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The Crown - Colchester

Old Ipswich Road Ardleigh, Colchester, CO7 7QR

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

I took my grandson and his wife out for Sunday lunch at the ardliegh crown Colchester.
We were very pleased with the meal and the service we received.

Michsel 18 September 2018
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

3.8 ((((* (based on 127 reviews)
85% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (86)
  • lunch (67)
  • value (47)
  • private dining (27)
  • large parties (24)
  • child friendly (23)
  • romantic (19)
  • business (13)
  • afternoon tea (12)
  • trendy (9)
  • al fresco (6)
  • breakfast (5)
  • luxury (5)
  • views (5)
  • entertainment (1)
  • (((** 8 February 2019 by Louise from Colchester

    Didn't have the best experience been once before and it was fantastic.
    Booked for 6.30 a week before only to find when ordering so much had ran out . No turkey so cheese board just a few scraps of veg which was cold and potatoes hard, they had even run out out of one larger!
    Was so upset as took family as told them how amazing the food was.
    Might try again one more time hoping it was a one off.

  • ((((( 18 September 2018 by Michsel from Colchester

    I took my grandson and his wife out for Sunday lunch at the ardliegh crown Colchester.
    We were very pleased with the meal and the service we received.

  • ((((( 30 May 2018 by Annette from Brightlingsea

    The whole experience was excellent. The food was amazing and the staff really knew the dishes well. The staff were very helpful and friendly and I would definitely go there again, in fact I have already booked two more visits.

  • ((((* 9 May 2018 by Carol from Great Tey colchester

    Really lovely meal in a lovely pub , staff were friendly and welcoming would def go back

  • ((((( 28 April 2018 by Tony from Great Bricett

    Excellent time for the four of us all plates clean!!

  • ((((* 13 March 2018 by Janet from Colchester

    On arrival they couldn't find our booking but did sort a table very quickly. Ordered food with no problem but they came back one dish unavailable. Reordered. When food arrived so did the original order which caused confusion. Food was good and service also.

  • (**** 27 February 2018 by Carolyn from Colchester

    Lovely staff but dreadful food - didn’t pay!

  • ((((* 5 February 2018 by Cheryl from Colchester

    Good value for money

  • (**** 30 January 2018 by Marion from Essex

    Very disappointed service was very slow and and the food was a disgrace so much so we would not recommend or go back we booked but to many people were also being taken walking in it was quiet obvious that they could not cope with amount of people they were letting in every table around us were disgusted by the service there were 4 of us and every meal was not at all up to the standard you would expect for the prices that are charged in fact we all had something different and each dish was badly presented drips on plates cold plates burger burnt not able to eat it lamb tough and grisslly chichen pie hardly any chicken and steak fat and tough be rest assured we will not be returning and will make sure other people are aware

  • ((((* 30 January 2018 by Christine from Ardleigh Colchester

    Had a lovely roasted veg tart and the service was great. Just wished the fire hadn’t gobe out as it was chilly in there.

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