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The Lexden Crown

The Lexden Crown


235 Lexden Road,


The Lexden Crown has a long and colourful history having been a beerhouse since 1851 with the original building dating back to the 1600's. An unexploded artillery shell sat unnoticed in the bar for six years and even that failed to deter the shy but persistent, ghost said to walk the bar on Saturday evenings…

At The Lexden Crown you will find the perfect blend of traditional English pub atmosphere & contemporary bistro dining. Enjoy the sunny walled garden, or drink & dine in the relaxed surroundings of our beautifully refurbished 17th century building. We are open for lunch & dinner seven days a week.

At The Lexden Crown you are welcome to simply pop in and dine when you wish. We find that with the extended opening hours from 5.30pm - 9.30pm in the evening, the mix of early diners make way for mid-evening diners in a very relaxed way. Alternatively, if you would like to ensure a table at a time that suits you, a booking facility operates on our website.

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)On-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeWedding receptions

Opening details

Monday - Thursday:
Open 12.00pm - 3.00pm & 5.30pm - 11.00pm.
Food served 12.00pm - 2.30pm & 5.30pm - 9.00pm

Friday & Saturday:
Open 12.00pm - 3.00pm & 5.30pm - 11.00pm.
Food served 12.00pm - 2.30pm & 5.30pm - 9.30pm

Open 12.00pm - 10.00pm.
Food served 12.00pm - 8.30pm

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Plan route to The Lexden Crown using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: TL 967251  Lat: 51.88974 Long: 0.85702

From Colchester town centre head towards Stanway along Lexden Road (off Southway). The Lexden Crown is at the top of Lexden Road where it meets the junction for Cymbelline Way and London Road.

From the A12, exit at Junction 27 and take the 3rd exit on the roundabout onto Cymbelline Way (A133). The Lexden Crown is at the top of the hill on the left. Or exit at Junction 26 and follow signs for town centre on London Road until you reach the junction for Cymbelline Way and Lexden Road. The Lexden Crown is immediately on the left.

Parking: free


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Wedding receptionsWedding receptions