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Sir Henry Gurnett, Aveley - pub details

Sir Henry Gurnett
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Address: Romford Road, Aveley, South Ockenden, Essex, RM15 4XB [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 12502) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Ockendon (1.9 miles), Purfleet (2.5 miles), Chafford Hundred (2.5 miles)

Pub facilities/features:
Cask Marque accreditation

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> Current user rating: 5.3/10 (rated by 15 users)
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Visited here tonight for the 1st time, booked a 6pm table but certainly didn't need to book in the end despite being a Friday, was still fairly quiet when left at 7.30. Lovely place, quite unique inside and certainly done up in a stylish manner.

service was very attentive and when through the specials and the starters came within 10mins as did the main course.

Just one warning, if you go for the whale cod or whale haddock (aka very large), then eat very little that day if you want to eat it all (as I did, but only just managed).

only giving this place a 9/10 instead of 10/10 as the were a bit of a lack in the range of ales available..

will certainly go back again
dougiem36 - 20 Nov 2015 21:08
Have been to Henry's on quite a few occassions for food and has always been great.
On Saturday 25th August 2012 we held our evening reception in their Large Marquee and I can honestly say hand on heart that we had a fantastic time.
We had booked the marquee back in February and made arrangements with Fleur and James on how many tables we wanted, what food we would like etc.
On the day I went and set up the tables with my friend and sister and the staff just let us get on with it....I also had an outside disco group come in and set up the starlit dancefloor and uplighters and they commented on how accomodating the staff were with them.
We were meant to be having wedding photo's in the afternoon and were coming back to the marquee for 5pm but due to a terrific thunderstorm and getting soaked by the rain we turned up much earlier and managed to persuade the staff to let us in the marquee earlier. James and Fleur were very good, they let our guests in to sit down and started handing out drinks straight away and I can't thank them enough for being so understanding.
The food was excellent, we had 4 joints of meat sliced with 6 different sides, plus a platter of deserts and I have to say a big thankyou to James and another guy (sorry don't know his name) who not only got the food for the top table but also served our grandparents too.
We also had an evening buffet which I didnt actually get the pleasure of tasting but I was told by guests that it was good.
Overall the marquee was a brilliant size, the food was excellent, the bar service was efficient and we had an amazing time.
Even our guests commented on how good the staff were, so thankyou James, Fluer and staff for being involved, for having a laugh with us and for helping to make our wedding reception a success! :) will be popping by soon for dinner!
xxrnhxx - 30 Aug 2012 12:00
Carzy now. I used to drink in there 2002, much better. Now just a silly gastro dump!
hughjars - 16 Feb 2012 07:45

i use this pub all the time it is amazing i come here weekly to the Sunday carvery and it is great with the animals out side for the kids. its like having your very own farm. and the carvery is to die for its not very often you can say that you have eaten a carvery that every thing is fresh and local but henrys cant get any fresher especially the meat from there own buchers it is great its so good going into a pub and knowing that you are going to get looked after i dont have to even tell the staff what i would like anymore they remember every time. and they are great with the kids and as a parent i donít have to worried at all about the children getting in the way of the staff because they just include them its so unusual to get great service and to have a laugh at the same time. Sometime it can be slow but what else do you expect on a busy sunday afternoon with 200 people coming throw the door. i bet if more people wrote a coment on here there would be more good than bad but unfortunately the people who have bad experiences always shout louder that the ones that have great experiences.

roseanne - 30 Mar 2011 20:40
This is a warning for anyone considering booking Henrys for their wedding reception. Although the food and the DJ supplied on the night were fantastic the staff were very poorly trained and quite disinterested in serving guests and keeping the bar stocked. We practically had to manage them ourselves. The worst thing about the evening was the complete lack of care for our property. We were hurried out of the door at the end of the evening and assured we would be able to collect everything in the morning. The following day we arrived to find everything missing including the wedding cake stand (worth about £50) although the cake that was sitting on the stand was returned to us. Where everything had disappeared to no one could tell me. After several phone calls some of the items miraculously turned up but no cake stand. I had been promised a replacement by the Manager, Chi, but more than a month later and numereous phone calls and weak excuses it still has not yet arrived. I have no doubt that he is hoping I will have to give up eventually. Not very professional and business like! This business took a huge amount of money over the bar at our reception and they have shown a complete lack of respect to us as customers. It is a shame as it could be such a lovely venue. The garden is unkempt and there are the remnants of old and dirty rabbit and hamster hutches near the entrance to the pub. There is also a problem with their central heating system as the radiators need to be on so that they have hot water (a staff member told us this when we aksed if the radiator could be switched off) . The clue should have been in the number of portable fans (many not working) dotted around the place. It was not a particularly hot evening but all the guests were sweltering in the heat of the radiators. Despite all this the DJ was fantastic and the food was good. but the lack of respect from the manager has marred the memory of my wedding day.

redcow66 - 28 Sep 2010 13:12

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