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! That means you can look forwa show more

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

Hosting a meeting, conference or event? Join us at the Best Western Rose and Crown Hotel

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

The below information shows the capcity of each meeting room based on the room setup type.

Room Name 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: 726 reviews
Excellent 35%
Very Good 34%
Average 16%
Poor 8%
Terrible 5%

hannahfitz2022, wrote review 07/01/2022

New years eve wedding...Amazing!!

We held our wedding at this venue and couldn't have been happier! Our booking was efficiently organised by Sue and nothing was too much trouble. On the day Kay was absolutely amazing! She noticed the ... more


adeleh357, wrote review 03/01/2022


Attended my sons wedding on 30/12/21. We also stayed in the hotel. We had a wonderful day the food was exceptional & all the staff were extremley friendly & very helpful. Rooms were all very clean and... more


bridgetbU8795TO, wrote review 01/01/2022

Filmed a wonderful wedding

We filmed an amazing wedding at The Rose & Crown, Colchester yesterday. The Venue was really great with so much history. The staff were so helpful and could not have done more to help us. A big than... more


B7679NLbenp, wrote review 30/12/2021

Great wedding

Absolutely stunning service for our wedding. Shout out to Mario, Kay, Scott, Sue, and everyone else involved for giving Leah and I the best wedding we could ask for. Nothing was too hard for the staff... more


Laura C, wrote review 21/12/2021

Average, uncomfortable stay

Unfortunately the mattress in our room was old/well used as it felt like we were sleeping in a hammock! Ran a bath in the morning to ease aching shoulders and back but the temperature wasn't hot enoug... more