May 2018 Newsletter

The latest news & offers from Wivenhoe House

May newsletter 2018

Recipe for a good summer

We all cheered when we could finally set up the tables on the brasserie terrace for the summer season, the first time since we launched our new look restaurant last October.  Here’s hoping that the evenings will soon be warm enough to sit outside to enjoy at least a pre-dinner drink. Our popular fish Fridays continue on the first Friday of each month. If you fancy a good fish dish in the meantime, try this recipe from our Head Chef Simon Morris.

Spring into action

We’re heading into Bank Holiday season and our special Spring Offer continues, enjoy one night from £60 per person per night in a double bedroom including a bottle of bubbly and chocolate covered strawberries.

Looking for clues?

Who said chivalry is dead?  Find out at our Games of Thrones themed Murder Mystery evening on Friday 8 June for a Knight you won’t forget.

History on our doorstep

We’re delighted to be hosting our first Heritage Tea and Tour on Wednesday 13 June when you’ll be in the company of local history experts  and qualified tour guides, Claire Partner and Ian Baalham who will be exploring our historic building and grounds after you all enjoy afternoon tea in our elegant lounges.

Jazz up your Bank Holiday

We’re laying on something extra special for Bank Holiday Monday 27 August. Good Time Jazz will be performing popular Jazz tunes in our gazebo bandstand while our guests enjoy our delicious Prosecco afternoon tea and relax to the music. What better way to enjoy a Bank Holiday?

Success for two Edge Hotel School graduates

Congratulations to Edge Hotel School graduates James Brackley and Sasha Glucksmann-Smith who have been selected for the prestigious Master Innholders Aspiring Leaders Diploma.  Their masterclass training will take them to luxury hotels across the country and we look forward to welcoming them back to Wivenhoe House in October for one of their training sessions.




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 CO4 3FA.

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.