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The Victory at Mersea

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Mersea Island 92 Coast Road, Mersea Island CO5 8LS, England
+44 1206 382907
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had fish and chips which was huge and very good food. This would have scored a five star rating but we were he only people in the restaurant and nobody came and checked on us or even collected our plates, or offered desert. Bizarre. We ordered two more drinks and just sat there with the empty plates around us and... More 

Thank Michael T
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I have just returned from a two night stay at the Victory and could not recommend it enough. We had a large, comfortable room, pleasantly decorated with a jacuzzi bath in the big en-suite bathroom. Peter and Jill were very accomodating, the staff were all very friendly and helpful and the food was just great! Its a... More 

1 Thank tanya_Bailey
Colchester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here for dinner with my daughter, excellent service and excellent food, knew all about coeliac which I have, and had no problems after. Highly recommend

Thank 1961Debbie1961
Romford, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our 2nd visit having stayed last year too. The rooms are lovely, comfortable and clean with crisp white bedding. We had room 3 which we can recommend with the balcony & views. Little extras like binoculars and plenty of tea and coffee, including a small fridge on the landing with fresh milk to use. All the staff are... More 

Thank smm-fox
Colchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went for dinner here today with a party of 5 in total. Was slow being seated even though there were plenty of staff milling around behind the bar. Once sat it became a matter of concern that the table was sticky, as a result it just didn't feel clean. We did query it with a waitress who told us... More 

Thank Hafgood
Colchester, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped off at the Victory for a drink and a bite to eat mid a dog walk, as we had a dog we were limited to outside but luckily it was a sunny warm February afternoon and the garden was packed. The food was well priced and the portions were very generous, I was very impressed with the quality... More 

Thank Spencer B
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126 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This used to be a really good pub, sadly only the service is good with friendly staff. The food is poor quality and really not worth trying. We had four meals and all were with cheap and cheerful ingredients. We've used this pub on loads of occasions but sadly this will be the last.

Thank merlin03
London, England
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

We have just come back from another nice stay at this hotel. We had room No. 1 which was lovely and had gorgeous views over the harbour. The only complaint we had was with my husband's food on the first night. He ordered fish and chips and the batter was burnt. We did mention this to a member of staff... More 

Thank Corlal
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

We came for just one night but enjoyed it so much. Immaculately clean, lovely rooms and great staff. ..fabulous views out across the gorgeous bay too.

Thank Victoria H
Lavenham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

We had a groupon voucher for Dinner Bed and Breakfast for the victory, we arrived and got checked in and taken straight to our room, really helpful staff, the room was small but had most things you needed, comfy bed, lovely bathroom and a balcony with sea views! We has 1 main course included in the voucher but we upgraded... More 

3 Thank Eleanor B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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
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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Colchester, United Kingdom
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?