The New Town Tavern, 3-5 Kendall Road, Colchester CO1 2BN
The New Town Tavern had a bit of a spotty reputation for some years, and memorably under it’s previous owner it targetted the LGBT community as ‘The Pink Panther’. The pub is in somewhat safer hands now, an it has improved its ale, although evidently the cold lagers still get the nod from many of the locals.
I’ve popped in a couple of lunchtimes, and been impressed with the range on offer (albeit not quite up to that offered by the likes of The Odd One Out and The Bricklayers in town)..
Most recent visit on 15th August 2015 saw a couple of Adnams beers and an ‘Imperial Gold’ from a brewery in the southwest – but with Colchester having a huge number of real ale pubs these days, this pub wouldn’t feature in the Top 15.