The Crown Inn, Ardleigh, Colchester

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... The Crown Inn is part of the Vintage Inns group and is located conveniently at the A12/A120 junction just outside Colchester. It relatively easily accessible apart from a trickly little manoeuvre to spot the turn off on the A120 slip road (a useful tip is to follow the sign for 'Gnome ... Read review

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Dining in the 'haunted' room?

AdvantagesSpeedy service and easily accessible from the A12

DisadvantagesFixed menu which rarely varies

"...of my regular haunts is the Crown Inn at Ardleigh as it is within a couple of miles of my office. The Crown Inn is part of the Vintage Inns group and is located conveniently at the A12/A120 junction just outside Colchester. It relatively easily accessible apart from a trickly little manoeuvre to spot the turn off on the A120 slip road (a useful tip is to follow the sign for 'Gnome Magic'!) It is a large inn decorated in traditional style with ..." Read review
02.03.2007

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Community Level 1kevlin

kevlin

Mr Kevin Pulver

AdvantagesNone

DisadvantagesWorst meal ever.

"...with five others I visited The Crown Inn at Ardleigh to have without doubt the worst meal I and my friends have ever eaten out. It is true to say that we did not order until 9.30pm but what was served up could not have been prepared by a competent cook let alone a chef.Two of the party ordered Calves Liver which was tougher than old boots and could not be cut with a knife and the chips and vegetables were so limp and tasteless it would not be surprising ..." Read review
26.01.2009

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DO NOT GO MANAGEMENT APPAULLING

Advantagesnone

Disadvantagespoor service

"...a nice family meal at the crown, only to be served our food all at different times with children being last. whilst the whole time we received no cutlery or condiments, which we asked should we get them ourselves, which they replied no but took over ten minutes doing so. Same again for condiments by this time the food was all cold, which we told the staff and they replied we can zap it for you!!!! I have never had service like this in a restaurant ..." Read review
13.08.2013

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Community Level 1MaxwellBanks

MaxwellBanks

Experience

AdvantagesPub cuisine

DisadvantagesStandard

"...stated how poor I felt the quality of food and service was here during the evening of Valentines Day. However, after having written to the manager expressing my disappointment, I received a letter back offering meal vouchers for two. Plus assurance that service was indeed unacceptable and that it was a rare occasion. As I had stated in my previous review, I was disappointed that evening as I rate the place highly in other aspects; friendliness, location, ..." Read review
16.02.2009

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Community Level 1Julie-Lou

Quick review of The Crown Inn, Ardleigh, Colchester

"I visited this delightful little pub on a Thursday lunchtime with some anticipation after reading reviews. I found the service of top quality along with the food,which was served promptly and hot! The deserts were naughty but very nice!! Would definitely visit again.
03.02.2009

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City Colchester
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