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The Crown - Colchester

Old Ipswich Road Ardleigh, Colchester, CO7 7QR +44 1206684707

((((* British
Average
Main course: £10
Food spend: £25
Opening hours
Monday to Saturday: 12:00 - 23:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 22:30

Six of us had a lovely Sunday lunch at The Ardleigh Crown- meals & desserts were delicious! Young waitress was very polite & efficient. We would definitely recommend people to eat there & we will be visiting again very soon.

Alison Tadman 13 March 2017
from Colchester

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As shown by the charming black and white timber design and the cosy log-fire, The Crown – Colchester is a distinctive 17th-century Tudor building. The hearty British pub cuisine can be enjoyed from the al fresco beer garden which looks on to the pretty countryside and is near to the distinctive Ardleigh Resevoir.

Hearty Sunday roasts and trusty British dishes head The Crown menu, and a range just for kids offers mini versions of pub favourites. Signature Vintage pies offer fillings like beef & merlot with buttered peas, while The Crown ‘Vintage classics’ menu includes lemon & garlic-roasted chicken with seasoned chips.

Paying homage to the Great British pub, the Vintage Inn bar stock includes cask-conditioned beers, real ales and a meticulously compiled wine list. Thirst-quenching offerings include seasonal non-alcoholic cocktails and freshly-pressed juices, and rich coffee is brewed freshly throughout the day.

The Crown is just 11 minutes’ drive from Colchester Train Station.

The Crown - Colchester

Old Ipswich Road Ardleigh, Colchester, CO7 7QR

Contact +44 1206231946
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Customer reviews for The Crown - Colchester

3.9 ((((* (based on 86 reviews)
89% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (61)
  • lunch (49)
  • value (33)
  • private dining (21)
  • large parties (18)
  • child friendly (14)
  • romantic (14)
  • business (12)
  • afternoon tea (8)
  • al fresco (5)
  • trendy (5)
  • luxury (4)
  • breakfast (3)
  • views (2)
  • entertainment (1)
  • ((((* 19 March 2017 by Lynn Horsup from Colchester

    Beat features is that it's welcoming, homely & Staff are friendly.
    All the dishes are good, though my sons thought the best was the mixed grill which unfortunately no longer on the menu. As I am unable to eat meat due to having an intolerance to it, would like to see a few more meals available for vegetarians.

  • ((((( 13 March 2017 by Alison Tadman from Colchester

    Six of us had a lovely Sunday lunch at The Ardleigh Crown- meals & desserts were delicious! Young waitress was very polite & efficient. We would definitely recommend people to eat there & we will be visiting again very soon.

  • ((((* 11 March 2017 by Pamela Slator from Colchester

    Friendly staff and good service.

  • ((((* 3 March 2017 by Margaret Finney from Clacton-on-Sea

    Food was lovely. Service was actually excellent, We had a fairly long wait for our food but our waitress did a great job of keeping us updated as the restaurant was extremely busy. Good atmosphere surroundings and location.

  • ((((* 3 March 2017 by Harriette Duncan from Witham

    It was good, my friends and I enjoyed our dining experience and had a very relaxed time. Both the food and service were of a very high standard and we all really enjoyed the experience. I would recommend this restaurant to friends and family

  • ((*** 2 March 2017 by Zoe Bates from Essex

    Was not impressed! We visited the crown for my Son's 18th birthday, the service was shocking! We waited around 45 mins for starters, then an hour later for our mains, the waiter came over after half an hour after our starter to double check our mains order!! Then half hour later he bought up wrong food, lamb shank had around 4 mouth fulls of meat on it, looked like kids meal, beef pie was tasty but meat was tough, my dad couldn't eat the meat, chicken wasn't tender, not good! A Round of drinks took half hour to arrive at our table. Really need to sort out staff!!

  • (**** 28 February 2017 by Kat Drummond from Ardleigh

    The crown ran out of all roast dinners which takes up most of the menu so we ended up having a £12.95 burger. ?? The burger consists of just meat. You had to pay extra for cheese etc. The squid was arwful and the manager agreed but we still had to pay for it. They had no mustard and forgot are onion rings. They also ran out of desserts

  • ((((( 26 February 2017 by Almira Flatman from Stowmarket

    The meal was lovely x everybody enjoyed it and said they would come back again x the fish was delicious x the chicken pie was amazing x the desserts were lovely x the service was very efficient and the whole evening went really well and we all had a great time x I had used this restaurant once before a long time ago and was not very impressed but last night has completely changed my mind and we will be coming back again.

  • ((((* 19 February 2017 by Katherine Barnes from essex

    Had lovely evening food was great x

  • ((((( 3 February 2017 by Helen Thompson from Colchester

    Great extensive menu, super for vegetarians too. A family favourite with relaxed ambiance suitable for all ages.

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