About Us

Three Wise Monkeys is a modern style Public House split over 3 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.

The Latest

  • Summer Deal: Limited Time Only!


    Get a FREE selected bottled beer when buying any of our smoked meats for a limited time only this summer!

    Indulge in one of the following beers free with your slow-cooked meats:

    Kona Big Wave • Kona Fire Rock • Kona Castaway • Goose Island Honkers Ale • Paulaner Salvator • Flying Dog Raging Bitch • Flying Dog Snake Dog • Lucky Jack Pale Ale • Beavertown Black Betty.

Beer Racks


  • Colchester Folk & Roots Club

    Jul 2016
    - 19:00 -

    Sunday 24th July @ Colchester Folk & Roots Club at Three Wise Monkeys

    A&E Stringband + support from Holmes & Bond

    A&E perform high octane fiddle tunes with hard driving rhythm, American folk songs and Western Swing on Fiddle, Banjo, Guitar, Mando and voices.

    A&E are Andy ‘Accident’ Quelch and Emily ‘Emergency’ Smith. Andy’s signature rhythm playing gives a fresh vibrancy to Oldtime fiddle tunes and Emily finds a good home for her spirited country fiddle chops in Western Swing favourites.

    Between them, they play Guitar, Fiddle, Mandolin, Oldtime Clawhammer Banjo, and they also sing. In different guises they have been seen in Home Territory, The Texas All Nite Toyboys (Emily), Trouble & Strife and with American fiddle ace Chance McCoy on a recent UK tour (Andy).

    Support – Holmes & Bond

    Although this husband and wife duo come from different musical backgrounds, their sound has united, and a distinctive unique style has formed. Based around strong vocal harmonies, Holmes & Bond’s sound is unchartered territory and doesn’t fit exclusively into anyone genre, but touches upon Indie-Folk and Americana.

    In the last few years there has been a roots revival that has primed listeners for a new generation of rustic, organic music which Grace and Aaron deliver sincerely. Telling stories through their music authentically, deliberately and with honesty.

    Live acoustic performances include Aaron’s finger style guitar, and Grace’s fiddle and mandolin breaks, blended with their rich strong harmonies on a rollercoaster of emotion the duo have a timeless sound.

    After reaching number three in the UK Independent Music Charts and receiving airplay throughout Europe and America, Holmes & Bond were joined by Elliot Richardson from Missing Andy on percussion to complete their EP Kisses Are Sweeter, which was released on the 5th November 2014 and is available to download on iTunes.

    Holmes & Bond will be releasing their debut album in 2016.

    Doors 19:15 for 19:45 start

    Tickets £10 on the door

Opening Times


11:00 - Midnight

Friday - Saturday

11:00 - 01:00


11:00 - 10:30