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The Purple Dog (Star Pubs & Bars (Heineken UK))

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Red Fox - Fire FoxExcellent1
Mauldons - Black AdderExcellent1
Crouch Vale - Brewers GoldGood2
Mighty Oak - Oscar Wilde MildGood1
Woodforde's - Volt IPAGood1
Adnams - BroadsideNot Tried0
Woodforde's - WherryNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Mighty Oak - Captain BobNot Tried0
Adnams - Ghost ShipNot Tried0
Crouch Vale - Yakima GoldNot Tried0
Marston's - Pedigree New World Pale AleNot Tried0
Adnams - Southwold BitterNot Tried0
Maldon - A Drop of Nelson's BloodNot Tried0
Titanic - Plum PorterNot Tried0
Woodforde's - Bure GoldNot Tried0
Woodforde's - Nelson's RevengeNot Tried0
Mighty Oak - Yellow SnowNot Tried0
Greene King - Hardys & Hansons Rocking RudolphNot Tried0
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London PrideNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Purple Dog, Colchester, Essex

Visits Details

18 Feb 2019 (Jack William)
Monday lunchtime. Busy and pleasant enough for a city centre pub. Good range of beers - pleasesd to have my first pint of Woodfordes in a long while.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Red Fox - Fire Fox4.20ExcellentLovely winter ale with a good bitter bite.
Woodforde's - Volt IPA4.50GoodNice taste - but a bit hazy.
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Mighty Oak - Oscar Wilde Mild3.70Not Tried
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Not Tried
09 Dec 2017 (Andrew)
Pub 9. City centre pub. Well lit with lots of clicking glasses.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Mighty Oak - Oscar Wilde Mild3.70GoodSooty mild
Woodforde's - Nelson's Revenge4.50Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Mighty Oak - Yellow Snow3.80Not Tried
Greene King - Hardys & Hansons Rocking Rudolph4.20Not Tried
14 May 2016 (Stephen Harris)
Bustling in the early evening. Some customers give every appearance of having been here for quite a while.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Mauldons - Black Adder5.30ExcellentBlack. A really excellent Stout. Fruity and roasted.
Maldon - A Drop of Nelson's Blood3.80Not Tried
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Not Tried
Titanic - Plum Porter4.90Not Tried
Woodforde's - Bure Gold4.30Not Tried
05 Aug 2014 (HSB)
13:15 Very busy with diners. The drinking area at the east end was however quiet.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Crouch Vale - Brewers Gold4.00AcceptableThis is another beer that I think has suffered from success. I find it insipid and very ordinary.
Woodforde's - Wherry3.80Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Not Tried
Marston's - Pedigree New World Pale Ale3.80Not Tried
24 May 2014 (Stephen Harris)
Lunchtime visit on a Saturday and shaping up to be quite busy. My first time in here I think.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Crouch Vale - Brewers Gold4.00ExcellentAlways an excellent choice when in Essex.
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Woodforde's - Wherry3.80Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Mighty Oak - Captain Bob3.80Not Tried
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Not Tried
Crouch Vale - Yakima Gold4.20Not Tried
Marston's - Pedigree New World Pale Ale3.80Not Tried

About The Purple Dog

The pub sign. The Purple Dog, Colchester, Essex

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent3
Good2
Acceptable1
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Colchester, Essex, CO1 1LS.

Probably established in the seventeenth century, this city centre pub in Eld Lane has been called the Joiners Arms, and then for a long period the Clarence, before taking on its current name in September 2006. It is an ancient structure, but much modernised inside. Larger than one might expect from its external appearance, there is also a small garden to the rear.

We have visited this pub 5 times, seen 20 different beers and tried 5 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CO1 1LS