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The Waveney

$$ - $$$, British,
132-134 Bridge Road | Oulton Broad, Lowestoft NR33 9JT, England
+44 1502 569135
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good26%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“lasagne” (7 reviews)
“peas” (7 reviews)
“sunday roast” (5 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
132-134 Bridge Road | Oulton Broad, Lowestoft NR33 9JT, England
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

Came here for our 36th anniversery and found the menu somewhat limited in choice as no prawn cocktail or garlic mushrooms on the starter list. My wife wanted the pan fried salmon only to be told it was not available so she had the cod...More

2  Thank Michael G
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

For years we have been popping into the Waveney for an after tennis drink and sometimes a meal. While it has needed a makeover for several years, the hanging baskets always looked amazing making the pub look very inviting and the bar was always full...More

1  Thank helenrossallie
Reviewed 13 August 2017

visitied for a sunday roast plenty of food helplful staff and nice to see it open again. will try here again

Thank Aclarkieson
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Went in for a few drinks and food service was poor and the food not presented well cold and really not very nice. Won't be going back.

Thank deadone2
Reviewed 2 August 2017

I run a photography club and we had a group meet at Oulton Broad and went to the waveney for lunch, what a mistake that was. The sandwiches were advertised as on granary bread, they came up on cut white bread which was obviously the...More

1  Thank Daciadave
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

As one of the previous owners referred to in previous statements by the new manager, I feel I have the right to reply to the unfair assertions. In our 7 months at The Waveney we employed 4 chefs and always had 2 working together. Our...More

3  Thank Valerina2013
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

3 visits to the waveny recently, but no more. Each time we have been given the wrong bill that amounted to more than we had. Yesterday we took our visitors for Sunday lunch. We were told no roast as the oven had blown up. Fair...More

Thank Pinkpolly52
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Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Went to this pub for food with the family (5 of us). We waited over an hour for our food, and the table of 6 that walked in 15 minutes after us got their food first. Although they had to wait 10 minutes between the...More

6  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Real ale, nice atmosphere and the staff are very attentive.The Sunday Roast had 5 veg, loads of meat and a nice big Yorkshire pudding- very well cooked and for £9.50 with a dessert thrown in (in our case the raspberry cheesecake) really good value. NB...More

2  Thank rosieswift
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

We thought we would give the food a try under the new management, we had been a few times before but had been disappointed with food quality and standard of cleanliness. I am glad we gave it a try under the new management food was...More

2  Thank Lisa H
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2 May 2016|
Response from Cath196322 |
Yes, dog friendly during the day in the bar area!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$27
Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Television, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 132-134 Bridge Road | Oulton Broad, Lowestoft NR33 9JT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Lowestoft
  • Phone Number: +44 1502 569135
  • E-mail
The Waveney Public House is situated in the heart of Oulton Broad in Lowestoft, Suffolk. We are a local community pub, restaurant and beer garden serving the best in beers, high quality gins (& tonics!), premium lagers, wines, spirits and delicious freshly prepared home cooked food. You are assured of warm welcome from all the staff here at The Waveney and we pride ourselves in our standard of pub food, service and value for money.
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