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Billericay, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

We have been previously so thought it would nice to invite the other members of the family. Very disappointing . Starter took 25 mins to arrive then the main meals came 30 mins after . The restaurant was not very busy !! I guess the chef was not so good for Sunday lunches ? Also when my daughter's main course... More 

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Chelmsford, England, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

Without and planning, we found ourselves in Burnham-on-Crouch looking for somewhere to eat. As we made our way towards the river, we came across The Oyster Smack. We couldn't have found anything better, I'm sure. The Express Lunch menu had a great selection and the four of us decided to go for all three courses. None of us were disappointed.... More 

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Sandwich, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016

First of all, two rating points for the room, which was fine. As for everything else:- the reception was closed due to re-decorating, the bar was closed, and the restaurant was closed, all again due to re-decorating. Breakfast was laid with a knife and fork, which was bizarre because when I asked they said they didn't do cooked breakfast. Cereal... More 

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Southend on Sea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

My wife and I have stayed here several times before. We booked in for the New Years Eve dinner dance and sayed in one of the chalets at the rear, which had been refurbished since we last stayed. The room was lovely with Super King bed and large power shower. The problem was that the heating was not on and... More 

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Chesham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

I can't compliment The Oyster Smack Inn enough - thank you for giving us - my girlfriend and her Mum and Dad the best NYE that we have had in many years. The accommodation was fabulous and the five course evening meal and party even better. Our host Dasha has to be complimented, that young lady worked tirelessly to give... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

We stayed one night with four other couples on a wet, miserable weekend. Rooms were fine, staff friendly and food was amazing! All three courses chosen by all of us were very impressive and thoroughly enjoyed by all. Well presented, good sized portions and all delicious. Unusual starters (definitely recommend the vegetarian sharing board!) and very popular after dinner cocktails.... More 

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Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

We didn't book this hotel ourselves, but were part of a large wedding group. The staff were pleasant and very helpful - they were very happy for us to leave our bags in the room before noon, despite the fact that they were still cleaning it. We stayed in one of the chalets at the back. The bed was very... More 

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Chelmsford
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Had a great stay at The Oyster Smack Inn for a couple of days break to chill and get some work done quietly. Staff friendly and excellent service; restaurant is a delight and adult children couldn't wait to visit for dinner and weren't disappointed. Food and drink tasy, locally sourced, beautifully cooked and presented. Comfortable room; great power shower; quiet... More 

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Trevor800, Manager at The Oyster Smack Inn, responded to this review

Peter B Thank you for taking the time to write us a nice review, the team here all work very hard to make sure every one has a nice stay, i will pass on the comments. More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

There is certainly a lack of quality accommodation in this part of England. The search continues. Tried the Oyster Smack on recommendation of two colleagues but sadly disappointing. Room in the main building hot, dirty and falling to pieces as evidenced in the photos provided. Kept awake until 00:30 by staff cashing up in the office situated right amongst the... More 

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Trevor800, Manager at The Oyster Smack Inn, responded to this review

Plutonium I see you have posted two reviews about your stay here one on the restaurant site and one on the hotel site. I am glad you enjoyed the food here “in our popular restaurant that looks a bit odd” (not sure what makes it look odd) and am sorry you did not enjoy your stay. You are correct the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 via mobile

Just this place quite randomly, but very pleased we did. Really lovely food, arancini and scallop starters particularly brilliant, plus good local ale! Very good portions and not as expensive as you'd think! Well worth a visit! Will certainly be back again!

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Dasha D, Manager at The Oyster Smack Inn, responded to this review

Hello Chris. Thank you for your thoughtful review, its great to hear that our fresh food has been enjoyed, and our wonderful chefs hard work has paid off. We hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back soon! More 

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  • Restaurant
  • Free Internet
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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  • Restaurant
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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Oyster Smack Inn is a charming local restaurant with rooms, built in the 1800’s. The building is full of character and sets the scene for an outstanding and extremely popular local inn. Owned and run by chef patron Trevor Howell and his wife Claire, the pub has become the first port of call for those seeking excellent food in friendly, relaxed and stylish surroundings. The newly decorated dining room and bar are both classic and timeless, the coastal shades of the decor providing a serene backdrop to the dining experience. Wooden floors and hand-made furniture all work to create a feeling of quiet elegance. The coastal location means that The Oyster Smack Inn can take full advantage of the freshest of seafood and our menu utilises this to full effect. The team in the kitchen are passionate about using the finest produce from local suppliers. Changing seasonally, our dinner menu offers the best of modern British food whilst your favourite classic pub dishes can be found on our lunch menu. Whether you are looking dine out with family and friends or to entertain clients, at The Oyster Smack Inn you can celebrate a very special occasion or simply pop in for a light snack - our kitchens are happy to oblige, whatever your needs. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Oyster Smack Inn

Address: 112 Station Road, Burnham-on-Crouch CM0 8HR, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Burnham-on-Crouch
Price Range: $82 - $160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Oyster Smack Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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