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The Waveney

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132/134 Bridge Road | Oulton Broad, Lowestoft NR33 9JT, England
1502 573940
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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The interior is very pleasant, cosy and feels like a proper English pub. Friendly and relaxed staff and a quiet atmosphere make for a nice place to visit. The food menu looks great on paper and there are daily deals and discounts, making it quite affordable. Nice selection of local beers to try... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

I regularly visit the Waveney but on the last two occasions the standard was very poor. The first visit 11 of us were booked in on a Thursday night and we waited 1hour 30mins for our food to arrive. There were only two members of staff serving the food and minding the bar. Myself and my partner went back again... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW via mobile

The interior is very pleasant, cosy and feels like a proper English pub. Friendly and relaxed staff and a quiet atmosphere make for a nice place to visit. The food menu looks great on paper and there are daily deals and discounts, making it quite affordable. Nice selection of local beers to try too. Unfortunately the food was a bit... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

As we were visiting family in lowestoft we needed a large table to fit everyone around.when we arrived a table had been reserved,young staff in pub serving were very helpful and polite,had the sunday roast dinner which was nice lots of it,nice veg lots of gravey which is good. The only thing i was dissapointed about was the chocolate cheesecake,when... More 

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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

A group of 8 of us went here for a meal having been a couple of times before and enjoyed it. Sadly this time a couple of issues let it down. A bad first impression for myself was after ordering a red wine spritzer to be told they were out of red wine, so I had a rose one, then... More 

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Oulton Broad, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The food at this restaurant is good value for money but is more pub grub than restaurant quality ( this is normal i suppose as it is first and foremost a pub ). There is parking on the street outside and also on a car park 100 yards away .

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London, United Kingdom
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37 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

Visited here Friday night as we were staying at The Wherry just up the road, we went into the bar side, which has a darts board and a pool table. It is decorated quite heavily with football memorabilia, however the restaurant side has a much homelier feel... The food is served in huge portions, like pub food used to be... More 

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Thetford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

we walked into the waveney to a lovely warm bar as outside was freezing service was quick the lady behind the bar was polite and welcoming and the glass was clean a fine menu was advertised but we were pushed for time maybe next time

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

great food. fairly priced excellent service try the ribs!! awesome! eaten here many many times and its never been any different.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

while the staff were quite busy, the place lacked character. We wasnt greeted with a 'hello', a smile would have sufficed! The food made up for it however.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

the Waveney pub in Oulton Broad is first class the staff are friendly and polite the menu is good with something for every one if you like steak try the rib eye or the sirloin(yum) I recommend this place.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 132/134 Bridge Road | Oulton Broad, Lowestoft NR33 9JT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Lowestoft
  • Phone Number: 1502 573940

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 25
  • Cuisine: British

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