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
  • Outdoor Seating
  • 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 Tuesday, 21 January 2020

I visit the Lexden Crown regularly, but this time we were the only customers, so based on this atmosphere is difficult to rate.

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Visited On Sunday, 19 January 2020

The only reason for the lower “service” rating is that we had to wait a long time (1 hour) for our order to be taken. It was a busy Sunday afternoon.

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Visited On Friday, 17 January 2020

As always very good food, service and value for money

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Visited On Friday, 17 January 2020

lovely lunchtime atmosphere and thoroughly enjoyed the food! 😊

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Visited On Friday, 17 January 2020

Scampi and chips good, sausage and mash, ok, mash not fresh, so hot must of been micrwaved? . Nice old place though.

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Visited On Thursday, 09 January 2020

Lovely meal in a lovely venue - thank you!

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Visited On Sunday, 12 January 2020

We had a lovely meal for a family birthday. Good, attentive (but not overly attentive) staff, lovely food, good beer.

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Visited On Sunday, 12 January 2020

A wonderful lunch for an 80th birthday; as ever, the staff were friendly and welcoming yet completely professional. They made a fuss of my dad (which he loved) but in a professional and discreet way! We all ordered something different and we all agreed the food was excellent. The Crown added to a wonderful day and a great celebration!

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Visited On Friday, 10 January 2020

Great service lovely food.

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Visited On Friday, 03 January 2020

A most enjoyable early evening meal with great service and delicious fish and chips.

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Visited On Sunday, 29 December 2019

Celebrated post Christmas lunch here as a family group. Excellent food & service - good range of choices catered for all tastes! Recommend the lamb shank delicious and exceptional Yorkshire puds 😊

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Visited On Friday, 27 December 2019

Great family evening

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Visited On Monday, 23 December 2019

Excellent meal, backed up by very good service.

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Visited On Tuesday, 24 December 2019

Lovely food and service. Good choice on the menu

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Visited On Monday, 23 December 2019

Excellent and friendly service from all people we met. Food was really good and we will be back very soon! We booked ahead as we have a 3 month old and we were well looked after. Many thanks!

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Visited On Thursday, 12 December 2019

Very friendly helpful staff made lunch very enjoyable

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Visited On Sunday, 22 December 2019

Great staff and quick service

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Visited On Saturday, 21 December 2019

First time visit very impressed had the Tapas, some of the best we have ever had, exellant service and value for money.

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Visited On Tuesday, 17 December 2019

Paul was brilliant and so helpful and friendly.

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Visited On Monday, 16 December 2019

We enjoyed our fish and chips and service was great. Just wish you had a few more specials on the blackboard.

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Visited On Sunday, 15 December 2019

Great Sunday lunch, excellent service and great staff

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Visited On Sunday, 15 December 2019

Very good and friendly service and delicious food, we will come back, thank you!

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Visited On Sunday, 15 December 2019

Best roast dinner my husband and I have had! Great service.. always with a smile. Will definitely be back.

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Visited On Sunday, 08 December 2019

We went there for Sunday lunch and had the roast chicken and roast lamb, good portions for starters and mains. Staff very good and professionable. Only down side would be the miss match table and chairs they use or maybe that's the look they are looking for. Would recommend the the crown.

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Visited On Friday, 06 December 2019

This feed back is based purely on our recent visit. Usually we have the best time and the food is amazing however on this occasion we were extremely disappointed. We were a table of 5. We ordered from the christmas menu. Starter was lovely but took forever to arrive. 25 mins after ordering our mains 2 of us were told we couldn't have the shanks because the big table next door had ordered them all. I strongly suspect we ordered first but the table next to us were bigger so they were kept happy. Swapped to turkey. Our meal came out with no pigs in blankets we had to ask separately for these. Then the veg came out with no sweed. We were told you'd run out only for a whole fresh bowl of veg to come out sometime after eating the carrots and 5 sprouts originally provided. The Turkey was dry and hard all around the edges all 3 of us who had it were the same. The steak ordered was sent back, some of the items it came with on the menu were missing. No one came to take any more drink orders from us we had to flag someone down. Only half then arrived so had to ask again. Then one of the desserts come out completely wrong. The waiter we had, an older gentleman was lovely however completely run off his feet, I do not feel there were enough staff on to cope with how many people were dining with you. Such a shame as the evening was a let down.

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