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The Whalebone

Chapel Road, COLCHESTER, CO5 7BG

This Grade II listed 18th-century free house enjoys beautiful views from its position at the top of the Roman River Valley. Its name comes from the bones of a locally beached whale, which were once fastened above the door of the pub. Wooden floors, exposed beams, bespoke furniture, a roaring fire and unique artwork all combine to create a feeling of warmth and character. Hearty British fare is prepared from local ingredients, along with Adnams and Woodforde's ales. A lunchtime snack can be enjoyed in one of the garden pavilions. The menu options smoked haddock, red gurnard and leek chowder; twice-cooked crispy Suffolk pork belly; and four-hour-cooked rich cottage pie.

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Tel: 01206 729307
Please quote 'The AA'.
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Principal beers

Adnams Southwold Bitter, Woodforde's Wherry, 2 guest ales


All week
12-3 5.30-11 (Sat 12-11 Sun 12-10.30 Winter Sun 12-6)


Children welcome.
Family room.
Children's play area.
Dog friendly.
Coach parties catered.



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