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About The Harvard Inn
The Harvard Inn is set in the idyllic village of Stock, Essex, is a restaurant and wine bar, with luxury accommodation. Dating back to the 15th Century the building is a central part of the village history, and is full of charming character.
Offering a selection of fine wines, alongside seasonal cuisine, The Harvard Inn is suited to a variety of occasions and celebrations. We look forward to welcoming you through our doors soon.
Stock, Essex CM4 9BJ
British, Continental, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Saturday: 08:00 - 15:00, 18:00 - 21:00
Sunday: 08:00 - 17:30
£26 to £40
Nearest Bus Stop opp War Memorial
Bar Dining, Beer, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Outdoor dining , View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
The Harvard Inn Ratings and Reviews
First time at The Harvard for myself and my husband. Our daughter and her partner have been before and recommended it highly so we made the drive and were pleased we did! From being seated the lady who first came to us made us feel at ease by saying one of the specials was chocolate fondant, and to break the ice her humour about ordering it as a starter made us laugh and settle in! The foodcwas amazing. Steak was melt in the mouth, and my husband said we have to come back again as the Pie was fantastic!
Lovely decor. Food well presented with a wide choice of dishes. Portion sizes just right for us and the food was very tasty especially the fish dishes - tuna steak, Monk fish fillet and catch of the day which was Haddock. The service was ok. The young waiting staff just need a little bit more training to be spot on. We had to ask for a jug of water even though glasses were already on the table, ask for condiments, ask for more drinks. But other than this it was a good pre Christmas celebration meal.
Had a brilliant meal here tonight. To start I had the best Margarita that I've had locally for a long time...really good! We started with the Fish sharer followed by the Chateaubriand which was cooked to perfection just couldn't eat it all. My Husband had the Banoffee sponge which was to die for and I had an espresso martini. Very efficient friendly staff. Will be returning.
Having actually stayed at the Havard Inn for the night of our wedding and had breakfast there for 10+ the following morning, I was very excited to go back with my wife for an evening meal. The food was delicious and the staff were lovely. The mains were absolutely great and I myself can highly recommend their Pie of the Day. Considering the food we got and the drinks we had (prosecco and beer), we found the bill not pricey either. Absolutely love the place and plan to go soon around Christmas time.
Very nice lunch, elderly father had senior citizen menu. I was not offered that menu, I guess I should be flattered! Father had whitebait to start and game pie, thoroughly enjoyed it but very large portion and he could not finish main course. I had BLT which was very nice, but rather odd sort of slaw with it, and they were a bit heavy on the salad garnish dressing. However actual sandwich was very nice. We had a table in the restaurant on Friday lunchtime (I had booked being friday) and it was deserted! Might have been more cosy in the pub/bar but that option was not offered. Drinks expensive, so by the time father had senior citizen menu, I had a sandwich, we both had an appletise and a coffee each the bill came to just over £27, therefore sadly this will have to be a very occasional venue for lunch.
Living in the village we are spoilt for choice, but i'm happy to say the Harvard is now delivering the quality that matches the other fine pubs/eateries we have.
6 of us & a baby (in Buggy) went for Sunday lunch. Menu was fairly limited, however the quality was great, so maybe that's a better way to go.
3 Starters, 6 Mains & 3 desserts & drinks was a tad over £30 p/h so, good value too given the quality. Service was good, extremely friendly too.
This was our second visit within2 weeks. Food fabulous, staff lovely, great waitress, but she had to keep apologising for how long we were waiting. I would recommend the restaurant, but would wArn friends that there could definitely be a. long wait for food
Our first visit . A very nice place which was very welcoming. It was good to see they had a very nice Stout on tap (excellent). We enjoyed a relaxing drink in the comfortable bar before moving to the restaurant which had a lovely friendly atmosphere and was quite busy although not noisy or at all cramped. The food was good with an interesting starter of Tandoori scallops which surprisingly went well together. Then sirloin (excellent) and sea bass (lovely) and a bottle of verdicchio. All very nice and reasonably priced. We did over indulge with a pudding (Apple and rhubarb crumble and ice cream) which was probably a step to far ! Although there was an innocent mix up with the bill this was quickly and easily resolved and a very good meal for two with wine etc for £100 was good vfm. We had a lovely night , all the staff and especially the waitress were lovely . We will definitely go back and might even stay for the night in the hotel.
Visited here for Sunday lunch, not great if you not a red meat lover! Choice of beef duck or salmon and a nut roast! Food was plentiful and nice but expensive for Sunday lunch £65 excluding a tip. We would return but rarely due to it being over priced. Staff where friendly and attentive but a little slow at times. Overall a lovely eatery but too pricey to me it a regular thing.
We visited the Harvard Inn in Stock for a Sunday lunch with the family. The building is beautiful and the staff were generally very pleasant and accommodating, although I did note the front of house staff appeared somewhat stressed, nonetheless, we resisted this becoming infectious. A fine selection of wines and despite the Sunday menu (we presume) being more limited than other days all our choices were excellent. Indeed my roast beef was the best I've have for some years. The deserts are also excellent and worth saving space for, the chocolate lava cake is amazing!
A modest selection of draught beers in the bar area but the Pale Ale is very good despite the fact you can only purchase 2 thirds of a pint at a time. I will visit again and if I did not already live locally would be mighty tempted to stay for the weekend.
For a Friday night, in the height of summer this pub was pretty quiet and lacked atmosphere. My husband and I were the only ones in the entire pub.
The outdoor seating was great and the cocktails on offer were nice. I had looked at the cocktail menu online prior to coming and had chosen one in advance, however when i arrived the menu was completely different. The lady behind the bar said it hadn't been updated in about a year. She was able to make me a really good cocktail though.
We also had dinner and whilst the menu looked great (again wasn't the same as what was online) the food wasn't very nice. The chicken was very dry and overcooked and the prawn starter was very dull- just 3 prawns and a slice of bread, no sauce, no butter. I also had the risotto starter and the rice was hard and the dish lacked flavor. To say we were the only ones eating at 7pm, i would have expected a great meal!
The staff were lovely and the service was good but the food really let the place down.
I would come back, but only for a drink.
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