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4 St. Johns Street, Colchester CO2 7AA, England
+44 1206 571003
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good43%
  • Average19%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible7%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
4 St. Johns Street, Colchester CO2 7AA, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Interacted with multiple staff who were all miserable and rude. The girl behind the bar didn't apologise and continued being rude after they told us that they couldn't complete our order because they had ran out of that item on the menu and when I...More

Thank emmajanerose
Reviewed 15 May 2018

Cheap drink can get busy at weekend and quite rowdy best to avoid at that time but weekdays it's great for a cheap drink and staff are always nice

1  Thank ninabindi20
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

Wetherspoons can be a hit or miss. This one was definitely a hit. An old theatre converted to a massive pub. There’s the center stage and looking up above the bar there’s the old audience seating area. Service was great and staff friendly. Worth the...More

1  Thank 818bartd
Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

we were here tonight and it's a nice place and very cheap. and in classic English style. we really liked it.

1  Thank Giovanni C
Reviewed 2 May 2018

One of the better Wetherspoon pubs. Great, friendly service with good food at reasonable pricing. I always find that you cannot beat a Wetherspoon breakfast with, naturally, a pint. I love the varying décor of these pubs whether it be a Post Office, Bank, Cinema...More

1  Thank norman1366
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Wow do love a Wetherspoons , its nice to know you always get great value food & drink This particular Wetherspoons was an old theatre which they have managed to keep a lot of the old character, the tables are on the old stage &...More

1  Thank dean s
Reviewed 10 April 2018

You cant go far wrong here. Wherever you go in the country if you want good cheap eats then Weatherspoons is for you and this pub restaurant is no different. The food was of good quality but of course we are not talking fine dining....More

Thank Gary H
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Quirky and very busy, ordered from the weatherspoons app and the drinks came promptly and the food as always, came as advertised. The beauty of the weatherspoons brand is it's continuity throughout the business. Always a pleasure, unfortunately we came at 7 on fish Friday...More

Thank Skelbags
p137, Manager at Playhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I would like to apologise for not having the product that you required and I will re-address this issue. It's great to see that you are using the App to order your drinks and food...More

Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Great place to meet up prior to clubbing. Fast drinks on a Saturday night. Fun times. Mojito cocktails .

1  Thank moody900
p137, Manager at Playhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

Hi, Thank you for writing your comments. It's great to hear that you had a great night out and we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

I would rate playhouse in Colchester 5/5 just for the service Nick provides . He is a credit to the company.More

2  Thank HannahSophieEssex
p137, Manager at Playhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2018

Hi, Thank you for your kind words about Nick one of our associates, he has already read your review and is extremely delighted that you have rated him so highly. Thank you once again for taking the time to write a few words it is...More

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GinaGeorge J
15 March 2018|
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Response from JAMES K | Reviewed this property |
No, the playhouse is not a hotel i'm afraid
26 June 2015|
Response from p137 | Property representative |
Hi, In answer to your question Under 18's are allowed in the Pub until 21:30pm during your visit you will need to be accompanied by a responsible person over 18 and you will also need to consume a meal and soft drink of... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 1:00 AM
8:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 St. Johns Street, Colchester CO2 7AA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Colchester
  • Phone Number: +44 1206 571003
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