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“Great pub grub”

River Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #8 of 18 Restaurants in Manningtree
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Overlooking the river Stour, the River Restaurant offers a range of dishes alongside a fine selection of wines.
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
48 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Great pub grub”
Reviewed July 28, 2013

The Crown Hotel at Manningtree, Essex is a lovely place by the river where you can watch the boats etc on the estuary. The food is excellent and a great price. With my meal I had carrots and peas and both were fresh not frozen which is unusual in this day and age. The staff are friendly and the tables are cleared quickly. Would go there again especially when they sell food all day and have special days for senior citizens etc.

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank Sandra T
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Manningtree Essex
Level 5 Contributor
82 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Excellent for what it is”
Reviewed June 1, 2013 via mobile

I am going against the trend to praise the Crown. It is not a trendy restaurant but a pub that sells excellent beer, wine and good pub grub. It has just had a full refurbishment and is now attracting many new customers. As well as the decor, the wine list has had a revamp and sells a much better selection of wines than before.
I must declare an interest and say that I have been a 'regular' here for over 30 years and never had a bad pint. It sells the best Greene King beer around. The landlady and her staff make everyone welcome.
Now it has had it's revamp there is no reason not to visit if you are in the area.
Michael Watson

Visited June 2013
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3 Thank rmgw
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Siena, Italy
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Just awful..how do they stay afloat”
Reviewed March 21, 2013

Well I guess they must have a clientelle that do not have any Idea of what real food is...They too must eat TV dinners every night..just the worst place,

  • Visited March 2013
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5 Thank Malvin T
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Lambertville, New Jersey
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Oh dear ....”
Reviewed March 8, 2013

.... Had Christmas lunch here and it was well.... Oh dear! VERY expensive and devoid of any taste. Landlady Julie is erm ... Quite a character - you can hear her bellowing at the staff from the Red Lion ( which is a much nicer pub). Great location , needs new management and it could be very special - live music some weekends and when the Beatles tribute group are on the place rocks!

  • Visited March 2013
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5 Thank Chick1961
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Brantham, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Not bad for the price”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

Food is good and reasonable service too. Not too pricy. Good standard pub fayre. Not a place to impress business colleagues or a girlfriend - not not a bad place to catch up with friends. Outddor seating in the summer is a welcome addition with not bad views over the river.

Visited November 2012
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1 Thank TonyFlury
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