We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Hole In The Wall

Balkerne Hill, Colchester CO3 3AA, England
+44 1206 579897
Review Highlights
Such a disapointment

Popped in for a glass of wine. No customers, No choice of wine, No question of what size we would... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2017
Colchester, United Kingdom
Quiet little watering hole.

This pub is set away from the busy high street and isn't usually very busy. It has a good choice of... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2017
Shalz S
Southampton, United Kingdom
Read all 19 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Justin and Michelle welcome you to The Hole In The Wall Public House. a good selection of Real Ales, Draught Lagers and Ciders. We welcome children with accompanied Adults until 9pm. We are also Dog friendly We have a Light-Bite Menu now operating, offering various 11'' inch paninis, served with Chips and Salad as well as more delicious snacks
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor21%
  • Terrible15%
17 Apr 2017
“Quiet little watering hole.”
21 Mar 2017
“Interesting experience”
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Balkerne Hill, Colchester CO3 3AA, England
+44 1206 579897
Write a ReviewReviews (19)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 19 reviews

Reviewed 25 August 2017

Popped in for a glass of wine. No customers, No choice of wine, No question of what size we would like, 250ml glasses automatically poured.No atmosphere. Such a shame as the building is wonderful and if managed properly could be a gold mine.

1  Thank 2-Tractor-boys
Reviewed 17 April 2017

This pub is set away from the busy high street and isn't usually very busy. It has a good choice of tap and bottled beers and a nice beer garden. It's nice to hangout with friends and I would recommend it.

Thank Shalz S
Reviewed 21 March 2017

We stopped of here on way to the Mercury theatre when we first went in we could find anybody, then we found the bar maid having a power nap, Service was quick and friendly, and it was nice to have a quiet drink before the...More

Thank Johan-Markus M
Reviewed 31 August 2016

According to The Good Beer Guide this used to be a great pub but when we visited a couple of weeks ago we discovered, like one of the previous reviewers, that 'there wasn't much on' as the barmaid put it - no beer, just one...More

Thank F7ORX
Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

Great old style pub that I used to drink in for many years. Ruining by drug filled idiots who think they can run the world. Staff are great

2  Thank YamYam 47
Reviewed 3 March 2016 via mobile

I visited here on Wednesday 2nd March in the evening with a couple of friends. Quite an old school feel to the place! The bar maid was smiley and friendly. 4 cask ale pumps, only 1 working, Bombardier, tasted okay! Only a few other people...More

1  Thank Christopher84
Reviewed 25 April 2015

Visited this dive last night to discover they had no ales to sell. An English pub with no ales?? So the kindly bar maid offered me an Amstel Lager instead. She managed just under half a pint and ran out. A joke pub.

6  Thank Robert J
Reviewed 18 April 2015 via mobile

All I can say is brilliant! I visited tonight with my girlfriend, with a plan to stay for an hour then move onto the town, stayed there all night ! Lovely atmosphere, and live music was brilliant. From the moment I walked in I was...More

Thank Jaywils1994
Reviewed 29 March 2015

This was like walking back in time! We popped in for a quick drink before our Bodmin Prison Night Walk and could quite easily have stayed!! The Landlord was really welcoming and personable and even brought out a plate of sandwiches to share amongst his...More

Thank TeamCarterSomerset
Reviewed 1 February 2015 via mobile

New management new pub. Back to the old days. At least 4 proper beers and great new management. It's just like it used to be great beer great people. Will be back again very soon

Thank Don S
Justin R, Manager at The Hole In The Wall, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2015

Many thanks for your kind review and we look forward to welcoming you back very soon

Nearby Restaurants
North Hill Noodle Bar
766 reviews
.20 km away
Il Padrino
636 reviews
.15 km away
Church Street Tavern
324 reviews
.12 km away
189 reviews
.15 km away
Nearby Attractions
Mercury Theatre
795 reviews
.05 km away
Colchester Arts Centre
138 reviews
.13 km away
Headgate Theatre
64 reviews
.37 km away
Dutch Quarter
70 reviews
.39 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from The Hole In The Wall staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines