April 2018 Newsletter

The latest news & offers from Wivenhoe House in April 2018

Bon appetit

We’ve always thoroughly enjoyed the wine recommendations of our knowledgeable Sommelier Lionel, whatever the occasion. He is now bringing his Gallic flair to the menu in the brasserie with the introduction of Menu de Lionel, a special six course dinner taking Lionel back to his French roots. Of course he is always happy to recommend wine to accompany your food choice, whether you are dining from the usual brasserie menu or selecting from Menu de Lionel.

We spy Spring!

Yes, it finally does appear to be on its way and to celebrate our Spring offer has been unveiled. From just £60 per person sharing a twin or double room, enjoy one night with a full English breakfast, including a bottle of bubbly on arrival and chocolate covered strawberries in your room.  That should put a Spring in your step!

Four shiny stars

The annual AA inspection gave Wivenhoe House Hotel a sparkling thumbs-up. We maintained our AA four star rating and increased our merit score to 84 per cent, the maximum score for a four-star property.

History in the making

Wivenhoe House and its beautiful parkland surroundings share an action packed history which will be brought to life at our first Heritage Tea and Tour of the House on Wednesday 13 June. History detectives and professional tour guides Claire Partner and Ian Baalham will bring the fascinating tales to life as you explore the hotel and then tuck into our delicious afternoon tea.

Movie magic in Wivenhoe

Wivenhoe Film Festival takes to the stage later this month, showcasing ten true stories and documentaries between April 20 and 29 including All The President’s Men and The Death of Stalin. We are delighted to be one of the sponsors of this free to view season and, as always, our brasserie will be open for a pre-screening dinner to make the evening complete.

Bountiful bubbles

We’ve a few spaces left for our first Pamper and Prosecco lunch on Tuesday 15 May. Enjoy canapes with your Prosecco as you browse among our specially selected exhibitors featuring beauty and wellness experts. Then there is time to relax over a delicious two course lunch in the beautiful surroundings of Wivenhoe House.

Wedding open morning

Our next wedding open morning is on Sunday 15 April.  Pay us a visit between 10am and 1pm to see the hotel dressed up in its wedding finery, giving you a perfect picture of how beautiful it will look on your special day.

Want to find out more



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.