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“great pub grub!”
Review of The Black Buoy

The Black Buoy
Ranked #2 of 18 Restaurants in Wivenhoe
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Pub
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Reservations
Description: As a freehold pub, we offer a range of bespoke real ales, guest ales and beers. We serve excellent British pub food which is all home-cooked by our chef and our in-house baker. The wine list contains fascinating choices from near and far, with something to suit all palates. High-quality fresh coffee and a good range of soft drinks are available too.
Wivenhoe, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“great pub grub!”
Reviewed February 19, 2014

Nicely fitted out quaint little pub. Small menu but what was delivered was bang on the money! We had a sausage and mash and a fish and chips all fresh and all good. Decent range and well kept beers. No frills but none expected. Nice to find honest pub food in a newly fitted out pub that is not trying to pretend its a gastropub with out the chef to back it up. Will defiantly return for a bite and a pint. good luck to them!

  • Visited February 2014
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English first
Colchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“The Very Best Of Pub Food - Believe Me!”
Reviewed February 16, 2014

They've got it just right. This is pub food at its best. The menu is 4 /5 choices for each course. The food is superbly cooked at the pub, with food you should get in a pub. I've had sausages and mash, battered fish and chips and roast beef with Yorkshire (how it should be done). The chips are hand cut and delicious. The quality of cooking is perfect and the service the best you could get - both friendly and efficient. Each time we've taken different friends and they've all loved the atmosphere. The last time we went was on a Sunday and the place was nicely crowded. Wivenhoe already punches above its weigh with a number of really good eateries and the Black Buoy open fire included!) adds the icing on the cake. And it serves a good pint!

  • Visited February 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Incredible value, incredible quality.”
Reviewed February 12, 2014 via mobile

The new menu is delicious, the atmosphere is lovely and the staff are very friendly. Definitely would recommend and visit again.

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Norwich
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“...all served with a smile .....thank you”
Reviewed February 5, 2014

A quick stop at the end of a bracing walk along the Colne estuary and we found ourselves outside the Black Buoy .....What good fortune .... as with other reviewers we found a warm and friendly welcome and a nice atmosphere.
We enjoyed a nice pint along with a lite bite from the lunch menu all served with a smile .....thank you

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Colchester, England, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great pub & restaurant.”
Reviewed February 2, 2014

We were out for a friends birthday meal, WOW! Absolutely fantastic, so tasty, we did wait a while but it was packed out so we put this down to it being so busy. The atmosphere was lovely, staff were very friendly and accommodating, nothing was a problem. The service at the bar was quick too. Well done to all the people who took on this project. I'm sure you won't ever regret taking it on. I for one will definitely be back. Thank you of making our night memorable.

From the noisy lot on the table of 12. X

  • Visited February 2014
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