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Strange place but friendly enough

The place is a bit like a working man's club. BUT the barman was friendly and the beer was good... read more

Reviewed October 15, 2018
Stinker_11
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Witham, United Kingdom
Great beers

Four very good real ales on tap the only good beer we had in Clacton great to have a quite drink... read more

Reviewed June 27, 2018
Trevor E
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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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Oct 15, 2018
“Strange place but friendly enough”
Jun 27, 2018
“Great beers”
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39 Marine Parade East, Clacton-on-Sea CO15 6AD, England
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Reviewed October 15, 2018

The place is a bit like a working man's club. BUT the barman was friendly and the beer was good. The benches in the garden area are a little wobbly. Clacton is a mighty odd place with no nice pubs. Everyone we spoke to said...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed June 27, 2018 via mobile

Four very good real ales on tap the only good beer we had in Clacton great to have a quite drink without screaming children running about

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Trevor E
Reviewed February 4, 2018

Used this pub for 4 years. Very clicky. One small plate of cheese & a dish off onions was on the bar. With me being disabled, a man at the bar offered me the cheese & biscuits but he got shouted at saying people have...More

Date of experience: February 2018
5  Thank krissiegr8
Reviewed August 17, 2017

On the Saturday there was a good selection of ales but by the next day, the selection had dropped from 5 to 3. A little disappointing

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed July 15, 2017 via mobile

Our second & last night in Clacton was spent in this pub. Welcoming Landlord and a good selection of beers. The only real pub that we found in the town.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed April 26, 2017

I like this place because there is always a good choice of cask ales available. It was a hot day so we had a few pints in the 'beer garden'. The beers are well maintained in this 'no frills' pub.

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

After leaving the Beer Festival in town we just needed another pint on our way home and a toilet stop! This pub had a good choice of real ales so we sampled 2 whilst enjoying the sunshine in the beer garden. This is a popular...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed July 30, 2016

5 beers on at anyone time, selected from about 50. Fantastic food on Wednesday. Lovely seating area out the front.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Simon A
Reviewed February 11, 2016 via mobile

Excellent for real ales. No frills , but a nice place for a drink. Ace food on Wednesday night. Beers change regularly which is a bonus :-)

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank Paul S
Reviewed September 6, 2015

A quiet and unassuming pub which consists of one square room and a beer garden at the front of the pub. Any Tegestologist would like a visit here as the walls are filled with dozens of beer mats which represent the different beers that have...More

Date of experience: August 2015
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