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The Hole in the Wall, Colchester - pub details

Hole in the Wall

Address: Balkerne Hill, Colchester, Essex, CO3 3AA [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 19430) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Colchester Town (0.5 miles), Colchester (0.8 miles), Hythe (1.5 miles)

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Went to this place last night before heading the the theatre, not only did they not have any ale, the place was screaming with what looked like underage drinkers, who were so drunk they were falling about the place.

The exceptionally young lad behind the bar was more interested in messing about with what can only be described as "the locals" than server us with anything, he looked as though he was just at the legal limit to serve, or may have been younger.

Finally we managed to get served and I had to settle for a pint of Guinness, this wasn't the best if I'm honest and had a horrible taste to it, the group I was with also complained that their beer was also not of merchantable quality.

The place is a dive, the toilets are absolutely disgusting and have no working locks on the doors, this place could be a nice little pub if only someone was to put a little effort into the place.

I would recommend staying away, there are other establishments just around the corner which are far nicer.
SimpleSimon2 - 18 Feb 2016 16:49
Avoid if you like ale and professional customer service. A friend I were served two very poor pints of Bombadier and these were returned to the bar, explaining that something was most definately off about them. We then entered a debate, which included the 'looks alright' comment which doesn't mean a thing, and then one of the two pints was replaced. Not accceptable when other establishments are doing so well on the basis of serving quality product with excellent customer service.
Nashorn80 - 29 Dec 2015 19:27
I've been in a few times in recent years and certainly find the current staff very friendly. It is right by Colchester Arts Centre and when events have a closed bar for spoken word acts including comedy the nearness is a life saver. Trivia fans may be interested to know that Blur's Damon Albarn used to be a regular here and was later joined by Graham Coxon. Recently The Levellers popped in for a post-gig session.
AliBurns - 20 May 2015 18:30
Rather enjoyed my fleeting visit to this atmospheric pub built into the remnants of Colchester's Roman wall. Rambling interior, good selection of beers and friendly locals. Was invited to a game of pool; shame I couldn't take up the offer as I would have loved to while away a couple of hours here.
mozzzzzz - 19 Nov 2013 18:25
Good ales yes - but what makes this pub a winner is the fact that it's not simply a crusty old boozer for CAMRA devotees. It is a young person's pub - but not for spiky haired, Superdry clad mainstreamers - no, this is a msuic pub with a lovely black pool table and sections of the old town wall thrusting their way through the plasterwork. The ales complete a happy picture.
BoehmBawerk - 10 Feb 2013 11:48

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