the oldest pub
A community free house
Awarded CAMRA rural pub of the year, Colchester and North East Essex, 2019
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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.
Monday to Saturday: 11:00am – 11:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm – 09:30pm
Monday to Saturday: 12:00pm – 3:00pm and 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm – 5:00pm