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The Moon On The Square

Bar, British, Pub
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1-15 Market Square, Basildon SS14 1DF, England
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Jersey, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went with dad for a couple of days visit. One of his local haunts, with me coming from Jersey CI it really was a revealing experience. The bar was open from 8 am for breakfast, we arrived around 10.30, he generally meets some friends for drinks and chat, on arrival the staff who greeted us was very welcoming. The beer... More 

Thank JC1957
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Popped I'm first time while I was shopping for a quick 2 pints , wasn't very busy but still took awhile to get served which I didn't mind anyway , drank a pint and ordered another , got halfway through this while at the bar . And was asked am I waiting for something because you can't drink at the... More 

Thank Daniel W
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly staff food good gluten free menu wide range of beers children are welcome till 9pm.food available till 11

Thank Eunice G
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you're shopping and want to pop in for a pint and something quick to eat, it's ok but if you want to drink in a warm friendly atmosphere, look elsewhere, I can only imagine some of the staff worked at a dentention centre or prison facility before working here, judging by their manner.

Thank Ron D
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

I visited on a Sunday midday and ordered a chicken, bacon, cheese and BBQ panini. The pub was clean and the staff were friendly. The food arrived in no time and was so cheap. The food was ok, especially for the price, nothing great but for around £4 for a panini, chips and drink, I can't complain.

Thank Shelbygreg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Popped in for quick drink there were a few people already inside didn't take long to get served food arrived quickly and was very noir and hot no complaints well done Megan !!!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

I got shortchanged in here before Christmas but as it's the only pub local that does a selection of real ale I decided to give it another go , I walked into a fairly empty bar and was completely ignored by the bar staff , however they managed to serve three other people before I voiced my complaint , I... More 

Thank John P
Essex, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

As a local pub it's fairly good. It's much more friendly than it was years ago and cleaner. Just because it's a Wetherspoon don't make it bad, in fact it makes it good value for money. I eat out often in the area and honestly think the 14oz Angus steak is as good as any in the area if not... More 

Thank Billydryliner
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

nice bar in basildon market call in for a drink or have a meal. meet up with friends for a chat with a nice glass of wine

1 Thank Dot B
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Don't come here if you're looking to have a nice time as the manager won't Allow it! This used to be the place to go on a Friday night. Ever since new management has taken over the atmosphere has been killed. Used to get buzzing in there on a Friday night now just a small handful of people. Never have... More 

1 Thank Jamie S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1-15 Market Square, Basildon SS14 1DF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Basildon
Wetherspoons pub 01268520360

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