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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
AA

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

Rooms & Rates

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
Par:
Distance: 0 Yards
No handicap required

Location

3.00 miles away in Colchester

Prices

9 holes Yes

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. However, you'll be able to indulge in 21st Century comforts as well as 14th Century charm, with a spa bath and separate shower. 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
08456037632




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

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

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 orginal 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

  • Trip Advisor
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 250 traveller reviews
Rating: 5 66
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Rating: 3 46
Rating: 2 22
Rating: 1 14
Rating

Mediaeval Comfort

31/03/2015 Judith G, Drumconrath, Ireland

As if sitting inside a wonderful black-and-white, lath-and-plaster mediaeval building were not enough pleasure, there was the huge log fire to warm up beside on a cold wet day. All the staff did as... more

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A bit different

29/03/2015 awayalottoomuch, Chelmsford, United Kingdom

Booked last minute and a good choice of hotel. I stayed in the newer part of the hotel just across the car park. Nice modern room compliments the older building. Good food and cosy with nice big... more

Rating

Wonderful Old Building, Average Hotel

23/03/2015 padreray, Cambridge, United Kingdom

We recently stayed at the Rose and Crown while visiting Constable Country. The hotel itself is a fine old timber framed building with lots of character. While our room was in a newer annex, it was... more

Rating

Charming old Hotel

20/03/2015 Paul B, Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom

Very pleasant stay, friendly staff and just a very pleasant atmosphere in this old half timbered pub. Nice beer, nice rooms and a good breakfast to boot. This is the hotel I choose to stay in when I... more

Rating

Great single night stay

15/03/2015 FluffyCharlie, Edinburgh

In Colchester for a family event. Having driven past the building many times, thought we'd give the Rose and Crown a try. Booked online after very helpful advice over the 'phone from reception... more