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The Company Shed

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Mersea Island, Colchester CO5 8PA, England
Today
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Good for:
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • 212
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  • 87
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 22
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Amazing, unusual seafood shed!!!

Visited Mersea Island and went to West Mersea, a very old Dickensian seaside village with cottages dating back to 1570ies, Popped into the Company Shed,this seafood specialty place due to the reviews. Was so surprised by the basic state of the shed - plastic table clothes and curtains, probably the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
Charles C
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
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362 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

Visited Mersea Island and went to West Mersea, a very old Dickensian seaside village with cottages dating back to 1570ies, Popped into the Company Shed,this seafood specialty place due to the reviews. Was so surprised by the basic state of the shed - plastic table clothes and curtains, probably the same since the sixties. Then suddenly served by the politest... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

I am a huge seafood lover and after hearing about how fresh the food was a visit was needed and it was definitely worth it. We had a two hour wait for a table but luckily I had been pre warned and had packed a picnic of g&ts, olives and a few other nibbles. Now expect the basic, a table... More 

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Hitchin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

I forgot to bring bread (Cant imagine why they don't bake it and sell it) But a nice fellow dinner shared theirs with me! I had a glass of the Mersea local white wine, which was nice and fresh. Will go again and again and again!

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Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Lovely, fresh seafood served in a shed. Bring your own bread! Staff were great, seafood delicious. Right by the seafront and houseboats.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

My husband an I have just enjoyed another excellent meal. The staff are always polite and the food is always good. What else can I say.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Excellent place for seafood either eating in or takeaway Staff always friendly Would recommend to every one on the Mersea Island area

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

I don't understand why they can't take bookings. We travelled quite a way to be told there were no tables left. Surely they could take a non refundable deposit over the phone otherwise they will be losing customers as we will definately not be back !

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Billericay, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We have visited the shed 3 to 4 times a year for the last 5 years. The immediate appeal of the place is that it is unlike anywhere else you will go to. Initially it was about top class sea food in a 'No Frills' surrounding at a reasonable price. Add to this the fact that the atmosphere was great... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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31 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

On a dull Thursday a trip to Mersea Island seemed like a good idea, and it was. The tide was out and we were able to have good look round, quite interesting. At lunch time we found ourselves looking at a snack called The Company Shed, no waiting that day it was too cold. We were greeted by very friendly... More 

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Well worth the 172 mile round trip Service was very good ,Food was even better being solo only had to wait 15 min thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience will return

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Mersea Island, Colchester CO5 8PA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Colchester

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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