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THE GEORGE HOTEL

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The easiest way to stay in the know, our blog is a rich source of information about life at the George Hotel 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…

@thegeorgehotelcolchester Looking for an adventure or few day trip now it’s the summer holidays? 🌞 Then why not take a trip to the historic town of Colchester and treat yourself to a stay at the George! We are running our staycation offer throughout, book now for up to 2-nights free with breakfast included when you book your extended stay direct with us ☕️ ▪️Book 3 consecutive nights for the price of 2 ▪️Book 5 consecutive nights for the price of 3 ▪️Book 7 consecutive nights for the price of 5 Visit our website now to book www.suryahotels.co.uk
@thegeorgehotelcolchester Looking for plans this evening? Why not join us in our newly refurbished bar area where we will be serving our wine & cocktail list all evening Walk ins only 🍸
@thegeorgehotelcolchester WE’RE HIRING 📍COLCHESTER We are hiring across various positions in our team & we need you to help! 🛌 Housekeepers & Room Attendants 🍴Front of House team Send your CV & covering letter with area of interest to jointhefamily@thegeorgehotelcolchester.co.uk Apply now & join the family #jointhefamily #colchesterjobs #essexhotels #colchesterhotels #colchesterhospitality #colchesterjobs #hirecolchester #suryajobs #suryahotels #essexjobs
@thegeorgehotelcolchester Are you looking for an evening get away? A mini staycation, or just a visit away from home? Then why not visit one of our suites- Claudius suite 📸 Our suites offer a wide range of amenities making it the perfect getaway and relaxing evening away 🔉bang and olufsen speaker 🍸 jumbo gin minis 🛏 pillow menu, ready for complimentary upgrade ☁️ robe menu ⚜️individual design features 🛁 Rain shower & freestanding bath 🛌 emporer beds To book ☎️call us on 01206 578494 🖥visit our website www.suryahotels.co.uk/thegeorgehotel/ #thegeorgehotel #thegeorgecolchester #essexhotels #colchesterhotels #staycations #essexsuites #bangandolufsen #ukstaycation #essexstaycation #visitessex
@thegeorgehotelcolchester Looking for a place to hold your next celebration? 🎉 Our newly refurbished Tudor room is the perfect space to hold your event with a grand bespoke adaptable table, comfortable stylish seating, large flat screen TV and Bang and Olufsen speaker systems. Let us host your next event in this intimate and private setting which can be suited to cater your needs 🎂 Birthday 💍 Anniversary 🍽 Private dinner 🧸 Baby shower 🗒 Corporate meeting 🥂Corporate party 📚Training sessions ...and much more Enquire now vie email Events@thegeorgehotelcolchester.co.uk Photos from a private dinner 📸 🎈 Balloons by @allaboutballoonslimited 🍪 Graze table by @stuckinagraze #meetings #privatedinner #parties #celebrations #functionroom #colchester #essex #hotel #privateroom #roomhire #packages
@thegeorgehotelcolchester It’s Coming home! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 An exciting day for us all as we celebrate ahead of the big game tonight ⚽️ So raise your flag for the boys🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 We’re serving Sunday lunch throughout and open all day for some celebratory pre match drinks 🍻🍸 Come on England! #england #thebiggame #football #drinks #winning #historichotel #thegeorgecolchester #itscominghome #colchester #euros #2021
@thegeorgehotelcolchester Our Secret Courtyard is... Pet approved ✅ We love seeing our customers pictures and especially your fun loving pooches which we welcome here in the covered courtyard. Water is provided for them in our Moroccan themed dog bowls 🐶 So walk on in, take a seat on the comfy benches and share your pooch selfie 🐾 Thank you for letting us share @aleecreed 😊 come again soon! #petfriendly #pooch #colchester #essex #dogfriendly #customerphotos #thegeorgecolchester #petapproved #secretcourtyard
@thegeorgehotelcolchester Fridays calls for cocktails! Where are you heading for a drink tonight? Our refreshing range features the classics such as cosmopolitans and our favourite the George star martini 🍸 🌟 Photo features the - 🍹 Sunset cooler mocktail 🍹 Passion fruit mojito cocktail There’s something for everyone 😉 #cocktails #colchester #incolchester #thegeorgecolchester #fridaydrinks #mocktails #essex
@thegeorgehotelcolchester Looking for that perfect lunch spot for a catch up with friends, business lunch, or family catch up? Why not join us at the George? 🍴 Offering our lunch menu 12:00-16:00 we have a range of sandwiches and platters alongside some of our al a la carte classics available in our courtyard, lounge & restaurant area. Bookings and walk-ins both welcome 🍤 smoked salmon & prawn open sandwich #lunch #colchesterlunch #colchesterrestaurants #colchesteressex #colchestereats #smokedsalmon #smokedsalmonsandwich #smokedsalmonprawn #prawnsandwich #opensandwiches
@thegeorgehotelcolchester What better way to start a Monday morning than with a @paddyandscotts? ☕️ We are serving from 09:30, so why not pop in and join us for a cup #madewithlove #mondaymorning #paddyandscotts #coffee #coffeeart #coffeelover #thegeorgehotel #thegeorgecolchester
@thegeorgehotelcolchester Happy Friday 🍹 Needing plans this evening? Then why not join us for a drink or two in our extravagant lounge chairs, relax in our cosy lounge whilst listening to our bespoke speaker by @bangandolufsencolchester - we are serving our full cocktail & wine menu all evening. Bar, lounge & courtyard are all operated on a first come first serve basis.
@thegeorgehotelcolchester Our opening launch night video is finally complete & it’s great to look back at the fantastic evening we managed to share with so many of our suppliers, team and new guests welcomed through the door. An evening of laughter, great food, cocktails and live entertainment 🎉 A big thank you to the Mayor and Mayoress of Colchester for the ribbon cutting ceremony and everyone involved in the successful re-opening of The George May 2021 👏🏼 ☺️ 🎥 @boxriver 🎈 @allaboutballoonslimited 🎷 @elijahpaulmusic
@thegeorgehotelcolchester ⭐️ New dish on the menu ⭐️ Our vegan Korean Fried Cauliflower is now being served 🍴 With a carrot slaw and vegan lime mayo topped with sesame seeds and spring onion this is better than any bang bang cauliflower you’ve had! Our vegan menu is served all week, alongside our lunch and a la carte menu Swipe right to see our menu 👀 #essexhotels #essexrestaurants #veganmenu #essexvegans #thegeorgehotel #thegeorgecolchester #bangbangcauliflower
@thegeorgehotelcolchester We had the pleasure of having the lovely owner of Bounce Magazine and writer for Luxury Lifestyle Magazine @rachelducker and her family stay with us last week. She has written a review online and IG - go check it out! ⬇️ HEADSPACE + GETAWAYS… Do you ever need to just escape? ➡️Read on her IG profile @rachelducker and ➡️Full review with pictures https://www.bouncemagazine.co.uk/ Thanks @rachelducker - see you again soon! ☺️
@thegeorgehotelcolchester “We will get through it in the end but it might take time, but at the end of the day we shall all be OK again… the sun will shine on you again and the clouds will go away” ☀️- Capt Sir Tom The talented Allison Burchett paints the story vividly depicting - the song ‘You’ll never walk alone’ - by Sir Tom Moore and NHS voices raising money to support the NHS. Check it out located here at The George where it will be until the trail ends in September - official sponsors of Octopus Ahoy 🐙 The Essex and Tendring trail launches today. The app is available to download now 📲 It’s also Fish Friday! Fish 🐟 And we serve up a delicious fish and chips here at #thegeorge #youllneverwalkalone #sirtommoore #nhsheroes #carechoir #allisonburchett #octopusahoy #thegeorgecolchester #fun #trail #essex #tendring #fishandchips #hotelinessex #restaurantsincolchester #historichotel #boutiquehotel
@thegeorgehotelcolchester Happy Thursday 🦋 Introducing our stunning new Instagram mural by award winning artist @alexgallagher80 with our comfy lounge seating and open space we have transformed this area into a bright, vibrant & contemporary space whilst retaining our original features ➡️ swipe to see before & our transformation #thegeorgecolchester #thegeorge #thegeorgehotel #transformation #transformationthursday #beforeandafter #mural
@thegeorgehotelcolchester “We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” 🦋 – Maya Angelou And by George have we gone through a transformation! This upstairs landing is now a cosy, tranquil yet vibrant space for guests to relax away from the hustle and bustle and away from the confines of their room with eclectic artwork, low ceilings and Chesterfield sofas. #comfort #essexhotel #vibranthotel #refurbishedhotel #historichotel #thegeorgecolchester #colchesterhotel #staycation #chesterfield
@thegeorgehotelcolchester ⭐️ COMPETITION NOW CLOSED ⭐️ Following the re-opening of the George Hotel & as a way to thank our 5000 followers we are celebrating with a giveaway with two amazing prizes ⭐️ 1st prize: Dinner, bed & breakfast stay for 2 people in one of our suites 2nd prize: Afternoon Tea for you & 5 guests at our new afternoon tea room @teaatthegeorge ⭐️ To be in with a chance of winning one of our two prizes all you need to do is: 1. Like this post 2. Follow both @thegeorgehotelcolchester & @teaatthegeorge 3. Tag 3 friends 4. Share our post on your story Our winners will be announced at random on: Monday 5th July 🤩
@thegeorgehotelcolchester The ‘Singh’nature Suite’ Inspired by the name ‘Singh’ meaning Lion used traditionally to describe the warriors in the Sikh religion from the 18th Century during the time India was part of the British Colony. The George has always been close to the heart of its owners being local and when the family took it over in 2014 they wanted to restore the iconic hotel to its former glory. Now the flagship of Surya Hotels we wanted to give one of our special suites a signature name after their own heritage.. hence ‘The Singh-nature’ Suite was created - oh we do love our bold headboards and wallpapers 😍 👳🏽‍♂️ 🇮🇳 🛏 🌴🐘 Each suite is inspired by a different theme and has a different name... our Singhnature Suite will soon be available & ready to book 😁 #suites #hotelsuites #executive #hotel #essexhotel #headboard #fabrics #thegeorgecolchester #thegeorgehotel #colchesterhotels
@thegeorgehotelcolchester Still looking for Father’s Day plans? We’re here to help 🍴 Tables are booking fast for Fathers Day this Sunday 20th so we recommend to reserve yours now. We will be serving our Father’s Day menu 12:00-20:30 - to book ☎️ 01206 578494 🍴 www.suryahotels.co.uk/george-book-table/
@thegeorgehotelcolchester Happy National Rose day 🍷 What better way to celebrate the day by joining us in the sun and having a bottle of Rosé wine in our courtyard, lounge or bar area 🌸🌺 #rosé #roséday #nationalroséday #happyroséday #thegeorgehotel #thegeorgecolchester #thegeorge #colchesterhotels #colchester #essexhotels #secretcourtyard #saturdaydrinks
@thegeorgehotelcolchester Why not join us for a refreshing dessert in sun?🌞 our terrace & courtyard are open & serving till 21:30 🍍Pineapple carpaccio 🍓 Strawberry cheesecake #thegeorgecolchester #thegeorge #thegeorgehotel #essexhotels #outsidedining #dessert #strawberries #pineapple #strawberrycheesecake #pineapplecarpaccio
@thegeorgehotelcolchester Book your summer staycation now🌞 Up to 2-nights free with breakfast included when you book your extended stay direct with us ☕️ ▪️Book 3 consecutive nights for the price of 2 ▪️Book 5 consecutive nights for the price of 3 ▪️Book 7 consecutive nights for the price of 5 Visit our website now to book www.suryahotels.co.uk #staycation #summerstaycation #staycationuk #suryahotels #suryahotelsgroup #holidays #thegeorgecolchester #essexhotels #essexstaycations
@thegeorgehotelcolchester What a great shot from @photerior 📸 your response to our courtyard has been amazing and we’re so glad you love it just as much as we do🍋 Our courtyard is open from 9am and is operated on a first come first basis, perfect for cocktails or a light lunch, a catch up with friends or a coffee and cake- whatever the weather our courtyard is perfect 🌞
@thegeorgehotelcolchester Have you checked out our new BRUNCH menu? Choose from some tasty options including: 🥓Eggs Benedict 🍳Eggs on toasted Sourdough 🥞Fluffy pancakes with toppings 🥑Smashed Avacado, crispy Halloumi Served from 9.30-11.30 ✌🏽 >>> swipe right for menu We have tables at the front and plenty of space inside, so join us whilst the sun is shining ☀️ #brunch #pancakes #eggs #colchester #highstreet #thegeorgecolchester #alfresco #brunchcolchester #essexbrunch
@thegeorgehotelcolchester What a fantastic opening weekend & May bank holiday we had and all the better with the sun beaming down 🌞💫 We cannot begin to thank you all enough for your support, tags, reviews & kind words over the weekend. Our tables have been full since the second we opened our doors and we are overwhelmed to see so many old and new faces visiting the renowned George Hotel. We will continue to share updates on our social media and websites #thegeorgecolchester #thegeorge #thegeorgehotel #thegeorgecolchester #essexhotels #reopened #reopening #colchester #bar #barandrestaurant #lounge #dining #cocktails #surya #suryahotels
@thegeorgehotelcolchester OUR DOORS ARE FINALLY OPEN 💫🤩🥂
@thegeorgehotelcolchester The Sun is shining and the day is finally here & we invite you to join us in our courtyard🍋 🌞 The courtyard will be operating on a first come first serve basis from 13:00 today, we look forward to welcoming all our old customers & new back to join us here at The George 🤩🥳
@thegeorgehotelcolchester The team are so excited to say that after closing our doors in 2019, facing challenges such as the pandemic and restoring a listed building to retain and restore it to its former glory whilst all our hard work will be finally unveiled and we hope you love it as much as we do! ☺️ A massive thank you to all the build team, front and back of house teams and suppliers we have worked with to make this dream come true, we couldn’t have done it without you all! 😁😍👏🏼👌🏼 Tomorrow we finally reopen the doors at The George from 1pm and we welcome you warmly all back in through our gloss black doors Join us in toasting our re-opening. We will be serving our full menu, drinks and cocktails 🍴🍸 Please see our website for more details.
@thegeorgehotelcolchester & our suites and bedrooms are finally being dressed 🤩 we have been extremely busy here the last few days getting ready for opening and it have been so great seeing so many faces coming through the door! Here we have our Boudicea Suite ready for its first guest this Friday! Some of our suites are now bookable via our website www.suryahotels.co.uk or call us direct on 01206 578494. All suites are bespoke with designer wallpapers and soft furnishings to ensure you the best quality and most luxurious stay whilst you are in Colchester. Featuring Emporer Hypnos beds, some freestanding baths, smart tvs, B&O speakers, pillow menus and robes as well as local Jumbo Gin to enjoy during your stay. It’s a very exciting upcoming weekend here at the George so make sure you visit, stay tuned & tag us in your photos 📍#thegeorgecolchester #reopening #thegeorgecolchester #restoration #refurbished #essexhotels #suites #hotelsuite #boudicea #bangandolufsen #gin #friday #fridayvibes
@thegeorgehotelcolchester Happy Friday everyone! 🥂 It has been an extremely busy few days here at the George, however after such high demand we have now opened our bar area for walk ins only for drinks & also our al fresco sample dining menu- be sure to pop in this weekend and pay us a visit 🍓 Thank you all for your patience & we know a lot of you are trying to book tables with us, our booking system will soon be live and we will keep you updated The George team X
@thegeorgehotelcolchester The ‘Secret Garden’ cocktail served up in The Secret Courtyard! 🍓🍋 Shaken rhubarb gin, apple juice & raspberry purée; the perfect summer drink to enjoy when we open from the 28th May! Or if like us you just can’t wait, our front terrace is now open where we will be serving our cocktail menu 12-8pm ☀️ 🍹 #thegeorgecolchester #essexhotels #secretgarden #secretcourtyard #cocktails #openingsoon #moroccan #raspberry #strawberry #rhubarbgin #shakencocktails
@thegeorgehotelcolchester We managed to catch a glimpse of sunshine yesterday & managed to enjoy with two of our brand new dessert dishes ☀️🍓 Which would you choose? 🥭 Rum roasted pineapple carpaccio - mango, passionfruit mint lime 🍓 Vanilla “cheesecake” - English strawberries Getting ready for the summer days Make sure you visit our front terrace to try our scrumptious desserts served 12-8 🤩 #thegeorgecolchester #thegeorgehotel #essexhotels #outsidedining #sunshine #strawberry #cheesecake #strawberrycheesecake #dessertsofinstagram #pineapple #mango #passionfruit #colchester
@thegeorgehotelcolchester We hope you have all had a wonderful & successful day back in hospitality today 👏🏼 We have been busy installing all our quirky artwork features throughout the hotel with @fdm_artwork, using historic oil paintings with a splash of hand painted colour is a great was of creating a contrast of contemporary & traditional 🎨 #thegeorgecolchester #thegeorgehotel #refurbishment #restoration #artwork #creative #wallart #historicartwork #handpainted #brushstrokes #quirky #essexhotels #comingsoon
@thegeorgehotelcolchester Happy Sunday 🍋 We are so happy to see you’re all just as excited as we are to open & start welcoming you into our new courtyard this bank holiday 🤩 Make sure you stay tuned for more sneak peeks 🍃 #thegeorgecolchester #thegeorgehotel #restoration #refurbishment #transformation #secretcoutyard #secretgarden #lemontrees #planting #gardenplanting #lemon #openingsoon
@thegeorgehotelcolchester ... 🔷🔶A SPECIAL ANNOUCEMENT🔶🔷 After closing our doors in 2019 and overcoming hurdles such as the Pandemic prolonging our refurbishment we are so 𝐄𝐗𝐂𝐈𝐓𝐄𝐃 𝐓𝐎 𝐀𝐍𝐍𝐎𝐔𝐍𝐂𝐄 𝐖𝐄 𝐀𝐑𝐄 𝐅𝐈𝐍𝐀𝐋𝐋𝐘 𝐑𝐄𝐎𝐏𝐄𝐍𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐎𝐔𝐑 𝐃𝐎𝐎𝐑𝐒 On the beloved Colchester High Street it is time to start welcoming you all back to the renowned & much loved George Hotel. Restored to its former glory with some quirky and bold features the Georges long waited return is well worth it and we can’t wait to show you. 🦋 18th M͟a͟y͟ We are running a soft opening, which means our outside front tables will be serving our Al Fresco menu and drinks on a first come first service basis from 9am until 8pm. 🦋 28͟t͟h͟ M͟a͟y͟ BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND, We re-open our doors fully and welcome you in to celebrate with us. From Thursday 20th May we will be taking booking for the restaurant, & stays on 01206 578494. Our courtyard will be operating on a first come first serve basis. Keep updated on socials and through our website over the coming weeks ➡️ #thegeorgehotel For now check our post revealing our 🍋 🍃SECRET COURTYARD 🍃🍋 …A vibrant moroccan themed covered space to relax in…we hope you like it! ’When life gives you lemons add a little Gin and Tonic and serve them in your courtyard’ #thegeorgecolchester #openingsoon #colchester #secretcourtyard #bar #restaurant #historichotel #highstreethotel #refurbishment #darestorations #features #diningincolchester
@thegeorgehotelcolchester ... 🍋 🍃 𝑇ℎ𝑒 𝐺𝑒𝑜𝑟𝑔𝑒'𝑠 𝑆𝑒𝑐𝑟𝑒𝑡 𝐶𝑜𝑢𝑟𝑡𝑦𝑎𝑟𝑑 🍃 🍋 COMING SOON 🔹 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We’ve been keeping this one under the radar but we’re excited to finally reveal our Secret Courtyard. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This space has been transformed into an enchanting undercover heated lounge area with Moroccan touches, lanterns, lemon trees and a natural stone trickling water feature. The vibe is real - we wanted to bring something special to the town centre that all our guests can relax and enjoy… whether it’s a refreshing Pornstar Martini 🍸 or small plates and platters to pick and share we’re sure you will love this space! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ’When life gives you lemons add a little Gin and Tonic and serve them in your courtyard’ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #thegeorgecolchester #openingsoon #colchester #secretcourtyard #bar #restaurant #historichotel #highstreethotel #refurbishment #restoration #features to #diningincolchester
@thegeorgehotelcolchester 🍋 🍃 𝑇ℎ𝑒 𝐺𝑒𝑜𝑟𝑔𝑒'𝑠 𝑆𝑒𝑐𝑟𝑒𝑡 𝐶𝑜𝑢𝑟𝑡𝑦𝑎𝑟𝑑 🍃 🍋 COMING SOON 🔹 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We’ve been keeping this one under the radar but we’re excited to finally reveal our Secret Courtyard. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This space has been transformed into an enchanting undercover heated lounge area with Moroccan touches, lanterns, lemon trees and a natural stone trickling water feature. The vibe is real - we wanted to bring something special to the town centre that all our guests can relax and enjoy… whether it’s a refreshing Pornstar Martini 🍸 or small plates and platters to pick and share we’re sure you will love this space! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ’When life gives you lemons add a little Gin and Tonic and serve them in your courtyard’ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #thegeorgecolchester #openingsoon #colchester #secretcourtyard #bar #restaurant #historichotel #highstreethotel #refurbishment #restoration #features #diningincolchester
@thegeorgehotelcolchester The Stables Suite 🤩 One of the key features throughout all of our suites is the contrast, uniqueness & grand style of headboard. Our stable suite captures the @gpjbaker Ramayana Signature II print in two colour ways with a contrast headboard pipe creating the perfect balance of contemporary and traditional 💙 #thegeorgecolchester #essexhotels #refurbishment #restoration #wallpaper #gpjbaker #suryahotels #hotelsuites #colchesterhotels
@thegeorgehotelcolchester The new George is bold, daring and imaginative A few of you have probably peeked through our windows and seen this psychedelic effect paper near our statement bar. Featuring our @bangolufsen high end speaker. We have partnered with @bangolufsen throughout our refurbishment at the George to give our guests a quality & innovative speaker system throughout our establishments - including our sister hotel @thekingscliffhotel which already have them in. A big thank you to Michael and the team @bangolufsencolchester for providing us brilliant service throughout 👏🏼 & stay tuned to see more of their amazing work featured in the George 😍 #thegeorgecolchester #thegeorgehotel #refurbishment #restoration #bangandolufsen #soundsystem #hospitality #music #speaker #speakersystem
Hotel Review: The George, Colchester, Essex

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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