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Yates Colchester

1-3 Head Street, Colchester CO1 1NX, England
+44 1206 710471
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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good25%
  • Average16%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible29%
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Bar, British, Pub, Grill
1-3 Head Street, Colchester CO1 1NX, England
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very poor lately. Furniture ripped and dirty. Tables sticky. Minimum staff. Has really gone downhill.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped by at Yates on Friday for a quick lunch after a busy morning. We arrived at around 11:45 and it was already fairly busy. We got ourselves sat down and ordered food. The food arrived within 20-25 minutes from ordering and was all...More

Thank Tom J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in with our son for a quick lunch - NOT ONE empty table was clean!!!!! Food on the floors, rubbish all over the tables and nobody doing very much in the way of clearing it up! Not the best first impression! ... so we...More

Thank Saloosarah
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Short visit on a sturdy night before a meal. Great deal on cocktails two for the price of one. Only in there a short time. Seemed clean pleasant staff were very friendly. Worth a visit 👍🏻🍷

Thank mrjayjayjay
Reviewed 11 January 2018

Have never visited this Yates before but as i had heard favourable reports and we were in Colchester for my other half's Birthday we decided to give it a try, well what a disappointment, it started with the beer there was an Adnams Ghost ship...More

Thank cfgibson
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

i have recently written a review about yates and how i didn’t enjoy my experience there, as upon my visit, i was greeted with a mouse at my table. not only was i disgusted at the fact that they are keeping rodents in their establishment,...More

Thank anais123455
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

The two blonde girls that work Fridays and Saturdays are gems!!!! Always happy and lovely big ups!!!! Friendly staff and good price drinks?!!!

Thank Lera P
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Could have easily gone down and given a 1 star rating. My friends and I visited Yates when we found ourselves stumbling around Colchester in the early hours of morning on a cold December night. We decided to give it a go as it looked...More

Thank ATBJReviews
Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

I love coming here cheap but nice food but I feel they need more staff working on a busy weekend...i was there Saturday just gone and the amount of rude customers this 1 waitress had to deal with was horrid ......i felt bad because my...More

Thank kelly231290
Reviewed 11 December 2017

Like all Yates, this place is filled to the brim with, inexperienced and immature staff, chavs walking around with their chests puffed out and old drunks. Popped in for a drink as it was so cold and left straight away.

Thank Michael P
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Response from Jess M | Reviewed this property |
No there isn't. The closest place to park is St Mary's car park.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$14
Bar, British, Pub, Grill
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1-3 Head Street, Colchester CO1 1NX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Colchester
  • Phone Number: +44 1206 710471
  • E-mail
TAKE A FRESH LOOK AT YATES We've changed our look and a whole lot more. You can visit us at any time of the day for the best in drinks, food and atmosphere. Perfect for a breakfast or lunchtime break, meeting up with up with mates after work or staying late at the weekend to enjoy our music with a cheeky cocktail.
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