The Lexden Crown

235 Lexden Rd, Colchester, Essex, United Kingdom, CO3 4DA
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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, 14 June 2019

Friendly attentive service.

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Visited On Sunday, 09 June 2019

Always good food and service.

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 June 2019

We came for a quiet meal for My 50th Birthday with My dear friend who is very close fo 90, it was a early booking at 5.30pm which was perfect for us, the food was all excellent, one had Burger one had Chops and one had Salmon it was all beautiful, presented lovely and tasted lovely. We followed with dessert and coffee. I would recommend this place to anyone and would not hesitate to return. The restaurant is lovely it also has a beautiful garden. And the service was fabulous, I couldn’t fault a single thing.Thanks for a great early evening meal.

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Visited On Saturday, 01 June 2019

Greeted as soon as we walked in the door and taken straight to a table. All the staff were smiling and helped to create a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Food was excellent, piping hot and delivered in good time. I will be bringing my folks here at the end of the month when they come to stay for the weekend. The garden is lovely too.

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Visited On Friday, 31 May 2019

Friendly, helpful staff. Good menu choice.

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Visited On Tuesday, 28 May 2019

My wife had the three smoked fish to start . Good apart from maceral which was dry as a bone. She followed with seabass. A very modest sized piece of delicious fish. I the £12 deal. Pate very nice, fish & chips a disappointment with cold mushy peas which had never been shown the heat and chips that were only just cooked. Fish very nice . Overall a bit of a shame . My wife stopped me complaining as it were her birthday. We were not asked if it was" alright".

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Visited On Friday, 31 May 2019

Fantastic tasty lunch with great service. Surroundings are lovely too. Will be back!

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Visited On Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Twice waiting staff took our requests and then dealt with customers ordering drinks and paying bill, rather than sorting our request. Not really good enough

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Visited On Sunday, 26 May 2019

Great dessert

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Visited On Saturday, 25 May 2019

I believe the pub may have recently changed hands as all staff were new to my knowledge. Staff were polite and helpful, unfortunately the quality of the food had slipped, also many things we originally wanted to order were not available the day we visited. Hopefully things improve...

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Visited On Thursday, 16 May 2019

Very enjoyable

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Visited On Sunday, 05 May 2019

Lovely service, great food and atmosphere as always!

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Visited On Friday, 03 May 2019

Very good food as always I just feel that vegetables should be included a part of the meal . Love the fact that the specials change regularly

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Visited On Wednesday, 01 May 2019

Thought the food was quite pricy for the portion size. Had beef and ale pie which was the size of a sliver of cheesecake. Had Pie elsewhere for less money and the pie was much bigger. Disappointing

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Visited On Wednesday, 01 May 2019

We both enjoyed the particularly delicious £12 for two menu. The pate was a splendid chap followed by a beef curry packed with punch. Great value.

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Visited On Saturday, 13 April 2019

Always a warm welcome at the Crown. Summer days on the lawn's a bonus

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Visited On Sunday, 07 April 2019

Always love it here, lovely food , local and staff lovely

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Visited On Saturday, 06 April 2019

Excellent friendly service and tasty food.

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Visited On Thursday, 04 April 2019

An enjoyable return to the Crown, a week after the previous visit. All good.

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Visited On Wednesday, 03 April 2019

Choice of food was good. Chose the gourmet burger which didn’t taste very gourmet, more a basic butchers one, however the rest of the food looked good.

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Visited On Monday, 01 April 2019

You've stopped adding veg to main courses - please consider adding them again as this increases value.

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Visited On Sunday, 31 March 2019

This was our third visit to the lexden crown, twice as a large family party. The service is always excellent, the staff appear happy and seem to go all out to make sure everyone is happy and catered for. The food is always delicious and plentiful. Value to money second to none x

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Visited On Friday, 29 March 2019

A disappointing evening. When our main meals arrived it was just the meat dish on a bed of mashed potato with no veg which I would have expected. I did mention this and was told that veg were a side dish. A side to e is something additional. So salad, onion rings would be a side dish certainly not seasonal veg. I also asked if there was a real ale and was told that they only had IPA. When I paid at the bar I saw that Speckled Hen was available which would have been my preferred drink. All in all not a good evening. In fact the worst eating experience I have had for years. Not up to your usual standard and would make me wary of a celebration meal in the future.

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Visited On Saturday, 30 March 2019

Great food as always.

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Visited On Wednesday, 27 March 2019

CHOC PEPPERMINT WOULD BE WELCOMED WITH COFFEE - DON'T PAYING A BIT EXTRA SO AS NOT TO AFFECT MARGINS!

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