Welcome to Colchester's Castle Inn


a friendly public house with great food and drink


To our amazing customers and community,

In accordance with the government announcement and for the safety of our customers and staff, we will be closing the pub until further notice. We wish to thank you all so much for your constant support throughout this period of uncertainty, it has made this challenging time easier for us to manage.

Please keep yourselves, your families, and your communities safe.

With love,
Patricia and the team.






There has been a public house continuously on this site since around 1690, but the site is much older.

Workmen undertaking repairs in 1986 dug up four skeletons around 1,200 years old.

Today we have a great atmosphere and whether you are a local or a visitor you will enjoy our friendly establishment.

We are situated within a few feet of the main entrance to the Castle Grounds.

We boast

great drink selection
great fresh food from a constanly changing menu
outdoor area for drinking and smoking - heated if required
private function room
special nights
friendly staff

assistance for disabled

well behaved dogs welcome


Here is a taster of what awaits you


Are you a Game of Thrones fan? Colchester Castle and Essos have a connection:


Love Lord of the Rings. See how Tolkien, Gandalf and Colchester are linked here.