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The Old Crown


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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The Old Crown is a country pub dating back to 1885, set in the heart of rural Essex. We serve a varied selection of dishes for lunch and dinner and have great beer on tap.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Pub, Contemporary
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious Sunday lunch at the Old Crown. Good menu, perfectly cooked food, efficient and friendly service in a charming pub. What more could one ask for? A good selection of beers and wine. All in all a pretty perfect Sunday lunch.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Global468990
Reviewed 6 January 2019 via mobile

Taken to The Old Crown for Sunday Birthday Lunch Lovely old Country pub excellent service , happy staff and delicious food. Higher priced but well worth it

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Andreaken
Reviewed 1 January 2019

Booked a table to ensure could eat. Definitely a gastro pub although space for drinkers around the bar. Varied menu, complimentary bread basket. Menu different from standard pub fare included game and fish dishes. Range of vegetables and vegetarian dishes. Portions substantial so unfortunately no...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Sunshine726389
Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

Sunday lunch visit with a couple of friends delightful country pub in a quiet little village on the Maldon to Colchester Rd. Young staff are very well trained and the decor and ambiance are very pleasing had the table nearest the bar and the local...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank timcV8607UL
Reviewed 22 November 2018

Visited with a friend for supper a couple of nights ago. We were warmly welcomed and shown to a table in the dining room. Others were eating in the bar area but we had the dining room to ourselves. Friendly and prompt service - wide...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank barton181
Penny C, Owner at The Old Crown, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2018

Thank you so much for your review. It is good to know that all our hard work is appreciated. Best wishes for Christmas.

Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

Came here as recommended Walked in and asked for table, luckily we got the last one, was all prebooked, so will remember for next time. We had the lasagne and pie. Was beautiful full of flavour, perfect size, thank god we didn’t have starter we...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Beevy
Penny C, Owner at The Old Crown, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2018

Thank you for your kind review. I am glad you enjoyed our little pub.

Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

I was really looking forward to having my birthday meal with my partner, sister and brother in law as it was highly recommended to me.when we arrived I was initially surprised at the bland decor and feel. Brightly lit it had little atmosphere, but i...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Penny C, Owner at The Old Crown, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2018

Thank you for your comments. I feel I need to answer this review with a few comments of my own. The customers in question were asked if their meal was alright half way through. At this point the reply was yes. If they were so...More

Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

My second visit recently and another gorgeous meal. Probably the best mussels I have ever had! .... and my friend’s seabass was outstanding. Lovely smiley service too. Thank you x

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Penny961
Penny C, Owner at The Old Crown, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2018

Thank you for your lovely comments. We really like it when our hard work is appreciated.

Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

Fab staff, fab menu and fab food, what more can I say. We’ve recently found this gem and will definitely be returning

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank karenamcewan
Reviewed 27 August 2018

We visited for the first time today ,the food was great as we're the staff. Friendly relaxed atmosphere, would highly recommend a visit.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank graham2612
Penny C, Owner at The Old Crown, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2018

Thank you for your kind comments.

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