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The Old Garrison

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Campfield Road, Shoeburyness, Southend-on-Sea SS3 9BX, England
+44 1702 291970
Tue - Sun 12:00 - 21:00
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Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there for their advertised succulent Sunday roast . Was we disappointed cold food very small portions ,drab cold surroundings . The manager and staff seemed clueless on how to run a restaurant. Eight of us all over sixty waitress came took our order then said go to the bar and pay in case we did a runner two of... More 

Thank reg c
Management response:

Hello Reg, Thank you for your review. We always like to take on board anything technically constructive to improve our service. In order for us to deem any commentary constructive, we like to establish a majority customer response. Out of 70 Customers who dined with us that day, you and your party are the only booking to have made personal... More 

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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fabulous meal at The Old Garrison the food was excellent and very tasty lovely fresh cooked ingredients. The service was excellent. The atmosphere was great the staff are very friendly and very helpful. We cannot wait to go back again

1 Thank wendytaylor6
Management response:

Hello Wendy, Thank you for visiting us at the Old Garrison and for your feedback on our food and service. It was a pleasure to talk with you and your husband. We and hope to see you both again soon. More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Awful evening. Went in to have dinner with my boyfriend, and turns out that a neighbour we have personal issues with works behind the bar. we weren't going to let it interfere with our evening, until she came over to us and very rudely told us she wouldn't be serving us. We didn't think anything of it, until we went... More 

4 Thank Chloe A
Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

We came for the Sunday roast. Great atmosphere with exceptional quality and value for money! Jessie and Callum go above and beyond with the quality and service of food. Great selection of drinks and real ales. Well worth a visit.

Thank BeeF77
Management response:

Hello Bee, Thank you so much for your lovely comments and joining us for our Sunday Roast. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. More 

Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

Returned here after many months as heard under new OWNERSHIP. Not management. Eamonn and Jessie turning place around. IS promoting the pub and upcoming events. Was busy with Rugby on Saturday. Ordered food was very good and filling. Will be returning very soon. People need to visit the Old Garrison again and see the difference a new owner makes. Hopefully... More 

Thank Judithr1972
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent food with pleasant service. Definitely recommend. Excellent menu choices for good value. New Management are working hard to bring it back to a good local pub with evening entertainment through the week & weekends.

Thank Angie E
Thorpe Bay, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

5 of us had lunch here on a cold damp day: The atmosphere was really nice, friendly staff, nice comfortable layout and .. Very important, clean toilets, I know I always talk about toilets but clean toilets are so simple to have but so many places I visit look as though they take no interest. WE WILL BE BACK :-)

Thank OceanUK
London, United Kingdom
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167 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

So the night of the big beach bang. Ten thousand people just around the corner. Bar staff = 1. 1 rather stroppy girl. We finally got some drinks though asking for glasses for the bottles of cider just made her mad and go out the back. Upon which some lights tripped and she was then unable to serve anyone. Absolute... More 

Thank Simon W
Oldgarrison, . at The Old Garrison, responded to this review

Good evening Simon, First of all thanks for taking the time of writing a review. This night was meant to be busier than usual and 2 staffs were initially on, one was obliged to leave at 7pm for family reasons and the other one didn't show up for his shift.... So only one left behind the bar, and a lot... More 

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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

So many mixed reviews and wanting to ensure we have a nice Christmas Day , we went to sample meals and ambience at the newly managed old garrison before booking. Well all I can say is we are now booked in for Christmas Day. Food is excellent, fresh ingredients , quality food and fair price . Ness the manager was... More 

Thank Kevin B
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

This pub is amazing. Great staff always a wam welcome. Food is freshly made, we know this as spoke to the chef hence why may take a bit longer to come out. If you want cheap quick food go to Harvester they are perfect for this and the quality is rubbish and cooked in a microwave! We come down every... More 

1 Thank tommy0085

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 25
British, Italian, Chinese, American
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Campfield Road, Shoeburyness, Southend-on-Sea SS3 9BX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Southend-on-Sea  >  Shoeburyness
  • Phone Number: +44 1702 291970
The Old Garrison offers a great value food menu, a wide selection of cask ales and fine wines, and a fabulous family friendly beer garden. A "must visit" for locals & visitors alike. At the heart of a busy and vibrant area The Old Garrison is located next to the former Shoeburyness Barracks. With a selection of premium spirits, cask ales, regular offers and live entertainment there is something for everyone at The Old Garrison. We have an extensive menu to suit everyone's tastes. Why not come and join us for lunch or an early supper? Choose from light bites, traditional pub fare or a sizzling curry - we have it all! Relax and enjoy our friendly service in our gorgeous beer garden. Why not bring along the kids? We have a fully equipped play area for them too! Looking for a venue to hold your function or birthday party? Let us know and we will try our best to assist you with your requirements. We always welcome new customers so come along soon. We will go out of our way to make your visit enjoyable, answer any questions and give you a real Garrison welcome. Our Pub Opening Times: Monday to Wednesday - 10am to 11.30pm, Thursday to Saturday - 10am to Midnight, Sunday - Noon to 10.30pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?