About Us

Three Wise Monkeys is a modern style Public House split over 4 floors in the heart of Colchester, Essex.

The ground floor is an large Tap House serving a huge range of quality beers from both keg and cask. We also have a great selection of spirits, unique cocktails, wines and coffee.

The first floor houses a spacious public bar and kitchen. Food will be served throughout the day with a passionate focus on slow-cooked, smoked American-style barbecue food and gourmet burgers. High quality local produce is at the heart of everything we do.

The second floor is a fantastic live music and club night/dancing venue that doubles as a large private function room.

Opened in 2016, our new basement bar has a boiler room/speakeasy vibe that is open every Friday and Saturday from 7pm until close.

The Latest

  • Weird Beard Brew Co. Tap Takeover

    Join us from Thursday 16th – Sunday 19th November as we host a tap takeover from Weird Beard Brew Co.

    Weird Beard Brew Co don’t believe in being stereotyped. They love upfront, in-your-face, hop-focused beers, along with classic styles.

    You may have seen some of their beers on our taps in the past, such as Mariana Trench Pale Ale, but this time they’ll be taking over a number of our taps for an entire weekend!

    So keep the date and join us for an entire weekend of Weird Beard goodness!

    Free entry every day from 11am.

Beer Racks


  • The Prettiest Starman: The Genius of David Bowie

    Oct 2017
    - 19:00 -

    On Sunday 22nd October, Three Wise Monkeys bring you the next installment of The Prettiest Starman, a celebration of the genius of David Bowie that is sometimes emotional but always joyous and entertaining.

    Anton, Paul, Nelson and Cara will once again perform some of his best-loved songs, taking in all parts of Bowie’s illustrious career with singalong anthems and nods to lesser-known album gems.

    DJ Ben Howard will be providing a DJ set that is also filled with Bowie magic from start to finish and Bowie dress-up and singing/dancing along is actively encouraged throughout the night.

    Tickets are £7 (plus a small booking fee) and are available at the link below:


    Previous Prettiest Starman nights have sold out at both Three Wise Monkeys and Colchester Arts Centre so be quick to book your place so that you can re-live and reminisce about the amazing work of David Bowie with us on the night!

    Doors open to Three Wise Monkeys top floor at 7pm. Please bring your e-ticket confirmation with you on the night.

Opening Times


11:00 - Midnight

Friday - Saturday

11:00 - 01:00


11:00 - 10:30