The Slug and Lettuce

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The Slug and Lettuce is part of a huge chain across the country, but mostly parts of London and the South East of England. It is located on the High Street meaning it is very accessible, and also very close to the taxi ranks and bus stops down the road. This means it facilitates to both students living off campus as well as those living on campus. From an extensive menu, The Slug and Lettuce serves food and drinks starting from coffee in the mornings, lunches, evening meals, and stays open until late for drinks and partying. It is also available for private hire and accommodates functions very well in its spacious function rooms.  Continue reading

Playhouse

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Playhouse Colchester is part of the Wetherspoon pub chain. However, it is very different from other Wetherspoon pubs. The building has undertaken many different changes; it was first an actual playhouse in 1929. In the 1930’s it transformed into a cinema, and then in 1981 it became a bingo hall. From there it remained an empty building until it was made into a pub in 1994. Because of these changes, they have kept the playhouse décor with the pub on the ground floor which is overlooked by the seating area covered with mannequins, puppets and cardboard cut-outs of famous people and other celebrities. There is even a private box for the royal family. Continue reading

Waikiki

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Last week for my friend’s birthday we visited Waikiki. Waikiki is Colchester’s only Tiki bar and is situated down Crouch Street in Colchester. I have been there a few times before and it is always a good night out. Entry on average is £5 and there is a good variety of drinks on offer at Waikiki at reasonable prices. The best part of Waikiki by far is the atmosphere and the décor. Being the only Tiki bar in Colchester, it really stands out from the other bars and clubs with its cool decoration and lighting. There is also a great variety of music played, so there’s usually something for everyone. Continue reading