History of The Victory

Victory at MerseaAn imposing red brick Edwardian Inn, built in the early 20th century by the Colchester Brewery Company, the Victory stands in a prominent position on the waterfront, overlooking the Blackwater estuary and the North Sea. Not far down the road is the building that housed the original Victory pub, now a private cottage. As with many other pubs, the Victory had a chequered history, especially since the 1980’s, but is now under the ownership of TLC Inns, who are investing considerable time and money to restore it to its rightful place as…“a great place to sink a few”

The Victory is situated right on the waterfront with fantastic views over the Blackwater estuary, a 10 minute walk from the centre of West Mersea and close to the centre of the oldest part of the island. Not far down the road is the original Victory pub, now a private cottage and we have based the concept of the Victory around England’s most famous warship and its legendary commander, Lord Nelson. A combination of great teamwork, the desire to produce the best results and never being afraid to be different, gives our customers a memorable experience time and time again. Mersea is an island on the North Essex coast 8 miles from Colchester, England’s oldest town, nestled between the Blackwater and Colne estuaries and joined to the mainland by a causeway known as the Strood. Only 5 miles long, surrounded by saltmarsh and beaches, Mersea is a peaceful holiday paradise for those looking for a relaxed stay, families, walkers and bird watchers. And it has the best views and sunsets on the East Coast, along with the driest climate in the country. And all summed up by our strap line: The Victory at Mersea – “a great place to sink a few”

At the Helm

The Victory at Mersea was recently taken over by the award winning family owned TLC Group. TLC Inns are an independent family run company focussing on freshly prepared traditional food using locally sourced quality ingredients. We have been creating the best restaurant experiences since 2006 and still run true to our quality of service and style to the present day. Outstanding levels of customer service coupled with a welcome smile in our stylish venues accounts for our continued success.

With its superb location with views over the Blackwater estuary, and whether with family, friends or colleagues, the Victory is no finer place to relax and enjoy quality traditional British pub food served in stylish surroundings.

We are a welcoming, family friendly venue offering a great guest experience. We welcome customers old and new to The Victory, and look forward to seeing you soon.