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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

2016 dinner inclusive rates offer a £25 per person à la carte allowance
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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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 Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 500 traveller reviews
Rating: 5 159
Rating: 4 195
Rating: 3 92
Rating: 2 35
Rating: 1 19
Rating

Christmas Dinner

18/01/2018 shelbymarsh123, Essex, United Kingdom

I met up with my old work lot for a Christmas dinner and our party was about 20 people. We all sat down and the food came out almost instantly. The staff were great and even one of the waiters brought... more

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Yes I would come back if I was paying

11/01/2018 wiona57, Lichfield, United Kingdom

The hotel was chosen for a weeks business trip as a result of checking other reviews here on trip advisor. I have never ventured to this part of the country before, to be honest other that the working... more

Owner Response
RicardoSanta-Rita, Manager at Best Western The Rose And Crown Colchester, responded to this review
Hi Wiona57, I am pleased you have enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for posting such an informative review. Call is direct when you next visit for the best price. Best regards
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Beautiful old hotel

10/01/2018 Steve C, York, United Kingdom

Stayed here for two nights during a business trip. The hotel is in the Tudor style and very beautiful if somewhat creaky. Rooms are of a decent size and have good facilities, tv, free (fast) internet,... more

Owner Response
RicardoSanta-Rita, Manager at Best Western The Rose And Crown Colchester, responded to this review
Hi Steve, Thank you for posting your review. Look forward to welcoming back as a regular soon, please contact us direct for the best price. Many thanks
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Sunday Evening Meal

09/01/2018 Colette P,

visit here Sunday 7th Jan for an evening meal, party of 4 people all had roast dinners and although meal was nicely presented, everything on the plate was cold, I also had a dessert of homemade ice cr... more

Owner Response
RicardoSanta-Rita, Manager at Best Western The Rose And Crown Colchester, responded to this review
Dear Colette, Thank you for posting a review. I can only apologise about the cold dinner when you visited, I assure you this is an unusual occurrence and I will check with chef. I look forward to the opportunity of showing you the true Rose & Crown Hospitality on a future visit. Best regards
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Gorgeous 14th century hotel with mod cons sympathetically incorporated.

04/01/2018 allie_bkt, Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom

We held our wedding here in Dec 17 and the hotel and staff were fantastic especially the wedding team who couldn't do enough for us. The hotel is really beautiful with good facilities and parking. The... more

Owner Response
RicardoSanta-Rita, Manager at Best Western The Rose And Crown Colchester, responded to this review
Hi Allie, It really was our pleasure and what a great theme! Hope New Year is bringing new joy with married life. See you again soon. Best Regards L