December 2018 Newsletter

The latest news & offers from us here at Wivenhoe House


There’s not a turkey in sight at our first Surf ‘n’ Turf evening on New Year’s Eve in the brasserie.  We’ll be tempting you with an impressive selection of seasonal produce from the high seas and from the fields as a buffet starter and for your main course, including delicious beef steaks and salmon dishes. Polish off the evening with a tempting dessert.  It’s a great way to say goodbye to 2018 with family and friends.


Overcome the Boxing Day blues at our jazz dinner when the Good Times jazz band return to Wivenhoe House to entertain you while you enjoy your choice from the à la carte menu.


There’s still time to take up our December offer if you are looking for a short getaway before the festive frenzy.  You can treat yourself to dinner, bed and breakfast, sharing a classic room for just £65 per person. If you’re about the host the hordes at Christmas, you definitely deserve a treat for yourself!


Our events calendar for 2019 is now online. All the fun starts on Saturday 26 January with our traditional Burns’ Night evening, complete with haggis and a piper. If you are looking for Christmas presents, why not peruse our calendar and invite someone to experience an evening of fine entertainment and food at Wivenhoe House. Call us directly to arrange gift vouchers.


Our Sommelier Lionel Lachasseigne is taking us on a tour of his home region Languedoc-Roussillon at his next wine dinner on Saturday 9 February.  With 300,000 hectares dedicated to vineyards, this is the largest wine producing region of France and in recent years has concentrated on producing quality wines which now deserve a wider exposure. Lionel will uncork all the secrets on the night.


Our gift vouchers are quick and easy to buy online and can be used to treat loved ones to everything from afternoon tea to a luxury stay at Wivenhoe House.


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, ignore the entrance to the Knowledge Gateway, continue along the A133 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.

For Sat Nav please use CO7 9HT and then follow signage to Wivenhoe House. Please note, some Sat Navs may direct you to the wrong side of Wivenhoe Park so please check our PDF Map

Download our PDF Map

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.