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Restrictions have finally lifted but we will still be taking extra precautions with distanced tables, lesser capacity and we would still ask people to be seated where possible. Facemasks are now not mandatory but still preferred. A facemask will be a requirement when ordering at the bar and using the toilets.


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?  Served the last Thursday of the month! Outstanding value with a choice of meats and plenty of veg.

Telephone 01206 824928

Opening Hours


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.

Extremely pleased to be voted highly commended within the rural category.

Highly Commended 2020

We have been voted Highly Commended in the rural category by CAMRA Colchester & North East Essex.


Beer Garden

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