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Wivenhoe House is a beautiful 18th Century four-star hotel, near to the pretty quayside village of Wivenhoe, and minutes from Britain’s oldest recorded town, Colchester.

Based on the Suffolk, Essex border our hotel boasts a fantastic location, and there is plenty to see and explore in the local area. The hotel has a stylish brasserie offering a perfect combination of classic dishes and modern cuisine, in a relaxed, informal setting, and an outdoor terrace for dining alfresco on those balmy summer evenings.

The brasserie and bar is open every day for lunch and dinner, or if you fancy something a little more special, why not enjoy our impressive afternoon teas, available all week.

With luxury bedrooms suitable for families, to contemporary classic rooms perfect for a couples getaway, we offer an array of accommodation suitable for everyone.

If you are searching for the perfect summer staycation this year, look no further than Wivenhoe House Hotel and discover the wonders it has to offer, all on the doorstep of our country house hotel.

Wivenhoe House, is home to the Edge Hotel School, first of its kind in the UK, the Edge Hotel School equips its Hotel Management with Hospitality degree students with the professional and managerial skills, as well as the academic theory, to prepare them for their future career as leaders in the industry.

When visiting the hotel you will find students in every department learning the professional skills they need to graduate from a world class university, the University of Essex.

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the latest from us
Dinner with Elvis – £47

Friday 17th June 2022 7-11 pm Join us for our Elvis tribute night! You will enjoy an evening full of Elvis classics, performed by the number 1 Elvis Impersonator JD King! What’s Included Two course Meal Arrival Drink Incredible tribute act from JD King! *Please note for our events tables will be shared with other […]

Upcoming events

intriguing shows, talks and functions
MJ Soul Bank Holiday Afternoon Tea

Monday 2nd May 2022 & Monday 29th August 2022 12-3 Back by popular demand, enjoy a delicious Wivenhoe House afternoon tea served on our Sunken lawn, accompanied by wonderful Soul music, this time from the fantastic MJ Soul!   What’s included Welcome drink on arrival Afternoon tea with delicious sandwiches, freshly baked scones and beautifully […]


Autumn Offer

Why not escape this Autumn to the beautiful Wivenhoe House Hotel? Spend the shorter evenings lounging in our...


Dinner with Elvis – £47

Friday 17th June 2022 7-11 pm Join us for our Elvis tribute night! You will enjoy an evening...


find us, however you travel
By car:

When using a SATNAV please enter the location WIVENHOE, Colchester (do not use a postcode as this will direct you to the wrong side of Wivenhoe Park).

Take the exit marked Colchester (A133)
Follow the A133 towards Clacton
Please follow signs for WIVENHOE
You will see a black sign on your right which says, ‘Wivenhoe House & The Brasserie’, turn right here 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 our beautiful house from the road on your right
CONTINUE to follow the signs for WIVENHOE HOUSE and it will lead you to us.

If you would like any help with directions, please do call us on 01206 863666 and a member of our team will be able to assist you.

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.