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The Hole In The Wall

Closed Now: 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Open today: 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Great old style pub that I used to drink in for many years. Ruining by drug filled idiots who think... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2016
Escape804528
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I visited here on Wednesday 2nd March in the evening with a couple of friends. Quite an old school... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2016
Christopher84
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible21%
24 Dec 2018
“Cool Pub”
5 Aug 2018
“Thai lunch”
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Roberto and Suwan are the current owners of The Hole In The Wall. A family friendly pub, where people of all ages are welcomed! Serving traditional English pub and homemade Thai cuisine. We have working telescopes and a world class pool table...more
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Balkerne Hill, Colchester CO3 3AA, England
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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

Date of experience: August 2016
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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

Date of experience: June 2016
2  Thank Escape804528
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

Date of experience: March 2016
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.

Date of experience: April 2015
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

Date of experience: April 2015
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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

Date of experience: March 2015
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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

Reviewed 10 January 2015

The Hole in the Wall has reopened under new management. Complete refresh and change of atmosphere. Everything has been deep cleaned and rebooted. Real ales are there and are well looked after. Enjoyed a pint of Trooper this afternoon. Tribute also available. The food menu...More

Date of experience: January 2015
Thank chrispinnock
Justin R, Manager at The Hole In The Wall, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2015

Thank you for your generous comments, it will take us a little time to get to where we want to be with the pub, we thank all the new people we have met so far and their fantastic comments and ideas that we will strive...More

Reviewed 16 December 2013 via mobile

To be honest the worst pub I've ever been in. It is ment to be a CAMRA pub but no proper beer. The staff and the managers attitudes absolutely stunk and the live music was horrendous. AVOID AVOID AVOID

3  Thank dons387
Reviewed 21 August 2013

The Hole in the Wall is a fantastic pub that serves great ales, has a relaxed atmosphere and a decent pool table. However, on trying out the food for the first time, simple Panini's were not done very well. Out of the four, the pulled...More

Date of experience: August 2013
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