WITH plenty of exciting events always taking place across the city, residents are always spoilt for choice when it comes to weekend fun.

But what is the best way to get around Colchester when heading out on a night out or needing to grab a lift back home after an evening of partying? 

With that in mind, we have complied a list of the best-rated taxi firms in Colchester, according to customer reviews left on Google.

Surprisingly, some of the more lower ratings have been attributed to what some would consider the most popular taxi firms in the city.

Cook's Private Hire

This top-rated firm boasts a five-star rating. The company was established in late 2019 and provides services across Essex, Suffolk and beyond.

The business seems to be a favourite amongst punters, with one reviewer stating: “They are kind, punctual, reliable, and trustworthy.

“We have big instruments, and they always help us to transport them with a competitive rate. We always recommend them, good people with great customer service. With them, nothing goes wrong.”

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VP Cars

Established in 1999, this firm offers both long and short distance services and has also received a rating of 5 stars.

Commenting their services, a reviewer said: “Excellent service, very accommodating highly recommend for your next taxi journey.”

M&L Travel

Based in Stanway M&L Travel has a rating of 4.9 from its users.

The firm makes good use of its minibuses for airport travel and any other events.

One reviewer said: “Cannot rate the service from the team highly enough. On a ride down to Gatwick they were at my house on time and got me to the airport safely and promptly.”

Aardvark Travel

Based in Highwoods, this service was also highly rated amongst travellers, with a rating of 4.7 stars.

The company is popular amongst holiday-goers looking to get to and from Heathrow Airport.

One exuberant reviewer said: “Rich provides efficient service, always on time, service with a smile and makes going anywhere easy!

“Nothing is too much trouble at all. He even was our photographer whilst we did an obstacle course on a hen do...”

Colchester taxi firms which have scored lower ratings

All The 8’s has a rating of just 2.1 from users and Five Eights has a rating of just 2.7. 

Panther Cabs meanwhile has a score of 2.9 and Roman Cars has been rated 3.3 by punters.