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The Old Crown

Lodge Road, Messing CO5 9TU, England
+44 1621 815575
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“dover sole” (10 reviews)
“fish pie” (11 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 23:00All hours
Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Lodge Road, Messing CO5 9TU, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

At last, a pub serving consistently excellent food. Have been here a few times in the last year, both lunch & evening. Always top class food & service together with the atmosphere found in a good village pub. If only more were like this.

Thank Mike8Ash
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The joy of walking in on an autumn day to a log fire and staff that greet you with a wonderful welcome is a super way to start. The menu choice in The Crown is extensive and always delicious. A true gem and so delighted...More

Thank BunnyFamily
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to stop off on our way home from a birding trip at Abberton Reservoir having past the establishment many times and hearing of good reviews of its food. We had a lunch of Dover sole which was very well cooked followed by an...More

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thank you to all the staff at The Old Crown for making our wedding day an unforgettable day. The staff and the food was second to none as always! There is nothing we would of changed absolutely perfect THANK YOU

Thank Charlotte T
Penny C, Owner at The Old Crown, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for choosing to celebrate with us Charlotte!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Feel I must add my "tenpenniworth". Dined here for lunch on Saturday. Despite the fact that the staff were up against it due to a wedding party arriving, they still managed smiles and a chat. Great food, lovely beer and a beautiful proper pub. One...More

1  Thank Shaun H
Penny C, Owner at The Old Crown, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your review Shaun. We're really pleased that we made a good impression on you and look forward to welcoming you again in the future.

Reviewed 11 October 2017

Had a great experience again on Sunday when the food once again met and exceeded all expectations. Great service despite the pub being very busy and a lively atmosphere merely added to the ambience. Pub, food and staff never let us down!

Thank Paul J
Penny C, Owner at The Old Crown, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

Thank you Paul for your lovely review. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 8 October 2017

Booked a table for my mums birthday over a month in advance. Was kept waiting an hour as no tables actually available. The place was packed due to another large party of 14 not having been seated and our proposed table was behind this group...More

3  Thank PKirby17
Penny C, Owner at The Old Crown, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Hello, Firstly please let me apologise that you and your family had such a bad experience in the pub yesterday. We do always strive to make sure our customers have the very best dining and drinking experience so it is upsetting when we learn that...More

Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

As always this restaurant never fails to deliver. The menu is amazing. The food first class for all courses. The desserts are divine. Great atmosphere regardless of time of day. Would recommend this pub to everyone. Book well in advance as always very busy, especially...More

1  Thank Feering05
Penny C, Owner at The Old Crown, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We're really pleased you had such a good experience with us and hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 22 August 2017

We went to Dinner at the Old Crown Messing with our friends. The service and staff were excellent and the food delicious. We have been a few times now and the standard is always excellent.

Thank Linda B
Penny C, Owner at The Old Crown, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2017

Thank you for your kind review. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

I've visited here in large and small groups including family meals. Very good friendly atmosphere with excellent food and good service. Nothing is too much trouble and the staff like it when you are having a good time. Even a slightly noisy party of 14...More

Thank paddyg0860
Penny C, Owner at The Old Crown, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Thank you for your lovely review. We are so pleased that you had a good experience with us and hope to see you again soon.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lodge Road, Messing CO5 9TU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Messing
  • Phone Number: +44 1621 815575
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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.
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