Fawlty Towers Dinner – SOLD OUT

Fawlty Towers fans, and great lovers of comedy, brace yourselves for the very best in the “Full fat” interactive Fawlty Towers experience!

Join us on Friday 23 March March for our first ever Fawlty Towers theme night at Wivenhoe House.  Led by John Cleese impersonator, Edmond Wells, the only 6′ 7″ Basil Fawlty impersonator who is the same height, walks the walk, and talks the talk.

The night will start with a traditional meet and greet before we head down for dinner in the Garden Suite. Sybil will be wading her way through her second vat of wine, and making herself available to just about anyone…. Manuel will feature as a waste of space, whilst Basil will be giving the sort of service one would expect from a Top Class Torquay Hotelier, all without mentioning the war!


Roasted Butternut Squash soup and herb dumpling


Pan roast breast of chicken, pesto cream sauce, fondant potato


Glazed lemon tart, raspberry

Please state any dietary requirements at the time of booking.

Tickets including three course meal

£43.50 per person

How to book tickets

Tickets are available via Wivenhoe House reception with no commission or through Eventbrite:



SHL Staff Recruitment

‘On the behalf of the Social Committee, we were delighted by Ed Wells and Kim Morrison’s Basil and Sybil Fawlty at our company Christmas party this year. Not only were some of their mannerisms uncanny in their accuracy, but their presence lent a huge sense of fun to the evening from the word go. Their flexibility in tailoring their material to the occasion and to our company was really appreciated – top entertainment all round!’

Jill, Director of Upfront Communications Ltd

Hi Ed…just a quick note to say very many thanks for last night’s performance. ‘Basil’ took the place by storm and was a big hit with everyone. Your opening fracas in the kitchen was spot-on, and really took people by surprise, judging from the looks on their faces. The audience participation bit was excellent too – and unearthed a couple of budding Manuels, it seems!

Devon Social Group

We are in your debt – it was brilliant and you put a lot into it for us. We couldn’t have imagined the whole weekend would go so well. Thank you very much. Hope you enjoyed yourself



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.