Hawk Hill, Battlesbridge, United Kingdom
The Hawk Battlesbridge Reviews
The Hawk at Battlesbridge Apr 12, 2008
The Hawk is a fairly upmarket chain pub - I'm not sure which chain - in Battlesbridge. It has a nice menu, well cooked, and a nice wine list. The pub itself is fairly big, but divided into little rooms so you never feel like you're in a big place. There is a beer garden, for the three and a half hours of UK summertime.
The food is well cooked and about average for the UK - three courses and two non alcoholic drinks came to £20. Typical menu items include scampi, beef pie, and vegetarian pasta, so it's pretty much British food. There is a car park and Battlesbridge has a train station, unusual in this part of the world.
Toilets are spotless, but up the stairs. The decor is generic sporting print, but well done and pleasant.
Battlesbridge is somewhat of a magnet for antiques enthusiasts, and has a lot of antique shops and periodic markets. It is the sort of place my parents took us on a semi-regular basis, with varying degrees of protest, but there is no denying that if you like antiques then this is a nice place to come. The town is also near Basildon and the South of Essex, and probably a nicer place to stop for lunch than the surrounding towns by a large margin.
I like the Hawk, and have taken people there quite a few times. And I'll almost certainly go again.
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