The Crown - Colchester

(131 Reviews)
Old Ipswich Road Ardleigh, Colchester, Essex, CO7 7QR
British
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Average

Main course: £10
Food spend: £25

Opening hours

Monday: 12:00 - 22:00
Tuesday to Saturday: 11:00 - 23:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 22:00.

Restaurant description

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.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for The Crown - Colchester
3.8
(based on 131 reviews)

86%
of diners recommend this restaurant

  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Value
  • Location

Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (13)
  • al fresco (6)
  • breakfast (5)
  • business (13)
  • child friendly (24)
  • dinner (89)
  • entertainment (1)
  • large parties (25)
  • lunch (69)
  • luxury (5)
  • private dining (29)
  • romantic (20)
  • trendy (10)
  • value (50)
  • views (5)
  • By Glynis S from Suffolk
    19 October 2019

    Couldn’t fault it everything was spot on

  • By Emily S from Colchester
    29 September 2019

    Good ambience. Roast beef was tough. Plate looked dingy as carrots were baked which made them look brownish and added unwanted fat to the meal. Boiled or steamed carrots would have looked better and been healthier. Impossible to order smaller portions for older people. Plate so crowded that it was difficult to cut the food without it spilling. Dessert was good.

  • By Gemma H from Essex
    21 September 2019

    We have dined at The Crown before and we love it here. Only downside to this particular visit was the steak and ale pie, the meat tasted very gritty and cheap, wasn't pleasant to eat at all so I had to leave it. Everything else we ordered was very nice.

  • By Garry E from Kelvedon
    28 July 2019

    Lamb shank Very good lovely plenty of it lovely vegetables

  • By Louise K from Colchester
    3 February 2019

    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.

  • By Michsel W from Colchester
    16 September 2018

    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.

  • By Annette G from Brightlingsea
    25 May 2018

    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.

  • By Carol H from Great Tey colchester
    6 May 2018

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

  • By Tony W from Great Bricett
    22 April 2018

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

  • By Janet D from Colchester
    10 March 2018

    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.

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The Crown - Colchester
Old Ipswich Road Ardleigh, Colchester, Essex, CO7 7QR

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