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“Great pub food and pleasant staff” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Horse & Groom

The Horse & Groom
Ranked #22 of 34 Restaurants in Rochford
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great pub food and pleasant staff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2013

We use our groupon to dine here last Friday evening , at first when you walk through the pub to the restaurant at the rear of the building , it all looks a bit tired and basic. But, the welcome was nice and the girls really are good at making you welcome and the service is excellent .
The food served is good pub grub and much of it is home made .
Would definitely return for a second meal and will try the sister restaurant Harrison's .

  • Visited February 2013
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank cally109
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  • English first
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English first
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“nice meal at Harrison's at the horse and groom”
4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Andrea503790
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Rayleigh
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A great find”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Curlybob68
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Southend-on-Sea
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“in a word, excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Harvey_M99
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London, United Kingdom
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177 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“good food”
4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank allan2952
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