English Wine Dinner

An evening of the finest English food and wine hosted by Head Sommelier, Lionel Lachesseigne

This fantastic event will take place on Friday 5 April in one of our wonderful rooms in the Grade II listed main house.


Sample five course menu

Canapes on arrival


Salad of whipped crotin, Sancerre braised beetroot, candied walnuts, truffled honey


Pan roast fillet of sea bass, fennel, little tomatoes, lemon beurre blanc


Iced grape and Chambord sorbet


Braised and confit Normandie chicken, petit mushroom, Alsace bacon, crème fraiche


Artichoke and French lentil cassoulet, glazed salsify, herb crumble (V)


Vanilla poached pear tatin, toasted brioche ice cream


Five course wine dinner: £72 per person

How to book

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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

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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.