New art in the brasserie

Wivenhoe has long been a haven for the artistic community, including painters Francis Bacon and James Dodds.

If you are staying at the hotel it is well worth a stroll down to the quayside to see what attracts them to the area and pop into the Sentinel Gallery to browse among some of the latest creations.


The brasserie is currently displaying ‘The Transfiguration Series’, a collection of works by Wivenhoe artist, Anthony Jones. Originally from North Wales, Anthony moved to the area six years ago.  He works mainly in oils and usually presents his paintings as part of a collection, reflecting how he sees the world.


Inspiration for ‘The Transfiguration Series’ is drawn from photographs Anthony has taken in and around Wivenhoe. The subjects range from some of the weathered old fishing boats to familiar landmarks around the town. We hope there is something for everyone to enjoy.



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.

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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.