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The Purple Dog, Colchester

42 Eld Lane
Colchester
CO1 1LS
Phone: 01206564995
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Steve C left this review about The Purple Dog

The L-shaped bar in the Purple Dog supports a standard and premium keg range alongside six hand pumps. During a recent Thursday evening visit two of these were unused leaving Sharps Doom Bar, Fullers London Pride, Adnams Ghost Ship and Mighty Oak Brewing’s Faye Ray as the cask ale options. Food is also available. The pub is open plan with seating down the left-hand side that runs to a raised seating area at the rear and more seating runs along the front windows between the two entrances. There are a couple of large televisions that were showing muted rolling news whilst some background music played. An enclosed L-shaped patio and smoking area is located at the right rear of the pub past the toilets. This pub has an extended license until 01:00 on Fridays and 01:30 on Saturdays so there is probably some form of live entertainment. This is a decent enough pub that I would have no problem returning to.

On 6th March 2020 - rating: 7
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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 Mar 2020, 12:58
Review submitted by Steve C
 
2nd Jan 2020, 22:37
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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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