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Foresters Arms

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Bar, British, Pub
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Castle Road, Colchester CO1 1UW, England
+44 1206 542646
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Colchester
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53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

We are a party of 7 walkers that organise a walk and a Sunday lunch in the Colchester and wider area every two months . We booked the Foresters Arms as it was on our route and were not disappointed . Everything was freshly cooked and the roast potatoes were some of the best we have had in a pub... More 

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Tiptree, England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Just splendid - food good - the lasagne was sublime and the burger very satisfying... company ?? ... excellent !! We shall definitely return

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Thank Rachel E
Essex...England
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

We wentbas a couple to have beer and meeting friends, landlord was great, staff were good and the quality of beer on offer was very good. we didnt eat but the menu looked fresh and well covered for all. we shall use again.

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Thank MrSnod
Essex
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Called in for lunch during watching cricket at castle park. Excellent food hand cooked by the lovely lulu. I saw a few others who had come up for lunch, definitely the best choice. Recommend coming for lulu's menu Tuesday to Saturday

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Thank Paul P
Colchester, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Is this proper local. Spend your money here and you'll not only get top home cooking (try the fish pie) but your money will stay local and benefit the community too. You may get added extra of cello tuning, board games playing, resounding happy birthday. You can always, get proper beer, enter the quiz challenge and collect a few free... More 

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Thank kkkaarreenn
Colchester, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

Bit of an us and them vibe with the regulars, but as it was a Saturday evening ok with it. Good selection of ales but let down by being told we could order up to 20minutes after asking, then when our friends arrived 10mins later, were told 'too late'.

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Thank Joyce H
Wellington
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65 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2016

Coming from New Zealand I've been introduced to Sunday Pub Lunches - a British tradition. The Foresters Arms gets a tick for being an Open House rather than part of a chain, so they determine their beer selection, its not dictated to them. The lunch offerings were listed as by Barbara and Mick was on the bar - they were... More 

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Thank KiwiKong
Colchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2016

This was the first time we had eaten a cooked meal here previously we have had sandwiches. There were 3 of us and we had 1 roast beef dinner, 1 scampi and 1 Stilton and mushroom tart all of our meals were delicious and plentiful. We even decided to have desserts unusual for us but we were not disappointed, our... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015

Nice pub, pity he spoilt it. We won't go again until we know he has gone. Perhaps it was mistaken identity. He even come to the outside area to glare at us. I think he is a little too old for that sort of work as an employee, and two people in my company that day were older than him... More 

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Thank 751angry
Colchester
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2015

The food from Lulu (Monday to Saturday) is consistently excellent, all cooked from scratch. It is classic pub grub, but all made with proper ingredients from local butchers and grocers. The people who eat here are very happy with the food, cannot recommend it highly enough.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Castle Road, Colchester CO1 1UW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Colchester
  • Phone Number: +44 1206 542646

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?