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Rapid City, South Dakota
Reviewed 14 July 2014

I stayed here 3 nights - wish we could have stayed more. The Spanish girl who made breakfast was fantastic, attentive and friendly. Facilities, food, drinks, accommodation were all class. Only complaints was tight off street parking and no air conditioning - but these are minor issues.

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james h, General Manager at The Oyster Smack Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. I have heaped a load of praise on to the Spanish lady 'Maria'. We hope we can accommodate you again

Woodbridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 June 2014

Called in early & unbooked on a Monday lunch time & received a friendly welcome to a clean & well laid out restaurant Being Monday iIt was quiet but filled up a little as as time progressed and we experienced a recently introduced "new" menu with a good choice of food in all categories. The service was friendly and helpful...

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james h, General Manager at The Oyster Smack Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on trip advisor. We do have sound absorbing panels in the main restaurant that helps with the noise and we look forward to welcoming you for an evening service.

Reviewed 1 June 2014 via mobile

Have been regular customers and have had some good meals and service in the past. Went for a meal for my mother's birthday, prawn cocktail starters both went back as essentially limp iceberg lettuce in Marie Rose sauce with two prawns, yes just two! Main course went for the hallo uni salad, the halloumi was burnt, had to send back...

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james h, General Manager at The Oyster Smack Inn, responded to this review

A prawn cocktail with only two prawns would definitely be a right to complain and I am at a loss to how that happened. We did have Chargrilled Halloumi on the special board which when charred will look burn't, but i didn't see it or was informed about a burn't halloumi. Waiting a long time for food especially when hungry...

Dunstable, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 May 2014

We were arranging a reunion with six friends. We visited the Oyster Smack in September 2013 the hotel was superb in every way so we booked it for the reunion which was to take place in May 2014. In just eight months the standard had dropped dramatically. The evening meal was a complete farce. Although the young waiter was very...

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james h, General Manager at The Oyster Smack Inn, responded to this review

I wish you had rang me to tell me the vouchers I sent you did not arrive. I will resend you some more on Monday. As discussed on the phone, the evening meal experience was down to the waiter who had forgotten to change the special boards for the evening. He is a really nice lad but unfortunately he made...

Colchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 May 2014

I had heard of the oyster smack as once being a highly recommended place to eat in Burnham, but I haven't been there for years so I booked a family meal for my mothers birthday. We enjoyed ourselves to begin with but found that the night seemed to fizzle out a little as the guy who had been serving us...

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james h, General Manager at The Oyster Smack Inn, responded to this review

I am sorry that your experience at the Oyster Smack was not up to our usual standard. I checked on the video cameras to see how the waiters let you down that night, and you waited 12.5 minutes for a dessert menu. But that is not good enough and I can see that the waiter was talking a lot to...

Southport Merseyside
Reviewed 18 May 2014

My wife and I, along with our friends, stayed for 3 nights and sadly were less than impressed with this B&B. First impressions were not good as there were weeds growing up between the walls of the buildings and the paths and the plant containers were also full of weeds; the place looked as though it was in need of...

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james h, General Manager at The Oyster Smack Inn, responded to this review

The weeds had grown a bit and caught us out, but they had been treated and can the pesky things are now dead No one had been informed that your towel rail was not working, which is a shame because we could of moved you or got some one to fix it. The restaurant experience was down to the waiter...

Gloucester, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 April 2014

I have stayed here a couple of times on business. The highlight of the stay is the evening meal as the food is excellent. I had a room out at the rear which had a lot of sound coming through from the adjoining rooms. An American gentleman was Skyping his family who were obviously a few hours behind and he...

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james h, General Manager at The Oyster Smack Inn, responded to this review

I am sorry to hear about your troubles with the customer next door to you. On your next booking please comment that you would like a different room and we will allocate you accordingly. We have ten bedrooms and breakfast is between 8 and 10 seven days a week. I can not warrant bringing staff at 7am in case of...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 April 2014

We didn't stay in the hotel - we wanted to, but it was full. We ate dinner here, and enjoyed our meal. The decor was comfortable, modern and relaxed, and was MUCH nicer inside than it looks from the outside. The service was very good, and the staff were ready to be helpful and accommodating. The food was good and...

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james h, General Manager at The Oyster Smack Inn, responded to this review

I have shown the staff your review and we would like to say thank you for writing kind words on trip advisor. We look forward for your return. P.s I agree with you about the front of the restaurant (It used to be a pub)

Princes Risborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 April 2014

My husband and I took a couple of days in Essex, somewhere we hadn't been before, and found this place quite by accident. It was really good. We had dinner in the restaurant, the food quality was great. The staff were really efficient and obviously enjoyed their work which showed, were friendly without being intrusive. The accommodation, at the back...

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james h, General Manager at The Oyster Smack Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write kind words about the Oyster Smack. I have tried my best to train the staff to offer an unobtrusive service for our diners. So to read this review has given me and the staff another reason to come to work each day.

Ipswich, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 April 2014

We have just had the most outstanding dinner at the Oyster Smack Inn. From pleasant drinks at the bar to beautifully prepared courses throughout dinner the venue is one of Essex's hidden gems. Each course on the menu was top quality fare, well prepared, well cooked and very nicely presented by a team who clearly enjoy their roles. We would...

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james h, General Manager at The Oyster Smack Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I have passed your comments on to the team and we look forward to welcoming you on your next visit.

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Restaurant
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Oyster Smack Inn is a charming local restaurant with rooms, built in the 1800’s. The building is full of character and sets the scene for an outstanding and extremely popular local inn. Owned and run by chef patron Trevor Howell and his wife Claire, the pub has become the first port of call for those seeking excellent food in friendly, relaxed and stylish surroundings. The newly decorated dining room and bar are both classic and timeless, the coastal shades of the decor providing a serene backdrop to the dining experience. Wooden floors and hand-made furniture all work to create a feeling of quiet elegance. The coastal location means that The Oyster Smack Inn can take full advantage of the freshest of seafood and our menu utilises this to full effect. The team in the kitchen are passionate about using the finest produce from local suppliers. Changing seasonally, our dinner menu offers the best of modern British food whilst your favourite classic pub dishes can be found on our lunch menu. Whether you are looking dine out with family and friends or to entertain clients, at The Oyster Smack Inn you can celebrate a very special occasion or simply pop in for a light snack - our kitchens are happy to oblige, whatever your needs. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Oyster Smack Inn

Address: 112 Station Road, Burnham-on-Crouch CM0 8HR, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Burnham-on-Crouch
Price Range: RM304 - RM498 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Oyster Smack Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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