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Afternoon tea

Luxurious Lounges

Whether for a quick catch up over coffee or the luxury of an afternoon tea, the lounges of Wivenhoe House are open daily.

Afternoon tea

Our expert chefs regularly change our afternoon tea menu so you get to experience intriguing tweaks and changes. Look out for our festive afternoon tea served around Christmas.

Booking is required. Please state dietary requirements at time of booking. Large group bookings can also be catered for, please contact our events team to discuss dates and options.

Lounges

Our lounges are always open throughout the day and evening making a great place to catch up over coffee or a glass of wine recommended by our sommelier. No booking required. 

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Rooms

Stay in one of our intriguingly different sponsored rooms or suites.

We have 40 luxurious rooms and suites, each with its own unique touch. Select suites furnished by our sponsors in partnership with the Edge Hotel School.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Add a touch of glamour and sparkle to your stay at Wivenhoe House.

We hold a range of events from tribute nights, to cabaret magic acts, culinary master classes, wine tasting dinners and balls. Find out more on our events page.

AFTERNOON TEA

Relax and enjoy the delights of an afternoon tea in our luxurious lounges.

Our afternoon tea includes a selection of finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones, delicious cakes and pastries and a selection of teas and coffees.

LOCAL INFORMATION

Find out what's on in Colchester when staying at Wivenhoe House.

The historic town of Colchester is full of things to see and do, from a 1,000 year old castle, to art galleries and the famous Colchester Zoo.

WHERE WE ARE

find us, however you travel

By car:

Whether approaching Wivenhoe House from London and the South or Ipswich and the North via the A12, take the exit marked Colchester (A133). Follow the A133 towards Clacton, then take the B1028 for Wivenhoe before turning right into Boundary Road, then right again into Park Road. The entrance for Wivenhoe House is shared with the University of Essex but Park Road leads you through Wivenhoe Park and you will be able to see the glorious house from the road.

Sat Nav: CO4 3SQ. Please note, some Sat Navs may direct you to the wrong side of Wivenhoe Park so please check before you leave.

By train:

Colchester station, Colchester Town station, Wivenhoe station and Hythe stations are all between 10-15 minutes from Wivenhoe House by car. Trains run between London (Liverpool Street) and Colchester station every 10-20 minutes. The journey takes around an hour. Also connect with Colchester from Norwich, Ipswich, Felixstowe & Harwich. Some trains from London (Liverpool Street) also stop at Wivenhoe Station. When travelling from the Clacton/Walton direction, alight at Wivenhoe or Hythe Stations.

By plane:

Stansted airport is approximately 45 minutes from Wivenhoe House by car. Helicopter pad coordinates are 603200/223900.