The Marquis, Colchester
A sprawling old coaching inn (we'd guess), with decent sized courtyard/smoking area for when the sun comes out. Despite the olde worlde exterior and dark wood interior, modernity - in the form of satellite TV - is much in evidence inside. One curious note is the potted biographies of various marquises on the walls; a mundane trip to the gents is somewhat enlivened by a quick run through the life and deeds of Donatien Alphonse Franois, Marquis de Sade - visitors will be relieved or disappointed according to taste that this does not extend to pictorial representations of his works.
24-25 North Hill, Colchester, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1EG
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