We’ve temporarily closed our hotel to leisure guests, but we’re still open for key workers and guests travelling for work.
Built in the 14th century, The Rose and Crown Hotel is one of Colchester’s most iconic buildings. The 39 bedrooms are split between the original building and a purpose-built modern wing.
We’re conveniently located if you’re looking for hotels near Colchester Zoo or the University of Essex, with plenty of free parking. We’re one of the most popular wedding venues in Colchester, in fact we were voted as the WeddingDates ‘Top Rated Regional Winner’ for the East of England for 2019.
Our traditional bar has a real log fire and our restaurant specialises in flavoursome, fresh cuisine – both are open to hotel guests and local residents alike. With several characteristic meeting rooms (including a 700 year old prison!), The Rose and Crown Hotel is the perfect place to stay in Colchester if you’re looking for some culture and a glimpse back in history in Britain’s oldest recorded town.
We’ve been independently audited by Quality in Tourism to certify that we are Covid-19 ‘Safe, Clean and Legal’.
My wife and I enjoyed a great New Years Party last night. The atmosphere, food and DJ fantastic. We had an overnight stay and after a great nights sleep rose to a terrific full English breakfast. Thanks to Ricardo and his brilliant team for looking after us. Tony and Sian with great support from Misa, Joanna, Becky to name just a few. We will be back next year! Ian and Julia
New Years Eve Party
The Rose & Crown is an excellent hotel for a stay in Colchester. Within 15 minutes walk of the centre it is perfectly placed to see all the attractions. The hotel itself is in a old 14th century coaching inn and has a lovely feel to it. The rooms are well maintained and staff very helpful and friendly. Breakfast was excellent and cooked freshly for you. Very nice bar area and they even have real ale. Would definitely recommend.
Rose & Crown
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
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!
Home away from home
Stayed here for 2 nights (not the first time we have stayed). Wonderful hotel, full of character, very clean, the staff are excellent, very helpful and friendly, we were particularly helped by Sue and Stefan
Rose & Crown, Colchester. Great place to stay. Excellent restaurant, excellent service by very friendly staff. good size secure hotel car park. Very clean and tidy rooms. Good access to other areas of Essex. Definitely a great place to stay. Stayed twice and another date already booked.
Great Place To Stay