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The Alma Inn and Dining Rooms

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25 Kings Head Street, Harwich CO12 3EE, England
+44 1255 318681
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We travelled to Harwich by the foot ferry. We decided beforehand to eat at The Alma, we certainly were not dissappointed. Our pre booked table was set. Our food was well cooked and our drinks were perfect - Adnams at its best. A great atmosphere and a great team providing a great experience. Definitely will be back!!!

Thank Peter A
Coventry, United Kingdom
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194 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a quaint ancient pub with lots of character, rooms and changes of level We ate here on a Sunday evening. Some of the group had Sunday dinner and reported it to be good. Those who chose the fish said it was excellent. The menu was quite extensive including lobster and steak, although the choice of desserts was slimer.... More 

Thank 301lisa33
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Had a fantastic meal here. My Dover sole was excellent and my fellow diners were very impressed with their meals. The Alma is not the cheapest but it's the old adage of you get what you pay for, if you like cheap microwaved mush then go to weatherspoons but, if you like quality food cooked to perfection then dine here,... More 

Thank AJWG221
Rotherham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We only come here once a year, usually before setting sail on our holiday. A friendly pub with excellent food. The staff are friendly and the service good. High quality food with a big enough selection to satisfy anyone.

Thank Lizziegee56
Lancashire, England
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966 reviews
558 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 433 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whilst walking through the narrow streets near the Pier we saw the Alma Inn and decided it was a good time for a drink. The landlord welcomed us and allowed us to bring the dog inside the pub. The lady serving food came over and made a fuss of the dog and then said she'd go and wash her hands... More 

Thank OldBear
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed at the Alma whilst visiting family and it was truly excellent. The room was fantastic - beautifully furnished with a large and comfy bed and a great bathroom. I've never slept so well. Dinner and breakfast were superb. Excellent quality, brilliantly cooked and presented. The staff were lovely and nothing was too much trouble. We well definitely be... More 

Thank Pomfers
Berlin, Germany
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff is exceptional friendly.The food excellent and for us the most important: we never experienced a place as petfriendly as here.

Thank klaupaddythegerman
Haverhill, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked The Alma entirely randomly for a one night stay as a mothers day treat for me and as a base to surprise my own mother who was staying in nearby Dovercourt. My partner and I wanted to avoid the hotel 'chains' which can sometimes be devoid of individuality and character and try somewhere different. We booked The Alma due... More 

Thank SuperDuperSue
Potters Bar, United Kingdom
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374 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This pub was picked for the many real ales it had on offer, always a good selling point to the other half. The meal was excellent too. Alot of the menu is steak and lobster sold by weight, and in case of the beef, cut. But we had to be different, as we were by the sea we felt we... More 

Thank lI0ve2h0liday
Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As visitors from North America--who can be a bit sceptical at the best of times about British food and accommodation--we were proved wrong and wrong again by the Alma Inn and its host Nick. The food is fantastic, the people are unbelievably friendly and the bedrooms are beautiful. And, if you're an American who wants to learn the true story... More 

Thank RichardandJoan

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$52
Bar, Seafood, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 Kings Head Street, Harwich CO12 3EE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Harwich
  • Phone Number: +44 1255 318681
The Alma Inn and Dining Rooms has been at the centre of Harwich life since the 1850s serving ale to the citizens, sailors, soldiers and farmers of the wind that passed through.We offer food seven days a week. Go to our 'Whats On' page to take advantage of our food offers. Ideally located within moments of the quay or a five minute walk from Harwich town station.

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