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Quickbites: The Rose & Crown at Great Horkesley

PUBLISHED: 17:36 28 July 2010 | UPDATED: 17:38 20 February 2013

Quickbites: The Rose & Crown at Great Horkesley

Quickbites: The Rose & Crown at Great Horkesley

Richard Bryson seeks out the Rose and Crown at Great Horkesley

Richard Bryson seeks out the Rose and Crown at Great Horkesley



So what took you to a pub just over the Suffolk border into Essex?


Well, good word of mouth comments and the fact that the owner and chef Edward Halls fashioned straightforward but great food in the kitchens at the Kings Head, Woodbridge.



Had you been there before?


Only once after a game of cricket in the village. It seemed, back in the eighties I think, more of a good local boozer with chicken in the basket for anyone feeling peckish.



..and now?


It remains a nice-looking, beamed pub with plenty of room inside and a beer garden outside. Colchester is just up the road and if you go the other way its down on to the valley floor to Nayland. We sat in the beer garden on a lovely hot day and the breeze (the pub is at the top of a hill) was welcoming.



What did you have?


It was a quick working lunchand while I had one of Edwards specialities, a steak burger with hand-cut twice-fried chipsmy colleagueliked hisgoat's cheese tartlet. Loved the burger, its good quality local beef, but I do like really crisp, almost crunchy, chips and these were a little bit too floppy. Lots ofinteresting choices on the menu so it's worth going if you fancy a border raid..



The verdict?


A good pubwith fair pricesanda very passionate owner who really wants to make things happen here.

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