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“Went in 2007 and stayed for a wedding . really good” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Rose and Crown

Rose and Crown
The Quay, Wivenhoe, Colchester, England
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Ranked #9 of 10 Restaurants in Wivenhoe
Price range: $8 - $18
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: A traditional British pub on the banks of the Colne. Located in the beautiful town of Wivenhoe.
north wales
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9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Went in 2007 and stayed for a wedding . really good”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

Lovely old building and excellent value.Lovely wedding venue.Beds very comfortable and breakfast supeb

Visited April 2012
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Wivenhoe
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Nice pub but could be better”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

A nice pub with a good range of customers. Normally good beer and nice atmosphere. One suggestion would be for the staff to stop putting the chairs on the tables at one minute past 11.00 on a Friday night!!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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52 reviews 52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
“Rustic interior and nice food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

My partner and I decided to try this pub/restaurant for a lunchtime Valentine’s Day treat, and we weren’t disappointed.

The interior is very ‘Olde Worlde’ with beams and rustic furniture, which we like very much. In spring and summer people like to sit outside on the Quayside as there’s a lovely view of the water and boats. At the bar we asked for a tea and a coffee (it was a chilly day) and ordered our meals. The manager/chef told us there would be a short (20 minute) wait for my chips as he was changing the oil, which we didn’t mind and were grateful he’d given me the option to select a different meal if we were in a hurry – which we weren’t. I’d much rather to be told of any delays when ordering the meal than be left sitting at a table wondering where the food was.

I ordered the mozzarella and pesto burger (mozzarella, bound with sweet potato, red peppers, red onion and pesto lightly coated in crisp breadcrumbs) and chips, at £8.79, which was presented on a large, round wooden platter, with the chips in a small enamel bowl and a pot of tasty BBQ sauce on the side. Everything was cooked well, the chips were excellent and the whole meal was deceptively filling.

My partner chose the seafood salad (salmon fillet, king prawns and flakes of tuna, served with crisp lettuce, red onions, a boiled free-range egg and tomatoes - all dressed with seafood sauce and topped with crunchy croutons) also at £8.79 and was really pleased with his meal.

We did look at the dessert menu but to be honest we were both a bit too stuffed to eat any more.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Warm welcome on a cold day”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

Had lunch at this pub after a very cold walk along the waterfront. Good choices on menu, including many pub staples such as fish and chips, pie etc. the mega curry was very pleasant. Managed to feed three generations at a reasonable price. Faces onto the waterfront, with tables outside for warmer days! Special mention for a lovely pint of mild too!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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