Welcome to

the oldest pub

in Wivenhoe

A community free house

Beer festival

Beer and cider festival, 4 - 7 May

Beer Cam

Try our new 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 – 10:30pm

Food served

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


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