The Lexden Crown

235 Lexden Rd, Colchester, Essex, United Kingdom, CO3 4DA
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Monday – Thursday: Food served 12.00pm – 2.30pm & 5.30pm – 9.00pm

Friday: Food served 12.00pm – 2.30pm & 5.30pm – 9.30pm

Saturday: Food served 9:00am - 9:30pm

Sunday: Food served 12.00pm – 8.00pm

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
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Free WiFi
  • Car Parking
  • Bar

About The Lexden Crown

At The Lexden Crown you will find the perfect blend of a traditional English pub atmosphere and contemporary bistro dining seven days a week.

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 that is said to walk the across the bar on Saturday evenings…

Cuisine: British, Bar, Food Collection, Food Delivery, Pub Food, Sunday Lunch, Vegetarian Friendly
Dress Code: Smart Casual,Casual
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Visited On Thursday, 24 December 2020

Great Christmas menu. There are not many restaurants serving goose at Christmas time but this traditional food is often available here for the holidays. The goose was cooked well and served with red cabbage - excellent.

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Visited On Wednesday, 23 December 2020

Our waitress waa fantastic, she was so busy and always had s smile on her face. We had a really poor experiance with another waitress bringing us our order of drinks, she put them on the table not asking who ordered what and when I asked where was the dry ginger for my drink, she said we do not do it. I said I have been drinking it all evening and showwd her an empty on our table, she kept saying I did not take your order. In the end my partner asked her to take the drinks back and get the correct ones. Then on her return again very rudlely told my partnrr she did not appreciate the way he spoke to her and that she was working very hard, whatever my partner said she argued back with him. We asked to speak to a manager who never came to our table. A real shame as we were having a lovely evening.

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Visited On Wednesday, 23 December 2020

Can’t really fault the Crown, first ever visit and food was fab and staff were lovely but so many opportunities were lost to upsell. Food was good quality and reasonable prices. We arrived 1.25pm and food and drinks were served quite quickly around 2pm. But, once we finished our mains we were offered dessert menus which never arrived, we chased after 20 minutes or so and after another 20 minutes no one had come back to take our order. Unfortunately we then had to go as had a 4pm appointment elsewhere so paid at 3.30pm and left having run out of time. No drink refills were offered and we didn’t see another member of staff to do so or to pay, until we went to find someone so we could pay. Shame as we would’ve ordered a second drink, desserts and coffees. Parking was crazy due to being Xmas and popularity of the marquee, but was fine as parked down the road. The lady on the table next to ours was less than a metre from me and was a bit worrying distance wise, perhaps move tables or remove a couple. Please try this place though, as I am sure busy Xmas period interrupted the normally fabulous venue and know how well reputed this place is and would fully encourage others to visit and would go back.

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Visited On Tuesday, 22 December 2020

So lucky to have this as our lical. Great food service and value

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Visited On Tuesday, 22 December 2020

Good meal. Parking an issue

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Visited On Monday, 21 December 2020

Lovely atmosphere under the marquee and lovely food although we would have expected vegetables to be served with our mains.

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Visited On Monday, 21 December 2020

A great set up for a chance to have a meal outside with friends. The marquee was very toasty and the service was great. Thank you!

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Visited On Sunday, 20 December 2020

As I work in healthcare I was very impressed with the measures which were taken to ensure everyone 's safety regarding C19. The service was fast and staff were friendly. The food was great quality and portion size was generous. I will definitely be recommending The Crown to my friends and family. I look forward to future visits.

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Visited On Sunday, 20 December 2020

I changed our booking several times and the staff were always very helpful. We ordered from the Sunday Roast menu and the food was excellent. We both look forward to enjoying Sunday lunch again at The Leiden Crown.

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Visited On Saturday, 19 December 2020

The outside area is done really well. However, service was slow, we were refused a last drink whilst still eating desert and had to speak to the manager. This was resolved but all other tables were asked for last orders. Having to speak to the manager put a dampner on our evening. Also one of the deserts was cold, although it was sent back, on return it was obvious it had been microwaved making the pudding dry. Little things made it disappointing.

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Visited On Friday, 18 December 2020

Great evening had by all. Keep up the good work.

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Visited On Friday, 18 December 2020

Fab service fab food fab atmosphere as always x Thank you all x

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Visited On Friday, 18 December 2020

The evening was very pleasant and the food was good. Service was equally as good regularly checking on us for food satisfaction and extra drinks etc.

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Visited On Friday, 18 December 2020

Easy booking service which was great but when we arrived we were just told to sit anywhere. Lovely setting loved the lighting and it was very toasty. Waited a little while for service but overheard staff saying how busy it had been. Food was delicious although we never got the olives ordered and a dessert we hadnt ordered came over but it didnt affect bill so was all satisfactory. We would definitely recommend as it had a lovely atmosphere and delicious food, bit pricey but as it had been our first meal out in a while we were prepared for the prices. The kids pizza was a bit of a let down considering the price, being on a pitta bread. My daughter wouldnt eat it after one bite but other than that food and service was great. Thanks

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Visited On Thursday, 17 December 2020

Service was very quick

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Visited On Thursday, 17 December 2020

Lovely friendly staff excellent in everyway

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Visited On Wednesday, 16 December 2020

Lovely outdoor area!

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Visited On Wednesday, 16 December 2020

Loved the new marquee, beautiful inside. The food tasted gorgeous and hot when seved. Lovely atmosphere for our first meal out in a while. Thank you 😊

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Visited On Tuesday, 15 December 2020

Lovely warm atmosphere under the heated marquee.

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Visited On Tuesday, 15 December 2020

Great venue for outdoor dinners with friends. Really nicely set out and tables a good distance from others.

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Visited On Tuesday, 15 December 2020

Great service, lovely food and all felt COVID safe.

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Visited On Monday, 14 December 2020

Starter portion was frankly embarrassing, two minuscule pieces of fried Brie with a big blob of cranberry sauce that was larger than the cheese pieces and some sad salad leaves chucked on the side. No presentation or care at all.

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Visited On Sunday, 13 December 2020

We’ve had takeaway roast a few times recently - thought we’d come in person. Very nice. Covid controls very thorough. We’ll be back !

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Visited On Sunday, 13 December 2020

Starter and desert were a little disappointing, Roast dinner was excellent

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Visited On Sunday, 13 December 2020

Very nice

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