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The Queens Head

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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The Hythe, Maldon CM9 5HN, England
+44 1621 854112
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife took me for midday dinner and we had a superb meal. The waiter service was friendly and polite. The outlook from the restaurant overlooks the quay and sea. A place we will come back to.

Thank Ronald T
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Not moving for a while ☔🐟☔🍟☔🍷☔& why would you, it's super special here any day of the year! Food & atmosphere lovely, people so friendly, lots to see - weather watching mandatory!

Thank HeatherGB_12
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Just arrived home for a splendid , well-priced meal at The Queen's Head. The Staff were very pleasant and attentive, while the view from The Port Hole Restaurant was peaceful and serene overlooking the superb Thames Barges moored on The Hythe. The Moroccan Chicken was delicious and the seafood dishes were imaginatively presented and equally tasty. For this standard of... More 

Thank ALSIE1
Essex, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Have never eaten here before and after yesterday we will definitely be coming back .i had reserved a table by the window for 6 when booking as our friends brother was visiting from Canada and he and our friends had never been to Maldon before. On arrival the staff were very friendly and showed us straight away to our seats.it... More 

Thank Sheila J
Stockport, United Kingdom
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462 reviews
261 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 232 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We visit this pub every time we holiday on this coast. We love to sit and watch the life of the river over lunch. This time it was October half term and we were surprised how busy it was. Nevertheless we managed to get a window table inside and our sandwiches were delivered quickly. Substantial and tasty with a good... More 

Thank wanderingdubyas
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42 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Special's were tempting. The classic "fish & chips" preparation of haddock was without fault (with real peas, not the mushy 'thing'). They should either increase their plates or make the portions somewhat smaller. Nice chips too. Whitebait was OK, no more than that. One desert was great - layered cheesecake in a glass. I wouldn't recommend 'though the warm apple... More 

Thank Slobodan M
Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

This is a popular and busy pub in the season The day we visited it was at high water spring tide. The outside area was almost full and we found a waterside table, the legs of which were just on the tide line! Once we had ordered at the bar the tide slowly receded so we were able to eat... More 

Thank Ysbryd
Dagenham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Met my sister for Sunday lunch and went to the Queens Head. I had my doggie and she was allowed in the bar on a lead. The bar was busy with fellow dinners and my sister and I had an enjoyable and tasty meal. The staff were polite and helpful. My sister is planning to go again mid-week with friends.... More 

Thank Dandiedo
London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We had a family lunch in this restaurant last week. The restaurant is in a lovely position overlooking the wonderful old Thames barges that are moored along the Hythe. The food was a bit hit and miss. The stone bass was watery and the mango rice had a squirt of mango juice across the top. My grandson's fish and chips... More 

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United Kingdom
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41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped in here last week for lunch and to get out of the blustery wind. I was with my daughter and grandson. It was clean and welcoming, dog and children friendly which was great and appreciated. The pub was moderately busy. I had plaice and chips which was simple but nicely cooked. My grandson had a kids portion of scampi... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Hythe, Maldon CM9 5HN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Maldon
  • Phone Number: +44 1621 854112
The best pub venue in Maldon, set on the Blackwater river.Thames barges aline the quayside. Large patio area, with seating for over 100 people. Over looked by Maldon St Marys Church. A wonderful setting on the quay, a fantastic old working dock fo yesteryear.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?