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The British Grenadier, Colchester - pub details

British Grenadier
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Address: 67 Military Road, Colchester, Essex, CO1 2AP [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 14747) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Colchester Town (0.5 miles), Hythe (0.8 miles), Colchester (1.7 miles)

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Oh yes,old photo, no longer tied to Adnams.
TonyMitch - 29 Apr 2015 23:31
Cracking local, no longer Adnams. Old fashioned boozer, Colchester no 1, marstons new world, hook norton lion, flack manor hedge hop. Well kept, good range available. Well worth it. Friendly landlord and customers, pool table, dart board.
TonyMitch - 29 Apr 2015 23:31
Is this the pub that there are rumours about closure?
IMG1975 - 7 Jun 2012 15:19
In town recently for the Sheffield Wednesday match, a longish walk from the main railway station took me to The British Grenadier, a smallish street corner Adnams tied house to the south of the town centre.

It's a rather basic affair with one smallish room on the angle of the street corner and a separate pool room behind. It's very much a regulars pub and I don't imagine they get too much in the way of passing trade, but I received a very warm welcome from Simon and Linda, mine host and her ladyship.

Despite being an Adnams tied house, the pub has clearly been able to sell a good range of guest beers, as evidenced by the pump clips on the walls in the main bar.

The pub is evidently CAMRA friendly and displays a number of local branch award certificates. A good selection of CAMRA branch magazines - including the latest issue of London Drinker - was available.

Beers on were Adnams Bitter, Extra, Broadside and, as the guest, Gales Seafarers. Both the Bitter and Extra ( 2.80p and 3.10p respectively ) were in reasonable form, but tasted slightly too chilled.

The pub is listed in the 2010 CAMRA Good Beer Guide, where we learn that the pub was recently saved from closure by the persistence of the landlord and landlady.

I do hope this pub can keep going.
JohnBonser - 1 Sep 2010 10:05
Had a pint in there Sunday - four ales available, proper pub, ale was good quality - great location. Pubs like this are historic and should be retained at all cost.
kernott1 - 5 Jul 2010 09:42

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