Welcome to

the oldest pub

in Wivenhoe

A community free house

Beer festival

Awarded CAMRA rural pub of the year, Colchester and North East Essex, 2019

Beer Cam

Try our Beer Cam

Click here to see an almost live view of the beer menu

The Black Buoy is a 300-year-old inn located close to the River Colne in Wivenhoe, Essex. The pub was saved from closure by the local community in 2013, completely restored and re-opened as a free house.

Behind its quaint brick frontage you will find a warm welcome in a characterful setting, with roaring fires, beamed ceilings and echoes of the pub’s nautical history.

Opening times

Monday to Saturday: 11:00am – 11:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm – 09:30pm

Food served

Monday to Saturday: 12:00pm – 3:00pm and 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm – 5:00pm


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