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 Tuesday, 20 April 2021

Enjoyed a lovely meal, as always, at the Lexden Crown. Lovely to be back. Great food, great service & friendly staff.

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Visited On Sunday, 18 April 2021

Lovely venue, and fast service. Will definitely be back!

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Visited On Sunday, 18 April 2021

Amazing food as always. Lots of meat on my roast. Service a tiny bit slow but you were very busy & we didn't mind waiting. Glad we came to you for our first outing!

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Visited On Sunday, 18 April 2021

We love the cosy outside seating area, especially the heaters on a cold April evening! The menu was interesting and varied and the food we chose on both of our visits last week was amazing! Mostly, the staff were friendly and attentive, although we were left waiting for drinks orders a couple of times and actually left before our dessert drinks had arrived. However, we will definitely be back soon!

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Visited On Saturday, 17 April 2021

Has a wonderful evening in the Marque. staff was friendly and always checking if we needed any assistance.

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Visited On Sunday, 18 April 2021

As good as before lockdown

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Visited On Sunday, 18 April 2021

Outside area was well laid out. Food was tasty and the service very good and attentive

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Visited On Sunday, 18 April 2021

I took my husband there for his 84th birthday. It was well laid social distancing etc. My chicken roast was acceptable, my husbands beef roast was disgusting. There was chunks of meat thrown on the veg. most of which was lumps of fat. I appreciate that it’s not easy serving outside, but if you can’t do it properly don’t do it at all (I accept that the food will not be as hot as it should be).

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Visited On Sunday, 18 April 2021

Really great set up. My friend and I had a great meal and all the staff were so friendly. Well done on making it work so well in challenging time and I'll definitely be back!

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Visited On Saturday, 17 April 2021

Most impressed we had a table booked for 9pm not Realising that’s when they stopped cooking but they went out of there way to cook again for us ,lovely staff and fruit filled gin and tonics absolutely divine ,great place

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Visited On Saturday, 17 April 2021

Pleasant and friendly

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Visited On Saturday, 17 April 2021

Food quality was great and service lovely. Enjoyed sitting outside in lovely surroundings having a wonderful breakfast. So good I’m going again next Sat !

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Visited On Friday, 16 April 2021

Excellent evening at The Lexden Crown. Nice to be out for a meal and drink with family.

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Visited On Friday, 16 April 2021

Brilliantly set up, service excellent and great food!

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Visited On Friday, 16 April 2021

It was lovely. Great to be out again. As per usual top meal.

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Visited On Friday, 16 April 2021

Great evening at the Lexden Crown - already booked to come back. Just a couple of tables quite close together but otherwise we really enjoyed the night

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Visited On Friday, 16 April 2021

You have created an excellent, high end atmosphere in the 'outdoor' area. The service was superb and the welcome friendly and warm. Well done, Team. Alex

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Visited On Friday, 16 April 2021

Staff very friendly and attentive

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Visited On Thursday, 15 April 2021

Great food and friendly staff.

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Visited On Thursday, 15 April 2021

Food was lovely, service was amazing. Such great outdoor space 😃

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Visited On Thursday, 15 April 2021

Excellent service and food

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Visited On Wednesday, 14 April 2021

Will be back soon, hopefully inside!

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Visited On Wednesday, 14 April 2021

Great service and atmosphere. I think the foods a little over priced foe what it really is..

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Visited On Wednesday, 14 April 2021

We enjoyed our lunch, and felt really safe at all times in lovely surroundings.

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Visited On Wednesday, 14 April 2021

Nice set up in the garden, it was good to be out for lunch after 4 months of lockdown. I had the Smoked Fish starter and Spanish Cod special for main. Staff were very helpful and food great.

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