each time the food was excellent the service fast and friendly, with nothing too much trouble. The only snag was deciding what to have from the tasty menu !

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Thank wendy m
Colchester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good portions of good food. Good cheerful service. Reasonably priced. Relaxed atmosphere. Well worth a visit.

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Thank Carolyn R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The food was excellent, big portions and home cooked. The seafood chowder was awsome with big chunks of fish and the catch of the day was fresh and was lovely white fish. I highly recommend to anybody

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Thank Gaz8r
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

My first visit and I was impressed. We had a table of 10 for Christmas dinner. The food was terrific and he service first class. I couldn't fault them and when the bill came I couldn't believe how reasonable it was. Will definitely be going back

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Thank S2ley
Colchester, Essex.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

I wish sometimes that Tripadvisor had a rating somewhere between 'average' and 'very good'. We use The Coast Inn fairly regularly but to be fair fine dining it ain't; however, it's good and reliable for a square meal at a reasonable price. On this most recent excursion we were joined by some old work colleagues for an undemanding, relaxed pre-Christmas... More 

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Thank Caribauthor
Newmarket, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

Great welcome, lovely decor, lovely food, a great place to eat when staying at monkey beach cottage,,

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Thank pudding235
Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Love this restaurant. Good food at quality prices. All food cooked fresh. Just great in summer to watch sunset with a glass of wine/beer. Staff friendly and efficient. Would def recommend.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 108 Coast Road | West Mersea, Mersea Island CO5 8NA, England (Formerly The Coast)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Mersea Island
  • Phone Number: 01206 383568

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Scenic view

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?