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The Crown - Colchester

Old Ipswich Road Ardleigh, CO7 7QR ColchesterSee map

Average price £25

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Restaurant menu

  • Average price £25
Lamb duo
pan-fried lamb rump and a cheddar-topped shepherd’s pie, with seasonal vegetables and a red wine jus
Steak & mushroom pie
slow-cooked beef in a red wine sauce, topped with puff pastry, served with mash, seasonal vegetables and a jug of gravy
Chicken & thyme pie
in a creamy chenin blanc sauce, topped with puff pastry, served with spring onion mash and seasonal vegetables

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based on 14 reviews
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Quality of food :8/10
Service :9.3/10
Setting :8.7/10
  1. Linda S.
    Linda S.
    • 2 reviews

    There was a really nice atmosphere in The Crown. Plenty of staff. It felt very COVID safe. Good size portions served piping hot. Nicole our server was very friendly and professional. We would return there and recommend The Crown Ardleigh

  2. William I.
    William I.
    • one review

    Excellent food and service. There were 3 of us and we each chose a steak meal with different options, medium rare/medium to well done and well done and all three were cooked to perfection.

  3. Duncan P.
    Duncan P.
    • one review

    I had the Pate. While very tasty there was far too little toast for the amount of Pate. Another t pieces of toast would do the trick beautifully. Please DON'T reduce the amount of Pate other wise not worth the money.

  4. Michael D.
    Michael D.
    • one review

    very good clean, friendly staff service good.

  5. Fleur C.
    Fleur C.
    • one review

    Very pleasant Sunday lunch at The Crown, Ardleigh. Food was very good - we had 2 courses, starter & main, which were good quality. Service was good, once we the server arrangements were clear.

  6. Glynis S.
    Glynis S.
    • one review

    Couldn’t fault it everything was spot on

  7. Emily S.
    Emily S.
    • one review

    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.

  8. Gemma H.
    Gemma H.
    • one review

    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.

  9. Louise K.
    Louise K.
    • one review

    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.

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Opening time

Monday to Saturday: 11:00 - 23:00</br>Sunday: 11:00 - 22:00.

How to get to the restaurant

Old Ipswich Road Ardleigh, CO7 7QR, Colchester, United Kingdom

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