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Wivenhoe House is a beautiful 18th Century four-star hotel, near to the pretty quayside village of Wivenhoe, and minutes from Britain’s oldest recorded town, Colchester.

Based on the Suffolk, Essex border this hotel boasts a fantastic location, and there is plenty to see and explore in the local area. The hotel has a stylish brasserie offering a perfect combination of classic dishes and modern cuisine, in a relaxed, informal setting, and an outdoor terrace for dining alfresco on those balmy summer evenings.

The brasserie and bar is open every day for lunch and dinner, or if you fancy something a little more special, why not enjoy our impressive afternoon teas, available all week.

With luxury bedrooms suitable for families, to contemporary classic rooms perfect for a couple’s getaway, Wivenhoe House also offers incredible balcony rooms with views overlooking the breath-taking grounds and picturesque countryside.

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Guide Prices

Number of Rooms / Units
Room / Unit TypeRoom / Unit Tariff*
Roomfrom £47.50 to £82.50 per person per night
Classic Room£95.00 per room per night for bed & breakfast
Deluxe Room£125.00 per room per night for bed & breakfast
Luxury£165.00 per room per night for bed & breakfast
Superior Room£110.00 per room per night for bed & breakfast

*As a guide, prices are per room per night for hotels, guest houses, B&Bs and serviced apartments and per week for self-catering accommodation.

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.


Friday, 24th February 2023 - Friday, 24th February 2023

Dinner with DollyJoin us at Wivenhoe House for our Dolly-Tastic tribute night! You will enjoy a welcome drink on arrival, a 2-course meal, and an evening full of Dolly classics, performed by the spectacular and well renowned Kelly O'Brien.
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Sunday, 19th March 2023 - Sunday, 19th March 2023

Mothers Day Afternoon Tea with MJ SoulTreat Mum to a Wivenhoe House Afternoon Tea and enjoy fantastic live music from Soul singer MJ Soul.
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Wednesday, 12th April 2023 - Wednesday, 12th April 2023

FLORAL FIESTA PRINCESS PARTYWednesday 12th April 2023 Come along & enjoy a magical day of Princess fun this Easter holiday! Wivenhoe House in association with Glass Slipper Entertainment invites you to a day of fiesta fun with some of your favourite characters! Princess meet and greet Interactive show Live vocal…
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Friday, 28th April 2023 - Friday, 28th April 2023

Dinner with Tom Jones (Tribute)Enjoy a welcome drink on arrival, a fantastic 2-course meal, and a night of rhythm and blues, soul, and rock 'n roll with one of the best Tom Jones impersonators.
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Monday, 8th May 2023 - Monday, 8th May 2023

THE KING'S CORONATION AFTERNOON TEA & KNIGHTINGALES VOCAL TRIOCelebrate the King's Coronation this Bank holiday, with a welcome drink on arrival, and a delicious afternoon tea accompanied by live music from the amazing Knightingales Vocal Trio
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Friday, 19th May 2023 - Friday, 19th May 2023

Dinner with Elvis (Tribute)Enjoy a welcome drink on arrival, a fantastic 2-course meal, and a night of hip-swinging rock 'n roll with one of the world's finest Elvis impersonators.
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Friday, 16th June 2023 - Friday, 16th June 2023

Dinner with Elton john rocket man tributeJoin us at Wivenhoe House for our Elton John Rocket Man tribute night! You will enjoy a welcome drink, 2-course meal, and an evening full of Elton's classics, performed by the amazing and world-renowned Andy Cosbie
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Sunday, 18th June 2023 - Sunday, 18th June 2023

FATHER'S DAY FAWLTY TOWERS COMEDY LUNCH SHOWEnjoy a beer or glass of prosecco on arrival, a fantastic three-course set lunch and Live Fawlty Towers comedy sketches.
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Friday, 29th September 2023 - Friday, 29th September 2023

DINNER WITH ADELE HOMETOWN GLORY (TRIBUTE)Join us at Wivenhoe House for our Adele Hometown Glory tribute night! You will enjoy a welcome drink, a 2-course set menu, and an evening full of Adele classics, performed by the spectacular Natalie Black
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Friday, 27th October 2023 - Friday, 27th October 2023

SHERLOCK HOLMES MURDER MYSTERY COMEDY DINNERCome along to our Sherlock Holmes comedy dinner show at Wivenhoe House this Halloween.
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  • Disabled facilities

Booking & Payment Details

  • American Express accepted
  • Visa/Mastercard/Switch accepted


  • Cooked Breakfast
  • Evening meals
  • Licenced (table or bar)
  • Restaurant open to non-residents
  • Snacks/afternoon tea
  • Special diets available
  • Vegetarian diet available


  • Children welcome - Children welcome from any age
  • High chairs available

Heating Facilities

  • Central heating
  • Real log/coal fires

Laundry Facilities

  • Ironing facilities
  • Laundry facilities

Leisure Facilities

  • Free WIFI

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Conference facilities
  • Grounds for outdoor activities
  • Venue approved for civil marriage
  • Wedding planner available
  • Wedding receptions


  • Sleeps up to 4


  • Free Parking
  • Free Parking on Site
  • Private parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs/pets accepted by arrangement
  • Laundry/valet service
  • Lounge for residents' use
  • Night porter
  • Passenger lift
  • Television available
  • WiFi or internet access

Room/Unit Facilities

  • Bath
  • Hairdryer
  • King-sized bed
  • Private facilities
  • Radio
  • Satellite TV
  • Shower
  • Tea/coffee making in bedrooms
  • Telephone
  • Television

Site Features

  • Building of historical interest
  • Garden

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted
  • Coach parties welcomed



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      Map & Directions

      Road Directions

      By car:

      When using SATNAV please enter the location WIVENHOE, (do not use a postcode as this will take you to the wrong place).

      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 will be able to assist you.

      For Sat Nav please use CO4 3FA and then follow signage to Wivenhoe House. Please note, some Sat Navs may direct you to the wrong side of Wivenhoe Park so please check 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.

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      Season (1 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2023)

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