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New Town Tavern, Colchester must be easily pleased then if you think things are getting better and better in this warn out old street pub which tends to attract a "questionable" group of punters. The phone box outside is still a collection point for the local druggies!

5 Dec 2010 11:18

The Blue Boar, Colchester

New Town Tavern, Pink Panther, Blue Boar....whatever this pub is called these days! Gave it a go again last week but the atmosphere and ambiance remains just the same. Its still a tired old street pub, located in the heart of our community and it continues to attract the same type of clientèle. Clientèle that prevents it becoming a pub for the local community to feel welcome in.

29 Aug 2010 08:01

New Town Tavern, Colchester

Kept away from this pub for a while due to the reputation it developed when it was the Blue Boar and The Pink Panther but went in last weekend to see. Beer was just about okay, service was just about okay but the atmosphere was terrible. There were more people drinking and smoking in what can only be called a "smoking shed" just outside the back door. Only one other guy was actually drinking in the pub....and that was 10pm on a Friday!

20 Jun 2010 07:06

The Blue Boar, Colchester

Thought I would give it a go now its reopened and changed hands. Not worth bothering! Same old tired out pub with some very shady characters frequenting it again. I Won't say what I really think about it because I'm conscious of the site's review policy, but the landlord does need to get a grip before it reverts to form.

26 Jul 2009 04:01

The Pink Panther, Colchester

Closed again after only 4 weeks trading. Now for sale by brewery, unlikely to ever open as apub again....but that's been said before!!

19 Oct 2008 10:38

The Pink Panther, Colchester

Re-opened again on 12th September. The fith landlord in 4 years. Cumfi seats have gone and old br furniture pulled out of the cellar....absolutely no atmosphere...thought it would improve since the Gays left but it seems not....won't go again.

17 Sep 2008 11:27

The Blue Boar, Colchester

Finally closing down at the end of August. To be honest it has been on the skids for a few years now but the current landlords tried to turn it into a gay bar for builders....not helped matters.

21 Aug 2008 12:03

The Pink Panther, Colchester

I've heard this pub is finally closing down at end of August 08. The present landlords tried to turn it into a gay bar and they failed...just like they failed in their last pub.

21 Aug 2008 11:56

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