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The Lexden Crown

235 Lexden Rd, Colchester, Essex, United Kingdom, CO3 4DA
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Opening Information

Monday – Thursday: Open 12.00pm – 3.00pm & 5.30pm – 11.00pm. Food served 12.00pm – 2.30pm & 5.30pm – 9.00pm

Friday & Saturday: Open 12.00pm – 3.00pm & 5.30pm – 11.00pm. Food served 12.00pm – 2.30pm & 5.30pm – 9.30pm

Sunday: Open 12.00pm – 10.00pm. Food served 12.00pm – 8.30pm

Facilities
  • Business Lunch
  • Children's Menu available
  • Buffets, Business Meetings, Functions catered for
  • Weddings and Other Private Parties Catered for
  • Gluten Free Available
  • Families and Children Welcome
  • Outside Seating Area
  • Free WiFi

About The Lexden Crown

The Lexden Crown has a long and colourful history having been a beerhouse since 1851 with the original building dating back to the 1600’s. An unexploded artillery shell sat unnoticed in the bar for six years and even that failed to deter the shy but persistent, ghost said to walk the bar on Saturday evenings…

Cuisine: British
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Friday, 18 May 2018

Visited for first time with friends who enjoy real ale but they were disappointed with minimal choice. I asked for my sauce to come separately - which it did but advertised veg were all in the sauce so ended up being wasted. My fish seemed to have lumps of rock salt (which I picked out once I realised why the food seemed so salty) but I ate it as I hate to waste fish particularly. My friend had to ask a couple of times for more gravy then to top it all one of the staff was mopping the floor around us while we were still finishing our meal - and we'd left by 2130hrs so wouldn't have expected to have over stayed our welcome at that point. Will not be returning in any kind of hurry. Very disappointed.

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Visited On Friday, 18 May 2018

Despite a busy service, the four dishes for each course arrived together and in good time. Staff were charming, cheerful and helpful and the food tasty. (The Vegan burger is a real winner - two of us have tried it in the past week.)

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Visited On Sunday, 13 May 2018

The waitress was absolutely welcoming and helpful. Service was great and food was good too. Would definitely go back

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Visited On Saturday, 12 May 2018

Good food, good service as always.

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Visited On Sunday, 06 May 2018

Fantastic for gluten free - so nice for all our group to have a good Sunday roast, gravy and yorkshires make all the difference to my coeliac little boy.

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Visited On Saturday, 05 May 2018

The 2 for £15 is a very good deal

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Visited On Thursday, 03 May 2018

Didn't think that food was up to your normal standard. Ordered a meal from which the sauce was missing, a bowl of French fries was included but not ordered.

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Visited On Wednesday, 02 May 2018

On arrived we gave our name & booking ref no this did not mean anything to them,they gave us a table anyway.whats the point of booking?.service ok,food ok.drinks over priced ie lime &soda £1.80p each.Thai curry was tasty but we wouldn't call it a thai curry.we eat out every week TLC probably won't make it on our list.

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Visited On Monday, 30 April 2018

Staff very friendly and welcoming. Lovely atmosphere.

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Visited On Sunday, 29 April 2018

The service was excellent, very attentive and friendly. Great food and not so expensive.

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Visited On Friday, 27 April 2018

Pleasant meal, relatively comfortable bar and restaurant. Service prompt but no mention made of a specials board we found after ordering. Car park rather small. All in all enjoyable meal at reasonable price. We were a party of 6 and had booked.

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Visited On Sunday, 22 April 2018

I'd never been to the Crown before and was very impressed! Lovely garden, lovely food and excellent service! Will definitely return and highly recommend!

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Visited On Saturday, 21 April 2018

Lovely meal as always.

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Visited On Friday, 13 April 2018

Great to have a side salad including as part of the order rather than an add-on. Service great as always.

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Visited On Friday, 30 March 2018

A very pleasant meal and all round experience

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Visited On Sunday, 25 March 2018

Really good Sunday lunch. Food and service top notch and only a walk away so we could enjoy their wine list

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Visited On Friday, 16 March 2018

Really good lunch, vege/vegan burger was excellent. Nice pub with good atmosphere.

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Visited On Wednesday, 14 March 2018

We were celebrating my dad’s 97th birthday, the service was excellent as was the food. It was a most enjoyable, relaxing evening. Thank you for looking after us all so well .

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Visited On Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Please tell the staff that the tables should be properly cleaned they are sticky!

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Visited On Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Had a very nice evening, but disappointed with the fish and chips. My fish was overcooked, and my wifes chips were hard and looked like scraps. Our guests meals were spot on. We will be back.

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Visited On Sunday, 11 March 2018

Fabulous as always

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Visited On Sunday, 11 March 2018

Excellent roast dinner, vegi and meat options were both delicious.

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Visited On Sunday, 11 March 2018

Great food and atmosphere

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Visited On Saturday, 10 March 2018

Cannot fault our visit' Restaurant and staff very busy, service and food was still top notch.

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Visited On Saturday, 10 March 2018

Excellent food, service and atmosphere

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