National Waiter’s Day 2017

Forget the London Marathon, the big running event of the year arrives at Wivenhoe House on Tuesday 16 May when the National Waiters’ Day race launches from the starting blocks.

The National Waiters’ Day race is an annual hospitality industry occasion, celebrating the wonderful front of house staff working in hotels and restaurants around the country, and, at the same time, raising money for The Springboard charity, which helps young people into work.

We’re all limbering up here and practising running as fast as we can, while, in true waiter style, balancing a tray loaded with glasses.  Front of house staff and students from Colchester are invited to come along and join in the fun, all for a good cause.

If you need some inspiration then take a look below at our video from 2016

Contact our General Manager Oliver Brown for more details on

Now back to training!


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.