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The Street | Purleigh, Maldon CM3 6QJ, England
01621 828 348
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Yummy food dog friendly pub

We went for lunch with our little dog. We were made to feel very welcome. There was a good choice of home made food. The food was freshly cooked and tasted delicious. Good choice of beers too. I can't wait to go again. No negatives.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Maldon, United Kingdom
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Maldon, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We went for lunch with our little dog. We were made to feel very welcome. There was a good choice of home made food. The food was freshly cooked and tasted delicious. Good choice of beers too. I can't wait to go again. No negatives.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Such a friendly old village pub offering excellent food from the live-in chef. Very popular so booking may be a good idea. On a fine day there are tables outside and the view is glorious. Food is first class and the staff helpful and accommodating .

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Lovely Kirsten and the staff never let you down. The food is divine and the pub itself is the best you can wish for.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Having eaten well here before we asked if The Bell could do a large dinner for a 50th Birthday, which they duly did. The pub gave us the use of their function room - an upstairs dining room that is lined with paintings for sale and has amazing views out over the Blackwater estuary as far as Bradwell on Sea.... More 

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Leigh-on-Sea
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Hadn't been to this pub for about 6 years, at which time it was serving microwaved pies and chips. Things have certainly changed since our last visit!! We went for Sunday lunch having read some excellent TA reviews. The food was superb, the service was friendly and efficient, and the atmosphere was great. All in all a lovely old country... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We only popped in for a sandwich lunch today having eaten here before and been really impressed. It was surprisingly full and busy but we got a table straight away. Our food came very quickly - smoked salmon sandwiches in warm ciabatta with THE BEST home cooked chips.Good guest beer too. Service is very friendly and efficient. Will be back... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
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14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Arrived here for lunch at 2pm when lunch service ends, but very happy to serve us. Delicious food, liver and bacon with mash for my husband and ratatouille tart with goats cheese for me. Friendly helpful staff and an art exhibition upstairs. Had been recommended and didn't disappoint.

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Denbighshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

A wonderful place in a quiet village. A warm and homely friendly welcome, Landlords and staff are lovely people. Food is first class. Highly recommend. A must to anyone passing through or holidaying in this lovely area. I return here each week I'm in Essex

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

excellent food, very varied menu with some unusual dishes as well. Didn't have a booking but they "squeezed" us in. No fuss, no bother. Service was prompt but not hurried or rushed. Staff were very nice and friendly. We all had different meals and they were all delicious, can honestly say it was the best I've eaten in a pub.... More 

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Maldon, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Lovely traditional looking pub that sits on top of a hill in the village of Purleigh near Maldon. Had tried to book before but was always fully booked but we eventually went for lunch on a Sunday and im really glad i persevered as we both really liked this place...The atmosphere is great , lots of people chatting at the... More 

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Address: The Street | Purleigh, Maldon CM3 6QJ, England
Phone Number: 01621 828 348
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Maldon
Cuisine: British, Pub

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  • Address: The Street | Purleigh, Maldon CM3 6QJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Maldon
  • Phone Number: 01621 828 348

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub

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