CHRISTMAS AT THE ROSE AND CROWN HOTEL


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CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS IN COLCHESTER WITH US!

It’s never too early to start planning your 2022 Christmas celebrations! Enjoy a truly traditional Christmas in Colchester by celebrating in the town’s oldest hotel, The Rose and Crown Hotel.

Whether you’re joining us for a Christmas party, a relaxed Christmas lunch with friends or seeing in the New Year in style, we’ll take care of every detail so you can enjoy a stress-free and fun-filled Christmas.

OUR COVID-19 PROMISE

Book with confidence – if any of our Christmas events are cancelled due to government restrictions then you will receive a full refund.


CHRISTMAS PARTY COLCHESTER

25th-26th Nov & 1st-23rd Dec
Sun – Thu – £27.95 per person
Fri & Sat – £37.95 per person

SPECIAL OFFERS

November Early Specials – 25th-26th Nov – £29.95 per person

Early Bird Offer – Pay your deposit by 31st August 2022 – £25.95 per person Sun-Thu

Christmas party nights at The Rose and Crown Hotel Colchester are perfect for small groups of friends or family celebrating together, right the way up to a large corporate Christmas party.  Dinner is served at 8pm from our delicious Christmas party menu, followed by a night of dancing at our disco until midnight.

Book now for parties of 2 – 102.

A non-refundable deposit of £10 per person is required within seven days of booking (although this will be refunded if your Christmas party is cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions), with full payment due 30 days before your reservation. Menu choices must be received no later than 30 days before reservation.

Book – 01206 866677 Enquire

£1 GIFT VOUCHER FOR EACH PERSON BOOKED

Are you the party organiser? To show our appreciation for all your hard work, The Rose and Crown Hotel Colchester would like to offer you a £1 gift voucher for each person booked into your Christmas party.

Vouchers to be redeemed during the month of January 2023.

STAY THE NIGHT

If you’re joining us for a Christmas party night, save yourself the worry of having to find a way home by booking a room in our hotel.

Book now


CHRISTMAS LUNCH COLCHESTER

1st-12th December – £18.95 per person
13th-23rd December – £20.95 per person

Treat yourself to one of the most delicious Christmas meals in Colchester by joining us at The Rose and Crown Hotel this December. From small get-together with friends or family up to large private functions, we promise to get your Christmas celebrations off to a flying start.

Christmas lunch is served from our Christmas menu from 12pm-2pm. For an evening meal, join us for our Christmas party nights.

A non-refundable deposit of £10 per person is required within seven days of booking (although this will be refunded if your Christmas lunch is cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions), with full payment due 30 days before your reservation. Menu choices must be received no later than 30 days before reservation.

Book – 01206 866677 Enquire


CHRISTMAS MENU

We also offer a vegan Christmas menu.

STARTERS

Classic crayfish and prawn cocktail (cr,e,g)
Marie Rose sauce and melba toast

Roast parsnip soup (g,mk)
smoked cheddar and onion crumbs served with warm bread (v)

Creamy butternut squash and tarragon arancini (mk,g,e)
herb & tomato ragu (v)

Ham hock terrine (g,mk)
apple purée, apricot and red onion chutney, served with warm sourdough


MAINS

Traditional roast turkey (g,mk)
homemade stuffing, pigs in blankets, winter vegetables, roast potatoes & gravy

Traditional roast beef (g,mk,e)
Yorkshire pudding, winter vegetables, roast potatoes and gravy

Seared fillet of salmon (f,mk)
new potatoes, fine beans, mangetout and a white wine & dill sauce

Roasted red pepper and aubergine risotto
rocket salad (v)


DESSERTS

Classic passionfruit crème brûlée (g,mk,e,v)
ginger snap biscuits

Cherry Bakewell tart (g,mk,e,v)
crème anglaise

Chocolate log (g,mk,e,v)
warm cherries

Traditional Christmas pudding (g,m,e,v)
brandy cream

Tea, coffee and mints

Book – 01206 866677 Enquire

ALLERGENS KEY

cy – Celery | g – Gluten/Wheat | cr – Crustaceans | e – Egg | f – Fish | l – Lupin | mk – Milk | m – Molluscs | md – Mustard | n – Nuts | p – Peanuts | ss – Sesame Seeds | s – Soybeans | sp – Sulphur Dioxide


CHRISTMAS DAY LUNCH COLCHESTER

£77 per adult
£37 per child under 10
FREE for children under 3

Join us for a traditional Christmas Day lunch in our 700 year old oak-beamed Tudor Bar Brasserie, guaranteed to get you into the festive spirit! Our Christmas Day lunch is served from 12pm-2.30pm, take a look at our Christmas Day menu below.

A non-refundable deposit of £25 per person is required within seven days of booking (although this will be refunded if your Christmas Day lunch is cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions), with full payment due 30 days before your reservation. Menu choices must be received no later than 30 days before reservation.

Book – 01206 866677 Enquire


CHRISTMAS DAY MENU

We also offer a vegan Christmas menu.

STARTERS

Garlic and lemon king prawns (cr)
rocket salad

Confit chicken leg terrine (p)
wrapped in Parma ham, served with a cherry compote

Breaded Brie (g,mk,e,v)
cranberry dip and purple oak leaf salad (v)

Sweet potato and chestnut velouté soup (g,mk)
served with chestnut crumbs (v)


MAINS

Traditional roast turkey (g)
homemade stuffing, pigs in blankets, winter vegetables, roast potatoes and gravy

Rosemary lamb shank
roast potatoes, winter vegetables and a mint jus

Grilled monkfish and lemongrass skewers (f,mk)
served on Thai style rice noodles and a yellow coconut curry

Wild mushroom risotto (g,mk,v)
with chargrilled vegetables and truffle oil (v)


DESSERTS

Traditional Christmas pudding (g,mk,e,v)
brandy cream

Tia Maria and coffee cheesecake (g,mk,e)
Marsala cream

Bread and butter pudding (g,mk,e,v)
marmalade, chocolate and pouring cream

White chocolate panacotta (mk,e,v)
fruit berries


Tea, coffee, mince pies and petit fours

Includes a special surprise visit from Santa with gifts for children!

Book – 01206 866677 Enquire

ALLERGENS KEY

cy – Celery | g – Gluten/Wheat | cr – Crustaceans | e – Egg | f – Fish | l – Lupin | mk – Milk | m – Molluscs | md – Mustard | n – Nuts | p – Peanuts | ss – Sesame Seeds | s – Soybeans | sp – Sulphur Dioxide


BOXING DAY LUNCH COLCHESTER

£35 per adult
£18 per child under 10
FREE for children under 3

If you’re celebrating Christmas all over again on Boxing Day, join us for our delicious Boxing Day lunch. Our Boxing Day lunch is served from 12pm-2.30pm, see our menu below or choose our vegan menu.

A non-refundable deposit of £10 per person is required within seven days of booking (although this will be refunded if your Boxing Day lunch is cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions), with full payment due 30 days before your reservation. Menu choices must be received no later than 30 days before reservation.

Book – 01206 866677 Enquire


BOXING DAY MENU

We also offer a vegan Christmas menu.

STARTERS

Chorizo and lemon scallops (m,mk)
crispy kale and a white wine sauce

Roasted tomato and oregano soup (g,mk)
warm bread roll (v)

Moroccan spiced lamb cutlets
root vegetable crisps

Turkey and bacon Caesar salad (mk,g)
Caesar dressing, Parmesan and croutons


MAINS

Garlic and rosemary chicken breast (mk)
dauphinoise potatoes, vegetables and a red wine jus

Roast loin of pork (g,mk,e)
winter vegetables, roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding and gravy

Seafood risotto (m,cr,mk)
mussels, clams, prawns with rocket and Parmesan salad

Sweet potato, spinach and lentil curry
coriander rice and poppadums (v)


DESSERTS

Sticky toffee pudding (g,mk,e,v)
butterscotch sauce

Port and peach trifle (g,mk,e)
Victoria sponge and Marsala cream

Crème caramel (g,mk,e,v)
ladyfinger biscuits

Apple and cinnamon rice pudding (mk,n,v)
toasted almonds


Tea, coffee and mints

Book – 01206 866677 Enquire

ALLERGENS KEY

cy – Celery | g – Gluten/Wheat | cr – Crustaceans | e – Egg | f – Fish | l – Lupin | mk – Milk | m – Molluscs | md – Mustard | n – Nuts | p – Peanuts | ss – Sesame Seeds | s – Soybeans | sp – Sulphur Dioxide


VEGAN CHRISTMAS MENU

Our vegan Christmas menu is available on all dates as an alternative to our standard Christmas menu.

STARTERS

Tomato, mozzarella and basil salad
rocket and olive oil

Beetroot, apple and walnut soup (g,n)
granary bread

Bruschetta with black olive tapenade (g)
sundried tomatoes and thyme


MAINS

Swede, parsnip and butternut pie (g)
roast potatoes, vegetables and gravy

Roasted red pepper and aubergine risotto
rocket salad

Soy and ginger cauliflower steak (s)
steamed rice and pak choi


DESSERTS

Chocolate orange brownie (g)
vanilla ice cream

Strawberry Eton mess

Lemon tart (g)
raspberries and cream


Tea, coffee and mints

Book – 01206 866677 Enquire

ALLERGENS KEY

cy – Celery | g – Gluten/Wheat | cr – Crustaceans | e – Egg | f – Fish | l – Lupin | mk – Milk | m – Molluscs | md – Mustard | n – Nuts | p – Peanuts | ss – Sesame Seeds | s – Soybeans | sp – Sulphur Dioxide


Please note – menu selections cannot be changed on the night or combined with non-vegan menu options.


NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY COLCHESTER

£61.95 per person

Join us at The Rose and Crown Hotel Colchester and celebrate in style at our New Year’s Eve party with entertainment!

Includes a glass of champagne on arrival, an international buffet with starters, mains, breads, salads and desserts. Followed by a night of dancing with our resident DJ until 1am.

OVERNIGHT PACKAGE

£114.95 per person
Includes a glass of champagne on arrival, NYE buffet, a night of dancing with our resident DJ, accommodation and full English breakfast.

Book – 01206 866677 Enquire


10% OFF FOR ALL NHS STAFF

As a special thank you, we’re offering 10% OFF all of our Christmas events for anyone who works for the NHS.

Enquire


HOW TO FIND US

Best Western The Rose and Crown Hotel
East Street, Colchester,
Essex, CO1 2TZ

We’re located just outside Colchester town centre, five miles from Colchester Zoo and a 15 minute walk from Colchester Castle.

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