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“One of my favourite places to eat”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of The Woodmans Arms

The Woodmans Arms
Price range: $5 - $29
Cuisines: Bar, Healthy, British, Pub
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: If you are looking for individual pubs with great character, fantastic beer, delicious food and excellent service - look no further than The Empire Pub Company. Our pubs are the perfect place to enjoy a broad and interesting range of fantastic cask-conditioned and craft beers. We offer an interesting range of bottled beers, craft ales and lagers from around the UK and across the world. Whether you are looking for excellent lunches and dinners, or lighter dishes and sharing plates, we have tempting menus of delicious dishes freshly prepared at every pub by our talented chefs and their teams, using only the freshest ingredients, locally sourced whoever possible. We are able to cater for private parties and events which we would be more than happy to give you details for. No great pub experience is complete without great people - and we pride ourselves in offering truly excellent service in all of our pubs. We have well motivated and experienced managers running our pubs working alongside a great team of house, and kitchen staff. We are a great place to work and we are always looking for good talented staff to work in our team. Empire Pubs are focused on providing high-quality service and customer satisfaction - we will do everything we can to meet your expectations. Look around our website and if you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact us. We hope to see you again very soon
Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“One of my favourite places to eat”
Reviewed March 18, 2013

This is a great place to eat with a decent wine list and a delicious, creative and interesting menu which is changed periodically. Not quite a pub and not quite a restaurant, which is reflected in the price - die hard regulars still frequent the bar. The staff are helpful and obliging and it’s clear they are passionate about the business of food and serious about guests having a good time. Sometimes the presentation is fabulous and sometimes its not. The dessert menu is not as exciting as the first two courses, but you are so full by this point and probably won’t mind anyway. You need to book from Thursday through Sunday.

  • Visited February 2013
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Benfleet
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“Excellent!”
Reviewed March 15, 2013

As a surprise my husband booked a table for Mothers Day. Normally we wouldn't bother as many restaurants seem to hike their prices up for special occasions and try and squeeze as many people in as possible. This certainly wasn't the case with The Woodmans. From the moment we arrived we were greeted by friendly attentive staff who showed us to our table and took our drinks orders, before leaving us plenty of time to look at the menu. Although a set menu we were spoilt for choice and were not disappointed by our choices. Despite being fully booked, at no time were we rushed and even stayed to enjoy another coffee on the comfy leather sofas in the bar area. We will definitely be back again soon.

  • Visited March 2013
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Benfleet
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great Entertainment”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

We booked a table and were advsed there was an "Elvis in the house"
it was quite loud but the atmosphere was really good much more than we bargined for when we booked up . We will be going to another one of their friday night music nights soon.

  • Visited March 2013
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Rayleigh
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“disappointing”
Reviewed March 4, 2013

My husband and i ate here on saturday night we waited 25mins for our prebooked table and was seated with groups of very noisy people!! overall it was very disappointing meal with a poor selection to choose from and nothing to rave about when it arrived !! we complained about the oreo ice cream pie as it was tasteless and so they didnt charge us which was good. Both of us agreed would not be going back which is a shame as it very local to us.

  • Visited March 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“A little disappointed”
Reviewed February 24, 2013

We have eaten here many times but were both disappointed today. Having both opted for the roast, they arrived with 2 thin slices of meat & minimal veg. To be fair we were asked whether we wanted more veg, which we accepted. Having been patrons of this establishment for some time we have noticed variable standards in the quality/quantity of the food provided. Based upon today's experience, standards are declining & we will be avoiding this place.

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