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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

We all had an enjoyable evening and the food was excellent, look forward to our next visit.

Andrew Waugh 08 October 2016
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

4.1 ((((* (based on 58 reviews)
93% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • dinner (41)
  • lunch (33)
  • value (21)
  • large parties (15)
  • private dining (15)
  • child friendly (9)
  • romantic (9)
  • business (7)
  • afternoon tea (4)
  • al fresco (3)
  • luxury (3)
  • trendy (3)
  • breakfast (1)
  • views (1)
  • ((((* by from Colchester

    Not enough staff at the bar to take orders, quite a queue. Food very good. Best feature: the setting and very nice inside too.

  • ((((( by from Colchester

    Staff very welcoming nice setting very clean & homely
    Food was excellent would recommend the Salmon with roasted sweet potatoes & roasted vegetables followed by Eaten mess was a good choice also another good choice was the Curry followed by a small pudding & coffee good food & good service
    Would defiantly recommend & will be back

  • ((((( by from Colchester

    We all had an enjoyable evening and the food was excellent, look forward to our next visit.

  • (((** by from Ardleigh, Colchester

    We visited on a very busy Sunday, but the service was very good. We would like to see gluten free options. None of the menu catered for this particular diet only vegetarian. The waitress did ask the chef whether the dish I had picked out contained gluten and came back promptly with the answer. However, it would have been nice if I could have had a gluten free roast dinner.

  • ((((( by from Colchester

    Excellent Service, food very good & well priced. Very pleased, will return. Soup served piping hot (which is GOOD) & Coffee & Mini Pudding a FANTASTIC idea!!! :) Superb setting too.

  • ((((* by from Colchester

    Warm friendly welcome. Food was pretty good in general. Prices were about what I would expect. We both rated the whole experience at 8/10.
    Bar service was on the slow side with our pre-dinner drinks arriving with the starter.

  • ((((* by from Colchester

    Very friendly staff good menu with lots of choice.
    We were having a really lovely evening until a large family with several children came in and spoilt the atmosphere.
    Would definitely return.

  • ((((* by from Colchester

    great customer service and great food

  • ((*** by from Colchester

    I went with my family and friends for a meal two years ago and we had a great experience. So, I though I would treat my wife to a nice meal celebrating her birthday at The Crown but was left extremely embarrassed and disappointed with the quality of the two steaks (ribeye) we had ordered. The steaks were dry, overdone and of poor quality and not a value for the price. When we had starter (shared platter) it was so good that our hopes had been raised sky high but the main course was a great disappointment and let down. The desert (cheesecake) was nice and enjoyable though. The atmosphere was alright.

  • ((((( by from Colchester

    A very busy restaurant with very good staff. We were warmly welcomed and seated straight away. Menu choice was good and food served quickly.

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