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The Ale House, Colchester

82 Butt Road
Colchester
CO3 3DA
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E TA left this review about The Ale House

The Dragoon closed about five years ago, both the building and the business in a state of decay. It was re-vamped inside, reinvigorated and re-opened as a real ale pub called The Ale House about three years ago and is unrecognisable from its former self. Renamed The Dragoon, t is once again a GBG regular, brought into the 21st Century in a good way, retaining the better elements of its original Victorian character including the etched and stained glass windows. It now has reconditioned wooden floors, though the presence of a modern bar and rather twee barrels as furniture make it feel a bit like 'Pugin goes to Ikea'. There is a dartboard, bar billiard table and a strong local following; regular quiz and poker nights are held. The landlady is most welcoming and persues a 'try-before-you-buy' policy. There were 6 ales on draft spread across the ten handpumps. I had a pint of Elgood's Spring Challenge, an unusual beer which I found light and refreshing. This pub is a definite for ale lovers and a valuable addition to a town crawl.

On 25th June 2014 - rating: 8
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Dave Clutten left this review about The Dragoon

Yet another pub that has closed down . This has happened in the last few weeks and was an Adnams pub. It has been going downhill since the Fat Cat opened up over the road. So it's no longer 203 pubs in Colchester, they are declining rapidly.(Sadly)

On 31st July 2010 - rating: 1
[User has posted 3 recommendations about 3 pubs]

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Colchester Town, 0.57 miles, 11 min walk (show)
Colchester, 1.2 miles, 23 min walk (show)
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Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 24 August 2018 by Graham Mason
  • Bar Billiards : Yes last updated 25 June 2014 by David McNally
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 24 August 2018 by Graham Mason
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 24 August 2018 by Graham Mason
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 24 August 2018 by Graham Mason
  • Car Park : No last updated 24 August 2018 by Graham Mason
  • Darts : Yes last updated 25 June 2014 by David McNally
  • Function Room : No last updated 24 August 2018 by Graham Mason
  • Hot Food : No last updated 24 August 2018 by Graham Mason
  • Jukebox : No last updated 24 August 2018 by Graham Mason
  • Karaoke : No last updated 24 August 2018 by Graham Mason
  • Live Music : No last updated 24 August 2018 by Graham Mason
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 24 August 2018 by Graham Mason
  • Micropub : No last updated 24 August 2018 by Graham Mason
  • Pinball : No last updated 24 August 2018 by Graham Mason
  • Pool Table : No last updated 24 August 2018 by Graham Mason
  • Quiz Night : Yes last updated 25 June 2014 by David McNally
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 09 May 2014 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 24 August 2018 by Graham Mason
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 12 January 2020 by Graham Mason
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 24 August 2018 by Graham Mason
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