Built in the 14th Century, the Rose & Crown is one of Colchester’s most iconic buildings. At one time featuring a working prison, today the hotel accommodates guests across 39 rooms. Split between the original building and a purpose-built modern wing. Licensed for weddings and civil ceremonies with a restaurant specialising in flavoursome, fresh cuisine. With several characteristic conference rooms The Rose & Crown Colchester is the ideal base for an escape to Britain’s oldest recorded town.
My wife and I had our Christmas Day lunch at the Rose & Crown and could not have had a more welcoming visit. The staff were very friendly and one of our waiters Robin, was very attentive and polite, although to be fair they were all lovely. The food was excellent and the character of the old building made for a memorable Xmas day.
Christmas day meal at a great location
Just enjoyed a fabulous lunch in this historic building. Great choice of meals, food freshly cooked and delicious. Service very friendly and welcoming, would highly recommend as a restaurant to enjoy a leisurely lunch with family or friends.
We recently held our Masonic Ladies Festival at The Rose & Crown Hotel, Colchester, and it could not have been a better venue. From the early planning, Lisa Grantham was exceptionally helpful. Nothing was too much trouble for her. The evening was a great success, the food was excellent, not one complaint or moan from 135 guests, only praise for the service. The team of waiters and waitresses were superbly managed by Stefan, who ensured all of our guests were well treated. Our evening was a great success, we were most definitely looked after by the whole team on duty that evening. Thank you!
Masonic Ladies Festival
Extremely helpful staff, beautiful hotel, very clean - Highly Recommend. Food in the hotel is gorgeous both breakfast and evening meal. Beautiful old property really lovingly look after. Staff very friendly and always ready to help.
Friendly service from Tony and all the staff Always looks after everyone who walks in the door Food is very good and reasonably priced It is a lovely place to meet friends And family The building is old and has a lot of charm
Great place for a meal
Sunday lunch has never been as good as it gets here!! I very reluctantly share this information in fear of Sundays selling out! Easily the best Roast option in Colchester!! Staff is lovely and the beautiful Tudor pub feels ancient and welcomes you.. I go there every Sunday if I can!! Ps. The best sticky toffee pudding on the planet!
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