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The Fat Cat, Colchester - pub details

Previously called: Royal

Fat Cat

Address: 65 Butt Road, Colchester, Essex, CO3 3BZ [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 19427) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Colchester Town (0.5 miles), Colchester (1.1 miles), Hythe (1.5 miles)

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Nice. Wednesday night just before their West Country beer festival over the BH weekend, so stock low. Woodfordes Wherry excellent condition, Crouch vale Brewers gold and Green jack Orange Wheat. 20 beers and 3 ciders coming on. Despite previous reviews, staff friendly, apologised for reduced selection and provided perfectly sound explanation. Well worth a visit, basic proper back street pub and one for the notebook. The name gave a clue that this family know about pubs and beer - uncle runs the Norwich Fat cat chain.
TonyMitch - 29 Apr 2015 21:03
Normally fair selection of real ales available. The place itself is a little uncomfortable and bare. I remember this pub in the 1980s when locals referred to it as "The Dole Hole". Look around you and you can see why.
IggyC - 3 Feb 2014 14:29
Pub was okay, beer dinkable, staff reasonable but the ignorant talk across you for a short cut regulars mean it is NOT a pub for the casual visitor, If you aren't part of the local clique give it a wide berth (what a contrast to the pub directly over the road) - A definite NIL points.
Snarling_Mallard - 4 Jan 2014 20:47
This public house is truly unique, it is the only hostelry in the UK with an invisible landlord.
Smegmakovich - 12 Mar 2012 21:00
Been in here a couple of times over the years - it's OK - the beer quality does leave a bit to be desired and it is not a patch on it's sister pub Fat Cat Norwich for atmosphere. If you want decent ale in Colchester head to the Odd One Out on Mersea Road and the Hospital Arms on Lexden Road is also good.
kernott1 - 3 Feb 2012 09:07

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