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Foresters Arms

€€ - €€€, British,
Castle Road, Colchester CO1 1UW, England
+44 1206 542646
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good20%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible14%
Travellers talk about
“sunday roast” (6 reviews)
“scampi” (3 reviews)
“chicken” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
Castle Road, Colchester CO1 1UW, England
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Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

I've fallen out of the habit of review writing but felt moved to add this. From the moment we phoned to book (for Sunday lunch) everyone was lovely, helpful and accommodating. The menu was small, which is a good thing if it means that things...More

1  Thank Gaspode74
Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

I attended a wake at this pub last Wednesday and the man behind the bar was the rudest, most sullen individual I have ever encountered in the hospitality sector. There were at least two hundred people attending this party and all the barman could do...More

1  Thank Thomas G
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful evening ! French food to die for, ambiance second to none and an accompanying duo of accomplished entertainers, The Hat Check Honeys. We can’t wait for the next themed event!

Thank castlecolchester
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Met with my brother, nephew and son for a catch-up. We all had the roast beef and found it was the best roast beef we had had in a pub. The pub offers a good range of beers including a range from the Colchester Brewery....More

1  Thank Patrick M
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

Holly came out to tell us about her red curry special, so we ordered the special. Home made Thai red curry, with a salad on the side, I opted for chicken, there was also a vegetarian version. It was nice and spicy. What a treat...More

1  Thank Louise P
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Just dropped in for a quick pint before having a meal elsewhere. Barman saw me come in and walked away without saying a word. Beer ok, not badly priced. But the barman's demeanor has a lot to be desired. A word or two of advice:...More

Thank tonypcol
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Been here a few times just for a drink. This time had the Sunday Roast. Wow - excellent food and great service. Served by Mick ( the owner ) and very friendly service. Fitted us in - even though they were fully booked. Food is...More

1  Thank Brent M
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Today me and my husband visited our friends for dinner we had a table reserved for seven people and before we could even name our choice of meat for our Sunday roast we was asked to supply a credit card for down payment, our party...More

Thank faye w
Reviewed 11 February 2017

My husband and I met up with friends in this pub restaurant. The atmosphere was nice and the service was prompt, despite the pub being very busy at the time. I had a lovely jacket potato, although it wasn't very big. My husband had curry...More

Thank chamonix44
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...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
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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