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:

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.