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Toby Carvery - Thorpe Bay


We are currently closed for refurbishment and a change of concept, reopening on Thursday 11th December 2014 at 8am as a Toby Carvery.

213 Eastern Esplanade, Southend on Sea, Essex  SS1 3AD View Map.

General Manager:

Darren Frost.

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Tel. 01702 588645

pub opening times breakfast times carvery times
Monday - Saturday 11.30am - 11pm
Sunday 11am - 11pm
Please note we open for breakfasts & a separate room for
breakfast meetings is also available. See below for full details
Monday - Saturday 8am - 11am
Sunday 8am - 10.30am
Monday - Saturday 11.30am - 10pm
Sunday 11am - 10pm

Whats New & Forthcoming

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What's New & Forthcoming

We have achieved a 4* award from the Food Standards Agency.

About Us

Toby Carvery Thorpe Bay, known for many years as the Halfway House, is a new... Read more

About our venue

Toby Carvery Thorpe Bay, known for many years as the Halfway House, is a new Toby Carvery venue opening its doors in December 2014, located on the sea front in the up market area of the Eastern Esplanade some way from Southend town centre. Built in the late 1800’s it is a former Coaching House which has been much extended over the years. This is a classic British carvery but with a contemporary twist, light and airy with comfortable modern furniture. There is a sumptuous feel with walls decorated in creams, sage green, deep plum and chocolate brown. Behind the carvery you will see our range of wines with over 200 bottles on display. There is a large restaurant to the rear of the building. You can also choose to dine on the patio or in the bar area which overlooks the sea, where you are welcome to come along for just a coffee and maybe take advantage of our free wireless internet access. Our new daily carvery offers you the best of British produce, with a choice of up to 3 roasts and wide selection of fresh seasonal vegetables. If you don't want a full carvery meal we provide a a table menu with main dishes and snacks / sharers available. To complement your meal or enjoy alone, we offer an extensive selection of world wines, choice of fine real ales and premium draught lagers. Being next to a Premier Inn we also have many business people in for a drink or a meal. Breakfast is available to guests of the hotel and walk in people as well. There is a separate function room, suitable of any occasion from breakfast meetings to conferences or even small weddings, we will ensure your event is well catered for. You will always be welcomed by friendly staff and enjoy a relaxed atmosphere throughout the bar and restaurant. Be sure to look us up soon.

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Our Food

Come and enjoy an all day Carvery. Choose from beef, pork, turkey or honey &... Read more

Toby Carvery food

Come and enjoy an all day Carvery. Choose from beef, pork, turkey or honey & mustard glazed gammon, all slow-cooked to perfection. Then there's the seasonal veg, roasties,mash, huge homemade Yorkshire pud, stuffing and pick of gravies and sauces. Smaller portions are available for our younger visitors. If you don't fancy a Carvery we have a range of pub food dishes, tempting puddings and a separate children's menu.


Breakfast Times

Monday - Saturday 8am - 11am
Sunday 8am - 10.30am

Carvery Times

Monday - Saturday 11.30am - 10pm
Sunday 11am - 10pm

Table Service

Full table service is provided in the restaurant

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Have a Meeting or Function with us

Our separate room is suitable for meetings, conferences and private function... Read more

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Function / Meeting Room

We have a separate room suitable for meetings, conferences and private functions including funeral gatherings, small weddings of up to 50 people etc. Room hire is free of charge. Buffets or seated meals available, also coffee / tea, biscuits & sandwiches etc for meetings. Waitress service is provided for all occasions. Please do not hesitate to contact us and discuss your requirements.

Our Drinks

We have an excellent selection of the best drinks on draught, wines and spir... Read more

Our Drinks

Drinks on Draught

Becks Vier, Carlsberg, San Miguel, Stella Artois, Tetleys Smoothflow, Guinness & Somersby Cider

Real Ale

Greene King IPA (3.6% ABV) & 2 Changing Guest ales

Other Drinks

Extensive Bottled Beers, Extensive Bottled Ciders, Wide Selection of Quality Wines from around the world available by the glass & bottle, Tea & Coffee

We are accredited for excellence in service of our quality real ales.

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  • Al Fresco Dining
  • Patio Areas with seaviews & lighting
  • Large Car Park
  • Disabled Car Parking


  • Free Wi-Fi Access
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Disabled Toilet
  • Baby Changing Facility


  • Children Welcome in restaurant when dining or in designated area of the bar until 9.30pm
  • Dogs Welcome outside
  • Coach Parties Welcome by prior arrangement
  • ATM Machine
  • Debit and Credit Cards accepted