Best Western The Rose & Crown Hotel

East Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 2TZ, England
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Best Western The Rose & Crown Hotel

Best Western Rose and Crown Hotel.

Comfort in Colchester.

The Best Western Rose and Crown Hotel is within walking distance of Colchester city centre. With a proud history of hospitality, it's the oldest recorded hotel in England's oldest recorded town!

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Breakfast is self serve grab and go on departure.
Bars, Free WIFI, Golf Nearby, Lift to some floors, Restaurants
There is free parking available onsite.
Pets not accepted
Guide and hearing dogs only
Free WIFI available throughout the hotel
Check-in & Check out14:00 | 11:00
East Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 2TZ, England
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Restaurants & Bars

Good food and drink are essential ingredients for any getaway and our hotel restaurants and bars don’t disappoint. From brekkies that leave you raring to go, to evening meals with the wow factor we’ve got all your culinary needs covered. Tuck in.

  • Oak Room
  • The Tudor Bar/Brasserie
  • Rose Room

Oak Room

An oasis of contemporary style amidst the traditional charm of the hotel itself, our Oak Room offers casual dining.

Opening hours
Breakfast: 07:00 - 09:30
Weekend times may vary

The Tudor Bar/Brasserie

The Tudor bar is friendly and cosy. In the winter you'll be able to sit around a roaring log fire, as you warm your cockles with a light lunch or a three course meal! At any time of year, our real Rose and Crown Ale goes down a treat!

Opening hours
Dinner: 18:30 - 21:30
Weekend times may vary
Dining and bars

Rose Room

This bar is open for functions only.


The Best Western Rose and Crown Hotel is a historic and even more importantly, romantic place to celebrate your big day at. We're licensed for Civil Weddings and Civil partnerships, so you can enjoy the whole day with us.

  • Wedding Service & Reception Venue
  • Catering
  • Honeymoon Suite
  • Registrar

For any enquiries please call Lisa Grantham on 01206 866677

Wedding service and reception venue

There's lots of room for romance here, and whatever you want to do in terms of entertainment, we'll do our best to make it happen.


We offer three wedding packages: Standard, Premier and Deluxe. Whichever you choose, you'll enjoy a starter, main course and dessert.

Honeymoon Suite

With a four poster bed, our bridal suite is set in the older part of the hotel, renovated in 2016 with new bed, lighting and furniture. However, you'll be able to indulge in 21st Century comforts as well as 14th Century charm. This room will be our wedding present to you on your special occasion!


Registry office:
Essex County Council
Stanwell House, Stanwell Street Colchester CO2 7DL

Golf Off Site

Whether you’re dedicating your full getaway to the green or just want to sneak in a few holes in between sightseeing, we’ve got you covered. Just don’t forget to pack your lucky club…

Lexden Golf Course

3.00 miles away in Colchester

Course type


Off Site





0 Yards


No handicap required


Meetings & Events

Our charming building is the perfect place to host an event. With large, airy rooms that have historic interest as well as cosy character, you and your guests can relax while you work.

  • Rose
  • Prison Wine Bar

For any enquiries please contact events on 0844 387 62 40

Our charming building is the perfect place to host an event. With large, airy rooms that have historic interest as well as cosy character, you and your guests can relax while you work.

Available Room Set Ups

  • Banquet
  • Boardroom
  • Classroom
  • Theatre
  • U shape


Suitable for weddings, parties and corporate meetings or events - very versatile to suits all room layouts and requirements.

Prison Wine Bar

The perfect change of scene from the office, located downstairs this room used to be a prison and still has some of the original features including 2 cells. Private dining or small meetings up to 14/16 guests.

Room Theatre Classroom U-Shape Boardroom Banquet
Rose 100 50 46 40 80
Prison Wine Bar 20 8 12 14 0

Reviews of Best Western The Rose & Crown Hotel

Traveller Overview:
4.0 Rating: 703 reviews
Excellent 34%
Very Good 35%
Average 16%
Poor 7%
Terrible 5%

332max, wrote review 25/10/2021

Great Hotel

Beautiful Georgian Building, Cozy and comfortable. very helpful and polite staff, clean room, good parking, central location, warm and welcoming bar with open fire, good value, good breakfast choice f... more


angetooke, wrote review 24/10/2021

1 night stay

Lovely hotel. Staff friendly. Food very good.... had room above bar area. Only downside Was very noisey until 1am coming from bar area... have stayed at hotel last 4/5 yeats running would highly re... more


_ian_fazakerley, wrote review 23/10/2021

Great Elvis Night at the R&C.

Attended an Elvis night last night(Mark Summers brilliant as usual) at the Rose & Crown, Colchester, with an overnight stay too. A great crowd was treated to a great evening of entertainment and a sup... more


Barwellalfiegoldie, wrote review 17/10/2021

Refugee camp

I don't no where to start beautiful building thats the only nice thing, hotel full of refugees running around, at breakfast they kept staring, kids were letting out wind while we was eating absolutely... more


MattH5114, wrote review 16/10/2021

Wedding Package

We held our wedding here last weekend and had an amazing day with thanks to Sue and her team, We had our problems in the build up to the day but all went to plan on the day. My only complaint was the ... more