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3 reviews
Guests rated this property 2.7/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Parking included
Business Services


Explore the area

Popular LocationColchester Zoo4 min drive
Popular LocationColchester Golf Club5 min drive
Popular LocationJumbo Water Tower10 min drive
AirportLondon (STN-Stansted)49 min drive

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  • Double Room, Ensuite

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsDouble Room, Ensuite

The average per-night price is based on the lowest price found within the past 24 hours for the next 30 nights. All prices include taxes and fees and are based on a 1-night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

About this area


The Leather Bottle is located in Colchester. Tymperleys Clock Museum and Hollytrees Museum are cultural highlights, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Colchester Golf Club and Forrester Park Golf Club. Colchester Zoo and Marks Hall Gardens and Arboretum are also worth visiting. With kayaking, windsurfing and sailing nearby, you'll find plenty of adventures in the water.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Colchester Zoo - 4 min drive
  • Tymperleys Clock Museum - 5 min drive
  • Colchester Golf Club - 5 min drive
  • Jumbo Water Tower - 10 min drive
  • Colchester Town Hall - 10 min drive

Getting around

  • Colchester Town Station - 10 min drive
  • London (STN-Stansted) - 49 min drive


  • Donkey and Buskins - 3 min drive
  • Kings Arms - 4 min drive
  • The Fox & Fiddler - 4 min drive
  • China Chef - 4 min drive
  • The Playhouse - 4 min drive

About this property

The Leather Bottle

Inn with free parking, near Colchester Zoo
This smoke-free inn features a restaurant, an outdoor tennis court and an indoor tennis court. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a computer station and multilingual staff are on-site. This inn has 4 rooms.
The Leather Bottle offers 4 forms of accommodation.
Recreational amenities at the inn include an outdoor tennis court and an indoor tennis court.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

Parking and public transport

  • Free self parking
  • Free extended parking
  • Airport shuttle available
  • Local area shuttle

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant

Things to do

  • Billiards/pool table
  • Indoor tennis court
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Playground

Family friendly

  • Playground


  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Multilingual staff

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French

Business services

  • Computer station


  • Smoke-free property



Check-in between 10:00 AM and 10:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10:00 AM


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Payment types at the property

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

Property is also known as

The Leather Bottle Inn
The Leather Bottle Colchester
The Leather Bottle Inn Colchester

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at The Leather Bottle and receive a full refund?
Yes, The Leather Bottle offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to The Leather Bottle cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at The Leather Bottle?
As of 6 Aug 2020, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Leather Bottle on 7 Aug 2020 start from £80, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Is The Leather Bottle pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at this inn?
Self-parking and extended parking are free at this property.
What time is check-in at The Leather Bottle?
Check-in is from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
What time is check-out at The Leather Bottle?
Checkout is at 10:00 AM.
Where is this property located?
Situated in Colchester, this inn is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Colchester Golf Club and 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from Colchester Zoo. Jumbo Water Tower and Tymperleys Clock Museum are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for The Leather Bottle

Guest rating
5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition


  • Liked: Cleanliness, room comfort
  • Disliked: Staff & service

Stayed 2 nights in May 2019


  • Liked: Staff & service
  • Disliked: Cleanliness
Nice staff - below standard for the price

The bar staff ere very helpful and friendly but the pub was not a great environment for a single woman The bed was nice but the room futments very basic or broken and not cleaned to a good standard . There was nobody there in the morning to check out and no breakfast available . Quite noisy . Could easily be improved with some TLC but very over priced for what is essentially an outbuilding

Stayed 1 night in Jul 2018


  • Liked: Staff & service
  • Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
work incomplete,pipes exposed etc,no food availabl

arrived .staff not sure what to do ?only been there for a day!!! was told that they would have to check if food was available;reason to use this facility was we were told that food was on your web site . room had boot marks all over floor of bathroom and boot marks in shower tray.desk drawer was not fixed so when pulled out it came off in my hand!!! no instructions on heating or towel rail. in the evening one bar was being worked on by a squad of guys,so had to use bar with pool table in ,there was some very strong language being used which was quite upsetting for females !!

Stayed 1 night in Sep 2017