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 Selected Comments in Colchester

Roger
 Pub grub at restaurant prices
Sadly disappointed with a roast dinner of over cooked and under seasoned vegetables, burned and cold yorkshire pudding, salty gravy and a meagre helping of chewy (as if hastily reheated) roast potatoes that took a while to arrive for reheated food. I expect better for the price. I tipped regardless as the waitress was not responsible for the cooks short comings
Tuesday, January 13, 2015Rating: No rosettes

Jack1947
 Listed in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide 2011
Wednesday, October 8, 2014Rating: No rosettes

Dave
 Smoking
Smoking is band inside so why do they let people smoke e-cigs inside, put me right of my lunch last friday 24/01/14

would love to have given 5 rosettes as it is a great bup but due to this letting people smoke e-cigs inside could only give it 3
Thursday, January 30, 2014Rating: rosettes

Keith
 Not a bistro pub, thank God!
I've been back. This has reverted to being a good old fashioned pub with quite nicely updated decor as a result of a disastrous period as a bistro pub a year or two ago.
Thursday, December 13, 2012Rating: rosettes

Fiona radcliffe
 Closed
Pub closed
Wednesday, December 12, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Keith
 Still a Bistro?
Haven't been there in a while, does anyone know if it's still a bistro pub?
Friday, October 19, 2012Rating: No rosettes

John
 A very old town hotel
Central, but a bit noisy at night. Comfy sofas and wooden beams give an old-fashioned but very agreeable atmosphere.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012Rating: rosettes

Mary
 re debate between Amanda Turner and Mr Curruthers
It would seem Mr Curruthers is talking about a diffrent pub as he mentions the Peldon not the Plough...
Monday, October 15, 2012Rating: rosettes

Derek Bowdery-Long
 Repeated Excellence
I have had the good fortune to eat in this wonderful country pub on a number of occasions. I have never been disappointed with the welcome, surroundings, food or staff. Whether it be Sunday lunch with a large gathering of friends and family, or a quiet bar meal at lunchtime. I have also eaten a Ploughman's here, and believe that it has improved somewhat as opposed to the comment made below by T Hagon - either that or T Hagon is speaking about a different pub! It wasn't a ham Ploughman's either - just the traditional cheese one, with food in abundance. Price wise, this pub and restaurant is very fairly priced, especially as it would appear that all the food is prepared and cooked from fresh, rather than off the back of a suppliers lorry. I cannot wait for our next visit. Long may they continue what they are doing, as they are doing it right!
Thursday, October 4, 2012Rating: rosettes

~
 
very busy wekends
Tuesday, September 4, 2012Rating: rosettes

Winston Carruthers
 Daughter of an Army officer
Not something i would brag about about (bloody Sunday ) still if it makes you feel superior then who am i to judge you.
so i won't
But i will judge the staff at the Peldon
and they are rude as well as forgetfull and when the over priced food does come out it really isnt worth the wait. there are much better and cheaper places to eat and you dony get chavs or snobs.
Monday, August 20, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Amanda Turner
 Typo
And yes Mr C I did mean to type British Army Officer not Office, but to be frank I was dammed furious that someone who had never met me felt they had the right to judge either me or my comments.
Sunday, August 19, 2012Rating: rosettes

Amanda Turner
 Get a life Mr C.
Australia, Singapore, Germany and America si obviously not cosmapolitan enough for Mr Carruthers. As the privately educated daughter of a British Army Office who went to public school , one thing I have never been likened to is a chav, nor have I ever been at the Plough when there has been a chav in sight!
Sunday, August 19, 2012Rating: rosettes

Caroline
 Banned
Grow up Alex
you are not welcome we dont need you or your sort get a life mate if you cant say anything nice keep your big mouth shut.
Monday, August 13, 2012Rating: rosettes

Alex Thompson
 Not good
As noted the language was disgraceful and general feeling was poor - not a family place at all.

The drunken slanging match in the car park did it for us - never again.

Monday, August 13, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Winston Carruthers
 Rough
Vistors from all over the World ?
Amanda i think what you mean is the chav's from Greenstead and Highwood estates. have seen youngs outside the peldon openly peeing in the street.
Tuesday, August 7, 2012Rating: rosettes

Amanda Wish Turner
 One of my favourite places
Love this place, have been eating here for years and have never had sub-standard food or service. In fact always excellent. Have taken visitors from all over the world here and they love it too!!
Tuesday, August 7, 2012Rating: rosettes

Dawn Salmon
 Jog On losers
The staff here are the best
the beer and food is the best some people have an attitude problem and very little patience.
Still we must feel sorry for these unhappy sad people.
Thursday, July 26, 2012Rating: rosettes

T Hagon
 Overpriced food, rude staff
Never been in this pub before, came with my brother & husband. Beautiful location, shame about the overpriced ploughmans- 1 slice of bread & ham, 2 onions, tiny salad, some crisps. Outrageous. Sharp, rude staff, felt we were a major inconvenience. Shan't be coming again. What a shame !
Thursday, July 26, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Becky
 UGHHHHHHHHH
Used sanitary towel on the floor of the ladies!!!!!!!!!!!!!
need i say more
made me feel sick.
Friday, June 15, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Geoff Thorogood
 Poor
Not a good experience, language was bad, the locals accept it. Felt out of place.
Friday, June 15, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Lyndsay Salmon
 Lovely
Lovely food, lovely hosts, lovely pub. My Favourite.
Monday, February 13, 2012Rating: rosettes

James Ditton
 May 2012 Reopening
This inn stands in West Stockwell Street in an area known as the Dutch Quarter. It dates from the 14th - 15th century. Currently it is undergoing extensive renovation by the new owners who are restoring the building to reintroduce it as a great hall. The 14th century interior will have two restored inglenook chimney's complete with original meat hooks. Sadly the pub will only reopen in May 2012, but the venue will be spectacular!!! Rumours say a microbrewery is possible too! So go spread the word!!!
Wednesday, November 23, 2011Rating: rosettes

P. Di Mizio
 Magic place
I used to go often the Plough in the early Seventies, while visiting a girl-friend in the village!.I came all the way from Italy and during the journey to England I couldn't wait for the friendly atmosphere of this pub. Fantastic memories. I imagine many things must have changed since, but it remains one magic place of my life.
Friday, November 4, 2011Rating: rosettes

bryan
 singles
hi i just wondered is the bar a good place to meet single women
Tuesday, August 16, 2011Rating: No rosettes

mike
 totally agree .. this is the worst pub in coly
Wednesday, August 10, 2011Rating: No rosettes

anos
 
this is not a nice place
the staff are vile caroline and becky fight all the time drugs are passed around .... would you want you children in a place like this??
shame the police dont go in there and sort them out ..
STAY AWAY if you have any sence!!!!!
Wednesday, August 10, 2011Rating: No rosettes

anna
 land lady is rotton and is she a he she ? food bad
Wednesday, July 20, 2011Rating: No rosettes

Sally
 
I would just like to say that we totally disagree, with the comment NASTY, which was put on your website on June 4th 2011.My husband and i attended a wedding on that day which was very well organised,with very good bar staff,who where very polite.Also food was very good, we have been to the Huntsman many times and have never had anything bad to say.I say keep up the good work.
Wednesday, July 6, 2011Rating: rosettes

Sally
 
I would just like to say that we totally disagree, with the comment NASTY, which was put on your website on June 4th 2011.My husband and i attended a wedding on that day which was very well organised,with very good bar staff,who where very polite.Also food was very good, we have been to the Huntsman many times and have never had anything bad to say.I say keep up the good work.
Wednesday, July 6, 2011Rating: rosettes

Jack1947
 Listed in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide 2011
Tuesday, June 14, 2011Rating: No rosettes

Jack1947
 Listed in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide 2011
Tuesday, June 14, 2011Rating: No rosettes

lesley
 nasty!!!
Saturday, June 4, 2011Rating: rosettes

STEVE
 SUPERB PLACE FOR ALL
Wednesday, May 25, 2011Rating: rosettes

Carol cameron
 super pub
My favourite pub: lovely landlord Simon and wife Dawn[and baby Sophia!] Good range of beers ,very good wines,lovely location by river Colne.Friendly bar staff.Plenty of activities and village involvement.
Thursday, April 7, 2011Rating: rosettes

max
 
Grate place to go for food , drink .
prices about right for colchester, warm welcome from lovable staff
nice to see a return to good food in colchester , colchester is luck with yet another place opening that has got it right , like green room and foresters ,same i don't get to tile as much as i want
Wednesday, August 11, 2010Rating: rosettes

Debbie Ellis
 Fantastic hosts, wonderful food, excellent pub
What more could you ask for in a pub-fantastic hosts, wonderful food and an all round excellent pub. Some of us can't keep away and keep returning again and again. Now owned by Pete and Jane sure to go from very good to brilliant.
Tuesday, August 3, 2010Rating: rosettes

Jackie
 
Forgot my Rosettes!!!!!!
Top of the Class
Friday, April 30, 2010Rating: rosettes

Jackie
 Wonderful Pub Great Welcome
Welcoming Pub, with a very warm welcome by Simon and Dawn. Meeting friends and relaxing by the river with a G&T or a glass of wine on a Summer Evening or inside by the Wood Burner in the Winter. Wonderful Atmosphere
Friday, April 30, 2010Rating: No rosettes

steve brown
 welcoming old english pub
great food destination, wholesome locally produced fare. Will definately go back.
Thursday, April 29, 2010Rating: rosettes

Mel.
 Good food, bit pricey.
Ate here a couple of weekends ago. We booked a table early as we had kids with us. The welcome was good and the restaurant rapidly filled up. Service was good and real beer was back. The quality of the food was great. Only gripe is that the prices are quite high, with starters around a fiver and mains at thirteen to sixteen pounds. I know that's not outrageously over-priced for good food and service, but the ambiance isn't as good as somewhere like the Crown at Stoke by Nayland. The building is what it is - which is a pub without a great deal of character on a main road. I would go back, but not so often as I would if it were a bit cheaper.
Thursday, April 15, 2010Rating: rosettes

A Le Beau
 welcome advice to new treble tile
A) Invite villagers - ie do some local marketing

B) take inspiration from Henry's Fox at Bulmer Tye the only one to run the treble tile successfully with affordable, excellent food, and ingredients.
C) Start 'set' menus which are affordable like the Fox

we heard: 2 pints and a glass of wine (AT THE NEW TREBLE TILE) was 12.95. Sausage and mash (no veg) 13! hmmm..

good luck!
Wednesday, March 31, 2010Rating: No rosettes

Leather Bottle
 Leather Bottle - Under New Management!
The Leather Bottle is now under new management and has undergone major refurbishment. It is now run by a husband and wife team with many years of experience in the restaurant business. This historic gem is now serving traditional British gastropub fare, all cooked fresh to order. Come in and see the difference for yourselves!

Carol and Frank.

Visit us at:
www.leatherbottlecolchester.co.uk
Thursday, March 25, 2010Rating: rosettes

Larry Gatt
 classic English Pub, friendly atmosphere
Tuesday, March 23, 2010Rating: rosettes

Lyndsay
 Nice food and pub
nicely decorated and friendly welcome. very reasonably priced, only negative is the menu rarely changes and we have had everything on it now.....
Wednesday, March 17, 2010Rating: rosettes

lyndsay Salmon
 My Favourite
This pub is friendly and welcoming, even if you are not a local. The food is really good traditional british and theres usually a open fire going. The dining room is small and cosy, so you might need to book ahead!
Wednesday, March 17, 2010Rating: rosettes

Anonymous
 
Sunday, March 14, 2010Rating: No rosettes

Matthew
 The Treble Tile Re-Opens!
The Treble Tile has been re-opened by the very popular James and Lucy (previously ran The Crown at Nayland). I went along to their complimentary opening night and it is everything the local area was crying out for.. and more! Their website can be seen at www.thetrebletile.co.uk
Thursday, March 11, 2010Rating: rosettes

Weell Wisher
 re-opening
Thee TREBLE TILE is to re-open on Wednesday 10th MArch. 2010. The Red Herring is no more. Good luck to the new owners, it will be great to get a decent eaterie again.....
Friday, March 5, 2010Rating: rosettes

Isabella Corness
 
waffles is one of the friendliest pubs i have ever been in and charlie and james are xcellent proprieters. Charlie stands for no swearing or aggro which makes her a good owner and the atmosphere is very relaxed. The interior is very pleasant and there is a nice little garden to sit in in the summer. Drinks are not too expensive and there is a good selection
Sunday, February 21, 2010Rating: rosettes

m willsmer
 
Great food we ate three times in one week .the hostess jane was so welcoming the mixed grill fantastic
Monday, July 13, 2009Rating: No rosettes

Andrew Ellis
 Genuine 'Country Pub' with great food!
Friendly local pub, with fantastic food! We eat there regularly and recommend it to guests (we run a B&B) who always return raving about the quality and variety of the food. Essentially the Plough is a proper 'old fashioned' country pub, which serves its local community well, and has great food to boot. If you are looking for a 'plastic pub' like a Hungry Horse, then this is not for you!!!
Thursday, October 23, 2008Rating: rosettes

Doug
 
This was probably the worst meal ive ever had at this place! Ive just got back home and i feel quite ill from what ive just eaten at the snooty fox. The service was terrible, and the food was just chaep microwaved shit. Dont ever go there. livid
Thursday, August 28, 2008Rating: No rosettes

Amanda Turner
 
Excellent night out when we had a visitor over from Australia. She was enchanted by the traditional friendly welcome and that the building had not been over modernised and lost its oldy worldy atmosphere. The food was superb!! We have enjoyed many meals here and look forward to many more!
Thursday, July 17, 2008Rating: rosettes

LS & HB
 OH Dear
The Treble Tile, well what can I say. When we first moved down here from Yorkshire about 4 years ago, we found this place by word of mouth. It was brilliant, a lovely inviting place, with a nice beer garden, gorgeous food.. do I need to go on? Well over a year ago, a new manager came on the seen, and things have just hit the pan. No Literally! The quality of the food is OK, but everything else has suffered (customer care, atmosphere, and the price has gone up!!) I can only advise that you head off to The Bulmers Fox, just between Sudbury & Halstead, where the previous owner runs it.... phew back to normality!
Tuesday, January 30, 2007Rating: rosettes

Scott
 Waffles
very nice bar, bar staff a good laugh cheap drinks most bottles 1 before 9:30 (2 after) cocktails half proce until 9pm - karoke Thursday Friday and Sunday night.
Not allowed to swear stops all confrontations fights etc etc works well and means that you tend to only get pleasent people, good music at least you can hear yourself talk apposed to other places
Thursday, January 18, 2007Rating: rosettes

jill ivey
 BEST VILLAGE PUB EVER!!!!!!!!
GREAT G&tTs! Friendly atmosphere, warm welcome.
Great to find a pub where women can go on there own and feel comfortable

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Wednesday, November 29, 2006Rating: rosettes

Jill
 GREAT PLACE TO BE!!!!!
Great atmosphere, fantastic welcome. Great to find a pub a woman can go into on her own and feel comfortable.
Wednesday, November 29, 2006Rating: No rosettes

Sam
 Fabulous
Passing through West Bergholt on our way home on Bank Holiday Saturday, we stopped at the Treble Tile and had a fantastic meal, the decor is very inviting, lovely fresh colours, newly decorated, I was Informed by the friendly staff. Great atmosphere, the place was buzzing, and at a reasonable price, so refreshing after inflated London prices. Will definateley return if this way again.
So glad we didn't drive past!

Monday, August 28, 2006Rating: rosettes

Terry
 Very poor at the TrebleTile!
Sadley not good any more as the new owner seems to be ignorant of his customer base stating that he wasn't relient on any local trade to support his business. I was part of a group of 8 and we were told very quickly not to make too much noise. No, we are not roudy 18 year olds but a group of parents on a rare night out! Oh dear, I think he is a little lost with where his income comes from! Give it a miss!
Wednesday, August 23, 2006Rating: No rosettes

mike Richards
 Not what it was !
My family and friends have been avid customers since the day Henry Ford opened his doors at the Treble Tile and can honestly say we ate there 4/5 times a month. The staff were happy and helpful and you were assured of a warm welcome. and we never a cause to complain. The food was truly excellent. Yes - there were on an occassions a bit of a wait but this didn't matter as the ambiance of the place was so lovely. I say 'was' as Henry has moved on (to the Fox on Ballingdon Hill,Sudbury ) taking with him everything that was good about the place.
His successor is a dour and unfriendly man who niether greets nor thanks his customers and the cuisine,though from the menu, much the same - in fact isn't,as standards have dropped terribly.
Dont worry about booking any more there is usually plenty of spare tables ....if you're that hungry.
Monday, January 9, 2006Rating: rosettes

Brad Mace
 Great food and friendly atmossphere
We really enjoyed our food here. There was a nice range and the food was very tasty and plentiful. Brilliant value for money. The staff are very friendly and welcoming. Would recommend the malsters to anyone. Will certainly be going back.
Saturday, December 10, 2005Rating: rosettes

John Smith
 Nice Food - Friendly Atmosphere
Nice Food - Friendly Atmosphere-Expensive Orange juice!!
Tuesday, November 15, 2005Rating: rosettes

Pauline
 N/A
I have eaten at the Treble Tile several times over the last few months, and have to say that the food and service have been excellent. Yes you may have to wait a short while at busy times, but it is well worth it, and according to the new proprieter you can now book a table if you have 6 or more. Typical pub food this is NOT, so for delicious food and wine, for me the Treble Tile is the place to go.
Tuesday, November 8, 2005Rating: rosettes

Anders
 Best bar in Colchester
Best crowd in town,
And Gilly plays pure grooves all night. RECOMMENDED!
Friday, November 4, 2005Rating: rosettes

lee kirk
 a very nice pub
this is a really nice pub owned my sister louise robertson.somes night have a bit of entertainment and some dont.this pub has a pool table and dartbourd.
Thursday, August 4, 2005Rating: rosettes

JUNE BASTOW
 
GIVE THE LEATHER BOTTLE A TRY.
UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT
WE WISH TO SEND ALL OUR BEST WISHES TO DI ON HER NEW VENTURE
LOVE JUNE AND MICHAEL
Thursday, July 14, 2005Rating: No rosettes

Catherine
 Pub/Restaurant
Overall the Treble Tile isn't a bad pub. However it does have its faults. The restaurant has a policy of not taking bookings, which unless you arrive at opening time and queue outside the door, can mean a long wait. I visited yesterday evening with my family to celebrate my dad's birthday. When we arrived we were told we would be seated in 15 minutes. So we ordered some drinks at the bar and waited, and waited, and waited. In total we waited 1h 15 minutes. When we complained to the bar staff we received a lukewarm apology by the head waitress. I say lukewarm as she didn't except that we had originally been told 15 minutes (in other words implied we were lying). So after 1h 20 mins we left, staving hungry and very annoyed. Not a great birthday for my dad.
On the occasions when I have been served, the food hasn't been too bad but it can be hit and miss. If you stick to the traditional pub food of steak and chips or hamburger and chips then you'll leave happy. However some of the more complex dishes don't come up to standard. Overall not a bad pub but management seriously need to rethink their no bookings policy.
Thursday, June 16, 2005Rating: rosettes

Helen Parker
 Great
Karaoke every thursday and sunday, fantastic people, cheap drink, a little smokey when busy, atmosphere really good alltypes of people frequent this bar and Charlie the owner is lovely
Tuesday, May 24, 2005Rating: rosettes

Trevor Routledge
 Fantastic food and service
Fantastic food (fresh and good portions), excellent service and very reasonable. Nice surroundings andatompshere, fully recommended.
Sunday, May 22, 2005Rating: rosettes

Luce
 Cheap drinks
This bar is ok, but the owners are a bit odd in that they have such a problem with swearing that people will get barred for it.
Drinks are reasonably priced but some of the staff are a bit miserable and it can get really smokey in there when it's busy.
Wednesday, March 23, 2005Rating: rosettes

classified
 it's great
i like this pub cos it has a nice atmosphere and i like the people in it
Tuesday, February 15, 2005Rating: rosettes

anon
 nice atmosphere and friendly staff good prices
good variety of ales and beer, food menu affordable prices. children allowed if behaved and out of bar area. friendly staff generally rembering rounds making oyur life easier. new patio bar availble for functions. nice
Saturday, February 12, 2005Rating: rosettes

Steve Williams
 Village Pub/excellent real ale/good food
Superb tradtional village pub on riverside location. The current landlord, Simon Taylor-Williams has had over 200 real ales since he bought the pub in November 2003. Every one that I have tried has been superb.

Food is pretty good too!
Thursday, January 27, 2005Rating: rosettes

USAF
 Comin Home
It,s good to hear the good ol Anchor's up an running again hopefully when we return in March the old dame beryl will be at the bar again !!
Monday, January 17, 2005Rating: rosettes

Fred
 Interesting Place!
This particular public house has recently undergone considerable renovation and features a open plan bar and indoor barbeque area. One interesting feature is the 'sky room' bar area which is very popular on the pub's amateur astronomers theme nights.
Sunday, January 16, 2005Rating: No rosettes

Matt
 Cheap bar with karaoke twice a week
Cocktails are half price until 9pm and most bottled drinks are 1 until 9:30pm. Also has a good karaoke setup which can be used on Thursdays and Sundays. The only downside is that it's quite small and doesn't really have a great atmosphere. Take your friends with!
Thursday, January 6, 2005Rating: rosettes

Mark Taylor
 The Best Boozer In Colchester
The Bell is a lovely boozer where the likes of matt holland (charlton player) it is a lively busy boozer full of beautiulful booze.
Friday, December 31, 2004Rating: rosettes

Not Telling
 Great Pub
Really Great pub Highly recomended
Sunday, December 5, 2004Rating: rosettes

John Smith
 There is nothing to commend this dump
Highlights are the overpowering stench of stale urine as you enter the premises combined with the tattooed single mothers (complete with pre-school offspring) who form the bulk of the clientel.

It was a dump when it closed in mysterious circumstances in 2003 &, having recently re-opened after being closed for a year, it's still a dump. I can only assume that all the building work that went on during the period it was closed was carried out on the living quarters.
Saturday, November 6, 2004Rating: No rosettes

Tom
 Great Sherill
...and yes the food is excellent!
Thursday, March 4, 2004Rating: rosettes

Sherill
 Great Food
Great food and Cheryl the chef is a real character, well travelled and can cook from a wide international cuisine
Thursday, August 15, 2002Rating: rosettes

Keith
 Full of character
An old style British pub - the sort rapidly dying out. Full of interesting characters and the occasional Friday music nights have great atmosphere.
Tuesday, July 16, 2002Rating: rosettes

Karen
 A modern lil shack
This is a great place for a night out on the town. Alothough quite a walk to get to, you won't be let down. The bar has mtv playing and a great youthful atmosphere. Great bar, great cocktails and I know some guys who'd say great barmaids too!
Saturday, December 16, 2000Rating: rosettes

Karen Clarke
 A cosy but rockin
The fox & fiddler is one of our faves. Based in the centre of town, it is easy to get to and very welcoming. It also has a great jukebox and the live music is superb. I've heard that the food menus are great too. Also check out Wednesday karaoke for a barrel of larfs!! Class for a local and a great night out.
Saturday, December 16, 2000Rating: rosettes


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