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  3. Distance: 21.01mi
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Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 17.61mi
  2. Distance: 19.54mi
  3. Distance: 21.01mi
  4. Distance: 21.67mi
  1. Distance: 17.61mi
  2. Distance: 19.54mi
  3. Distance: 21.01mi
  4. Distance: 21.67mi

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.

40 High Street
Stock, Essex CM4 9BJ
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
British, Continental, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Saturday: 08:00 - 15:00, 18:00 - 21:00
Sunday: 08:00 - 17:30

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
£26 to £40

Payment Options:
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
01277 840008

Website:
http://www.theharvardinn.co.uk/

Public Transport:
Nearest Bus Stop opp War Memorial

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Outdoor dining , View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

The Harvard Inn Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
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4.0

Overall rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.4

ambience

3.9

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

78% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasions (11)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
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Casual (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Cosy (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Lunch (5)
Romance (5)
Good for a Date (4)
Group Bookings (4)
Seasonal (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Business Meals (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Child Friendly (2)
Great Beer (2)
Neighbourhood Gem (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Outstanding Value (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Outdoor Eating (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (Warwickshire)·Dined on 2 July 2017

Family Sunday lunch. Had to book but seated quickly. Staff very attentive and food arrived quickly and was delicious. Highly recommend.

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 (Essex)·Dined on 29 June 2017

Really nice place. Friendly staff, easy parking, reasonably priced food and the best Steak and Ale pie I have ever tasted!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Casual, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
ambience3
service5
value4

 
 (Essex)·Dined on 10 June 2017

Great service amazing food would highly recommend so deserves to be busier

Tags: Bar Seating, Cozy
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service5
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 (Essex)·Dined on 19 May 2017

This was our first time dining at the Harvard. Certainly would recommend this for a lunch time get together for friends and family.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Essex)·Dined on 22 April 2017

First time at The Harvard Inn , very impressed . Food was excellent , we all really enjoyed our meal . Service was very good as well . Would highly recommend a visit , will certainly be going back .

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients
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 (London)·Dined on 9 April 2017

Enjoyable Sunday lunch . Lovely roast , huge Yorkshire pudding . Very tasty and good portions . Will definitely book again . Staff really friendly too .

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Cozy, Sunday Lunch
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 (Essex)·Dined on 11 March 2017

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!

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food
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service4
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 (Essex)·Dined on 10 December 2016

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Good for Groups
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 (London)·Dined on 4 December 2016

What a excellent roast! Worth the drive!

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 (London)·Dined on 27 November 2016

amazing service, excellent food. Highly recommend and we will definitely be going back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
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 (London)·Dined on 22 November 2016

Lovely food with great ingredients, very accommodating staff and a nice country pub feel to it. Would recommend for family meals, birthdays and special occasions. Managed to have 3 courses and a coffee for under £40 each, with a tip!.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (London)·Dined on 18 November 2016

Went for lunch with friends and had a really nice time. The decor is very nice and the staff were extremely friendly. The portions are very substantial, well presented and very tasty.

Will definitely be returning.

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 (Essex)·Dined on 9 October 2016

clean, good service, pleasant helpful staff, food cooked well, lovely decor. we had breakfast good value for money. wld make this my local breakfast venue.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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food4
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service5
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 (Essex)·Dined on 8 October 2016

A good event no great service with a friendly atmosphere we will visit again

Tags: Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Essex)·Dined on 5 October 2016

We had a lovely evening, with the staff very welcoming and attentive. The food was absolutely delicious and we will certainly return.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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 (Essex)·Dined on 17 September 2016

We were very impressed with the choice of food and thought the wine was very well priced.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Casual
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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (Orlando)·Dined on 1 September 2016

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.

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 (Essex)·Dined on 6 August 2016

Food was great and had a wonderful evening. Staff were lovely. Had read reviews and wasn't sure whether evening would be that good. All I can say is try it, our experience was fantastic xx

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Essex)·Dined on 26 July 2016

The food and service at the Harvard Inn was excellent. Would definitely recommend to friends/family and visit for a meal again.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Tea
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food5
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service3
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 (Kent)·Dined on 15 July 2016

Very good food, love the atmosphere, staff a little slow. We waited ages for the bill!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Outstanding Value
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 (Essex)·Dined on 15 July 2017

The Harvard Inn has a really nice ambience, with pleasant and attentive staff. The food is excellent and caters for all tastes. Great for dinner with friends and family.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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food5
ambience3
service3
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 (Essex)·Dined on 7 July 2017

Went for a midweek lunch.The food was great but although very friendly, the service was extremely slow, especially as we were the only ones eating on that day! Because the food was so good we will give it a try another time.

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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food3
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 (Essex)·Dined on 6 May 2017

a pleasant evening, food and service good
will return soon

Tags: Worth the Drive
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food4
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 (Essex)·Dined on 11 February 2017

Nice find in Stock, bit out of the way for us, but worth the drive!
Decently priced, but limited vegetarian options!
Overall worth a visit!

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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food5
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 (London)·Dined on 22 January 2017

Sunday lunch with my mum. 1 roast beef, 1 roast lamb - both meats tender and delicious and the roast potatoes were excellent - this is a winner for me!

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 (London)·Dined on 4 December 2016

Beautiful venue - felt very christmassey. We recommend the chicken platter.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Outstanding Value, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Essex)·Dined on 12 November 2016

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.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Essex)·Dined on 28 October 2016

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Essex)·Dined on 22 October 2016

Lovely atmosphere . We have visited a couple of times and the staff are always lovely.
The menu is very good.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Essex)·Dined on 9 October 2016

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.

Highly recommended

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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 (Essex)·Dined on 8 October 2016

The setting and atmosphere was lovely
The food was really good
The only issue was the service we had to ask to order our main meal and dessert and even our drinks
The staff were great at bringing your food out but waiting on you was not good.

Tags: Good for a Date, Afternoon Tea, Great for Lunch
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 (Essex)·Dined on 27 August 2016

friendly staff, good food and spacious dinning room. No problem with booking on line.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Essex)·Dined on 20 August 2016

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

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 (London)·Dined on 12 August 2016

Limited choice for lunchtime menu and limited vegetarian options. Quite pricy considering competition in the village. Staff were really friendly and helpful and the pub has been refurbished very tastefully.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (London)·Dined on 15 July 2016

This is the third time we have been to The Harvard and every time the service has been spotless and the food has been exceptional. I would recommend that every tries this fantastic offering in Stock

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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 (London)·Dined on 30 April 2016

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.

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 (Hertfordshire)·Dined on 3 April 2016

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.

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 (Essex)·Dined on 11 March 2016

Lovely meal at the Harvard Inn.
Food was incredible as always, staff very attentive. Thanks all

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on 21 February 2016

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on 16 June 2017

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.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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