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The Waveney

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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132-134 Bridge Road | Oulton Broad, Lowestoft NR33 9JT, England
+44 1502 569135
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12:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Sun 12:00 - 21:00
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Beccles, United Kingdom
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123 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Visited last night, Saturday. The food was great. Most of us had the lamb shank and started with prawns. The service was good. I hope the new people who take over this week keep most of the staff especially the restaurant manageress, the chefs and bar man Tom, all of whom are excellent at their jobs.

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Thank Julia W
Waveney2016, Owner at The Waveney, responded to this review

Hello! Thanks for your review and kind words relating to our staff. Unfortunately the management team left The Waveney on the 26th October following contractual issues. The pub will hopefully reopen soon. Kind regards, Andrew More 

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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

The service was very good and very cheerfull Food excellent and well presented Good value for money The waitresses could not have been more helpfull

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Thank Truth F
Waveney2016, Owner at The Waveney, responded to this review

Hello! Thanks for your excellent review! Kind regards, Andrew More 

Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Once again it's difficult to find fault with this pub for food and service. The wait can be a little long but you are well advised that the meal is prepared fresh from when you order. It's a little more expensive than neighbouring pubs but it's worth it.

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Thank terrynewby2016
Waveney2016, Owner at The Waveney, responded to this review

Hi Terry, Many thanks for the review! Much appreciated. Kind regards, Andrew More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Greeted nicely by an older blonde waitress. The table was fine for 6, but as there were 8 of us they stuck a much smaller, odd shaped, table at the end, which ended up pretty much isolating 2 people. The decor is very much the cheap pub look. I ordered steak and ribs. The ribs were lovely, the chips were... More 

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Thank LunarMoon32
Waveney2016, Owner at The Waveney, responded to this review

Hi.... Thank you for your review. If your steak wasn't upto standard, full of sinew, incorrectly cooked and full of gristle why didn't you stop any of our waitresses and complain? Because you would rather hide behind the anonymity of TripAdvisor and not in person. If you had complained there and then we would have cooked you another steak no... More 

Beccles, United Kingdom
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123 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Dropped in for a drink tonight and ended up having a meal. The fish and chips were excellent. The fish was fresh and the batter crispy. Asked for a salad instead of peas and it was sorted for me. Could have had smoked haddock instead of battered haddock. Well worth a visit. Staff friendly and helpful. Good selection of beer.... More 

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Thank Julia W
Waveney2016, Owner at The Waveney, responded to this review

Hi Julia, Thank you for taking time to write a review. Much appreciated. We're happy to hear that the Fish & Chips were excellent! They are a firm favourite with our customers. Kind regards, Andrew More 

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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

A pleasant venue that has been recently refurbished to a good standard and under new management. A friendly and warm reception, the staff couldnt be more helpful. We've enjoyed meals here before and it's good to see standards have been maintained. I had the cod which was a large portion, with lovely crisp and bubbly batter. Sadly let down by... More 

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Thank DaynePearson
Waveney2016, Owner at The Waveney, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you for your constructive review! Good to hear you all enjoyed the majority lunch at The Waveney. With regards to the blender, yes, totally agree and we shall purchase one ASAP. Apologies. We did have problems with the coolers and the Doombar, but this has now been fixed. Thanks again for the review and we shall work to... More 

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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Excellent meal, not very quick but food cooked as you order butwellworth the wait. Booking in advance needed as it does get verybusy

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Thank Anne B
Waveney2016, Owner at The Waveney, responded to this review

Hello Anne, Thank you for your great review and also patience. We cook everything fresh and when busy there's sometimes a wait for food. Hope to see you again very soon! Kind regards, Andrew More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Having been taken over by new management more recently , the food and friendly service are very good

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Thank Michael D
Waveney2016, Owner at The Waveney, responded to this review

Hi Michael, Thank you for your review. We are glad that the service and food was to your satisfaction! Kind regards, Andrew More 

Cleethorpes, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Fourth visit this holiday friendly staff clean resturant cannot fault the food it's home cooked and fresh I've had fish three times and this evening both myself and husband had chicken curry with rice it's well worth a visit people

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Thank Susan W
Waveney2016, Owner at The Waveney, responded to this review

Hello Mr & Mrs Wicks, Many thanks for dining at The Waveney four times during your holiday! Great review too. Kind regards, Andrew More 

Cheddar, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

We called in just on a off chance and we are glad we did.. We Was greeted by a really friendly welcome ... fantastic menu and range of beers lagers and ciders .. And ice cold Guinness on tap... The food is fantastic really really tasty and all home cooked... The portions are big,,the biggest prawn cocktail I've ever had... More 

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Thank CheddarScrumpy
Waveney2016, Owner at The Waveney, responded to this review

Hello Cheddar! Wow! Thank you for your super review and endorsement. Kind regards, Andrew More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 24
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Television
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 21:00
Saturday
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 132-134 Bridge Road | Oulton Broad, Lowestoft NR33 9JT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Lowestoft
  • Phone Number: +44 1502 569135
Description
Family run traditional pub serving only fresh home cooked food, with a wide selection of Gins and dog friendly in the bar

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