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The Halfway House

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

General Manager:

Ben Merenda.

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Tel. 01702 588645


pub opening times breakfast times main menu times
Monday - Thursday 11am - 11pm
Friday & Saturday 11am - 12mn
Sunday 11am - 10.30pm
Please note we open for breakfasts & a separate room for breakfast meetings is also available. See below for full details
Monday - Friday 7am - 9am
Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays 8am - 10am
Monday - Saturday 12noon - 10pm
Sunday 12noon - 9pm

Whats New & Forthcoming

See whats new and forthcoming at our Great British Carvery.... Read more

Our Events

What's New & Forthcoming

Orchid Group is pleased to announce a new partnership with high-end Italian coffee brand Segafredo Zanetti. Come and try a cup.

Make this year an Our Family year.

What could be better than celebrating with your loved ones? Enjoying a meal from our great menu, a kids party, a light lunch and afternoon coffee? You can collect points on all of these. Our Family Club offers you and your family some fantastic advantages to enjoy together. Join today and make getting together even better.

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

Available at selected times.

Joining the Diamond Club, exclusively for the over 50's to gain access to specific meal offers. Simply present your Diamond Card whenever you purchase food. See the full list of other participating pubs at our official website.

Refurbishment Outside:

To ensure your arrival is a pleasurable one, the Halfway House was given a facelift outside in April 2013.

About Us

The Halfway House is a new Carvery venue, located on the sea front in the up... Read more

About our venue

The Halfway House is a new Carvery venue, 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 & Menus

We’re proud to serve the very best of British meats from our Carvery. ... Read more

Great British Carvery food

We’re proud to serve the very best of British meats from our Carvery. All of our joints are sourced from British Red Tractor Assured farms.

Our Carvery selection changes daily and today’s roasted joints will be usually a choice of 3 of the following: Matured Saxon British beef, Norfolk turkey, Stuffed belly of pork, Outdoor bred gammon, West Country shoulder of lamb.

All served with a homemade Yorkshire pudding, chipolata sausage and stuffing, accompanied by your choice of freshly prepared vegetables and topped off with our roast onion (v) or roast meat gravy. Don’t forget to help yourself to our selection of condiments.

Monday to Saturday £5.95. Sunday £9.45.

If you do not fancy a Carvery meal our Table menu has a comprehensive range of the best pub food dishes. Why not try our 'Homemade Pie of the Day' served with your choice of Carvery vegetables.

Breakfast Times

Monday - Friday 7am - 9am
Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays 8am - 10am

Main Menu Times

Monday - Saturday 12noon - 10pm
Sunday 12noon - 9pm

Carvery Times

Monday - Saturday 12noon - 9.30pm
Sunday 12noon - 9pm

Table Service

Full table service is provided in the restaurant


Main Menu.

Food Promotions:

5.95 Carvery

Great British Carvery available Monday - Saturday for just £5.95.
Served with a homemade Yorkshire pudding, chipolata sausage and stuffing, your choice of freshly prepared vegetables and gravy. All of our joints are sourced from British Red Tractor Assured farms.

Go Large for 1.50

Go Large for an extra £1.50.
Upgrade to a larger Carvery portion for an extra £1.50. For this you are entitled to extra meat, an extra Yorkshire pudding, an extra chipolata and an extra stuffing ball.

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Have a Meeting or Function with us

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

Have a Party

Function / Meeting Room

The Halfway House has 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 spirits.... 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 & Segafredo Zanetti Coffee

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

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Sport & Entertainment

Come in and watch some sport or take part in our entertainment nights.... Read more

Our Entertainment


Live Band from 7pm.

Sporting Fixtures

We now show games televised by Sky Sports & 2 Sky boxes so double the action.

Bt Sport Sky Sports

2 TV Screens.


  • 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

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