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The Odd One Out (Freehouse)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Elgood's - Cambridge BitterExcellent1
Dow Bridge - Fosse AleExcellent1
Mauldons - Silver AdderExcellent1
Colchester - MetropolisExcellent2
Oxfordshire Ales - Six Nations PorterExcellent1
King Beer (formerly W.J. King) - Brighton BestExcellent1
Harwich Town - Electric Palace Cinema Centenary AleExcellent2
Piddle (Dorset Piddle) - Thunder Box PorterExcellent1
Cliff Quay - ClipperGood1
Hanlons (formerly O'Hanlon's) - FireflyGood1
Adnams - LighthouseGood1
Dow Bridge - GladiatorGood1
Harwich Town - Redoubt Stout Good1
Greene King - Tolly Cobbold Tolly English AleNot Tried0
Mauldons - Black AdderNot Tried0
Greene King - Hardys & Hansons Olde Trip Not Tried0
Belhaven - IPANot Tried0
Earl Soham - Brandeston GoldNot Tried0
Mauldons - Xmas ReserveNot Tried0
Harvey's - Old Ale (or Sussex XXXX Old Ale)Not Tried0
Earl Soham - Victoria BitterNot Tried0
Viper (Mighty Oak) - Jake the SnakeNot Tried0
Mauldons - White AdderNot Tried0
Cottage - E-typeNot Tried0
Elgood's - North Brink PorterNot Tried0
Raw - JR Best BitterNot Tried0
Colchester - No. 1Not Tried0
Colchester - PogonophobiaNot Tried0
Brewshed - Best BitterNot Tried0
Banks & Taylor's (B&T) - Edwin Taylor's Extra StoutNot Tried0
Lincoln Green - Josef KellerNot Tried0
Navigation - SaviourNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Odd One Out, Colchester, Essex
Picture 2. The Odd One Out, Colchester, Essex
Picture 3. The Odd One Out, Colchester, Essex

Visits Details

13 Apr 2018 (Magnus Greel)
1545-2025 our final stop and venue for our group tonight, fairly quiet on arrival our group soon swelled during the evening as well as many locals coming and going. Again we were kindly supplied with free bar snacks which are always welcome. As with the other pubs today this is my first visit, very impressed and a rare find these days.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Colchester - Metropolis3.90ExcellentLight refreshing and thirst quenching, it did its job far too well this evening
Brewshed - Best Bitter4.30Not Tried
Banks & Taylor's (B&T) - Edwin Taylor's Extra Stout4.50Not Tried
Lincoln Green - Josef Keller4.80Not Tried
Navigation - Saviour5.50Not TriedI meant to try this however it slipped my mind
09 Dec 2017 (Andrew)
Pub 8. Propper old school. Best pub in Colchester yet. Like a country pub and apparently hasn't changed for 50 years. Owned by the Colchester brewery.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Colchester - Metropolis3.90GoodPale gold. Grassy. White pepper. Lychee.
Elgood's - North Brink Porter5.00Not Tried
Raw - JR Best Bitter4.20Not Tried
Colchester - No. 14.10Not Tried
Colchester - Pogonophobia4.50Not Tried
10 Feb 2017 (ChrisE)
First pub of tour of pubs near St Boltolphs (Colchester Town) railway station. Very much a good traditional boozer, I like it.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hanlons (formerly O'Hanlon's) - Firefly3.70Good
Mauldons - Black Adder5.30Not Tried
Mauldons - White Adder5.30Not Tried
Cottage - E-type4.10Not Tried
09 May 2015 (Stephen Harris)
Mid-afternoon on a lovely sunny day, at a time when the pub is quiet. Only the Oddie is eccentric enough to have a log fire blazing and a Christmas beer on the bar in this kind of weather. Time stopped still in here in around 1977, and it must have been the wintertime. Some beers have progressed to £2:98 a pint.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harwich Town - Redoubt Stout 4.20GoodAn unusual, fruity Stout with a dry finish.
Cliff Quay - Clipper4.30GoodAn easy-drinking Pale Ale.
Mauldons - Xmas Reserve6.60Not Tried
Harvey's - Old Ale (or Sussex XXXX Old Ale)4.30Not Tried
Earl Soham - Victoria Bitter3.60Not Tried
Viper (Mighty Oak) - Jake the Snake4.00Not Tried
05 Aug 2014 (ChrisE)
Final stop on a tour of Colchester's pubs. Definitely one of the best in the town.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harwich Town - Electric Palace Cinema Centenary Ale3.80Excellent
Mauldons - Black Adder5.30Not Tried
Greene King - Hardys & Hansons Olde Trip 4.30Not Tried
Belhaven - IPA3.80Not Tried
Earl Soham - Brandeston Gold4.50Not Tried
05 Aug 2014 (HSB)
17:15 Last stop. The best was definitely saved until last. Excellent Landlord great pub. The Landlord is threatening to retire so visit while you can. Walked back to the Town station from here and on the way I was hit by a quarter of a pizza thrown from an upstairs window. Definitely a first for me.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harwich Town - Electric Palace Cinema Centenary Ale3.80Good
Mauldons - Black Adder5.30Not Tried
Greene King - Hardys & Hansons Olde Trip 4.30Not Tried
Belhaven - IPA3.80Not Tried
Earl Soham - Brandeston Gold4.50Not Tried
15 Feb 2013 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. ChrisE had left by my arrival to the same group. Pub birthday party meant half priced ales at a nice unrounded £1.44 pp. Pub packed as you would expect. Very traditional boozer atmosphere.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Elgood's - Cambridge Bitter3.80ExcellentVery full bodied - darker than I expected from a vague past memory
Mauldons - Silver Adder4.20Excellent
Oxfordshire Ales - Six Nations Porter5.00ExcellentNearly a food
Dow Bridge - Fosse Ale4.80Not Tried
Adnams - Lighthouse3.40Not Tried
Greene King - Tolly Cobbold Tolly English Ale2.80Not Tried
15 Feb 2013 (ChrisE)
Early evening, I was impressed by the good value and clearly displayed pricing on the pump clips. Beers were individually priced to odd pence, such as £2.86 or £2.87 per pint, no continually rounding up to the next 10p every time beer goes up by a penny in this pub. Tonight was the landlord's birthday and at 6pm all prices were reduced for the rest of the evening with cask ales on offer at an amazing £1.40 per pint.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dow Bridge - Fosse Ale4.80Excellent
King Beer (formerly W.J. King) - Brighton Best4.00ExcellentThis beer was one of the first to run out.
Piddle (Dorset Piddle) - Thunder Box Porter4.50ExcellentFull bodied black ale with fruity flavours.
Adnams - Lighthouse3.40Good
Dow Bridge - Gladiator4.50Good
Greene King - Tolly Cobbold Tolly English Ale2.80Not TriedThis replaced the Adnams Lighthouse when that beer ran out.

About The Odd One Out

The pub sign. The Odd One Out, Colchester, Essex

Summary of Beer Scores

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The pub is found in Colchester, Essex, CO2 7ET.

A good traditional pub within easy reach of Colchester Town (St Botolph's) railway station, there are usually four ciders on offer in addition to the cask ales. The use of mobile phones is strictly forbidden here. 7 handpumps ply their wares.

We have visited this pub 8 times, seen 32 different beers and tried 13 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CO2 7ET