Intimate eating, out of the spotlight


As well as hosting hotel guests in our Tudor bar and restaurant we also offer several private dining options at The Rose and Crown Hotel Colchester too. For such occasions our kitchen works in tandem with our events team.

Designing bespoke menu options that cater for your unique occasion. Be it a sit-down dinner to cement the start of your newly married life together. Or a buffet to honour a milestone anniversary. We’ll help you host a one-of-a-kind celebration that everyone will enjoy.

The Rose Room

The Rose Room is the largest of our exclusive hire suites. So it’s ideal for weddings, company parties and celebrations of a big nature. If your event calls for sit-down dining, this room can hold up to 60 people. Perfect for set-ups where the seating arrangement is designed to be more formal.


The Prison Room

The teeniest of our private dining rooms, the Prison Room can accommodate a maximum of 20 guests, so it’s perfect for business lunches or intimate family gatherings.

This one is underground so natural light is limited. But what the Prison Room does deliver is ambience in abundance.


The Restaurant

Additional to our Rose and Prison rooms, we also offer our restaurant on an exclusive hire basis.

This type of arrangement typically suits smaller wedding parties and large groups of business delegates who are looking for an authentic restaurant experience, without other patrons in tow.



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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