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Best Western The Rose & Crown Hotel

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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!

That means you can look forward to a real oldy-worldy stay, with oak beamed walls, original chimneys and original small paned windows all adding to this 14th Century coaching inn-turned hotels appeal.

Colchester itself offers just as much character and charm, thanks to a rich history of Roman, Medieval and Victorian influences. You'll be near Constable Country too, which should give you an idea of the beautiful scenery and picturesque villages that will be on your doorstep!

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Location

East Street
Colchester
Essex
CO1 2TZ
England
For enquiries or to make a reservation please call 0844 387 6185*
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Summary

Bars, Free WIFI, Golf Nearby, Restaurants, Lift to some floors
Free internet available throughout the hotel
There is free parking available onsite.
There is parking available nearby.
Pets: No Pets accepted Guide and hearing dogs only
Check-in & Check-out
14:00 | 11:00

Facilities

Dining and Bars

Chef Tony Porter

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Oak Room

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

Opening hours

Weekend times may vary
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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
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Rose Room

This bar is open for functions only.

Golf

Lexden Golf Course

Course information

Course Type:
Location: Off Site
Holes: 0
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Distance: 0 Yards
No handicap required

Location

3.00 miles away in Colchester

Prices

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Weddings

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.

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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.

Catering

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!

Registrar

Registry office:
Essex County Council
Stanwell House, Stanwell Street Colchester CO2 7DL
03456037632




For any enquiries please call Lisa Grantham on 01206 866677

Location and Attractions

Getting there.

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Nearest motorway: M25, J28, 40.00 miles
Nearest train station: Colchester Town & North, 1.00 miles
Nearest airport: London Stansted, 40.00 miles
Free parking on site (45 spaces)
On site disabled parking (2 spaces)

Address
East Street
Colchester
Essex
CO1 2TZ
England


What's nearby?

Sports

  • Colchester United Stadium (2 miles)

  • Colchester Cricket ground (2 miles)

  • Ipswich Town (15 miles)

Cities & Attractions

  • Colchester Castle (0.8 miles)

  • Colchester Zoo (5 miles)

  • Firstsite (0.5 miles)

  • Layer Marney Towers (7 miles)

  • Constable Country Flatford and Dedham (8 miles)

Shopping

  • City Centre (0.7 miles)

  • Bluewater (55 miles)

  • Lakeside (38 miles)

Meetings, Conferences and Events

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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

Rose

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
Have an enquiry?
Contact events on 0845 620 0506

Reviews

  • TripAdvisor
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 418 traveller reviews
Rating: 5 124
Rating: 4 169
Rating: 3 78
Rating: 2 30
Rating: 1 17
Rating

"Wedding excellence"

17/02/2017 Jenni M,

We held our 25th Wedding Anniversary vow renewal here and cannot fault the excellent service from start to finish. Lisa was amazing from the day we booked the venue and took all of the worry out of th... more

Owner Response
LisaG1999, Manager at BEST WESTERN Rose & Crown Colchester, responded to this review
Hi Jenni, Thanks for taking the time to post a review. It was our pleasure to serve you on your silver anniversary, I will share your lovely comments with Stefan and his team. Hope to see you soon. Best regards Lisa
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Fantastic

16/02/2017 barneybearhugs, Nottingham

This hotel is a gem. I stayed for one night while working in the area. From the outside it's very olde world and the inside does not disappoint! I sat in front of a roaring open fire, so warm and cosy... more

Owner Response
LisaG1999, Manager at BEST WESTERN Rose & Crown Colchester, responded to this review
Thank you for posting such an excellent and descriptive review. We do our best to keep the olde worlde charm but also keeping up with the demands of the modern traveller. I look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best regards
Rating

Very enjoyable stay

15/02/2017 Caroline W, Romford, United Kingdom

Cosy, welcoming stay at 600 Year old inn. Friendly staff. We were moved rooms as a wedding was taking place to ensure noise didn't disturb us. This was done without our asking. Lots of history - ask t... more

Owner Response
LisaG1999, Manager at BEST WESTERN Rose & Crown Colchester, responded to this review
Hi there and thanks for posting a perfect review. I am pleased you enjoyed our history, its not every hotel than can boast a prison in the cellar. Hope to welcome you back again soon. Best regards
Rating

Excellent Staff, highly recommend.

09/02/2017 NMETaylor, Gainsborough, United Kingdom

Had a fantastic week here, leaving tomorrow. All of the staff have been fantastic from the night porter to the reception/front of house to the bar staff. Evening Food- great. Staff-great. Room - great... more

Owner Response
LisaG1999, Manager at BEST WESTERN Rose & Crown Colchester, responded to this review
WOW, what a great review. We are so proud of our team here and I will print this and put on the wall in break room. Look forward to your next visit. Best regards
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A good venue

07/02/2017 derek s, Epsom, United Kingdom

A few shortcomings with this very old building but bags of character. Simple improvements would make a great difference such as better lighting in some of the older rooms, which were quite dull. Grab ... more

Owner Response
LisaG1999, Manager at BEST WESTERN Rose & Crown Colchester, responded to this review
Hi Derek, Thank you for posting such a lovely review. I am pleased you enjoyed your stay and visit to Colchester, I will take your points under advisement for future renovations. Hopefully see you again soon. Best regards