CHRISTMAS AT THE ROSE AND CROWN HOTEL


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CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS IN COLCHESTER WITH US!

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

1st – 23rd December
Sunday – Thursday – £26.95 per person
Friday & Saturday – £36.95 per person
ALL SATURDAYS NOW FULLY BOOKED

November early special:
Friday 26th & Saturday 27th November – £29.95 per person

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 from our delicious Christmas party menu, followed by a night of dancing at our disco.

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 2022.

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 – £17.95 per person
13th-23rd December – £19.95 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 toasted ciabatta

Spicy parsnip and butternut squash soup (g,mk)
crispy shallots & warm bread (v)

Creamy mushroom and pea arancini (mk,g,e)
herb & tomato ragu (v)

Chicken liver pâté (g,mk)
homemade onion chutney and 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

Pan fried sea bass (f,mk)
new potatoes, fine beans, mangetout and a tarragon cream

Roasted root vegetable pie (g,mk)
buttery mash, cabbage, peas and a parsley sauce (v)


DESSERTS

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

Pear and cinnamon tarte (g,mk,e,v)
crème anglaise

Chocolate fudge brownie (g,mk,e,v)
raspberry ice cream

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

£75 per adult
£35 per child under 10
FREE for children under 3

SOLD OUT

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

Duck terrine (g)
cherry compote, pea shoots and toasted ciabatta

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

Wild mushroom and stilton soup (g,mk)
crunchy croutons and herb oil (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 tuna steak (f,mk)
baby new potatoes, olives, green beans and lemon butter sauce

Chickpea, butternut and swede stew (g,mk,v)
fondant potatoes and toasted tiger bread (v)


DESSERTS

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

Lemon and blueberry cheesecake (g,mk,e)
Marsala cream

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

Banana and mango parfait (mk,e,v)
prosecco sorbet


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

Black olive tapenade bruschetta (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


NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY COLCHESTER

SOLD OUT

£59.95 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.

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.

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HOW TO FIND US

We’re located just outside Colchester town centre, with plenty of FREE parking available on site.

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

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