Shepherd Neame made history when it opened the Lock and Barrel in September 2000 - it was the first ever pub in the ‘dry’ town of Frinton-on Sea!
You'll find us on Connaught Avenue, "the Bond Street of the East Coast", among the fine independent shops and boutiques, making us the perfect place to recharge your batteries after a hard day's shopping!
Inside, we have plenty of room to mill about, and we have raised seating areas creating semi-private spaces. There's also a wonderful open fire to warm your heart on a cold winter's night! Outside, we have two pleasant courtyard areas, with separate smoking and no smoking areas.
So next time you're in Frinton, pop in to see us!
We serve great food with a broadly traditional flavour – our most popular dishes including home-made steak and ale pie and lasagne. We also offer interesting and tempting vegetarian dishes.
Take a look at our menu today!Our menu
What our customers say
The menu and atmosphere was brilliant and the food tasted as good as it looked. Staff were helpful, polite and accommodating headed by manager. I would definitely go again!!!
Recently moved to the area and been here so many times already! The food is consistently fabulous, staff are really friendly and efficient, the outside space is cosy..... But best of all for us, there are high chairs and a great children's menu! (Unusual for Frinton) We will be back.... Lots! X
Review us on TripAdvisor
We live locally and often go to the Lock and Barrel for a pre dinner drink on a Saturday evening, a spot of lunch or an evening meal. Great value, the food is really good and staff always friendly. It's the only pub in Frinton, well worth a visit. Thoroughly recommended!
Open Every Day
11:00 - 23:00