the latest offers, news and events at Wivenhoe House

Gardening with nature in mind

Beautiful gardens are one thing, but there’s nothing better than creating an environment that attracts a variety of wildlife just outside your own back door.

Beach huts

Splash out on a staycation

More than eighty per cent of Britons would rather holiday in the UK than endure the hassle of travelling abroad, a survey has revealed. According to the survey of nearly 3,000 people, conducted for Go Outdoors, the rising cost of holidays abroad and increased security at airports has encouraged more people to look closer to […]

Cateys success

Wivenhoe House hotel and the Edge Hotel School have both made the shortlists in the leading hospitality industry awards. General Manager at Wivenhoe House Oliver Brown is in the final three for Manager of the Year and Principal at the Edge Hotel School, Andrew Boer, is in the final four for the Education and Training […]

New Honywood painting

Wivenhoe House is the new home for an imposing mid -19th century painting of Essex landowner William Philip Honywood II, his steed and Harrier hounds.

New art in the brasserie

Wivenhoe has long been a haven for the artistic community, including painters Francis Bacon and James Dodds.

Murder Mystery evening at Wivenhoe House

The making of a murder

Themed nights out go in and out of fashion, but there’s one surefire winner that will keep everyone entertained. You don’t have to be a detective to figure it out – of course, it is murder mystery evenings.

National Waiter’s Day 2017

Forget the London Marathon, the big running event of the year arrives at Wivenhoe House on Tuesday 16 May when the National Waiters’ Day race launches from the starting blocks. The National Waiters’ Day race is an annual hospitality industry occasion, celebrating the wonderful front of house staff working in hotels and restaurants around the […]

Anyone for Gin?

How can a simple spirit flavoured with juniper be so varied and so delectable?

South African Wines

How do you describe the wines of South Africa?  Are they from the old world or the new? Whatever your view I think we can all agree the taste is vintage.


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.