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Welcome to the Lock & Barrel

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.

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Come on in!

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!

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Dine with us

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.


Great food

Lovely place to eat friendly helpful staff.Lots of choice of food great starter to share .smoked haddock with veg and mash.really hot great flavours great taste


Great value, nice staff and pooch friendly

Called in on-spec for lunch as did not know the town, staff very enthusiastic and helpful.
Two outdoor areas (one for smokers, one for non-smokers) that are dog friendly. Great Shepard Neame Cask ale and the platter we had was lovely and just right for two people.

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Very friendly pub.

Even got a free pint from 'Tall Paul' as we told him our T5 had broken down and we were stuck here. I can think of worse places to break down! Lovely seaside town. Def worth a visit.

From Tripadvisor