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The New Town Tavern (Freehouse)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Wolf - Golden JackalGood1
Mauldons - Mid-Summer GoldGood1
Belhaven - Bridge to NowhereGood1
Cottage - GoldrushNot Tried0
Woodforde's - WherryNot Tried0
Adnams - Southwold BitterNot Tried0
Colchester - CenocillcaphobiaNot Tried0
Picture 1. The New Town Tavern, Colchester, Essex

Visits Details

13 Apr 2018 (Magnus Greel)
1400 a few others in, mainly around the pool table and a couple of locals at the bar, friendly welcome from the licencees from which we were supplied much appreciated gratis cheese and biscuits. First of three in this area with about half a dozen of us on our monthly Friday Evening Group meeting.
Belhaven - Bridge to Nowhere4.50GoodOverpoweringly sharp and tangy
Colchester - Cenocillcaphobia3.80Not Tried'The fear of an empty glass'
21 Jul 2015 (HSB)
16:00 Pub just opened so had it to ourselves. The pub dogs were pleased to see us.
Mauldons - Mid-Summer Gold4.00Good
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
19 Aug 2012 (Stephen Harris)
Sunday lunchtime, glorious day, comfy sofa, newspaper, Test Match on TV. Close to perfection really.
Wolf - Golden Jackal3.70GoodGood, malty, golden bitter with floral hops.
Cottage - Goldrush5.00Not Tried
Woodforde's - Wherry3.80Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried

About The New Town Tavern

The pub sign. The New Town Tavern, Colchester, Essex

Summary of Beer Scores


The pub is found in Colchester, Essex, CO1 2BN.

Neighbourhood pub in a residential area just ten minutes walk from Colchester Town railway station. It was established in 1878 as the Blue Boar and for most of its history has been tied to the Truman’s Brewery of East London. The name change to New Town Tavern is quite recent. Although a single bar pub, there are two distinct spaces, with a rear area with sofas and a pool table a few steps down from the main bar. Rear courtyard garden. At the time of writing (summer 2012) this pub is a good outlet for the local Sticklegs Brewery.

We have visited this pub 3 times, seen 7 different beers and tried 3 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CO1 2BN