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The Playhouse, Colchester - pub details


Address: 4 St John's Street, Colchester, Essex, CO2 7AA [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 942) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Colchester Town (0.4 miles), Colchester (1 mile), Hythe (1.4 miles)

Chain: Wetherspoons

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> Current user rating: 5.9/10 (rated by 48 users)
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Wow... Plain on the outside, but like stepping into the past inside... Tables on the stage and cardboard cut-out characters in the stalls. It's great how Mr J.D. Saves these old buildings... Great beer as always; I had Elgoods Hickathrift 4.3%, Hop Monster Co. Snake Oil Stout Dark 5% and a Wards strong xmas ale. I'm just down for a week, but as there are some footie posts on here - Leicester City - top of the premier league - Keep the faith!
Barrow_Beer_Hunter - 30 Dec 2015 16:16
An interesting interior, the sort of building conversion that Wetherspoons do well. A good selection of well kept, well priced ales - no complaints!
Islander - 2 Feb 2015 19:35
The relatively plain exterior of this former theatre belies the amazing interior which comprises of tables on the stage and stalls area with the circle given over to a recreation of the theatre's audience in its late Victorian heyday. There are plenty of nooks and crannies as well as a fair few quiet snugs which means you can have a meal in peace even when the place is busier. Good value, wholesome food as with most Wetherspoons - over 10 real ales on and in reasonable condition. As with many Wetherspoons although the interior is spectacular it is also a little worn, and as always some of the clientele leave a little to be desired, however the place is big enough to find a seat to avoid any undesirables. Close to the town centre and a good stop off if you want good value food and beer.
manx_888 - 19 Jan 2015 14:01
Monkdawallydahonk ... I popped in here before ColU vs Gillingham and we won!! Change your routine!! Not a bad pub, but as you say there are better in town.
tortoise68 - 15 Jan 2014 13:12
Visited on 20 April prior to another dismal home showing by the mighty U's. Wouldn't normally countenance a visit here as there are so many good pubs in Colchester but having found locked doors at our first two pubs we all had a reasonably good pint of Titanic brown ale for £2.15 a pint, and you can't argue with that. Beer was slightly too cold but in good nick. Usual sort of Wetherspoon customers. 6.5/10
Monkdawallydahonk - 24 Apr 2013 09:26

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