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“B&B stay with delicious evening meal”
Review of The Black Buoy

The Black Buoy
Ranked #2 of 18 Restaurants in Wivenhoe
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Pub
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Reservations
Description: As a freehold pub, we offer a range of bespoke real ales, guest ales and beers. We serve excellent British pub food which is all home-cooked by our chef and our in-house baker. The wine list contains fascinating choices from near and far, with something to suit all palates. High-quality fresh coffee and a good range of soft drinks are available too.
Reviewed 6 April 2018

We stayed 1 night, very clean and comfortable room. Improved from the pictures online as it has been recently refurbished.

We reserved a table and had a really really delicious meal. The staff are amazing, very efficient, cheery and helpful. Thank you for the perfect breakfast poached egg and bacon served up with fresh coffee and a newspaper.

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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

Spent couple of hours with friends, had chicken bacon and avocado baguette and cheese and tomatoes toastie and ham and mustard sandwich all delicious, with 2 bowls of chips, first time here for years, delightful place, we will be back soon

Thank andy w
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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

I stayed at the Black Buoy for one night. It is a lovely pub near the estuary. The photo shows my view at breakfast.
The room was comfortable and clean with a nice bathroom. You can hear some hubub from the pub, but it didn't bother me and stopped quickly at 11 pm.
Breakfast was beautifully cooked and delicious.

Thank Nicola J
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

This little gem is really worth a visit. Wivenhoe is my home village, so I am slightly biased, but if you fancy a weekend in a little historically interesting village, with river walks and a friendly, very relaxed atmosphere, I can highly recommend it :)
And what better place to stay than the Black Buoy! My beautifully decorated, spotlessly clean room had so much character, and plentiful supplies of all the essentials; none of your skimpy " one teabag and a pot of milk" so redolent of all the chain hotels.

Shane and his staff were warm, welcoming and nothing was too much trouble for them. And as for the breakfast, WOWW! It was nothing less than cooked to perfection, and with great, good quality ingredients. All served at my table, with a great view down a winding little lane to the river. What's not to love?

Please do visit Shane and the crew, and not only enjoy their hospitality, but some great beers coming up at the imminent beer festival, along with the delights of a lazy weekend in Wivenhoe...it's a great place to,just, drift.... :)

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Thank Elaine F
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Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

Second time we come to eat. it's excellent. the food is really good (superfood salad is delicious), the staff is very friendly., atmosphere, everything is nickel. See you soon, again and again. A bientôt.

Thank Rony Isabel Agn... D
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