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The Bricklayers (Adnams)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Adnams - Mosaic Pale AleExcellent1
House Beer - BricklayersExcellent1
Lacons - EncoreExcellent1
Grain - Harvest MoonExcellent1
Salopian - Hop TwisterGood1
Adnams - Topaz GoldGood1
Adnams - Fat SpratAcceptable1
Adnams - BroadsideNot Tried0
Adnams - ExplorerNot Tried0
Adnams - Southwold BitterNot Tried0
Wadworth - Farmers GloryNot Tried0
Adnams - Ghost ShipNot Tried0
Adnams - Flame RunnerNot Tried0
Adnams - GunhillNot Tried0
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Summer AleNot Tried0
Batemans - Yella Belly GoldNot Tried0
Batemans - Yellow BellyNot Tried0
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London PrideNot Tried0
St Austell - TributeNot Tried0
Adnams - Old AleNot Tried0
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Damson PorterNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Bricklayers, Colchester, Essex
Picture 2. The Bricklayers, Colchester, Essex

Visits Details

09 Dec 2017 (Andrew)
First pub in Ian and my tour of Colcester. This is a 3 room pub with the front room being quieter and older looking so we sat there. Nice.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Lacons - Encore3.80ExcellentCarrot gold. Rich syrupy peppery bitter
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
Adnams - Old Ale4.10Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Damson Porter4.60Not Tried
05 Aug 2014 (ChrisE)
Late morning, the first pub on a tour of Colchester's better pubs.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Adnams - Topaz Gold4.00Good
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Batemans - Yellow Belly3.90Not Tried
Adnams - Fat Sprat3.80Not Tried
05 Aug 2014 (HSB)
11:30 First stop on a Colchester pub crawl. The six of us plus three other drinkers.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Adnams - Fat Sprat3.80AcceptableBit hazy, not very fresh. Probably first one out.
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
House Beer - Bricklayers3.60Not Tried
Adnams - Topaz Gold4.00Not Tried
Batemans - Yella Belly Gold3.90Not Tried
15 Jul 2014 (HSB)
11:00 Had the pub to ourselves for the first half hour. Getting busy with diners when we left just over an hour later. Friendly welcome.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Adnams - Mosaic Pale Ale4.10Excellent
Salopian - Hop Twister4.50Good
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Summer Ale3.90Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Not Tried
Adnams - Fat Sprat3.80Not Tried
31 Aug 2013 (Stephen Harris)
Early evening visit following football at Colchester United. Pretty much taken over by jubilant Leyton Orient supporters and the beer was flowing.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Grain - Harvest Moon4.50ExcellentA really nice, amber-coloured beer that hit the spot and the mood of the evening. Nice citrusy hop flavours. I saw no need to try anything else on the bar and stuck with this.
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Adnams - Explorer4.30Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
Adnams - Gunhill4.00Not Tried
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Not Tried
House Beer - Bricklayers3.60Not Tried
11 Jul 2012 (Philip Pirrip)
Fast service and a good crowd of locals in at 2140 hours.
BeerABVScoreNotes
House Beer - Bricklayers3.60ExcellentAlways on - house beer must be from Adnams. Bittersweet refreshing
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Adnams - Explorer4.30Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
Wadworth - Farmers Glory4.70Not Tried
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Not Tried
Adnams - Flame Runner3.90Not TriedJust ran out as I was queuing to order it. Drat!

About The Bricklayers

The pub sign. The Bricklayers, Colchester, Essex

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent4
Good2
Acceptable1
Poor-

The pub is found in Colchester, Essex, CO4 5AA.

Located in Bergholt Road literally 2 or 3 minutes walk from the North railway station (not the Town one). On oasis in an otherwise poor real ale immediate vicinity. An Adnams house with various rooms on several levels. Very popular house with the keen licensees selling a large range of the Adnams beers and it looks like one handpump reserved for a non Adnams guest.

We have visited this pub 6 times, seen 21 different beers and tried 7 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CO4 5AA