The Cross



Welcome to the Horse and Groom

Your friendly local serving real ale and delicious food


A Traditional Pub

The Horse and Groom is Wivenhoe's favourite traditional pub.

With two bars - a comfortable lounge bar and a friendly public bar - you have a choice of settings. 


Drinks for All Tastes

We serve Adnams Fine Ales as well as Guest Beers.

We also stock a wide range of Wines, Spirits and Lagers, plus fruit juices, tonics and soft drinks.


Delicious Bar Meals

We serve food at lunchtimes only, from Monday to Saturday.

Have you tried our popular Thursday roast?  Outstanding value with a choice of meats and plenty of veg.

Telephone 01206 824928

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday

10.30am to 3.00pm

5.30pm to 11.00pm



10.30am to 11.00pm


12.00pm to 10.00pm

Food Served

Monday to Saturday

10.30am to 2.00pm


Real Ale

We pride ourselves on the quality of the beers we serve and have featured in The Good Beer Guide for 35 years. We have a choice of 6 Real Ales which always include Adnams Bitter, Broadside and Ghost Ship along with three alternating guest ales.


Beer Garden

For a relaxing drink on a sunny day, try our beer garden, with ample seating and a play area for children.