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The Waveney

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132/134 Bridge Road | Oulton Broad, Lowestoft NR33 9JT, England
441502560037
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12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Mon 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We live in lowestoft and used to visit the Waveney regularly as the food was good for the price with the 25% discounts, which meant you tolerated the dated decor and carpet held together with electrical tape. Apparently, this pub has changed hands recently, and they have changed their meal discounts. To make the discount more "for locals", the "25%... More 

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Thank aldenb
Waveney2016, Owner at The Waveney, responded to this review

Hi, thank you for your review. We have been here just 5 months and in that time have totally refurbished the sports bar, the toilets and this week refurbished and installed new kitchen equipment. The restaurant will be refurbished in September and your anonymous and somewhat trite comments regarding the decoration will be addressed. The power of selective anonymous reviewing... More 

Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

went in for meal as was passing , was not disappointed wife had white bait for starter i had garlic mushrooms well presented and a very generous portion, main course was Gammon steak , and a chilli with rice, again nice and fresh very good portion, very enjoyable will definitely be going again.

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Thank paulcarver
Essex, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The second day of a midweek treat in the area. We strolled passed the Waveney, we should have kept going. Having seen the menu we decided to try the fish & chips. The cod fillets were over cooked and the fish was less than fresh, the flesh stuck to the batter and the skin also grey in colour, a sign... More 

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Thank Alan B
Waveney2016, Owner at The Waveney, responded to this review

Alan, Out of courtesy our staff visit every table after serving the main course to ensure everything is to the customers satisfaction. Unfortunately none of issues regarding the quality of food that you refer too were brought to our attention while you were on the premises. If we were advised the quality wasn't up to standard, then we would have... More 

Sudbury, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited The Waveney for lunch with family, expecting good food at reasonable prices, but unfortunately would not wish to return. I cannot eat any food containing bell peppers and asked the waitress about various meals on the menu, I had to make a third choice of chicken curry and rice and informed the waitress that I definitely could not... More 

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2 Thank Geraldine S
Waveney2016, Owner at The Waveney, responded to this review

Hi Geraldine, Many thanks for your review. Sometimes you've got to hold your hands up and acknowledge we got this meal wrong. On this occasion we really did. I've discussed this with the waitress and chef who was working at the time. There was a bizarre set of circumstances behind you finding bell peppers in your rice. I would like... More 

United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to the Waveney for Sunday lunch. First time since change of ownership. Lunch was very similar to what we have had previously, average pub food which we enjoyed. Staff were very attentive without being intrusive but there was a long wait between ordering and food coming out and only two small potatoes with roast was poor. What really spoilt... More 

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Thank Bunzie1950
Waveney2016, Owner at The Waveney, responded to this review

Hi Bunzie, Thanks for your review with regards to your Sunday lunch visit to The Waveney. Sorry to hear that there was a delay with your food and the lack of potatoes on your plate. At The Waveney we pride ourselves on good wholesome portions. I hope you complained to the staff at the time? With regards to the music,... More 

Somerset
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely restaurant, me and my partner go pretty much every other week, we love going either for a meal but sometimes even go later on in the evening for an afters and a drink, gorgeous setting, nice staff and great Food and Service. Would highly recommend this place, lovely for summer evenings too, we sit outside and take our dogs.... More 

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Thank Becks_0903
Waveney2016, Owner at The Waveney, responded to this review

Hi Becks! Thanks for your review! Very nice to hear! See you again soon. Kind regards, Andrew More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Waveney serves the most delicious food we regularly eat there and haven't had a negative experience. The staff are extremely approachable and very friendly, genuine staff. You must go to the Tuesday Quiz night ! Again everyone is so friendly and we always have a fantastic fun evening. They have 25% off meals daily which makes it even more... More 

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Thank debolley
Waveney2016, Owner at The Waveney, responded to this review

Hello Deb! Many thanks for taking time to write your review! Excellent feedback! I shall forward onto the staff here at The Waveney. Good luck with the quiz nights! Many thanks, Andrew More 

Leigh
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best meal I've had this week on the broads. Wish I could come every week. But as I'm on holiday it be to far will defo be back when I'm back in norfork. Everything is homemade, I had lasagne which is best I've ever had and my partner had the salmon, we both loved are meals and the children's meals... More 

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Thank Lynsey W
Waveney2016, Owner at The Waveney, responded to this review

Hi Lynsey! Many thanks for your review! Great to hear you all enjoyed your meals at The Waveney. Hope you had a fantastic holiday on the Broads! Kind regards, Andrew More 

Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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175 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant continues to impress us compared to how it was previously. The staff are all so friendly and service is very good. There is a great range of food on the menu and special offers every day of the week. Great place to go for a good value meal without losing the quality.

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Thank malcolm c
Waveney2016, Owner at The Waveney, responded to this review

Hello Malcolm! Many thanks for taking time to write your review! We are very pleased that the improvements that we have implemented and the extra hardwork from all our staff is being noted. Hope to see you again soon! Kind regards, Andrew More 

Lowestoft
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56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Called in last week. Had fish and chips. Fantastic price very good. Service was excellent. Lovely and clean. Daily discounts on certain meals. Will go back and try other dishes. Also went with daughter and two young grandchildren one lunch time at half term. Children were given crayons and pictures to crayon. Children's meals were very good value.

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Thank 589dih
Waveney2016, Owner at The Waveney, responded to this review

Hello! Thanks for your review! Great to hear you and your family enjoyed both visits to The Waveney! Kind regards, Andrew More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$4 - $26
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Television, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 132/134 Bridge Road | Oulton Broad, Lowestoft NR33 9JT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Lowestoft
  • Phone Number: 441502560037
Description
The Waveney Public House is situated in the heart of Oulton Broad, serving traditional pub food & beverages. Refurbishment of the main bar area has been completed and we've added Sky and BT Sports. We have also fully refurbished the Mens and Ladies toilets. Next on the list is the upgrade of Restaurant which will commence late September. More updates to follow! Kind regards, Andrew, The Waveney

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?