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Ratings and reviews
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good34%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“red cabbage”(3 reviews)
“roast dinner”(3 reviews)
“the pub”(9 reviews)
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What's included
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Rooms
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Pets Allowed
Wheelchair Access
Accommodation is apart from the pub.
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Location and contact
Layer Road, Layer de la Haye, Colchester CO2 0HU, England
33 km to Southend Municipal Airport
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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

Thank JamessMatthew
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

Thank donnagreen64
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Alan's son Richard, now in charge, with the very experienced Emma keeping her professional eye on things, is maintaining the Donkey & Buskins' position of providing an example of what a village pub should be like. Obviously Richard has had a good teacher because he...More

1  Thank Hipop2014
Reviewed 11 September 2017

We had family meal with our dog at Donkey and Buskins. Dogs are allowed in the front part of the bar where there are a couple of large tables and plenty of room for even the biggest dog. There is a good choice of food...More

Thank callisto1275
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Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Wheelchair Access
Breakfast included
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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"Drive past!"
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"There are currently two B&B bedrooms, one is a double and the other a twin."
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"Book early......only 2 rooms!!"
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"This is a pub with 2 B&B rooms, not a hotel."
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