Plastic Patrol

Wivenhoe House has launched a plastic patrol made up of staff and Edge Hotel School students to work towards eliminating single use plastic around the hotel.

More than 20 people, including students and staff from all the hotel’s departments turned up to the first meeting, led by general manager Oliver Brown who said: “I was delighted to see that so many people are interested in this important subject. I hope, by working together, we can make a real difference.

“As the home of the Edge Hotel School we need to lead by example and by working towards eliminating single use plastic, we should become a sustainable business other people will look up to as a good example.”

Led by the plastic patrol’s new champion, Apprentice Commis Chef Tyler-James Russell, hotel staff will now actively seek alternatives to single use plastic and engage with suppliers to encourage them to offer sustainable options.

Wivenhoe House has already eliminated plastic straws.  The brasserie offers all diners complimentary still and sparkling water through an arrangement with Thoreau, an innovative Scandinavian company that filtrates and carbonates tap water, cutting down on the delivery of approximately 1,000 bottles of water a month.



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.