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The Company Shed

129 Coast Road, Colchester CO5 8PA, England
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
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“oysters” (141 reviews)
“fresh seafood” (57 reviews)
“crab” (79 reviews)
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Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
129 Coast Road, Colchester CO5 8PA, England
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a very informal eatery serving only fish if you are lucky enough to get a seat. Advisable to arrive at about 11.30 or after 14.00 as the place is always packed. Food is fish or fish and is very good. Bring your own...More

Thank MarkPatrick
Reviewed 5 days ago

Had our second visit to the marvellous company shed today, as before the food was Delicious!! Would recommend it to anyone that loves seafood, recommend the muscles With crispy top delicious, brilliant atmosphere, will definitely visit again. We live approx 80 miles away but would...More

Thank poppyliz6262
Reviewed 5 days ago

Second time of visiting The Company Shed and did not disappoint us fabulous fresh seafood with loads to choose from .Very friendly staff in a chilled out environment.we took our own bread and soft drinks and also tried there local wine wihich was rather lovely.Would...More

Thank Bray363
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is place is amazing, a great range of fresh seafood in an environment that is honest and down to earth with no frills. Very friendly service, the seafood is excellent. We arrive early and just as well is was already almost full and by...More

Thank D C
Reviewed 1 week ago

WE always look forwards to going to The Company Shed once we have it in the diary. It is always a fabulous day out.

Thank AliAsad1110
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What can I say! I love this place! Favourite place to eat, people watch and get merry! Food is super. Keep up the good work guys!!

Thank Amzyg86
Caroline H, Owner at The Company Shed, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the great review. Hope you come again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived just before midday and were lucky enough to get a table immediately as they don't take bookings. We took our own bread and water but had a good glass of local wine. Staff are so friendly and helpful and the restaurant has a...More

Thank abletasman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The address shown here is missing "west mersea" before, colchester. Its on the island. Good seafood, bring your own bread and drinks, include a flask if you want coffee. Waiting can be quite long at this time of year, but check in at the counter...More

Thank kellyrochford
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My sisters and I dined here on a Saturday. They don't take bookings so you are best just popping down a few hours before you want to eat to check they can accommodate. This worked fine for us as we wanted to walk along the...More

Thank Ameliavwalker
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The seafood was amazing, the portions were great, the food fresh and the price was worth it. The staff were very friendly and there was instructions for first timers.

Thank Damon R
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Questions & Answers
2 July 2017|
Response from Caroline H | Property representative |
We don't take bookings. Once we fill up we run a daily waiting list. If you want to get straight in with no wait I suggest you arrive by 11am. If you don't mind a wait I suggest you arrive between 11am and 12pm and get in... More
1 July 2017|
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Response from Caroline H | Property representative |
Hi, We don't allow dogs. Some people leave their dogs tied up outside with water in the shade.
28 April 2017|
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Response from Caroline H | Property representative |
Hi, yes we are open as normal. Open at 9am, stop serving at 4, close at 5. We've been steady in the week so I would suggest you try to arrive by 1:30 if you can. Hope to see you Tuesday. Caroline
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 129 Coast Road, Colchester CO5 8PA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Colchester
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