Old Crown Inn Messing

Facebook logoinstagram_logoThe 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.


We were winners in the Essex Life Awards for Pub of the Year in 2013 and 2014. If you think we deserve to win again this year click here to vote. Or download and complete the nomination form by clicking here. You can hand this in at the bar if you wish. Closing date for votes 31st July 2015.

Winners again!

We've been awarded the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2015! Thank you for all your feedback over the last year.

Old Crown ShopOld Crown shop

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

Essex Life Food and Drink Awards

Award winners for the second year running

Penny Campbell and her team at The Old Crown won the award for Community Pub of the Year in the Essex Life Fine Food & Drink Award competition for two years running. Old Crown Messing, the TeamPenny says: "We were all so pleased to be nominated for this award for the second year in a row. The time 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."