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Layer Road, Layer de la Haye, Colchester CO2 0HU England See on map
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed
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Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

Tonight we had the fish and chip takeaway (although we chose fish cakes) I have to say it was superb, lovely crispy chips not soggy like a takeaway often ends up, great fish cakes and excellent value. Have a nice pint while you wait for...More

Thank LondonClive
Response from alan b, Manager at Donkey & BuskinsResponded 25 August 2018

Thanks for the kind review & glad you liked the fish cakes. The take away menu is becoming quite popular & it’s great offering a new service. Kindest regards, Richard Manager

Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

Had a great Sunday lunch here, half chicken and Beef. Lovely food, amazing Yorkshire pudding!! Asked for extra gravy, it a problem :) Served quickly but not so quickly we would question if the food was rolling off a conveyor...all very fresh and tasty

Thank essexmatt
Response from alan b, Manager at Donkey & BuskinsResponded 25 August 2018

Thank you for you kind review. Our roasts are all freshly prepared & cooked. The chef team start at 7am & cook throughout the day so we are pleased you enjoyed it. Kindest regards, Richard Manager

Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

Lovely restaurant located in a beautiful area. The food is constantly good, with a menu which has a wide verity of choices. The Italian chef makes regular appearances in the restaurant talking to customers and ensuring the food is as expected. Really good restaurant, certainly...More

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Reviewed 22 November 2017

We were very disappointed by this place. We travelled to Colchester searching for somewhere different for lunch. What a waste of a 35 mile trip! The service was poor and surly. The food was not nice at all. There was grease under the chips, the...More

Thank Beverly165
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Very pretty looking pub nice staff but get there early as we arrived 6pm and had run out of roast dinners and we saw the last one come out and it did look lovely and smelt divine but other foods on menu where very nice...More

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Free Parking
Breakfast included
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Wheelchair Access
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United Kingdom > England > Essex > Colchester > Layer de la Haye
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United Kingdom > England > Essex > Colchester > Layer de la Haye
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"Drive past!"
22 Nov 2017
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"There are currently two B&B bedrooms, one is a double and the other a twin."
25 Aug 2016
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"Book early......only 2 rooms!!"
4 Feb 2016
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"This is a pub with 2 B&B rooms, not a hotel."
5 Jul 2015
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