The Old Crown

The Old Crown

Pubs and Bars with Restaurants

0.5 miles
Lodge Road, Messing, Colchester, CO5 9TU
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Dining at this grade-II-listed country pub can only be described as a delightful gastronomic experience. Set in the picturesque village of Messing, The Old Crown affords its customers the chance to enjoy tasty food in cosy, traditional surrounds. The bar area boasts comfortable leather chairs and is the perfect spot to enjoy a pint or two of Greene King cask ale - take care not to have too many, or you may be locked up in the pub's set of stocks.

The airy, light restaurant is a charming place in which to dine. Indeed, those eating at The Old Crown are in for a real treat - the ever-changing seasonal menus, created by chef-patrons Mark and Karen Woolston, offer tempting, traditional food with a twist. Everything is made using only the freshest local ingredients, and the compact and well-balanced wine list complements the food perfectly.

I chose the succulent salmon, dill and prawn ravioli in brown shrimp butter to start, followed by the duo of Old Spot pork served with Pan Haggerty, creamed cabbage and bacon, which was meltin- the-mouth delicious. For dessert, I enjoyed a delicious combination of light sticky toffee pudding with caramelised bananas and banana ice cream. Mark also gave me a taste of his lemon-and-chilli ice cream, which formed part of the menu for the next day's themed Indian evening - sensational
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Opening Hours:
Mon:12pm-3pm, 6pm-11pm
Tues:12pm-2.30pm, 6pm-9pm
Weds:12pm-2.30pm, 6pm-9pm
Thurs:12pm-2.30pm, 6pm-9pm
Fri:12pm-2.30pm, 6pm-9pm
Sat:12pm-2.30pm, 6pm-9pm
Sun:12pm-4pm

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