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285 London Road | Stanway, Colchester CO3 8LU, England
+44 1206 210252
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Can't eat in the nice garden after ! 17.00 DONT UNDERSTANDS CRAZY. Staff more interested in people going to uni and not very interested in real life

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Thank N1055YKianh
Essex, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent little place that I visit regularly for different reasons. Always good atmosphere with friendly staff and serving good dishes for reasonable prices.

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Thank 813dannim
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You know what your getting with a hungry horse food wise and that I am perfectly fine with, but we have been coming here for years and the toilets are always awful... Today was particularly bad as the gents were all backed up and one of the ladies were out of order (as usual) toilet seats off. No one checks... More 

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Thank ketley31
Essex, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my boyfriend came here tonight and both meals were lovely and came out quick. Very pleased what a lovely place

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Thank amybarlow99
Colchester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Swan Inn at Copford, Colchester is a Traditional English Pub, first recorded as a premises Licensed to Sell Ale in 1742, it's situated on the BI408 road out of Colchester which originally was the main road to the City of London, the pub was very popular then and even more popular today. So, what makes it so special? -... More 

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1 Thank Frank C
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 22 April 2017

The food is ok for price but it always seems to come it cold. We have been a couple of times and it just seems to be going downhill!

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Thank Kimmie_Rose
london
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Got a table near the back door big mistake. It was very busy. Order food and drinks. No glasses to drink out of. Lady at the bar was stressed. waiting for food. bloody kids in and out of the fire door. Banging like mad . Food was ok but not great there was missing food off our plates. order two... More 

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Thank queenie24
London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Heard the menu had changed so took my partner there for lunch. Was limited sandwich options so we both ordered cooked food. Waited over an hour for food (maybe understandable if a pub is very busy but this one was not), when the food turned up it was of very bad quality, not even worth the small price we paid.... More 

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Thank A3445CUsophiea
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Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Went last night pretty good vaule for money.. my girlfriend didn't get that many chips. We didn't say anything as we didn't get a check back. Tbh we used to go before and it's so much better before the chips where always cold and the service provided was pretty poor. But for the price you can't really moan.

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Thank tommoon
Colchester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

Appalling service. Dirty plates sat for 20 minutes and we had to ask a member of staff to clear and twice ask for our next course

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Thank mrscities

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 285 London Road | Stanway, Colchester CO3 8LU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Colchester
  • Phone Number: +44 1206 210252

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