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The Rose & Crown Hotel

At a glance

Bar menu
Open all year
Free Wi-Fi

Just a few minutes’ stroll from Colchester Castle, this beautiful timber-framed building dates from the 14th century and is believed to be the oldest hotel in the oldest town in England. The Tudor bar with its central roaring fire is a great place to relax with a drink. Food is served in the Oak Room or the Tudor Room brasserie, an informal alternative serving classic bar food. Typically, start with pulled lamb samosa with coriander and honey yogurt, then follow with pan-fried sea bass with pistachio nut crust, seared cucumbers and sesame and saffron potato. Leave room for the sherry and strawberry trifle.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Opening times: 10-2.30 5-11
  • Lunch opening: all wk 12-2.30
  • Dinner opening: all wk 6.30-9.30

Food and drink

  • Real ales: Rose & Crown Bitter, Tetley's Bitter, Adnams Broadside

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Coach parties welcome


  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions
  • Family room available

Getting here

M25 junct 28, A12 N. Follow Colchester signs

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Main course from£13.50**Based on the average price of a main course *Based on the average price of a main course
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*Based on the average price of a main course
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