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The easiest way to stay in the know, our blog is a rich source of information about life at the Dukes Head and its sister hotels across the south and east of England. From up-to-the-minute event news to seasonal special rates, or the stories behind our signature cocktails and new menu launches, you’ll find this is just the place to whet your appetite for eating out, intimate live music, or escaping for a night or two. Enjoy the read…

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Escape Magazine Issue 3

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Escape Magazine – Summer Issue

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Escape Magazine Autumn Issue 2020

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Hotel Review: The Mill Hotel, Sudbury

A mill has stood on this site for more than 1000 years and was in working operation until 1964.

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Hotel Review: The George, Colchester, Essex

With history steeping back beyond 500 years, The George, sits proudly in the very heart of Colchester’s thriving town centre.

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Welcome Back to The George Hotel

After being closed for refurbishment since 2019, it’s a very special welcome back to The George Hotel a historic building on the high street.

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Sneak peak of The George Hotel in Colchester after £10m revamp

The Grade-II George Hotel, in High Street, will reopen to the public for the first time on Friday, May 28, following a total refurbishment.

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Featured in Premier Hospitality Magazine

St Nicholas Hotel has been featured on the front page of Hospitality Magazine. Click the image below to read online…

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Car Park Access

Please be aware that access to The George Hotel car park (opposite St. Nicholas Hotel) has been cut off via Colchester High Street.

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Refurbishment Programme

The Hog’s Back Hotel & Spa Farnham is currently undergoing refurbishment this Spring offering guests a new and improved experience.

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Family Fun Day

Hog’s Back Hotel and Spa hosted a family Fun Day in June, which included showing off the wedding facilities, including the newly erected / presented gazebo, and a Pet’s corner, with over 400 visitors.

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New Spin Classes

The Hog’s Back Hotel & Spa Farnham is happy to announce a brand new spin class in the leisure club. Join us for our first class on Monday 5th November at 7pm and is free for both leisure club members and guests staying in our hotel, or just £3 for visitors.

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A White Wedding

While snow can be a hindrance to many, it did not stop Emily & Jonathan’s wedding that took place on the 2nd March when ‘The Beast from the East’ storm struck the UK. Louise Murnane Photography took some spectacular photos of the couple surrounded by beautiful white countryside at Great Hallingbury Manor…

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Traffic Delays Around Bishop’s Stortford

Due to main works on The Birchanger Green Roundabout junction 8 of the M11 (due to be completed in March 2020) please use the following directions to arrive at our hotel…

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About the Kings Suite Restaurant

The Kings Suite Restaurant has a stylish and contemporary interior with exquisite menus ensuring your meal will be top class.

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Refurbished Restaurant

We’ve been working hard on a little secret project over the past few weeks… A brand new sea-front restaurant at the Kingscliff in Holland-on-Sea, Essex.

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Let us host your wedding for just £3,600!

This all inclusive package is based on 50 guests and includes:

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Carla and Jason Wedding Video

Carla and Jason got married on the 24th June 2017. Full Focus Media captured the whole day on video which showcases The Kingscliff Hotel’s great sea-front location.

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A new gazebo overlooking the sea

We have a brand new gazebo being built outside our hotel, overlooking the beautiful sea front which will be a magnificent photo location for your wedding or party. We plan to have the ready in the next few weeks. Book your event now to be one of the first to take a breathtaking photo.

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Our wedding gazebo has arrived!

If you have driven post the Kingscliff Hotel recently, you might have seen our brand new Gazebo that we have built outside our hotel, facing the sea-front.

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Gazette: Bike-Friendly Hotel Wins Award

The Kingscliff has been featured in this weeks Evening Gazette newspaper as part of their new cycling facilities at the hotel.

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‘Dried apricots are my desert island must-have ingredient!’

Kingscliff Hotel Head Chef, Simon Gomez, talks about his love of cooking and how working in kitchens in five countries has given his skills extra zest.

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The George Hotel’s exciting news!

2018 promises to be an exciting year for The George, with a £10 million makeover planned. Naturally, we’ll do our upmost to keep any disruption to a minimum, and rest assured we’ll always keep you informed of any works taking place during your stay.

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Saint Nicholas House

Saint Nicholas House is just a stone’s throw away from The George Hotel and will be providing 45 brand new, modern executive rooms that is perfect for both business and leisure stays. We look forward to welcoming you to Saint Nicholas House when it launches later this year.

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We’ve launched our very own magazine ‘Escape’

A big warm welcome to the Autumn issue of Escape magazine – we hope you enjoy our first ever edition!

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New logo in the major rebrand of Surya’s global image

SURYA HOTELS parent company logo has undergone a major rebrand which is being rolled out across the entire business including the group’s leading world food and hotel subsidiaries.

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Our sister hotels have announced an extensive refurbishment

Our Dragonfly hotels based in Bury St Edmunds, Colchester, King’s Lynn, Peterborough have announced an extensive refurbishment across all of our 241 bedrooms.

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