Things to do in Wivenhoe

The Rose & Crown

Eat with a vista outside in the beer garden overlooking the River Colne, with views across to Rowhedge.

The pub was built before 1760 on part of Garrison House’s garden. Seafaring and London connections are significant to the pub. Past landlords include a ships master, seaman and sail maker. The 1800s was its heyday. Owners, Allied Breweries sold in 1989, when large brewers were barred from owning pubs. Since then it has had four owners. It is now a popular pub for summer visitors.

From the early 1700s to the late 1800s the pub hosted many auction sales connected with seafaring, including sales of boats, many built and moored locally at Colchester Port or Wivenhoe. From 1782 to 1793 the pub was the registration place for boats entering the River Colne fishing smack races.

Get ready to tantalize your taste buds with their mouth watering weekly deals that cater to every palate and occasion at The Rose & Crown.

A great stop for lunch with their lunch offer or if steak is your thing book a table for Steak Thursday !

Of course they also do a roast on a Sunday. Options include Roast Turkey, Roast Sirloin of Beef (served pink), Turkey & Beef Duo, or try Beetroot, Sweet Potato & Butternut Tart.

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