WELCOME TO The Crown IN Colchester

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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.

A country pub near you oozing rural charm and rustic character, 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. Soak up the sun in our pub beer garden, with plenty of seating, shaded tables and outdoor dining available.

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.

NEED AN EXCUSE TO VISIT?

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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!

At The Crown we’re proud to cater for any and all needs, which is why offer a range of menus to suit all dietary requirements, such as our Vegan menu, which is available 6 days a week.

If a pint of hand pulled ale is what you’re craving, then we’re stocked with a great range of beers from Doom Bar to more local cask ales like Old Thumper and Razor Back from Ringwood Brewery. And, as an added bonus CAMRA members get 20p off their perfectly poured pint… making it taste all the better!

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 exclusive offers.

We’re always on the lookout for new people to join our Vintage family — check out our jobs page for the latest vacancies.

WHY NOT MAKE A DAY OF IT?

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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.

DISCOVER MORE

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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.

WE'RE A DOG FRIENDLY PUB

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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.

PARKING

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We provide free parking for guests of the Crown pub. To ensure spaces are available for our guests - we have a car parking control in place - please ensure you enter your vehicle registration on the secure digital pad at the bar during your visit.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 11:30am - 11pm
  • Tuesday 11:30am - 11pm
  • Wednesday 11:30am - 11pm
  • Thursday 11:30am - 11pm
  • Friday 11:30am - 11pm
  • Saturday 11:30am - 11pm
  • Sunday 11:30am - 10:30pm

Food Service Times

  • Monday 12pm - 10pm
  • Tuesday 12pm - 10pm
  • Wednesday 12pm - 10pm
  • Thursday 12pm - 10pm
  • Friday 12pm - 10pm
  • Saturday 12pm - 10pm
  • Sunday 12pm - 9:30pm

Telephone

Call The Crown on: 01206 231946

Get in touch

If you have a compliment or complaint about your recent visit to The Crown please complete our feedback form.