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The Queens Head

$$ - $$$, British,
The Hythe, Maldon CM9 5HN, England
+44 1621 854112
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good45%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (40 reviews)
“salmon” (13 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 11:00 pm Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
The Hythe, Maldon CM9 5HN, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I and my family eat out very often but must say this PUB is overpriced @£14 a dish ..wow that's dear for what you are getting (the food is good) but not that good....I suggest a look at the new pricing structure.....seems a little quieter...More

Thank John P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

During my visit here I was astounded how terrible the customer service was. Some of the staff members were incredibly hostile, angry and intimidating. I'm sure some of them are lovely but, wow, the angry ladies we encountered were not really suited to a job...More

1  Thank Clare082
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having lived in Maldon / surrounding area most of my life, I love the proms and the quay but went to the queen’s head the other day and was disappointed. Not only by the fact that scampi, chips and salad was £14 (yes, fourteen pounds...More

Thank lois2k
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by for lunch over the bank holiday weekend. The weather was glorious so inevitably the pub was very busy. Ordered cheese burger, chips and salad. Nothing wrong with the chips or salad, however the burger was awful. The burgers must be the cheapest ones...More

2  Thank LSmith936
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Queens Head is our favourite chillout restaurant that ticks all the boxes for us. They have a wide range of lovely fish dishes served in a lovely environment overlooking the estuary and served by lovely attentive staff.

Thank paulatepc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The pub is in a great position on the quayside and prices have always been at the top end for pub food. But recently the mains have gone up to £14, which is too much for a smallish curry or scampi and chips, for example....More

2  Thank JCMChelmsford
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Lovely pub in a fab location. We booked for a family evening meal as we haven't been there for a while. The menu looked smaller, less choices and a lot of the dishes had chips with everything. The food was not to its usually high...More

3  Thank karen f
Reviewed 16 April 2018

Visited as a party of 6. We arrived around 13.00 on a Sunday afternoon and as we had dogs with us were looking for a table inside. Luckily we found one with our problem. We did phone beforehand to book but they do not take...More

Thank Alan A
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

First rate food and drink in a friendly small restaurant attached to the pub. Baked cod with prawns and chive mash was excellent, as was the curry. Good selection of beers. Service was friendly and prompt. Good value for money. Great views a over the...More

Thank Ian F
Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

I came here expecting pleasure, I only received pain! The food was served fast and hot, heavily indicating quantity came over quality. To give credit to this establishment, they remain open despite a vote of no confidence by the people of Maldon, falling profit margins...More

5  Thank blops1
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Questions & Answers
22 June 2017|
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Response from AlandeWalden | Reviewed this property |
This is a legal question, so I suggest googling to find out the law on the employment of young people in premises serving alcohol.
27 April 2017|
Response from Charles L | Property representative |
Sorry we don't do a cooked breakfast at the moment. We do run our full menu from 11am every day if that is of any use
20 October 2016|
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Response from gsmiley475 | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are allowed in both bars which also serve food. Not in the restaurant away from the bars.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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