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“nice meal at Harrison's at the horse and groom” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Horse & Groom

The Horse & Groom
1 Southend Road, Rochford, Southend-on-Sea, England
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Ranked #10 of 22 Restaurants in Rochford
Cuisines: English
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“nice meal at Harrison's at the horse and groom”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

Just back form a nice meal at Harrison's at the Horse and Groom. We were lucky to have a group on voucher giving us two course for two people for £18 ,but the normal prices were very reasonable all main courses under a tenner. We were greeted by very friendly staff and shown to a table in a small intimate room at the back of the Horse and Groom pub. After looking at the menu I chose crayfish cocktail and my partner had the fish cake starter . Both were delicious. After a short wait our mains arrived I had ham eggs salad and bubble and squeak. A strange combination but superbly cooked and very tasty. My other half had pan fried chicken with mustard mash and root vegetables. Again rather nice. We declined deserts as so full but will definitely return. A nice place for simple Saturday night pub grub. reasonable prices and very nice staff.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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Rayleigh
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“A great find”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

Harrison in Hockley take over the kitchen on Thursday, Friday, Saturday nights and Sunday lunch, our meal was really good pub grub with really friendly staff and a great owner always there to help, we sat at bar area which was fine. Our food was piping hot and tasty. This may not be a romantic evening for some but great for families and friends, we would definitely go back. The wine was easy drinking and some lovely beers for my husband too. Go and try you wouldn't be disappointed!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Southend-on-Sea
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“in a word, excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

As a regular user of this establishment, I would describe their food as well above average pub fare. The recent partnership with a local restaurant has developed the menu beyond the norm for such places and the further introduction of extensive bar snacks and light meals means there is something for just about everyone. The service is efficient and friendly (okay, it may have been stretched a while ago with an invasion of Groupon diners but I guess that's understandable) and the prices seem just about right. You can wash your meal down with any one (or more!) of 6 well kept real ales, which have deservedly kept the Horse and Groom in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide for many years.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

Dined for lunch on a groupon voucher and had a really enjoyable two course lunch, the tiger prawns were delicious and when the fish arrived for the main course it was hanging off the plate as it was so large. we dined in the bar as the resaraunt was empty and felt rather cold but there was a large hearty log fire in the bar area. Friendly waitress.
All in all a pleasant lunch and would not hesitate in going there again and paying the full price.
Excellent value

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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“Pub Food well done”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

Dined here recently - Friendly service, good food, good atmosphere. Exactly what I expect from a pub menu. Will be back

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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