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The Victory at Mersea

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Mersea Island 92 Coast Road, Mersea Island CO5 8LS, England
+44 1206 382907
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good38%
  • Average16%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible9%
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“beef” (6 reviews)
“roast dinner” (4 reviews)
“pasta” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Mersea Island 92 Coast Road, Mersea Island CO5 8LS, England
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1 - 10 of 325 reviews

Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Stopped here on a Saturday night. Great location right next to the harbour and beach. The owners kindly allowed us to stay in their car park over night. Had a lovely evening meal and an excellent breakfast. Very helpful staff. Highly recommended.

Thank Nigel J
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Stopped here on the spur of the moment. Had a great meal on a busy Saturday night. Very good value, I had the burger with bacon and cheese which was perfectly cooked. The owners kindly allowed us to park our motorhome overnight in their car...More

Thank buttons20
Reviewed 10 September 2017

We stopped by the Victory today for a spot of lunch. The venue itself is located right on the front of the Blackwater estuary with a fantastic view of the boats and out to Maldon. As a group of 7 with 2 dogs we had...More

Thank Tom J
Reviewed 6 September 2017

I stayed here with my friends so we could have a few wines in the day whilst lunching! It was lovely that we could drink outside looking out to the sea and it was great that we could stay up drinking tea all evening in...More

Thank Tasha H
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

The reason we visited The Victory was to take advantage of the large beer garden at the front of the pub with sea views. Even though it was a busy Sunday afternoon with the sun shining there were still free benches. Sadly the service was...More

Thank ElizabethAnne87
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Extremely rude staff and slow service, que was out of the door and the staff showed no need to work faster to keep up with the demand. They also advertise themself as "vegetarian friendly" which is a joke considering they had neither of their two...More

Thank jasak111
Reviewed 2 September 2017

Really disappointed with our visit, pub has a lovely big garden on the sea front and a playground for the kids but that's where the positives stop. On ordering we asked if there were any dairy free options for a dairy intolerant toddler in the...More

Thank jm86657
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Busy as expected on a sunny Saturday --ran out of things on the menu (and only told 20mins after ordering). Very dirty with not enough staff to clean the tables . Poor overall and wouldn't recommend

Thank Belinda W
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Constant good selection of ales and friendly staff. Great pub to enjoy a drink in a great location , and it's close to the Oyster Bar

Thank Paul V
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Sat outside at this busy pub. Took a while to be served but as it was busy it was understandable. Ordered a prawn sandwich which arrived quickly. Hardly any mayo and on very thin sliced bread where I would expect something a little more substantial....More

Thank Gooner89
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Questions & Answers
Marion J
25 August 2015|
Response from EssexBoaters | Property representative |
Marion we are closed on Christmas Day, but do have a Festive Menu for December. Regards Peter and Gill @the Victory
marilyn d
31 March 2015|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from EssexBoaters | Property representative |
Yes we allow dogs in the Blackwater Bar and you can eat in there as well. Good luck with the purchase of your caravan and we look forward to seeing you in the victory soon/

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mersea Island 92 Coast Road, Mersea Island CO5 8LS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Mersea Island
  • Phone Number: +44 1206 382907
  • E-mail
The Victory at Mersea is a very popular pub/restuarant/inn right on the waterfront on Mersea Island, with great views of the Blackwater estuary. There is a large beer garden with plenty of room for alfresco dining and a separate childrens play area.
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