Colchester is Britain’s oldest recorded town (the earliest written reference dates back to AD77) situated in Essex. Walking around Colchester the influence of the Roman occupation is still evident. Today Colchester is a thriving, modern town with more than 50 visitor attractions and 4.5 million visitors each year.

Whether you want to soak up culture in the museums and theatres, explore the area with your children, visit the local countryside (including the Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Mersea Island, where you can enjoy fresh local oysters!), or shop in the numerous quiet streets lined with specialist shops Colchester can provide something for everyone, whatever your tastes.

Opening Hours

The Oak Room Restaurant

Monday to Saturday | 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Sunday |12:30pm to 2:30pm

Monday to Friday | 7:00am to 9:30am
Saturday and Sunday | 8:00am to 10:00am

The Tudor Bar
Monday to Friday | 12:00pm to 2:00pm – 5:00pm to 11:30pm
Saturday | 11:00am to 11:30pm  Sunday  | 12:00am to 10:30pm

Where are We?

We are just a stone’s throw away from the town centre and train and bus terminals. Strategically located approximately 5 miles from the A12, ensures we have great road links to London and the rest of East Anglia.

Following are links to some of Colchester’s attractions

Fenwicks redevelopment of Williams and Griffin

Currently Williams and Griffin is being redeveloped by Fenwick in a £30 million redevelopment. This will boost the town’s retail appeal and should bring extra customers to many different businesses in Colchester.

For more information click here – a local guide for all things Colchester! – The Beth Chattos gardens are just 5 minutes away, internationally acclaimed gardens of drought, water and woodland situations. – Nearby is Europe’s finest roller-skating rink together with Quasar, the earth’s favourite laser game. – Layer Marney Towers, Lord Marneys Tudor palace with beautiful buildings, gardens and parkland, dating from 1520. – Colchester Mercury Theatre – Visit Colchester Castle – just 10 minutes walk. Museum inside the castle, with lots of relics and fun for all ages. – Colchester Zoo – as seen on Channel 5 Zoo Days. – Colchester United Football Club’s website – The Charter Hall venue with plenty of fun events throughout the year