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:

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.

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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.