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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 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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Visited On Saturday, 16 March 2019

Arrived and within approximately 0.68 milliseconds we were shown our seats. Boom. Wife ordered the fish and chips and I ordered the meatballs, 5 mins later boom they arrived. Decent portion, and I destroyed those meatballs, delicious. Had to sit and watch the wife eat her fish and chips. Should of finished her meal as well it looked good too.

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Visited On Saturday, 16 March 2019

Always very good service and food which we keep on returning for

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Visited On Friday, 15 March 2019

Everything perfect as usual. For our personal taste, a chocolate mint served with the coffee would be welcomed.

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Visited On Saturday, 09 March 2019

Service and food was very good

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Visited On Saturday, 09 March 2019

Only had enough of the gin we wanted for one glass. Food was excellent

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Visited On Friday, 08 March 2019

Really enjoyable evening, warm welcome and attentive service.

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Visited On Sunday, 03 March 2019

Wonderful Sunday Roast!! Good customer service!! Will be back soon

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Visited On Sunday, 03 March 2019

Food was absolutely lovely. Service was lovely and friendly.

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Visited On Sunday, 03 March 2019

We (5 of us) had a very late lunch and were all hoping that a choice of Sunday roast would still be on the menu and thankfully it was and we all agreed that it was superb and coupled with excellent and prompt service from the staff made this a five-star experience for us. Thank you.

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Visited On Thursday, 28 February 2019

always a delight to be dining at the Lexden Crown, this particular visit was slightly marred by a misunderstanding on ordering a main course, when I ordered the Sea Bass to come with a leek cream sauce, (as I have had once before)..unfortunately it came on a bed of rice with chili which I can't eat. I should have seen that it was the Salmon which came with the Leek sauce. I did think the waitress could have realised my mistake when I ordered the wrong one! But never mind! I had to send it back and didn't have time by then to order something else...They kindly took it off my bill. I had time though for the delicious pitta breads with hoummus and tsatsiki. I will come again of course!

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Visited On Thursday, 28 February 2019

Always a lovely welcome especially from Tim. Service always good and atmosphere very warm.

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Visited On Thursday, 28 February 2019

Well looked after by the staff

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Visited On Wednesday, 27 February 2019

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Visited On Sunday, 24 February 2019

Excellent food, service and atmosphere

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Visited On Friday, 22 February 2019

Since it was Friday ,we had fish and chips as a main. This was the wisest of choices . The fish always good but the chips are fat and delicious .

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