Local Business We Love

Welcome to our local directory of businesses we admire and work with. We don’t share any direct associations with these businesses apart from working in our great town. If you’ve got a great business in Colchester and would like a link on here too drop us a line and we’ll sort that out.

Local Groups


Latest news, product reviews, book club, webchats, special offers, competitions and parenting advice. 



The place to come for local information, events, special offers as well as opportunities to chat and meet up with other like-minded folk in your area. Visit our review page over there and drop us a few words :)


St Botolph’s – The Waiting Room

Under the banner of ‘St Botolph’s’ we will work together to create a shared creative identity for Colchester and build a community group that can own, cherish, protect and carry that identity forward on behalf of the town. An amazing project currently championing local produce, maker groups and creatives from across Essex and beyond.


Local Creative Types

Creative Co-Op

Works exclusively with social enterprises, community projects, third and public sector organisations. They help their clients engage and connect people using online tools and authentic creative communications.



If you are looking for an accomplished web designer in Colchester look no further than Webwalrus. They create websites for small and large businesses and can create sites tailor made to your own design.


Fever Marketing

Fever are a full service integrated marketing agency, working with both B2B and B2C clients developing brands through advertising, design and digital media. They are based in the Colchester town centre.



The Big T-Shirt Factory

Direct To Garment printing allows artists to sell their merchandise and then only print a product once the sale had been made.


Spiffing Covers

Self Publishing Gurus and book cover geniuses.



Utilising traditional craft skills and antique & vintage printing presses, Typoretum provide a comprehensive letterpress printing and design service.



GO4 Market Café

Indoor market and cafe in selling art craft  and vintage goods and local produce. Based in Holy Trinity Church opposite Colchester library.


Lesley’s Girls Vintage

Lesley’s Girls stock elegant vintage fashion, lifestyle & haberdashery items, reviving nostalgia from an era where elegance was key. Check them out on etsy.com


The Phone Doctor

Mobile phone accessories and repairs. Unlocking and battery replacement with in store workshop. Visit them at the link or at the bottom of Scheregate Steps.


Revolver Retro Clothing

Vintage and new retro clothing for women and men. Online sale available from the link – or pop into their shop on SIR Isaac’s Walk.


Food & Drink

The Bull

Music and sports orientated pub offering a wide variety of live music every weekend- check their website for listings.


The Green Room at North Hill Hotel

Fantastic Local British Food situated  At The North Hill Hotel. They source local produce wherever possible and have a regularly evolving menu.


The Purple Dog

A modern name for an ancient pub. Offering brilliant value food, traditional ales and a great atmosphere.


Maison Talbooth Hotel

Small boutique hotel overlooking the famous Constable Dedham Vale with informal and fine dining options and wonderful day spa, located in Dedham near Colchester



Hayes Driving School

Colchester based driving school specialising in nervous drivers. Many years of experience and hundreds of passes makes these guys the best in town.



Wedding Day Angel

Wedding Day Angel publish a Bridal Magazine, run an online Wedding Directory & Blog, and organise Wedding Fayres in Clacton & Colchester.


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Joseph Hewes

Contributor to printcolchester.co.uk and tailormadeinvites.co.uk. Web designer, printer and marketer based in Colchester UK.

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