Enjoy a glass, indoors or outside



Our bar is open every day from 5pm-10.30pm.

Lunch and dinner is currently unavailable.

Breakfast is served Monday-Friday from 6.30am-9.30am and Saturday/Sunday/Bank Holidays from 7.30am-10.30am

Our Tudor bar may have retained its 14th century charm, but when it comes to enjoying a drink in the present day, our selection definitely isn’t stuck in the past.

With an eclectic range of chilled beers and ales on tap, and wines cherry-picked from around the world. Not to mention an impressive collection of cocktails, premium spirits, liquors and mixers.

Our historic hotel is the perfect place to enjoy a casual drink among friends whatever the time of year. Cosy up with someone special in front of a real log fire when there’s a chill in the air. Or sit outside in our secret garden – the perfect outdoor space on a summer’s day.

The Secret Garden

Welcome to Colchester’s best kept secret! Perfect for alfresco dining or enjoying a crisp glass of something cold in the glorious sunshine.

From the beautifully manicured lawn, to the stunning olive trees, which make you feel as though you have escaped to the Mediterranean.

Our beer garden is the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life.


Not only do the wines we offer complement the dishes on our Brasserie menu perfectly. They’re also ideal for drinking in our Tudor bar too.

From young and fruity Tempranillos to intense and fragrant Pinots, Chablis and Sancerres. Our selection caters for all palettes – and all occasions.

Wine list


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

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

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