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Black Buoy Free House

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Black Buoy Hill, Wivenhoe, Colchester CO7 9BS England See on map
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed
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Reviewed 30 July 2018

All in all, some of the staff were lovely, helpful and friendly. Unfortunately some were not. (Breakfast waitress). No greeting, cold and unfriendly! Made us feel like an inconvenience. Enough to put you off wanting to return as we weren't treated like guests. Evening meal...More

Thank bowman796
Reviewed 26 July 2018

We stayed two nights in one of the delightful rooms in the Black Buoy. The weather was hot and sunny, the beer was good, the food was delicious and the ambiance was charming - it was everything we could have wished for in a weekend...More

Thank Stroudy36
Reviewed 22 June 2018

We stayed for 3 nights in this very welcoming community owned pub. The room was comfortable and well thought out. Breakfast to order, cooked fresh. We also had an evening meal here and can recommend the food and wine both at a reasonable price. Chrissie...More

Thank kathymclaughlin
Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

Really nice visit. Nice little beer garden a real sun trap and then popped inside for food at 6 when they started serving. Really friendly staff and order taken quickly. Pork escalope with cider cream and chorizo roast potatoes excellent and a little different, partner...More

Thank Graham B
Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

Took friends to this restaurant. All our meals were delicious and very tasty. The soup was very good and the muscels had a lovely thai sauce. The service was first class despite being very busy. Highly recommended.

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Two beautiful, individually furnished bedrooms, each with en suite facilities, are now available. Tastefully renovated and refurbished, they offer views over the rooftops of old Wivenhoe and a flavour of the More pub's romantic and nautical past. A perfect stopover after a pub meal in the bar, and conveniently located for visitors to Wivenhoe and the University of Essex. Less
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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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US$78 - US$91 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United Kingdom > England > Essex > Colchester > Wivenhoe
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
Price range
US$78 - US$91 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United Kingdom > England > Essex > Colchester > Wivenhoe
Traveller (13)
Room & Suite (5)
Dining (4)
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22 October 2015|
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Response from MeanderingMigaloo | Reviewed this property |
Details including the room rate are shown on their website. A quick google search should do the trick. You can book online using the website but I would recommend calling them on: 01206 822425 3 nights at £80 p.n. totals... More
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"There are only two - ours was perfect"
26 Jul 2018
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"Double room has shower not bath"
24 Jul 2016
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"The stairs to the room are narrow and steep, which is stated on the Black Buoy website."
13 Apr 2016
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"go for the twin - only 2 rooms but this one is by far and above the best one. We sadly had the double"
5 Oct 2015
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