1. Welcome to 28DaysLater.co.uk - 28DL - The UK Urban Exploring / Urban Exploration / Urbex Forums.

    Asylums and Hospitals, High Stuff, Industrial, Leisure Sites, Residential Sites, Military Sites, Mines and Quarries, ROC Posts, Theatres and Cinemas, Draining, Underground Sites, European and International Sites, Leads, Rumours and News, Kit, Clothing, Equipment, Photography and Video sections plus a lot more.

    Please feel free to browse this website as a guest. Creating an account removes some ads, allows you to post replies, start new topics and threads, and gives you access to more features including bookmarking, live chat, messaging and notification systems.

    Create an account | Login | Request new password

Report - The Queens Head Pub, Coggeshall Road, Colchester, June 2016

Discussion in 'Leisure Sites' started by Mps6, Jun 30, 2016.

  1. Mps6

    Mps6 28DL Full Member
    28DL Full Member

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2016
    Messages:
    45
    Likes Received:
    38
    The Queens head is one of those places that has spent more of its life closed down then actually open. You drive past so often that you forget it is even there. We decided after driving past one day that it was probably worth a look as it still looks in good condition.

    History

    Its past is fairly hard to find, what i did find is the following. The Queens head Re opened in July 2008 after being closed for the last 13 years, It was renovated and a lot of money spent on bringing the pub up to date after being derelict for such a long period of time. It was one of only a few pubs to sell the local Red Fox Brewery selection. However its opening was short lived and it shut its doors again in 2011 due to unknown circumstances. Its situated on the A120 a few miles out from Marks Tey between Colchester and Braintree.

    Our Visit

    We went for a little scope out one evening in the dark just to find a way in etc. getting in wasn't very difficult all be it a little on the noisy side. After a quick look round we called it an evening and decided it was worth coming back with a camera.

    We returned with a little more visibility and camera's at the ready. The condition inside seems very good considering how long it was been empty for, no sign of graffiti or smashed windows or vandalism. A lot of junk and basic catering gear has been left. Chairs still lurk about and the tables are stacked on top of each other giving the look of an end of service clean up. We where momentarily scared s***less when a huge bang came from the very sizable conservatory, i have never been so pleased to see a trapped pigeon in my life, it made one hell of a racket. All in all not a bad little explore if your passing.

    Oh and one word of warning,

    Watch out for the Dragon :eek:

    27381631454_96dce82dce_b.jpg

    27381156003_72ef57d4ff_b.jpg

    27892915002_532ce49041_b.jpg

    27995294445_797e843de7_b.jpg

    27917287811_a183d49d2e_b.jpg

    27381626534_fec65046ca_b.jpg

    27960392226_1b43d73789_b.jpg

    27917312841_4902ea2eec_b.jpg

    27381145083_9c00f55c2f_b.jpg

    Thanks for reading :thumb
     

    Attached Files:

    Remove this ad by donating or subscribing.

  2. Punk

    Punk Obi Punk Kenobi
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2012
    Messages:
    1,259
    Likes Received:
    670
    Nice one :thumb
     
  3. Mps6

    Mps6 28DL Full Member
    28DL Full Member

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2016
    Messages:
    45
    Likes Received:
    38
    Cheers ;)
     
  4. Lavino

    Lavino 28ÐŁ ƦEGUŁλƦ U$EƦ
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2014
    Messages:
    1,350
    Likes Received:
    1,156
    Looks worth a look :thumb
     
    Mps6 likes this.
  5. Bolts

    Bolts 28DL Regular User
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2015
    Messages:
    837
    Likes Received:
    691
    It's not done too badly for itself has it? Nice find
     
  6. Mps6

    Mps6 28DL Full Member
    28DL Full Member

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2016
    Messages:
    45
    Likes Received:
    38
    Yeah its held up fairly well, to many miles out for mindless vandalism:thumb
     
  7. Choo Choo m8ty

    Choo Choo m8ty Mr Reality Hacker
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2014
    Messages:
    898
    Likes Received:
    459
    Not to shabby this . Nice find thx for posting. Oh and I do love dragons lol
     
  8. Mps6

    Mps6 28DL Full Member
    28DL Full Member

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2016
    Messages:
    45
    Likes Received:
    38
    We all love a dragon lol :thumb
     
  9. 12318

    12318 28DL Full Member
    28DL Full Member

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2013
    Messages:
    66
    Likes Received:
    5
    Home Page:
    good stuff - been driving past this place for a while on my commute and keep saying "I gotsta go look round there", but as it's always very early or very late that I'm passing I tend to forget about it on days that I am not working.
     
    Mps6 likes this.
  10. scotty markfour

    scotty markfour 28DL Regular User
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2015
    Messages:
    494
    Likes Received:
    341
    nice find .....always luved a good empty pub
     
  11. Dave563

    Dave563 28DL Full Member
    28DL Full Member

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2015
    Messages:
    69
    Likes Received:
    12
    Recently been burnt out :(
     
  12. Mps6

    Mps6 28DL Full Member
    28DL Full Member

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2016
    Messages:
    45
    Likes Received:
    38
    From what I could make out , sounds like insurance job. Turns out it's owned by three different people, one of which being the owner of the Chinese restaurant that operated there, who isn't in the country
     
Draft saved Draft deleted
Loading...

Share This Page

Remove this ad by creating an account and logging in