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The Shoulder of Mutton

) #117 of 396 Restaurants in Colchester $$ - $$$ , British,
Halstead Road | Fordham, Colchester CO6 3LL, England
+44 1206 243487
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Overview
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good21%
  • Average12%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible8%
Travelers talk about
“faggots” (2 reviews)
“mutton” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
Halstead Road | Fordham, Colchester CO6 3LL, England
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1 - 10 of 144 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Will not return and certainly would not recommend Second visit on first visit had the burger which had fresh chips and was average Returned tonight had the so called special "rack of ribs with BBQ sauce " barely any sauce , rack was certainly not...More

Thank LouiseLeitch
ShoulderMutton, Guest Relations Manager at The Shoulder of Mutton, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Louise I have now spoken to Beth who looked after you when you dined outside at The Shoulder of Mutton. As she explained to you all our meat comes from the butcher and our chips are freshly made by the Chef each day -...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Clean friendly polite has a piano lounge that you can use, the food is great but a little expensive but that's what you pay for fresh food flavorsome. Good portion size

Thank nick g
ShoulderMutton, Guest Relations Manager at The Shoulder of Mutton, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks Nick - all our food is fresh and cooked to order - glad you enjoyed it. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a birthday party of 7 plus 3 minors we visited for a birthday Sunday roast, not quite knowing what to expect. All 7 adults left very happy and the kids enjoyed there meals too. A choice of Beef or Pork may be to some...More

Thank andyt101234
ShoulderMutton, Guest Relations Manager at The Shoulder of Mutton, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to review - it was great that you chose The Shoulder of Mutton for your birthday celebrations. See you again soon

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent customer service. Food was cooked well, esp the fish. Very good size portions. Overall we could not fault our experience. Even the music was not too loud and brilliant playlist. Looking forward to going there again. Will have to check out the ice cream...More

Thank Snowey1998
ShoulderMutton, Guest Relations Manager at The Shoulder of Mutton, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. We are pleased you had such a good time @ The Shoulder of Mutton - we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Poor menu . Especially if you are expecting pork or lamb dishes. Seems to be a jacket potatoe and salad menu for the well off. As prices are on the high side for ploughman's and jacket spuds. my first visit and last.staff very pleasant one...More

Thank Martin D
ShoulderMutton, Guest Relations Manager at The Shoulder of Mutton, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Martin I am sorry that you did not enjoy your visit - I have double checked and on our specials board was a lamb moussaka which had been made that day, and was very popular. We don't feel our prices are high but they...More

Reviewed May 19, 2017

love the ice cream loads to choose from you can mix and match what ones you would like its a really lovely coffee shop the meals inside are to die for i took a family member there for a sunday lunch and it was lovely...More

1  Thank lisagilbert2015
ShoulderMutton, Guest Relations Manager at The Shoulder of Mutton, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to write your review - we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed May 12, 2017

The restaurant manager was charming and helpful. The menu is short - good! It looks a little unadventurous, but the quality, presentation and enjoyment of the food was very good. My friends loved the fish pie and my burger was good, the bacon on top...More

Thank Sue A
ShoulderMutton, Guest Relations Manager at The Shoulder of Mutton, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2017

Thanks for your review Sue A - look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed May 6, 2017

Lovely welcome from the staff, but slightly concerned that my wife and I were the only 2 diners on a Sat evening when you would expect it to be buzzing and the staff are ran off their feet. Food was nice but slightly boring, lacking...More

Thank georgejaxx2012
Management response:Responded May 9, 2017

Hi Thanks for your review - I believe you came in around 6pm on Saturday evening, a time when there is normally a lull between the lunchtime rush and the evening rush later on in the evening. Sorry that you found the food was not...More

Reviewed May 3, 2017 via mobile

My Dad and I stumbled across this beautiful pub / restaurant. Fantastic food at very good prices. Wonderful owner and bar manager... Reminds me of what pubs use to be run like. Definitely come back here when next in the area

1  Thank Samantha F F
Management response:Responded May 9, 2017

Hi Samantha F F Thanks for taking the time to submit your review - we hope to see you again soon @ The Shoulder of Mutton.

Reviewed May 3, 2017

We had never been to this Pub/Restaurant before - and visited on a Tuesday evening for a meal. The Restaurant has a lovely ambience, and is a great, relaxing place to eat. The staff are friendly and helpful which adds to the good experience. The...More

1  Thank Solange888
Management response:Responded May 9, 2017

Thanks for your review - we love the chips too! Hope to see you again soon for another brilliant meal @ The Shoulder of Mutton

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Halstead Road | Fordham, Colchester CO6 3LL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Colchester
  • Phone Number: +44 1206 243487
Description
Public House restaurant
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