A book entitled,

'The Inns, Taverns and Pubs of Colchester'

was first published in 1995.

It was revised and reprinted several times, with the final edition, The Waterloo Edition, being produced in 2015.

Now out of print, here you can see the contents of the book, in electronic format.


Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6
Part 7
Part 8
Part 9

There are plans to reprint the book at some time, hopefully in 2025.

Pubs across the country have undergone a huge change in the way they operate, much associated with social behaviour of their customers, but also the taxation levels imposed on them by successive governments.

This book just scratches the surface of Colchester's pub heritage; there is so much that has been left out with regards to the stories told by the 'good old boys', through the years, as well as a lack of page space for the many old photographs that have been handed down over decades.

We have a huge database of additional material that has been placed onto computer hard drives, that will, one day, be placed with the Essex Record Office in Chelmsford. Some of this data has already been deposited there, an example of which is to be found at the following link.

Daniels Deeds

The following list shows a 20 year span of the pubs that had closed or had been renamed, in Colchester, up until 2023, together with the 37 that were still in business.





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