A rustic refuge from real life
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. Wines cherry-picked from around the world. And an impressive collection of premium spirits, liquors and mixers. Our historic hotel is the perfect destination to enjoy a casual drink among friends. Or cosy up with someone special.
Our mixologists, sommeliers and bar managers are second to none when it comes to recommending a wine pairing or pouring the perfect pint. With extensive training and an unrivalled knowledge of current drink trends. You can rest assured our drinks stock will have a tipple to tempt you.
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.
We recently held our Masonic Ladies Festival at The Rose & Crown Hotel, Colchester, and it could not have been a better venue. From the early planning, Lisa Grantham was exceptionally helpful. Nothing was too much trouble for her. The evening was a great success, the food was excellent, not one complaint or moan from 135 guests, only praise for the service. The team of waiters and waitresses were superbly managed by Stefan, who ensured all of our guests were well treated. Our evening was a great success, we were most definitely looked after by the whole team on duty that evening. Thank you!
Masonic Ladies Festival
Extremely helpful staff, beautiful hotel, very clean - Highly Recommend. Food in the hotel is gorgeous both breakfast and evening meal. Beautiful old property really lovingly look after. Staff very friendly and always ready to help.
Sunday lunch has never been as good as it gets here!! I very reluctantly share this information in fear of Sundays selling out! Easily the best Roast option in Colchester!! Staff is lovely and the beautiful Tudor pub feels ancient and welcomes you.. I go there every Sunday if I can!! Ps. The best sticky toffee pudding on the planet!
Home away from home
Excellent stay at the Rose and Crown this weekend. A warm greeting from reception awaited us. Our room was very good, clean and tidy and in keeping with the rest of the hotel. There was ample complementary tea, coffee, milk etc in the room. We ate dinner at the hotel which was equally enjoyable.
Elegant and Charming Hotel
Very warm welcome to the hotel by Liz the Receptionist. Room 205 charming and a delight. Best bed ever. Room spotlessly clean and spacious. Everything you could possibly want and more. Breakfast was hot and plentiful and served by a very smiley Megan. A quirky and wonderful hotel which is well worth a visit.
Rose & Crown, Colchester. Great place to stay. Excellent restaurant, excellent service by very friendly staff. good size secure hotel car park. Very clean and tidy rooms. Good access to other areas of Essex. Definitely a great place to stay. Stayed twice and another date already booked.
Great Place To Stay