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Toby Carvery - Thorpe Bay

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

General Manager:

Darren Frost.

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pub opening times breakfast times carvery times
Monday - Thursday 8am - 11pm
Friday & Saturday 8am - 12mn
Sunday 8am - 10.30pm
Daily 8am - 11am Daily 11.30am - 10pm

Whats New & Forthcoming Events

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Latest news and events in 2016

What's New & Forthcoming

Festive Fayre Menu 2016:

Available from 21st November - 31st December inclusively (excluding bank holidays and Sundays).
You can join us on our 2 course lunch menu for just £9.99 available before 5pm. Can’t decide between our super starters or perfect puddings then treat yourself to our 3 course menu for just £13.49. This menu is perfect whatever the occasion and no matter how many people you would like to spend some festive time with. What’s even better is you can book this online now with just a £5 deposit per person now (essential for tables of 6 or more).

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Christmas Day Menu 2016: incl free tea & coffee & festive cracker:

Love Christmas dinner but hate the washing up? Treat yourself this year and let Toby take care of your Christmas roast. The beauty of coming to us is that all your family can create their favourite Christmas dinner at a great price. If you like smoked salmon, Devonshire crab and juicy king prawn cocktail, or a fluffy cheese soufflé, Roast Pork, Gammon, Beef or Turkey, a classic Christmas pudding, or Chocolate Salted Caramel Torte then we know the perfect place for you! Us - Toby is the home of your Christmas Roast. What’s more is you can book now, by simply calling your local Toby who will be happy to make your Christmas stress free this year.

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Boxing Day Menu 2016: incl free tea & coffee & a festive cracker

Heading out early to friends or family, hitting the sales this Boxing Day? Then start your Boxing Day with an all you can eat Toby Breakfast at the Home of the Roast. Fill up for the day on your favourite breakfast items and don’t have to worry about cleaning up – you’ll be on your way with a smile on your face and a full tummy. Still not had enough of a Christmas Roast? Want the perfect venue to get together with your friends and family? Want to refuel after a crazy day at the Boxing Day sales? Then the Home of the Roast and our 3 course menu is perfect for you, whatever the occasion. We would love to see you.

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We opened our doors December 2014 as a new Toby Carvery. When it comes to roast dinners, we really know our stuff. Every day our chefs lay on a feast of tender, hand-carved meats with all the trimmings and all teh trimmings so it's no wonder we're Southend on Sea's favourite carvery restaurant.

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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 which opened its doors in December 2014. We are 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 warm feel inside with the rich coloured decor plus the open fire and is well laid out to enable easy flow to teh carvery. Outside you will find great views overlooking the sea, a lovely spot even 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.  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

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

Toby Carvery food & Menus

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.
Monday - Saturday £6.49. Sunday and Bank Holidays £9.79


Breakfast Times

Daily 8am - 11am

Carvery Times

Daily 11.30am - 10pm

Table Service

Full table service is provided in the restaurant

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Our menus

Food Promotions:

All you can eat breakfast from 4.49:

Help yourself to the full works, including as many pork sausages, rashers of bacon, eggs, baked beans and toast as you want - plus plum tomatoes and roasted button mushrooms..

Your unlimited serving also includes these exclusive Toby specials: - Breakfast Yorkies - a morning version of our famous Yorkshire puds - Our very own breakfast gravy - Handmade cheese-and-bacon potato hash.

Two course Roast from just 7.49:

Available Monday – Saturday:.

You don't even need a voucher. Just tell your server you'd like to enjoy our two-course weekday offer..

It includes our famous carvery roast with juicy, slow-cooked, hand-carved beef, pork, turkey or honey-and-mustard-glazed gammon; plus crunchy, ruffled roasties, freshly prepared unlimited seasonal veg, and a huge homemade Yorkshire pud..

PLUS one of these:.

Soup of the day – ideal if you're hungry, but want to anticipate your main course that bit longerDairy ice cream – for a lovely finish to satisfy your sweet toothUpgrade your pud – pay just £1 extra to savour treacle sponge, chocolate fudge cake or rhubarb & custard sundae, instead.

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Group Dining with us

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Group Dining

Celebrate your occassion with us - group dining/parties available in an area of our restaurant. Seating for up to 40 people together. Please ring for further details.

Our Drinks

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Our Drinks

Drinks on Draught

Amstel, Carling, Heineken, San Miguel, Stella Artois, Tetleys Smoothflow, Guinness Extra Cold & Weston's Stowford Press Cider

Real Ale

Adnams Broadside (4.7% ABV), Fullers London Pride (4.1% ABV), Sharp's Doom Bar (4.0% ABV) & Regular Guest ale

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.

Drinks Promotions:

All day every day:

Double up on selected branded spirits for an extra £1.25.

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Sport & Entertainment

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Our Entertainment


Quiz night from 8.30pm.

Sporting Fixtures

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

Bt Sport Sky Sports

4 TV Screens.


  • 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
  • ATM Machine
  • Debit and Credit Cards accepted