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“Great place for hangover breakfast cure” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Murphys Sports Bar

Murphys Sports Bar
161 | Kings Road, Brentwood CM1 4EG, England
01277 212860
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Ranked #30 of 125 Restaurants in Brentwood
Price range: $4 - $12
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations
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!
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“Great place for hangover breakfast cure”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012 via mobile

We ate here the next morning after a night out in Brentwood sugarhut, best hangover cure. Breakfast and for great value, friendly staff, and they were fine that we had brought a birthday cake in to sing happy birthday to one of the girls in the group.
Highly recommend for good value breakfast

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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marko1969, Manager at Murphys Sports Bar, responded to this review, November 15, 2012
Glad you enjoyed your breakfast after your evening out. We have only been serving breakfasts for four weeks on Saturdays & Sundays 9:30-12 so it was very nice to get such a positive review so quickly.
Thank you and come again

Wendy Howard
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  • English first
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Essex
Top Contributor
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31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“A little noisy but drinks are good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Went to a private party here. Licencee really accomodating and we felt like we weren't intruding on the regular clients. Not the easiest place to park at night.

Visited January 2012
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marko1969, Manager at Murphys Sports Bar, responded to this review, November 15, 2012
Glad you enjoyed tyourself during your visit to Mirphys. Sorry to,hear it was too loud (no pun intended) but with a few parties using us as a starting point on a Friday and Saturday night they do seem to like the music louder. As for the parking after 7pm there is a car lark available at the rear of the building which patrons are welcome to use after 7pm due to office hours.

Marko Howard
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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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“Great Girls Night Out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

Although this is a sports bar, and I hate sport, it's one of my favourite bars in Brentwood. I rack up on a Saturday Night, with the girls, after the football has finished and it starts to thin out. We crank up the juke box, get the shots in and sit in a booth that easily sits all eight of us and have a fantastic laugh. It's comfy, great atmosphere, spacious and a great land lady.

Visited September 2012
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marko1969, Manager at Murphys Sports Bar, responded to this review, October 29, 2012
Thank you for your review. Unfortunately some people forget that when the sport is over we don't just shut the doors so its lovely to have a good review from someone who isn't even a sports fan but enjoys our bar. Thank you
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essex uk
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“over the top reviews”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

! ate there about a year the food was just ok,there are some fine restaurants in the Brentwood area and this certainly isn't one of them but looking at some of the previous reviews they suggest in their ratings that this is one of the greatest gastronomic experiences that the area has to offer,I would feel sorry for anyone who has been lead to have great expectations ,for they will see it was much to do about nothing

  • Visited September 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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marko1969, Manager at Murphys Sports Bar, responded to this review, August 7, 2012
I am glad that your food was ok. As for,your comment of over the top reviews I'm quite sure after reading all the reviews no one is trying to imply this is a Michalin Starred resteraunt. We are not a food led bar but the food we serve is prepared freshly on the premises and not a typical microwave and boil in a bag meal that you will find in most bars these days so is appreciated by our regular and irregular customers.

Marko K Howard
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“terrible food”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

When we moved to the area we stopped by for a bit of lunch - i have fairly low expectations of the food in most bars but this was truly awful.

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, Manager at Murphys Sports Bar, responded to this review, June 23, 2012
As we have had NO complaints in the bar (I am there virtually every lunch time) and you have not said what you ate, when you ate or what was wrong with your food there isn't alot I can say to this review! If your food were truly terrible I'm sure you just may have mentioned it to myself or one of my staff members as you havent im confident enough in our chef to state your review is utter nonsense! If it was that you just didn't "like" the food we apologise our menu wasn't to your taste.
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