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161 | Kings Road, Brentwood CM1 4EG, England
01277 212860
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Today
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Reservations
Description: We are essex's premier sports bar. As our name suggests we are...
We are essex's premier sports bar. As our name suggests we are predominantly a sports bar but we also serve good quality home cooked food freshly prepared on the premises. To all reviewers who start with "this isn't a resteraunt" firstly I'd say Doh! The clues in the name!
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Good for:
Outdoor seating

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 20
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Handy For The Premier Inn

Visited this pub on a couple of occasions while staying at the Premier Inn (right next door). Good place to chill and watch the football on a Saturday afternoon. It got quite busy on a Friday/Saturday night, staff were all friendly enough as were the "locals". Worth popping in if your in that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 13, 2013
JohnP033
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Dumfries, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Reservations
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English first
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This is a good bar if you want to watch a sporting event or have a few beers but that's probably as far as it goes. I've eaten twice in here and both times the food has been pretty poor. The chicken burger was so dry I needed 3 packets of mayo to add some moisture and most of the... More 

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marko1969, Manager at Murphys Sports Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and I'm sorry to hear that our Southern Fried Chicken burger was over cooked and dry. I've spoken to the kitchen staff who have said they have had no direct complaints which is a pity as we would have happily replaced the meal or offered you a free meal for another day. Unfortunately the Chicken... More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

My partner and I stopped in at Murphys Sports Bar for a late night beer recently and were blown away by the welcome extended to us by the friendly bar staff. Our drinks were very reasonably priced and the bar itself is comfortable and cosy. We enjoyed our visit so much we went back last night, and were not disappointed.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

My partner and I stopped in at Murphys Sports Bar for a late night beer recently and were blown away by the welcome extended to us by the friendly bar staff. Our drinks were very reasonably priced and the bar itself is comfortable and cosy. We enjoyed our visit so much we went back last night, and were not disappointed.... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

We visited the bar to watch the football and was made to feel welcome by the staff and the locals. Very friendly atmosphere,and the place was packed. While there it was a must to try their new menu,impressive,and a good assortment of choice. Definitely be going back!!!!

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

I booked a booth and buffet at Murphy's to "wet the babies head". Got Attitude from the moment I arrived and politely asked which both I had booked from a barmaid(the one with white stripe in her hair), her attitude continued throughout the day. When I phoned to book I asked if I could reserve a booth and can you... More 

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marko1969, Manager at Murphys Sports Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your evening at Murphys. Firstly can i say that im sorry you didnt enjoy your evening but some of the alleged "facts" in your review need to be commented on. Firstly on our staff members attitude we do apologise if she seemed a little curt but as I witnessed your arrival i'd... More 

Dumfries, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Visited this pub on a couple of occasions while staying at the Premier Inn (right next door). Good place to chill and watch the football on a Saturday afternoon. It got quite busy on a Friday/Saturday night, staff were all friendly enough as were the "locals". Worth popping in if your in that area.

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Halesowen, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

I had breakfast here this morning. As a coeliac I am extremely limited to what I can eat. I ordered a small breakfast but knew I would be unable to have sausages for certain given the rusk. The service I received was second to none! Once I explained I was coeliac I was given gold star treatment. Staff were knowledgeable... More 

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013 via mobile

If you fancy a tasty weekend breakfast, Murphys is the place to be. Fantastic menu (I had the classic full English) and cooked to perfection, with lovely fresh coffee & tea, etc. Friendly staff and world class customer service make for a great atmosphere. The morning's newspapers are available to read, as is SKY sports news etc in the background... More 

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London
Top Contributor
176 reviews 176 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
444 helpful votes 444 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Title kinda summarises it. It middle of the town, near the station, so a meeting place for me and my mates. I go there every few months and like it, never an issue.

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marko1969, Manager at Murphys Sports Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Not much I can say of your review very concise and to the point. Next time your in let us know what would give us the fifth star!! Marko More 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

Went to Murphys for pre drinks before going to Sugar hut last weekend. Spoke to the managers in advance who were so helpful and organised drinks to be ready for us, a booth and decorations for the hen party. They also had no problems with our request of having a stripper as long as it was past 9pm which was... More 

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marko1969, Manager at Murphys Sports Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I'm glad you had a good time and all went well. Congratulations to the hen from all of us at Murphys Sports Bar. Sorry I couldn't have been there to greet you all personally. Marko More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 161 | Kings Road, Brentwood CM1 4EG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Brentwood
  • Phone Number: 01277 212860

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 12

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating

Description

We are essex's premier sports bar. As our name suggests we are predominantly a sports bar but we also serve good quality home cooked food freshly prepared on the premises. To all reviewers who start with "this isn't a resteraunt" firstly I'd say Doh! The clues in the name!
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?