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The Crown

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Park Street, Colchester CO6 4SE, England
+44 1206 262001
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156 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Popped in here to see what food they were doing Could of been good except they don't sell Guinness or any Stout so as that's the only drink my husband likes we stayed for only 5 minutes He tried one of the beers but wasn't impressed Nothing to do with them It was busy so I am surprised they don't... More 

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Lavenham
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58 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

Some of the best food I have ever eaten. My friend and I went three nights on three consecutive weeks and will be back. Great food, well trained staff, lovely atmosphere, privacy and space around the diners, great wine room, great views if you are on the Patio, good hotel attached if you want it. 5* all round. The

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Thank HenryKLavenham
Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

This pub is well worth a visit. You are made welcome as soon as you walk through the door and you really need to reserve a table as it gets very busy. We went twice during our week in Suffolk and the first time did not reserve a table. They has nothing free except a table where you would normally... More 

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Thank Austin0
Colchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

Good food, good service and a lovely atmosphere. Never disappointed after several visits to The Crown.

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Stevenage
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

Excellent beers, seating and garden. Tried to sit outside however none of the patio heaters had gas in them so could not use. Very busy so book well in advance if you want to eat.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Food excellent as always. Great seasonal starters, steak good too and normally a local ale. Possibly my favourite place in Colchester.

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Thank Laurence S
Seaford
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

Excellent food and wine in a perfect setting, different to the usual pub fare, beer in perfect condition too. The staff are all so welcoming and nothing is too much trouble.

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Halstead, United Kingdom
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140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

This isn't a bad restaurant by any means, in fact the food was very good, lots of different things on the menu which I love to see. The atmosphere and decor was lovely too and it had a good buzz about the place considering it was mid week when we visited. We just felt that compared to other places we've... More 

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Thank Emma R
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

The staff were welcoming and the portion sizes were good, the food was well priced. Plenty of indoor seating. The food quality was OK. Toilets were poor and took an age to refill once flushed, not good if someone has used the facilities just before you! Good amount of parking.

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Sudbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

Nine of us went to this restaurant on a Saturday evening in early April for a celebration meal. The restaurant was busy (the car park was nearly full), with an attractive 'buzz', but the staff could not have been more solicitous when we ordered drinks and waited for our table (booked for 8.00 pm) to become available. The food was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
British
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Park Street, Colchester CO6 4SE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Colchester
  • Phone Number: +44 1206 262001

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?