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Playhouse

4 St. Johns Street, Colchester CO2 7AA, England
+44 1206 571003
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good43%
  • Average20%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible7%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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4 St. Johns Street, Colchester CO2 7AA, England
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1 - 10 of 271 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 3 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

Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

Nick West is the nicest barman I’ve come across in Playhouse and I would 110% recommend his service. He may not be on duty but if he is, he is the nicest, sweetest barman I’ve come across in my life! 10/10 would recommend XMore

4  Thank Charlotte H
p137, Manager at Playhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2018

Hi, Thank you for your lovely review on Nick, he is a valued member of the team and is very appreciative of your comments which he has already read. Many thanks again for taking the time to mention him and we look forward to seeing...More

Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

The entrance is a little dingy but inside is quite cool and cosy. Great prices, it’s half the price of most pubs about and decent quality booze. Classic weatherspoons helping everyone drink at a reasonable price. Enjoy

1  Thank James1223334444
p137, Manager at Playhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2018

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to write your review, it is always good to hear our customers views and that you are enjoying our great prices and selection of products.

Reviewed 5 February 2018

The place is worth a visit for the interior alone. Lots of character. A bit tired in places (especially toilets) and the place does seem to feel on the slightly cold side in the main seating area on a winters day. I had some bad...More

1  Thank EssexPalin
p137, Manager at Playhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2018

Hi, Thanks for taking the time to write your review, its always nice to pass on positive comments to our team. if you have any issues with regards to the warmth of the pub please always let us know and we will do everything to...More

Reviewed 30 January 2018

J D Wetherspoon is not a chain that I usually use. However, It was a wet day and having walked around in the rain, my friend suggested we find somewhere to sit with a drinka for a natter. We happened to be across the road...More

Thank Ken C
p137, Manager at Playhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2018

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to review us. We do try to cater for all ages and we generally have a great mixture. You are more than welcome at any time of the day or evening although as you say! Please let us...More

Reviewed 22 January 2018

Came here Saturday night for a few drinks usual Wetherspoon s cheap and cheerful exactly what we wanted

2  Thank Simon S
p137, Manager at Playhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2018

Hi Thanks for your review its great to hear that you had a good evening. Jackie

Reviewed 22 January 2018

This is my local watering hole and I often go for a mega mixed grill which is always fantastic value. especially as it comes with a drink on certain days. it is always fairly busy which I enjoy but most of the time you can...More

2  Thank JAMES K
p137, Manager at Playhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2018

Hi, Thank you for writing your review. If we can get a favourite beer in for you at any time then please let me know and I will make sure that my team see your lovely review. Thank you once again. Jackie

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GinaGeorge J
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Response from Ruth R | Reviewed this property |
No, this is just a restaurant - FOOD ONLY
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
8:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Saturday
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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