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Strawberry Fields Beefeater
Whether you’re fuelling up for a long flight from Southend Airport, or you’re stopping over before a trip to Southend Beach, you’ve landed at the right spot with us at the Strawberry Field Beefeater. Our menus mix pub classics with mouth-watering special cut steaks, and we have a great selection of beers, fizzy drinks and everything in between to make your meal extra special.
We’re very lucky that so many of our team have been with us for over a decade now, they’re knowledgeable, friendly and great with kids.
Our team are passionate about supporting the local community in Southend. During lockdown we supported local shelters to help the neediest in our community and we’re always on the lookout for volunteering opportunities.
Our restaurant is named after the gorgeous strawberry fields that used to be around where we are now, and which some of us have fond memories picking when we were younger. Our restaurant popped up in 1998 as a great halfway point between Southend Airport and Southend Beach.
We have a big beer garden and a conservatory section, which you can book for special occasions. We offer up to three hours of free parking to people eating with us, perfect for a quick meal before a flight or filling up before heading to the beach.
Why we love Southend Airport and Southend-on-Sea
Handling over two million passengers in 2019, Southend Airport is one of the fastest growing and most convenient airports in the UK. It’s only about an hour from Central London, with great facilities and still so close to Southend’s scenic coastline.
Our restaurant is only a short five-minute drive from Southend Airport and only a 15-minute drive from Southend seafront – we’re a great spot halfway between the two, so you can grab a delicious meal wherever you’re going. Of course, Southend-on-Sea is famous for being one of London’s best places for a break on the seaside, Southend Pier (the longest pleasure pier in the world, no less!) and Southend Beach are historic and we feel so privileged to share in that history.
There’s also plenty of other things to do if you have time before your flight. Try Southend Sealife Adventure for interactive exhibits about the wildlife around us, go to Adventure Island for excellent indoor and outdoor rides or visit Cliffs Pavilion Theatre to catch the latest productions.
Our kitchen manager with over 18 years’ experience recommends the lunch value meal menu, perfect for a quick bite.
We do a brilliant Sunday roast with all the trimmings, stick with us and you can’t go wrong.
It’s got to be the Premier Inn Breakfast, which we serve at the Strawberry Field. An unlimited selection of the best of an English breakfast. That’s bacon, eggs cooked just how you like them, hash browns, black pudding, toast and plenty more with free tea and coffee to wash it all down.
A Premier Inn Breakfast is just £9.50 per adult, and if an adult orders up to two kids eat for free. The lighter alternative, the continental breakfast is £7.50 per adult.
If you order a Premier Inn Breakfast or a continental breakfast you can enjoy unlimited coffee, tea and juice. A free drink is included as part of our Meal Deal, too. We offer free refills on soft drinks.
As part of our Generous serving of safety measures we’ve introduced a one-way system in our restaurant, added Perspex screens to help guests socially distance and we require masks to be worn at all times when away from the table. This is on top of regular thorough cleaning and disinfecting of all regularly used surfaces. We’ve also added as much ventilation as possible.
Not yet. But we’ve got lots of outdoor seating and plenty of space to keep kids entertained.
You bet we are! Our team are all great with kids, and our kids’ menu is brilliant for helping kids fuel up before a long flight or a trip to the seaside.
Book online for groups of 6 or less. For groups over 6 our restaurant is in line with all current restrictions. For specific numbers, please get in touch with us via email or over the phone.
Yes, we have a big beer garden with lots of covered benches for eating outdoors.