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Alma Arms

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Horseman Side, Navestock CM14 5ST, England
+44 1277 372629
11:00 - 15:30
17:30 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Wed 17:30 - 22:30
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 15:30
Thu - Fri 17:30 - 23:00
Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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essex england
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Popped in here after a game of golf nice atmosphere warm easy to get a seat, did not eat food but will go back the menu looks good value especially the pre Xmas menu

Thank rickrock
Woodford, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We used to visit here regularly for Sunday lunch but had not been here for 18 months as our previous visit was disappointing, unfortunately this one was no better. We arrived just an hour and a half after they started serving food and they had already sold out of the roast meats except for the chicken. The four of us... More 

2 Thank OllieLady
Brentwood, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a shame as this used to be such a lovely place to take the family out for lunch/dinner. The food seems to be as good as it's always been but the portions are getting smaller? Sunday lunch is lovely, but make sure you get in early because on a few occasions we been they've run out!? We also have... More 

3 Thank Cossiej
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've visited the alma arms a few times and I love the environment there... it's very quiet, so good for visits with friends and family... I also appreciate that there are no under 14s... overall the food is pretty good too...

Thank Rebe3cca
Protaras, Cyprus
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited here on Saturday night after a friend reminding me of the place. Have had good meals here in the past (more than four years ago) Pub still looks nice would be happy to meet for drinks. Food was at best poor , Things have really gone down the pan. The waitress worked so hard in trying to ensure a... More 

Thank Mike J
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Well I thought I'd pay a visit to the quaint alma arms for a spot of lunch again today. Lovely,cozy atmosphere. Very helpful and friendly staff at all times,even when there's loads of people crowding the bar to order, they temson calm,smiley and professional so no fault there...but! I would NOT recommend the lighter lunches,ie: baguettes,ploughman's and the like. I... More 

Thank Keeley B
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Visited today restaurant was busy, ordered our meals no problem food then took 45 minutes to arrive and wasn't brilliant, casserole only had 2 pieces of meat in the whole thing the rest was vegetables

1 Thank Timbearsted
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Well what a lovely old fashioned pub,again this pub is very local to me. It is a beautiful setting with beams and brickwork,mainly older clientele but very pleasant. Staff were very friendly and helpful,the only disappointment for me was the ploughman's that I ordered,although tasty there wasn't a lot of it and I didn't feel it was worth the £5.95... More 

2 Thank Keeley B
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

We have attended the Alma for over 15 years on and off! On our recent visit we had the sunday lunch and were very disappointed, the carrots and swede were hard, the teaspoonful of cabbage was inedible and i couldn,t tell if my lamb was beef or lamb, there was a slight curry taste to it also. I will not... More 

Thank Ann H
Essex, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Restaurant not busy yet had to wait a really long time for food, just about to enquire if it was actually coming out! No napkins just a pile of screwed up used ones laying around near cutlery, so not very hygienic. The food was ok, not how I had remembered it from many years ago but had to change my... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:00 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:00 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:00 - 15:30
17:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:30
17:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Horseman Side, Navestock CM14 5ST, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Navestock
  • Phone Number: +44 1277 372629
The Alma Arms has been serving good value meals and snacks since 1970. You won't get restaurant service here as we like to remain a pub at heart serving local brews and quality wines but we pride ourselves on quality, affordable home cooked meals lunchtimes and evenings. Our chefs cook daily in house 7 days a week using only freshly sourced ingredients. We serve a five choice 2 course menu at just £9.95 And "Any pie and a pint" for just £10.95 Served 7 days. Our daily specials board includes "Catch of the day" and our old favourites such as our famous family recipe steak pie is always available as well as a selection of Grills ,various curries, pastas ,salads and snacks. We have a full menu takeaway service always available. We specialise in last minute large party bookings and can cater for up to 40 covers in our light spacious conservatory. We regret no persons under 16 years allowed

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