Lock & Barrel, Frinton-on-Sea

Welcome to the Lock & Barrel, Frinton on Sea

The town’s first ever pub, the Lock & Barrel remains Frinton’s favourite…

Despite its coastal location, Frinton-on-Sea was long known as a ‘dry’ town - remarkable for its distinct lack of a pub. The Lock & Barrel changed all that though, bringing brilliant ales and proper pub food to the town’s much-loved Connaught Avenue.

Set among the independent shops and boutiques of "the Bond Street of the East Coast", the pub is the perfect place to recharge your batteries after a hard day's shopping - and a great spot for refreshment after a day at the beach.

There’s a trio of top ales on the pumps, plus popular lagers, wines, spirits and soft drinks, and there’s a tempting menu of traditional favourites served every lunchtime (and evenings at weekends).

With a wonderful open fire to warm you up on a cold winter's night, and two pleasant courtyard areas for when the seaside sun shines, The Lock & Barrel is a popular pub all year round. 

Not just Frinton’s first pub - also its finest!

Our food

One of the best places to eat in Frinton-on-Sea, The Lock & Barrel serves a vast and varied menu that leans towards traditional tastes - with popular dishes including steak pie, lasagne and seaside favourites such as fish and chips.

Lighter lunches are available too, with fresh sandwiches, baguettes and american-style sub rolls on the menu, while there’s also an interesting selection of vegetarian options.

The kitchen is open seven days a week, serving lunch only Monday to Thursday (12 - 2.30pm), and all day on Friday and Saturday (12-8.30pm). On Sundays, it’s all about the traditional roast of course - available from 12-5pm.

Our menu

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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


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!


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