Old Ipswich Road, Ardleigh, Colchester, Essex, CO7 7QR 01206 231946
A country pub near you oozing rural charm and rustic character.
After the siege of Colchester in 1648, Parliamentary soldiers came looking for John Wenlock, a loyalist who had long suffered for his support of Charles I. When they eventually found him, he was hauled to the Crown Inn, where he was brought before the rest of the troopers and their commander-in-chief who were lodged there.
Our picturesque surroundings provide the perfect backdrop for savouring the hearty, seasonal pub-food on our menu, and the carefully nurtured cask ales and fine wines gracing our bar.
Whether you are planning dinner with friends or Sunday lunch with family, book a table online and enjoy some quality time with those you love the most.
There’s always a great reason to visit The Crown.
Throughout the week we run Fixed Price Lunch and Dinner menus,
and on a Friday (from 5pm) and Saturday (all day) we’ve our fantastic Weekend Treat Menu!
Take a look through our Offers for a full list of delights we can currently tempt you with,
or sign up to our email club to be the first to hear of any future offers.
Our impressive black and white timbered inn with its pretty gardens dates to at least 1648. It's near Ardleigh Reservoir - a lovely walking area - and is a popular stop off for travellers from Ipswich and Felixstowe.
There’s more to The Crown than just great food and drink.
Did you know that if you’re a CAMRA member you can enjoy 20p off any pint of cask ale?
And we’re always looking for new people to join our Vintage family - check out our jobs page for the latest vacancies.
The Crown is a dog friendly pub in Colchester.
We welcome four legged friends and have water and treats available
to ensure they're as comfortable as you are during your visit!
Dogs are allowed in the bar area of our pub, as this is the most friendly environment
for you and your four-legged friends to feel relaxed, safe, and happy at all times during your visit.
Call The Crown on: 01206 231946
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