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Rose and Crown

) #13 of 13 Restaurants in Wivenhoe $$ - $$$ , British,
The Quay, Wivenhoe, Colchester, England
+44 1206 826371
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  • Excellent19%
  • Very good27%
  • Average19%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible19%
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Open Now
11:00 am - 11:00 pmAll hours
Bar, British, Pub
$$ - $$$
The Quay, Wivenhoe, Colchester, England
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1 - 10 of 169 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff were knowledgable and friendly. The food was average value , however our burgers had soggy bottoms! Great setting lovely views.

1  Thank Cathy H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well done! Staff is friendly, food is awesome, location rocks! We spent a weekend at Wivenhoe and spent 90% of our time here , it was our 10th anniversary and this lovely establishment helped make it special! What a stunning location!

Thank Russ P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Popped in on a Sunday afternoon to have a few drinks by the river. Decent selection was available, the prices were ok, and good seats outside. The only problem was that the service was very inconsistent. Would probably visit again in the hope of more...More

Thank Dencho
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was in wivenhoe and decided to pop into the rose and crown as I've heard alot of good things about this pub, and the view was so nice great if you wanna sit out side. The staff were so nice and friendly didn't feel out...More

Thank Spencer555
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Eight of us got together for an afternoon at the quayside. We planned a late lunch The staff were pleasant. The starters were good and decent portions. Three of us ordered Sunday roast. We were upset when we got two grilled chicken and one steak...More

Thank KreggySue
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to give this place another chance - wish we had not.The wait for food was almost an hour and we were the third table served... food was tasty but lukewarm and ridiculously mean amounts - e.g. few small bits of chicken and two one...More

1  Thank jimscott1
Reviewed May 8, 2017

Purchased fish and chips at the cost of £13.99. on the plate there was a mall piece of fish, not cooked properly as it was raw in the center. I don't think there was 10 small chips on the plate, about a tablespoon of frozen...More

1  Thank 365unnydays
Reviewed May 7, 2017

We had a lovely walk and stopped for a couple of pints. No seats so literally sat on the quayside. We had 4 dogs with us who happily sat and watched the world go by. We had a ball which was playfully thrown in the...More

3  Thank Sally G
Reviewed May 1, 2017 via mobile

Popped in for brunch. Service was quick and the food was good. The price was very reasonable at £20 for 2 adult breakfasts, a child's breakfast and two coffees. Would go again.

Thank Samhardinge3
Reviewed April 28, 2017 via mobile

We came a few minutes late so we missed the breakfast menu but we took lunch instead and we weren't disappointed. Good, straightforward British food, made perfectly. Service is ok, though could be slightly more welcoming... But a good experience all in all.

Thank Orily P
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Linda S
do u a vegaterian menu
September 17, 2016|
Answer Show all 3 answers
Response from clair w | Property representative |
Vegi Menu includes... a burrito, vegi fish and chips, vegi buger, halloumi salad and macaroni cheese
Leonard S
Do you have live entertainment and pub quizzes?
July 5, 2016|
Response from WynJones1951 | Reviewed this property |
Hello well they used to especially in the summer but suggest you phone them to confirm. A friend of mine used to be the landlord and I have been coming here for years and it has different entertainments at different times... More
What are the staff called as one looks familiar
October 9, 2015|
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Response from 25Stephlou | Reviewed this property |
Derien lol
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$6 - $15
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Quay, Wivenhoe, Colchester, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Colchester  >  Wivenhoe
  • Phone Number: +44 1206 826371
A traditional British pub on the banks of the Colne. Located in the beautiful town of Wivenhoe.
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