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The Hole In The Wall

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Address: Balkerne Hill, Colchester CO3 3AA, England
Phone Number: +44 1206 579897
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am

Justin and Michelle welcome you to The Hole In The Wall Public House.

a good...

Justin and Michelle welcome you to The Hole In The Wall Public House.

a good selection of Real Ales, Draught Lagers and Ciders. We welcome children with accompanied Adults until 9pm. We are also Dog friendly

We have a Light-Bite Menu now operating, offering various 11'' inch paninis, served with Chips and Salad as well as more delicious snacks

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2013
Wendy H
Colchester, England, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Great old style pub that I used to drink in for many years. Ruining by drug filled idiots who think they can run the world. Staff are great

1 Thank YamYam 47
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016 via mobile

I visited here on Wednesday 2nd March in the evening with a couple of friends. Quite an old school feel to the place! The bar maid was smiley and friendly. 4 cask ale pumps, only 1 working, Bombardier, tasted okay! Only a few other people in the pub but the Juke Box made up for the lack of patrons! I... More 

1 Thank Christopher84
Walton on the Naze, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Visited this dive last night to discover they had no ales to sell. An English pub with no ales?? So the kindly bar maid offered me an Amstel Lager instead. She managed just under half a pint and ran out. A joke pub.

6 Thank Robert J
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

All I can say is brilliant! I visited tonight with my girlfriend, with a plan to stay for an hour then move onto the town, stayed there all night ! Lovely atmosphere, and live music was brilliant. From the moment I walked in I was impressed by the friendly service from the owner, very nice man, who actually took the... More 

Thank Jaywils1994
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This was like walking back in time! We popped in for a quick drink before our Bodmin Prison Night Walk and could quite easily have stayed!! The Landlord was really welcoming and personable and even brought out a plate of sandwiches to share amongst his customers - not rocket science. A really lovely touch. Roaring fire and loads to look... More 

Thank TeamCarterSomerset
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 via mobile

New management new pub. Back to the old days. At least 4 proper beers and great new management. It's just like it used to be great beer great people. Will be back again very soon

Thank Don S
Justin R, Manager at The Hole In The Wall, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind review and we look forward to welcoming you back very soon More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The Hole in the Wall has reopened under new management. Complete refresh and change of atmosphere. Everything has been deep cleaned and rebooted. Real ales are there and are well looked after. Enjoyed a pint of Trooper this afternoon. Tribute also available. The food menu is being redesigned from scratch. The menu will be traditional pub grub and this will... More 

Thank chrispinnock
Justin R, Manager at The Hole In The Wall, responded to this review

Thank you for your generous comments, it will take us a little time to get to where we want to be with the pub, we thank all the new people we have met so far and their fantastic comments and ideas that we will strive to introduce as soon as possible More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013 via mobile

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

3 Thank don s
Colchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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

Thank Wendy H

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