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The Hole In The Wall

Balkerne Hill, Colchester, England
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Ranked #6 of 25 Nightlife in Colchester
Type: Bar/ Clubs
Traveler Description: A pub with a limited menu, and pretty much what you'd expect from a pub. more »
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English first
Colchester
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This historic pub has recently changed hands and as a result it's in a transition period. The new manager is charming and engaging and informs us that the food will be a focus for the future. The pub still suffers some of the scars of the previous owners and only time will tell if the new management will bring this... More

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colchester
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

To be honest the worst pub I've ever been in. It is ment to be a CAMRA pub but no proper beer. The staff and the managers attitudes absolutely stunk and the live music was horrendous. AVOID AVOID AVOID

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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121 reviews 121 reviews
11 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

The Hole in the Wall is a fantastic pub that serves great ales, has a relaxed atmosphere and a decent pool table. However, on trying out the food for the first time, simple Panini's were not done very well. Out of the four, the pulled pork was decent, although the chicken and bacon was soggy and tasteless. The chips were... More

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Colchester, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

had two meals here now ,enjoyed both ,love thehome cooked food ,sunday dinner lovely ,only grumble bit pricey

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colchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

A bit spit and saw dust sort of pub but a real must if your a real ale drinker. The beer and cider festivals are brilliant with a great range of beers and ciders to choose from

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

In the early 00's this pub had a reputation for being a student pub - with low price Stella and loud grunge playing every night. Then, in the late 00's it cleaned up, turned the music down, increased the selection of drinks and added real ale. And was great. Lately, however, it seems to be slipping back into its dark... More

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Perth, Australia
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60 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2011

We only live a few minutes walk from The Hole in the Wall, therefore we go every couple of months or so. We always find the service very good. Even though it is on the slight Alternative Side - my husband and I are in our 50's and 60's and we do not feel out of place - and are... More

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Mersea Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2006

Brilliant pub, great atmosphere and something of a 'local' feel, even though it is in the heart of town. No trouble, unlike many pubs in the area, but you are warned that they like to play the music loud and heavy... it is not a pub for quietly sipping cocktails! Landlord is very amiable, knows all the regulars well (of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2006

the hole is a young pub and me being 39 , doth make me feel me age , however it is a splendid boozer for alternative laid back folk, no idiots allowed, 'owner' does a great job of throwing out potential fools and troublemakers b4 it starts, cheap beer, and a good crowd, dont have to watch ur back, and... More

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