Rose and Crown, Wivenhoe
All the right elements are here: a riverside location, a decent choice of drinks and - we noted approvingly when visiting on an afternoon in the middle of the week - the right sort of atmosphere to appeal to people who don't work nine to five jobs. Nor were they all students or unemployable types. It's a nice example of a pub that should appeal to a broad range of people, without perhaps being spectacular.
The Quay, Wivenhoe, Wivenhoe, Essex, CO7 9BX
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