CHRISTMAS AT THE ROSE AND CROWN HOTEL


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All of our Christmas events are subject to Covid-19 government guidelines at the time of the event. If an event is cancelled due to government restrictions then you will receive a full refund.

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!

We look forward to welcoming you, whether it’s for a relaxed Christmas dinner in Colchester throughout December with your family or bubble, or a Christmas Day or Boxing Day lunch. We’ll take care of every detail so that you can enjoy a stress-free and fun-filled Christmas.

Christmas Dinner Christmas Parties Christmas Day Lunch Boxing Day Lunch New Year’s Eve How To Find Us


CHRISTMAS DINNER COLCHESTER

Every Friday & Saturday in December until 19th
£31.95 per person
Servings at 7pm or 8pm

Treat yourself to one of the most delicious Christmas meals in Colchester by joining us at The Rose and Crown Hotel this December.

Your celebrations may be a little smaller this year, but we promise to get your Christmas off to a flying start!

Christmas dinner is served from our Christmas menu.

A non-refundable deposit of £10 per person is required within seven days of booking, with full payment due 30 days before your reservation. Menu choices must be received no later than 30 days before reservation. If your Christmas dinner is cancelled due to government restrictions then you’ll receive a full refund.

Book – 01206 866677 Enquire

CHRISTMAS PARTY COLCHESTER

£31.95 per person
Every Friday & Saturday in December until 19th

Due to government restrictions on large groups, we’re not able to run our traditional Christmas party nights this year.

But don’t let that stop you from celebrating with a delicious Christmas dinner at The Rose and Crown Hotel Colchester with your family or bubble.

Take a look at our Christmas menu below.

A non-refundable deposit of £10 per person is required within seven days of booking, with full payment due 30 days before your reservation. Menu choices must be received no later than 30 days before reservation. If this event is cancelled due to government restrictions then you’ll receive a full refund.

Book – 01206 866677 Enquire

CHRISTMAS MENU

We also offer a vegan Christmas menu.

STARTERS

Classic crayfish and prawn cocktail (cr,e,g) £6.95
Marie Rose sauce and toasted ciabatta
Spicy parsnip and butternut squash soup (g,mk) £5.95
crispy shallots & warm bread (v)
Creamy mushroom and pea arancini (mk,g,e) £5.95
herb & tomato ragu (v)
Chicken liver pâté (g,mk) £5.95
homemade onion chutney and warm sourdough


MAINS

Traditional roast turkey (g,mk) £12.95
homemade stuffing, pigs in blankets, winter vegetables, roast potatoes & gravy
Traditional roast beef (g,mk,e) £12.95
Yorkshire pudding, winter vegetables, roast potatoes and gravy
Pan fried sea bass (f,mk) £11.95
new potatoes, fine beans, mangetout and a tarragon cream
Roasted root vegetable pie (g,mk) £10.95
buttery mash, cabbage, peas and a parsley sauce (v)


DESSERTS

Classic vanilla crème brûlée (g,mk,e,v) £5.95
ginger snap biscuits
Pear and cinnamon tarte (g,mk,e,v) £5.95
crème anglaise
Chocolate fudge brownie (g,mk,e,v) £5.95
raspberry ice cream
Traditional Christmas pudding (g,m,e,v) £5.95
brandy cream

Teas, coffees and mints

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

Book – 01206 866677 Enquire

CHRISTMAS DAY LUNCH COLCHESTER

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

Join us for a traditional Christmas Day lunch in our charismatic Tudor Bar Brasserie. Take a look at our Christmas Day menu below.

Our 14th century oak-beamed walls are guaranteed to get you into the festive spirit!

Our Christmas Day lunch is served from 12pm-2.30pm.

A non-refundable deposit of £25 per person is required within seven days of booking, with full payment due 30 days before your reservation. Menu choices must be received no later than 30 days before reservation. If your Christmas Day lunch is cancelled due to government restrictions then you’ll receive a full refund.

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

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

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

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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 at The Rose and Crown Hotel Colchester for our delicious Boxing Day lunch.

See our Boxing Day menu below.

Our Boxing Day lunch is served from 12pm-2.30pm.

A non-refundable deposit of £10 per person is required within seven days of booking, with full payment due 30 days before your reservation. Menu choices must be received no later than 30 days before reservation. If your Boxing Day lunch is cancelled due to government restrictions then you’ll receive a full refund.

Book – 01206 866677 Enquire

BOXING DAY LUNCH 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

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

Don’t forget to pre-order your wine

Book – 01206 866677 Enquire

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

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

Don’t forget to pre-order your wine

Book – 01206 866677 Enquire

NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY COLCHESTER

We’re not running our usual New Year’s Eve party with entertainment this year, but The Rose and Crown Hotel is still open for you to join us and see in the New Year with your family or bubble!

Join us for a delicious meal in our Tudor Bar Brasserie then treat yourself to a night away in one of our stunning four poster bedrooms.

Book – 01206 866677 Enquire


10% OFF FOR EMERGENCY SERVICES

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

Please get in touch for further details.

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HOW TO FIND US

We’re located just outside Colchester city 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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