The Old Crown Messing
The Old Crown Messing

The Old Crown, Lodge Road, Messing, near Colchester, Essex, CO5 9TU. Tel. 01621 815575
A Bistro Pub, set in the friendly village of Messing, for excellent food and good company, serving Lunches and Evening Meals.

Essex Life Food and Drink Awards
Best Community Pub
of the Year
2013 and 2014
Certificate of
Excellence 2014
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We are gearing up for a very busy Festive Season

Book early to avoid disappointment

Christmas parties
Christmas Day
New Year's Eve

Sorry, we are already fully booked

Ticket only - Sorry sold out for dinner
Bar open to all before 8:30pm
Ticket holders only 8.30-10.00 pm
Bar open to all from 10pm.
Ticket holders should arrive around 8pm for the buffet to be served at 8:30pm.
Click here to see our New Year's Eve menu

Award winners for the second year running

For the second year running Penny Campbell and her team at The Old Crown have won the award for Community Pub of the Year in the Essex Life Fine Food & Drink Award competition. 
Penny says: "We are all so pleased to be nominated for this award for the second year in a row. This last year-and-a-half has flown by and has been so much fun, so it's fantastic to know that our customers have enjoyed it just as much as we have. It has been a real learning curve for everyone involved but we have already grown and changed so much in such a short time, we can't wait to see what the next few years have in store. We like to think this is a true community pub and from the very beginning our customers have been involved in making the pub what it is today. From helping with the refurbishment to recommending local food producers and guest ales, we value everyone's input."



Our latest award
a Certificate of Excellence
from TripAdvisor

Our shop is open!

We offer a full range of quality products including food made daily for the deli counter which you can also find on our menu!
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