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“Not this time”

Saxon King Southend on Sea
Ranked #244 of 753 Restaurants in Southend-on-Sea
Cuisines: Pub
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Situated just off the A127, The Saxon King is a perfect place to eat out in Southend-on-Sea. Named for the remains of a Saxon king discovered in Priory Park, which our pub overlooks, we're also close to Southend's seven miles of beautiful beaches, and kids' favourite Adventure Island. Our impressive menu of pub classics done well is served alongside a main event of Red Tractor farm-assured rotisserie chicken, freshly prepared and seasoned in house and flame-roasted in our traditional rotisserie. Our menu celebrates everything that's great about the British pub meal, and our younger guests are well cared for, with an outdoor children's play area and an indoor play zone. Fancy a curry? Ours are made from our own tender rotisserie chicken, or created with roasted vegetables and rich, spicy flavours.
Reviewed 28 June 2018

For the last two wednesdays 13th june and 20th june we went there for dinner . We are pretty regulars Always the service was excellent which is very important to us . We always had the staff smiling and happy to serve and always asked in between the dinner if all is well. But this time twice we were very disappointed . First wednesday two weeks ago the young lady Backy was very good as she started serving after we were ignored by others so it was made up . But last wednesday we were completely ignored and had to chase the staff to clean the table . Then had to ask extra plates ,we were given 2 plate as there were 3 of us These 2 plates were dirty. When asked for extra napkins ,were given reluctantly .Main meal was served but no cutlery , so had to go to the counter for them. PULLED CHICKEN IN THE TACOS WAS REHEATED AND WAS VERY HARD . I was very annoyed and First time I never tipped the server. . I will probably give another chance but I like to request the manager to look into this ,which he may not but will be appreciated if the service to be improved and bring back to as it was . There is definitly new staff needs to be trained I would like the response from the management.

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Thank mrmoga
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saxonkingsouthend, Manager at Saxon King Southend on Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Thanks for the feedback will have a look into this for you . We appreciate all feedback both good and bad so we can aim to improve . Glad to see you were happy on all your previous visits with us

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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

Excellent food. James ( the manager) and his staff were very friendly and accommodating and can always find you a table at last minute!!! I highly recommend the new flat bread menu or their rotisserie chicken. Also their steak and wine night on a wednesday is worth a journey. I tend to be a regular visitor here, most weeks to be honest so its def worth checking out!!

Thank shazarooney40
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markwallace26, General Manager at Saxon King Southend on Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2018

Thanks for review
Steak and wine is on a thurs :)

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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

Visit here regularly... staff friendly and good food
Steak and wine night good value and manager happy to swap for other drinks if requested...

Clean premises, good outside seating area

Large drinks selection

Great flatbreads!

Thank Lis O
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markwallace26, General Manager at Saxon King Southend on Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2018

Thanks for the mention see you again soon hopefully

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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

I’ve been here several times on all different occasions and haven’t been disappointed once. Great food, excellent service, friendly. Can’t beat it!

Thank Tom F
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markwallace26, General Manager at Saxon King Southend on Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2018

Thanks Tom always good to hear some feedback

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Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

Eaten here a few times. Everything we have had has always been nice. Good service, much better than some other local chain pubs!

Thank Carlsberg2223
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saxonkingsouthend, Manager at Saxon King Southend on Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2018

If Carlsberg did reviews then they would probably be the best in the world :)

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