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The Odd One Out, Colchester - pub details

Odd One Out

Address: 28 Mersea Road, Colchester, Essex, CO2 7ET [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 3199) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Colchester Town (0.2 miles), Hythe (1.1 miles), Colchester (1.3 miles)

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A very 'old school' pub. Good range of beers and four ciders in barrels on the bar; the two I had were well kept. Friendly locals. 8/10.
ChrisM62 - 16 May 2016 09:37
Excellent local, about 5 beers on, harwich brewing, Maldons (2), felstar porter, one other. Warm real fire and an old gas fire, friendly reception from staff and customers. Again,worth the trip out from town.
TonyMitch - 29 Apr 2015 22:27
Visited on Saturday 18th for the visit of Oldham, who actually beat the mighty U’s the day before so we sensibly decided to cut out the misery from 3pm to 4.45pm and go for a crawl of Colchester’s finest pubs starting at the Odd One Out, New Inn, Purple Dog, Foresters and saving the best beer until last in the Victoria.
Last time we visited the Oddy was January 2013 for a mate’s 40th and the obligatory U’s home defeat which we watched on teletext from the Alehouse. The Oddy is now on the wrong side of town for the football which is a shame, but I’m pleased to say nothing has changed, still the same character at the bar and the same barmaid. We had a relaxing couple to start our crawl in the sitting room like lounge bar; one was Skinners the other I can’t remember – it was cloudy but tasted fine. My mates eulogised about the coloured water masquerading as beer called Mighty Oak Oscar Wilde mild, I wasn’t having any of it but they said it was great, they followed up with a Brightlingsea Bladderwrack, which I had a taste of and was pretty good, but a touch too liquorice for me. The beer is always kept well; a dying breed this type of pub, a real old man’s respite from modern life and long may it flourish. 9/10

Monkdawallydahonk - 25 Apr 2014 08:29
Cracking place. I have used it on and off for the last twenty years or so. It is a one off and, yes, there a rules to observe but that doesn't detract from the great beers and the welcome you get.
arduis - 14 Mar 2011 09:35
Been once before the football. But it does stand in the mind due to its excellence.

Good points:
Drink is top notch, and I mean TOP NOTCH. You won't get a better pint anywhere on earth. It was so good I expected a priest to be pooring it and mumbling about Jesus.
It has no mobiles to be spoken into and no swearing.
The beer garden is very nice, and if you want to you can get away with quietly swearing down your mobile.

Bad point:
It's dingy.

Overall, if you are in Colchester and you miss this you are the biggest idiot the world has ever seen. Ever. I cannot recommend a pub more than this one. I just can't.
OldhamSheridan - 13 Mar 2011 11:05

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