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The Crown - Colchester

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

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

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.

Annette 30 May 2018
from Brightlingsea

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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 125 reviews)
85% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (86)
  • lunch (66)
  • value (47)
  • private dining (26)
  • large parties (24)
  • child friendly (22)
  • romantic (18)
  • business (13)
  • afternoon tea (12)
  • trendy (9)
  • al fresco (6)
  • breakfast (5)
  • luxury (5)
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  • ((((( 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.

  • ((((( 12 January 2018 by David from Ipswich

    This was our Annual Christmas/New Year Re-union visit for something approaching last 15 years or so, with a group of 4 retired colleagues with 1 still working. Our Annual 'Ardleigh Crown Bash' as it has now become affectionately known by us, was, as always, a good experience. The place is comfortable, friendly staff and well presented with good quality well cooked and presented food, even if on this occasion there was a mysterious and untypical long wait for a serving of n apple pie! (Our waitress was lovely, but they were busy particularly that night and the delay gave time for a good chin wag and lamp swinging. We will be back next January - i.e. if we are all 'spared' since some of us are knocking on a bit now.). I recommend the establishment for a relaxing meal out with no pressure and ample easy parking.

  • ((((( 29 November 2017 by Debbie from Ipswich

    Myself and my friends meet at the Crown several times a year. We were very pleased with he improved menu and service. The Ham hock was exceptional

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