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The Wooden Fender

££ - £££, British,
Colchester Road | Ardleigh, Colchester CO7 7PA, England
+44 1206 230466
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Bar, British, Pub, Seafood, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
££ - £££
Colchester Road | Ardleigh, Colchester CO7 7PA, England
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1 - 10 of 619 reviews

Reviewed today via mobile

Great service, great food, great everything! As always, this place doesn’t disappoint. Thanks again Beth & Donna for the great hospitality. Will be back!

Thank Kringl
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had the most lovely un rushed lunch. Sat in the garden with the kids building lego and us eating lovely food. The only thing better than the food was the service. Highly recommended, brilliant food and service.

Thank Euan K
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great range of gluten free options. Was a real treat to get GF fish and chips and onion rings, all cooked in separate frier. And GF garlic bread! Didn’t check out the dessert menu.

Thank Valerie Q
Reviewed 6 days ago

We went back to the Wooden Fender after a long absence and have been amazed with the improvement under the new young team We have been back 4 times in the last month and it has been spot on each time.the new menu is good...More

Thank paulshare
Reviewed 1 week ago

Once again having lunch here is a lovely experience with superb service and the staff are a credit to the establishment. You will not find a better or bigger Ploughmans in the whole of Essex with at least 10 items on a beautiful board ...was...More

Thank margaret80
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the place where you can always guarantee that the food and the service will be good. We use this restaurant if we want to entertain friends, lunch times or evenings, or if we Just want a meal out for ourselves. An recommend

Thank ritahudd28
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always happy to return to this fine establishment. Great food served by helpful smiling staff. A varied menu and some tasty 'specials' to tempt the taste buds. Meal prices are reasonable and affordable. A place to return to for everyday or special occasions.

Thank George S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always call here on our way to the ferry at Harwich. Never had a bad experience. The menu has a very good choice. Had the Hunters Chicken and the Gammon this time. Both were absolutely beautiful, flavoursome and well presented. Always a pleasure to come...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love the food here, always something new and exciting to try. They have a good mix of posh nosh and pub grub, so there is something for everyone! The service is great and the staff are all extremely helpful and friendly. It is a tad...More

Thank Essexsunshine3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a hot and busy Sunday with friends for lunch. Good variety of food available on both the menu and specials board. Prompt, friendly service and we all found something tasty. Been coming here for some time and it never disappoints. Can thoroughly recommend...More

Thank Dora R
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22 February 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from PT4SG | Reviewed this property |
very much so
Alaina W
10 September 2015|
Response from peter r | Reviewed this property |
I am unsure as only one entrance
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
07:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
07:30 - 14:30
07:30 - 22:30
07:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Colchester Road | Ardleigh, Colchester CO7 7PA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Colchester
  • Phone Number: +44 1206 230466
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