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The Coast Inn

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Mersea Island Mersea Island 108 Coast Road | West Mersea, Mersea Island CO5 8NA, England (Formerly The Coast)
+44 1206 383568
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67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I know other reviews have mentioned this, but it seems that this pub restaurant is not able to cope with busy periods. We visited on a Saturday night and it was busy. The waiting staff were friendly and seemed on top of the service to start with, but we had problems with the food. There were a number of things... More 

Thank max4004
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We initially just stopped for a drink outside on a sunny Saturday afternoon. The bar was rather overwhelmed, overflowing with unwashed glasses and staff struggling to cope. We enquired about a table for a meal and were told we could have one towards the back of the restaurant shortly so long as we were quick and we immediately accepted. After... More 

Thank PW64
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We are boaters and love visiting lovely places by sea . Last year we had 4 nights in West Mersey and visited The Coast twice. This week we revisited West Mersey and The Coast was top of our list . We arrived with our friends and sat down with our pints of Aspells in the sun and had a disaster... More 

Thank David H
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53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found this place by chance. They were really busy but found a table for us. The food was great. Service was really good and the restaurant was really good. I fully recommend this restaurant.

Thank GidgetAndShrek
Colchester, Essex.
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184 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was one of those 'can't be bothered to cook' days and we popped in to The Coast Inn for a quick bite of lunch. We both eschewed starters (knowing from experience we'd struggle with our main courses if we did) and went straight in with the pan-fried skate wings. Delicious and perfectly cooked as usual and a very decent... More 

Thank Caribauthor
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here for drinks over Easter. At 5pm it was a fab. Had a couple of wines. Went back at 8pm and it was bonkers mad-hour. Only recommended this place for day time visits :)

Thank wimbledon90
London, United Kingdom
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487 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 409 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our first visit recently with and recommended by local friends was a most enjoyable experience. Situated in an excellent location on the coast road, the busy bar with a great atmosphere was a good choice of venue for our pre-dinner drinks. There are tables to sit at both inside and upon the frontage alternatively there is standing at the well... More 

Thank charles s
Mersea Island, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our regular local watering whole, plus a great place for a meal with good quality food. It does get busy though especially at weekends in the summer, so book a table if you want to eat inside or get there early on a nice sunny day to eat out doors.

Thank kevinwiseman2014
Colchester, Essex United Kingdom
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185 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for lunch with grandson. Food fantastic, huge portions and really well cooked. Try the pie and the fish.

Thank LFK
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had tried other restaurants but all had stopped serving food. When we came across the Coast and saw the menu outside, then asked if they were still serving food, we thought great. "Would you like to get a drink from the bar and I'll find you a table" we were directed. After getting the drinks we were told "I'm... More 

Thank John S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Seafood, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mersea Island Mersea Island 108 Coast Road | West Mersea, Mersea Island CO5 8NA, England (Formerly The Coast)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Mersea Island
  • Phone Number: +44 1206 383568

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?