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The Crown - Colchester

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

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

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

Helen Thompson 03 February 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
Reservations +44 1206684707

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Customer reviews for The Crown - Colchester

3.9 ((((* (based on 78 reviews)
91% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (55)
  • lunch (45)
  • value (29)
  • private dining (20)
  • large parties (17)
  • romantic (13)
  • child friendly (11)
  • business (10)
  • afternoon tea (5)
  • al fresco (4)
  • luxury (4)
  • trendy (4)
  • breakfast (2)
  • views (2)
  • entertainment (1)
  • ((((* 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.

  • ((((* 28 January 2017 by Mark Baines from Ipswich

    I like the character of the pub . It has that feeling of a pub that has been there for many years . Had the seabass and it was lovely my partner had the same and she also felt it was lovely

  • (**** 23 January 2017 by Pip Trowles from Colchester

    Very disappointed with my visit there, the food took a long time to arrive & when it did it was cold, won't be going back there unless I have to.

  • (((** 23 January 2017 by Chris Underwood from Colchester

    Lovely interior and in keeping with local history. Booked for 2pm on 22 Jan. Very busy. Waitress was very pleasant but when asked if poultry was free range the manager didn't know!? So had veggie tart instead. Lovely filling but pastry was not easy to cut into. Probably over cooked case. Fairly long waits between courses. Overall enjoyable . Maybe I should have made my request before arriving.

  • (((** 19 January 2017 by Paul Clifford from Colchester

    Good place to eat, this deal made it much better value for money. Main course was not as fresh as hoped (chicken slightly dry and not hot enough) but overall still a good meal.

  • ((*** 17 January 2017 by Brenda Janes from Boxford

    Came to the crown early December was so good we came back yesterday
    The food took an age to come had to ask twice the starter when it came had been kept warm and was dried up compared to last time as ordered the same
    Desert was ordered at the bar and again after about 20 mins we had to ask where it was the custard that came with the Cromwell and been standing and was a very small amount considering how generous the crumble was the cheese and biscuits were very good
    We meat again in June and we thought we would give you one more try please don't let us down

  • (((** 14 January 2017 by Rose Pinner from Ardleigh

    Great food. Friendly staff. Fab environment however service was incredibly slow impacting on my mother's frustration (diabetic) and the overall evening as she and my father both ended up grumpy as out 7.30 meal booking resulted in a meal nearer 9.

  • ((((* 8 January 2017 by Tony Mason from Colchester

    Everything ok

  • ((((( 4 January 2017 by Colin Johnson from colchester

    We have been going to the Crown for the last 25 years over that time the service has been up and down (depending on the manager I suppose) But I have got to say the service was extremely good, Waitress was on the ball although we were in a corner she didnt forget us. The food was good and wholesome The sharing platter was an unusual mix But very nice and the fish and chips were very good so overall the Crown is a good choice for a friendly environment.

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