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All 1 Layer de la Haye Restaurants

Donkey & Buskins

Layer Road, Layer de la Haye, Colchester CO2 0HU, England
01206 734774
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Price range: $14 - $26
Cuisines: English
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations

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English first
Colchester, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Very good food and beer, plus a lovely log fire - perfect for a relaxed lunch. An excellent village pub - The Donkey and Buskins has got it right!

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We had our Xmas works party here last week and just wanted to say it was a great place to have it. Food was well presented, hot and very tasty. The staff were all very professional and efficient. We were not rushed at all and there was a great atmosphere. i will certainly recommend.Thanks to all for making our evening... More 

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Whitstable, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

I visited Donkey and Buskins for a family celebration. Lovely food which was extremely good value - I can highly recommend the rump of lamb which was tender and delicious The serving staff were good fun as well as being efficient . I will definitely be returning

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This was our third visit to this pub and once again we enjoyed well prepared home made dishes served in cosy surroundings. The vegetable lasagne was a hit with my wife and is to be recommended. Sandwiches are freshly prepared and well presented with a salad accompaniment. An ideal place for lunch when in the Colchester area.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Just had early evening Saturday meal. Absolutely spot on. Steak very good, liver & bacon and fish pie lovely. Good beer, good value. Will recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

Food is superb. Friendly staff, amazing beer garden. A little off the beaten track, but well worth the visit whether just stopping for a few drinks, or having a meal.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

The food here is well cooked delicious, and deserves more than one visit. I had the pork belly one of my favourite dishes and this was the best I have had so far! - Crackling to die for

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Visited on Sunday afternoon it was empty apart from landlord and a friend sitting in the bar. Why oh why it's such a lovely pub with restaurant and great gardens. Very disappointed expected so much more.

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Colchester, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Haven't been here for a few months and in that time there has been a re-vamp. Re-decoration and new staff and all to the good. Haven't often had a bad time here but this time was exceptional. Food arrived very quickly and was excellent! A group of 7 of us couldn't fault it! I had the apple smoked ham, egg... More 

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Colchester, Essex
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The Donkey & Buskins may not look like the classic English country pub but don't let appearances fool you. There is a good range of beers, a friendly Landlord and Landlady and the food is spot on, fresh cooked and locally sourced where they can. We recently had an evening meal there and my Spaghetti Carbonara was very tasty and... More 

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Additional Information about Donkey & Buskins

Address: Layer Road, Layer de la Haye, Colchester CO2 0HU, England
Phone Number: 01206 734774
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Colchester  >  Layer de la Haye
Average Prices: USD 14 - 26
Cuisine: English

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