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The George Hotel

With 500 years of history, few hotels have many a story to tell as this one. The Iconic George has undergone a full extensive refurbishment and now restored to its former glory. Our Al Fresco menu is available from Wednesday 19th May whilst our doors re-open for indoor table and room bookings from Friday 28th May.

THE GEORGE HOTEL

A True Original

Restored to its former glory, The George Hotel has proudly sat on Colchester High Street in Essex for over 500 years. It has always been at the centre of bustling life in England’s oldest recorded town and with historical artefacts, medieval cellars dated back to AD60, period features and beautiful beams; it really is one of a kind and a place to remember! Guests are welcomed to a lavish stay in our beloved hotel full of charm and history.

Featuring a stylish bar, lounge and restaurant, The George offers free Wifi throughout and parking is available to the rear of the building. The 49 heritage guest en-suite rooms are decorated in warm tones, have super comfortable beds and smart TVs, while the individual suites boast emperor beds, some bathrooms with freestanding bath, Bang & Olufsen sound systems and coffee machines. All rooms are full of designer touches and the period features you would expect from a hotel of this age.

The town and hotel have proven links to Queen Boudica and the historic Colchester castle is a mere 2 minute walk from the hotel. We are just a 15 minute drive from Beth Chatto Gardens and Colchester Zoo, with Constable country the beautiful Essex coast just a bit further away.

Guests can enjoy cocktails, local draught lagers and ales and an extensive wine list from the contemporary bar. Dine in the relaxed two tiered restaurant that offers a daily a la carte menu inspired by British and worldwide cuisines, using locally sourced and seasonal produce. If you fancy a lighter bite for lunch or a snack, the tapas menu is also available in the heated and magical Secret Courtyard with beautiful Moroccan and floral decor.

Quintessential English Afternoon tea will be served in the new Tea Room, ’T at The George’ – an eclectic Victorian themed experience giving you the chance to indulge with friends over freshly brewed tea, delicious sandwiches, fresh scones and sweet treats.

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Rooms

The 49 heritage guest en-suite rooms are decorated in warm tones, have super comfortable beds and smart TVs, while the individual suites boast emperor beds, some bathrooms with freestanding bath, Bang & Olufsen sound systems and coffee machines. All rooms are full of designer touches and the period features you would expect from a hotel of this age such as exposed beams. A dash of the contemporary sidles up to tradition here.

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Food & Drink

Cuisine steeped in culture, The George ensures Colchester’s heart is always simmering with regional flavour. Award-winning local suppliers contribute to a vibrant menu with seasonal produce, constantly refreshing with deliciously British staples and the perfect pairings to wash them down from the stylish bar serving cocktails or local draught lagers and ales as well as an extensive wine list. Walk-in's are welcome for food and drink, based on availablity. We ask if you please adhere to a 'smart casual' dress code and do not arrive in 'short short's', flip flops and caps.

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Special Offers

Whether you fancy a getaway for a special occasion, see below our special offers at The George Hotel in Colchester.

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Meeting & Events Hire

A meld of character, charm and effortless efficiency, The George’s Tudor room handles events with a special touch. Whether a boardroom meeting for up to 24 delegates or a private dinner function for your special occasion our events team are here to help host and take care of the details.

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Gift Voucher

Hankering after one of our artisan afternoon teas is a natural side-effect of staying at The George, you can treat yourself or a loved one to a taste of the good life, a little closer to home. Elegantly styled, with a personalised e-card. Perhaps another getaway, complete with a three-course meal, deserves a spot on the calendar.

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Blog

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.

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Contact us

116 High Street, Colchester, Essex. CO1 1TD

The George has a Pay and Display car park that can be accessed via The High Street. Turn left via George Street, which is the first turning past the hotel. Parking is limited and subject to £9.50 a day.