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The Purple Dog, Colchester Town, Colchester

42 Eld Lane
Colchester
CO1 1LS
Phone: 01206564995
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Punch Taverns

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Aqualung . left this review about The Purple Dog

This is not the easiest place to find if you're following the road from Colchester Town Station and the Bus Stations. It's up some steps and an alley on the North side of St John's Street that lead to a parallel running pedestrian street where the pub is on a corner. It looks old and inside has an L shaped Wooden floored room with an assortment of furniture. There is a patio at the back on the right.
The bar has six hand pumps which had one unused, Doom Bore, Oscar Wilde Mild, Woodforde Bure Gold & Nelson's Revenge and Adnam's Ghost Ship. I went for the Mild (£3.50) which was in first class nick.
I thought this place was OK but a bit pricey and the beer choice was rather old school. It's GBG 2016 listed.

On 8th February 2016 - rating: 7
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by john mcgraw
Colchester Town, 0.33 miles, 6 min walk (show)
Colchester, 1.14 miles, 22 min walk (show)
Hythe (Essex), 1.51 miles, 29 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Purple Dog, Colchester
6th Nov 2019, 19:33
Web Link submitted by Jack Nicholson approved
 
5th Nov 2019, 10:53
Web Link submitted by Jack Nicholson

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 17 June 2015 by john mcgraw
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 05 February 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 05 February 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Garden : Yes - Patio - last updated 05 February 2016 by Aqualung .
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 05 February 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Car Park : No last updated 17 June 2015 by john mcgraw
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 05 February 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Darts : No last updated 05 February 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 17 June 2015 by john mcgraw
  • Jukebox : No last updated 05 February 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Karaoke : No last updated 05 February 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Micropub : No last updated 17 June 2015 by john mcgraw
  • Pinball : No last updated 05 February 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Pool Table : No last updated 05 February 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Quiz Night : Yes last updated 05 February 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 05 February 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Real Cider : No last updated 05 February 2016 by Aqualung .
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 05 February 2016 by Aqualung .
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