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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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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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

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
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

I travelled to this pub by train from Southend. It was busy at lunchtime, the food was good and delivered fairly quickly. It was £6.75 including a drink. I would recommend this pub, but next time will avoid lunchtime.

Thank B7152FJpeterw
London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Guys this is a Spoons. I wasn't even going to leave a review but out of curiosity I looked on tripadvisor and saw a bunch of self-entitled lemons complaining about nothing. So here I go. 1. This is practically the ONLY place in Basildon open after 6pm 2. The food is unbelievably cheap and the drinks even cheaper 3. The... More 

Thank saudet1
essex england
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152 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Popped in for Sunday breakfast but somehow they managed to mix up 2 tables food and my partner and I ended up eating separately. Food was average but priced well.

Thank Paul S
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Was in Basildon over night and went he for breakfast was a good price but no orange juice unlimited coffee but you can only have one cup of tea ????? Was better than a greasy spoon cafe but only just

Thank matt r
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Nothing good about this place but nothing bad either although I was shortchanged by 4quid it was soon rectified. If you want pub food it's want you get

Thank Wayne P
Brentwood, United Kingdom
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266 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

Arrived just before six on a Saturday night, not to busy at that time, ordered a chicken tikka masala and vegetarian curry and waited over 20 minutes for it. When they arrived I was told no chutney, would I like a yogurt and mint dip. We started our meals and they were warm, as we mixed them up we found... More 

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Manager158, Manager at The Moon On The Square, responded to this review

I am sorry to hear about your visit on this date, I have looked into what went wrong on this occasion. Unfortunately we was taken by surprise with a show happening and we had not put extra staff on. We have now taken to working closely with the the theatre to make sure that we are not taken by surprise... More 

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664 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Food was good value...but pub was full of people who had drunk to much..very loud..not nice at all..we went for a meal before going to Towngate Theater..decor needs a lot of TLC..but I suppose it is good enough for their clientle..

1 Thank bigbarryEssex
Basildon, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

I was told that the moon on the square was the place to go for a good meal. So hey away we went to the moon on the square ,we entered the establishment along with some friends. We found the place to be grubby inside and rather dirty looking and felt much like fish out of water but we decided... More 

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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
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?