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The Leather Bottle, Colchester - pub details

Address: Shrub End Rd, Colchester, Essex, CO3 4RH [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 19424) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Colchester Town (2.2 miles), Colchester (2.5 miles), Hythe (3.1 miles)

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> Current user rating: 4.5/10 (rated by 11 users)
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What a shame that the heart and soul has gone from this pub.

The couple who run this place are rude arrogant and very very ignorant. The so called refurb leaves a lot to be desired. The food was poor the service was poor and the atmosphere POOR !, for a couple who claim they have years of experience in the restaurant industry they are not bringing that experience to the table.

I used to frequent this pub regular before moving away but after a recent visit back to the area I most certainly will not use this once great pub again!!

Frank and Carol hang your heads in shame you have ruined a once really nice pub !!
kerryst1 - 4 Mar 2012 11:39
My sister lives round the corner and we all had a meal in there on Saturday night. Nice refit and an emphasis on good home-cooked fayre. Service was attentive and food really good. The Woodforde's Wherrys tasted a bit thin, but the Greene King IPA was in fine fettle. A better selection of ales would be a good move. Overall this is a vast improvement on its previous shabby incarnation, and if the surly former clientele are carping about having to move on then thats no loss
Wiccaman777 - 7 Mar 2011 11:29
The Leather Bottle is now under new management and has undergone major refurbishment. It is now run by a husband and wife team with many years of experience in the restaurant business. This historic gem is now serving traditional British gastropub fare, all cooked fresh to order. Come in and see the difference for yourselves!

Carol and Frank.
leatherbottle - 24 Mar 2010 19:55
if this pub is so great then why do most of its customers now drink in either the huntsman or the prettygate ????????????????????????????????????
trim - 25 Apr 2009 07:43
I have visited the Leather bottle on quite a few occasions since the new chef has taken over and what a difference the guy has made, he truly knows what the customer wants. I also hear that the last chef was lazy, slow and also very untidy and did not care to much about the kitchen. Trim we were in Last wednesday and again Sunday and there were no problems at all. The kitchen stayed open until 9 and the Chef was there. I think by your comments you are bearing a a grudge against this pub and the people who own it as they saw fit to dispense with your services as you obviously were not up to the task. This pub is clean and has excellent food and the staff were very friendly indeed. The new chef should be commended for his efforts. The last chef had given the pub a bad name for food which is why me and my friends stopped going but now its getting back to where it should be. Good luck to all the staff there and we shall see you again soon Kez and the girls.
kerryst1 - 15 Apr 2009 17:32

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