As well as hosting hotel guests in our Tudor bar and restaurant we also offer several private dining options at The Rose & Crown 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 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 teeniest of our private dining rooms, the Prison Room can only 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 ambiance in abundance.
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.
My wife and I had our Christmas Day lunch at the Rose & Crown and could not have had a more welcoming visit. The staff were very friendly and one of our waiters Robin, was very attentive and polite, although to be fair they were all lovely. The food was excellent and the character of the old building made for a memorable Xmas day.
Christmas day meal at a great location
Just enjoyed a fabulous lunch in this historic building. Great choice of meals, food freshly cooked and delicious. Service very friendly and welcoming, would highly recommend as a restaurant to enjoy a leisurely lunch with family or friends.
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.
Friendly service from Tony and all the staff Always looks after everyone who walks in the door Food is very good and reasonably priced It is a lovely place to meet friends And family The building is old and has a lot of charm
Great place for a meal
Stayed here for 2 nights (not the first time we have stayed). Wonderful hotel, full of character, very clean, the staff are excellent, very helpful and friendly, we were particularly helped by Sue and Stefan