Introducing

The George Hotel

Restored to its former glory, and featuring a stylish bar, lounge and restaurant,
The George Hotel has proudly sat on Colchester High Street for over 500 years.
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Introducing

Tea at The George

Stylish and elegant, the Tea room is adorned with paneling, mirrors, cherry blossom,
and lavish flowers, showcasing Colchester’s historic charm and history.
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Visit & Explore Colchester - Britain's First City

Colchester is acclaimed to be Britain's first city, and the largest settlement within the borough of Colchester, Essex. With many incredible attractions, pubs, restaurants, shops, and events taking place throughout the year it is a favourite tourist destination, especially during the summer months. Today, Colchester is a thriving city centre, surrounded by inspiring rural landscapes, making it just right for a family holiday or a short break.

In the Spotlight

Today's featured businesses and attractions in Colchester

The George Hotel

Stay, Explore and Discover the Fully refurbished Essex based Iconic hotel with 500 years of history and character. Quirky Rooms, Bar, Restaurant, Afternoon Tea room and Event space for…

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Love Thy Burger

Love Thy Burger is Colchester's go-to independent Burger joint. Our Chef's press each patty on site daily with our custom beef blend supplied by local butchers.

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Tea at The George

Here at Tea at The George, we invite you to join us and be served up a cup of history as you discover an unforgettable tea party, inspired by Victorian elegance and eclectic design.

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Colchester Chamber Choir

Colchester Chamber Choir is a small, very friendly and supportive choir and we are always looking for new members.

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Things to Do in Colchester

Discover things to do for your day out in Colchester

Markshall Estate

Markshall Estate covers more than 200 acres of stunning gardens, trees from across the world and miles of leafy woodland walks. Discover Percy's Play & Picnic Paddock, natural play areas,…

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Dedham Vale Vineyard

Dedham Vale Vineyard is set in 40 acres of vines, woods and pasture on the edge of the Dedham Vale, an area of outstanding natural beauty.

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Castle Park

Colchester's distinctive heritage is nowhere more apparent than in Castle Park. Providing a green oasis in the town centre, you can sit, walk, enjoy music, play games, or picnic amongst…

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Tymperleys

Tymperleys is an oasis of calm in the heart of Colchester. Try the delicious food made by our chef fresh for you.

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No Name Bar & Games

​No Name Bar & Games is the bar that's all about the good times with mates, fam & dates. A brand new concept in competitive socialising, with the purpose of bringing people together, old…

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Stane Retail Park

Stane Retail Park is a 15 acre site situated opposite the popular Sainsburys in Stanway, Colchester. Shop at Aldi, B&Q, M&S and more.

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The Headgate Theatre

This well-equipped "little gem of a theatre" in Colchester Town Centre has been welcoming visiting amateur and professional groups onto our stage since 2002.

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Putt in the Park

Office tournaments, school-trip events, family and friends day-out or a couple's competition, Putt in the Park is fun for everyone!

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Arts, Culture & Entertainment

Experience arts, culture and entertainment in Colchester at craft centres, galleries, theatres and a variety of entertainment venues

Lakeside Theatre

We are the Lakeside Theatre, the theatre in the heart of the University of Essex’s Colchester campus. We offer live theatre, music gig nights, live comedy, open mic nights, live screens of…

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Colchester Chamber Choir

Colchester Chamber Choir is a small, very friendly and supportive choir and we are always looking for new members.

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Jobserve Community Stadium

The Jobserve Community Stadium is not only the home of the Mighty Us.

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Charter Hall

Charter Hall Colchester is a multipurpose events venue in the heart of Colchester and is fast becoming a ‘go to destination’ for the best in live music, comedy, sports and special events.

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Colchester Attractions

Tourist attractions and interesting places to visit in Colchester

East Anglian Railway Museum

For over 50 years the East Anglian Railway Museum has been transporting visitors of all ages back in time to discover the unique history of the region’s railways. The site covers over 10 acres.

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Layer Marney Tower

England’s tallest Tudor Gatehouse, Layer Marney Tower stands within the Essex landscape, commanding views to the River Blackwater and beyond.

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Castle Park

Colchester's distinctive heritage is nowhere more apparent than in Castle Park. Providing a green oasis in the town centre, you can sit, walk, enjoy music, play games, or picnic amongst…

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Markshall Estate

Markshall Estate covers more than 200 acres of stunning gardens, trees from across the world and miles of leafy woodland walks. Discover Percy's Play & Picnic Paddock, natural play areas,…

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Grange Barn

One of Europe's oldest timber-framed buildings, it has a cathedral-like interior and is linked to a local Cistercian abbey.

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Colchester Zoo

During your visit to Colchester Zoo, you will see many species from around the world and can learn more about them at our fantastic daily encounters.

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Cudmore Grove Country Park

A nature reserve of over 102 acres of unique coastal landscapes and habitat and heritage overlooking the Colne and Blackwater Estuaries.

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The Old Siege House Bar and Brasserie

Historical building used in the 1648 Civil War. We are a Bar and Restaurant located in Colchester City. We provide lunch, dinner, afternoon teas and use the freshest local produce.

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Restaurants in Colchester

Feeling hungry? Find restaurants and places to eat in Colchester

Mimosa Restaurant & Lounge

Nestled in the heart of Colchester’s Business Park, Mimosa is a beautiful destination restaurant and bar with a unique offering.

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Dog & Pheasant

The Dog & Pheasant pub restaurant at Mile End in Colchester brings you fantastic value on craft beers, shots and cocktails plus a mouth-watering food selection in a family-welcome atmosphere.

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Pavilion Lounge and Restaurant

A unique restaurant, lounge, bar and dining terrace where luxury, elegance and sophistication meet a raw and inspired organic space, in a breath of fresh air.

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The Kings Arms

A great place to meet friends before moving into town. Chilling in the vast Beer garden in the Summer or grabbing a bite to eat The Kings Arms has it all.

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Camulodunum

Head down to the Camulodunum in Colchester for great food & drink every day. We have a great range of deals available for you to enjoy too along with live sport.

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Harvester Stanway

Your local family friendly Harvester Stanway pub restaurant in Colchester is a great spot to relax and unwind over breakfast, lunch, or dinner, or enjoy a couple of drinks in our cosy,…

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Prested Hall

Prested Hall is a charming Hotel and exclusive wedding venue in Essex. A beautiful 15th century part-moated manor house, Prested is probably one of the county’s best kept secrets.

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Swan Inn

You’ll find The Swan Inn not far from Stanway, in between Beacon End and Copford. With your mates, with your other half, or even with the kids, The Swan inn is perfect – relaxed,…

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Colchester Bars & Pubs

Quench your thirst at one of the many Colchester bars or pubs

The Crown

At The Crown, Ardleigh, we’ve got everything you need from a country pub near you.

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Slug & Lettuce Colchester

Sleek and sophisticated, our newly refurbished bar is the most stylish place in Colchester to meet no matter what the occasion is!

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Camulodunum

Head down to the Camulodunum in Colchester for great food & drink every day. We have a great range of deals available for you to enjoy too along with live sport.

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Walkabout Colchester

Whether you’re after a relaxed drink, a proper night out or watching all the latest live sport; at Walkabout Colchester, we’ve got something for you.

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The Playhouse

The building was originally the Playhouse Theatre which had opened in 1929, yet, in the early 1930s, became a cinema. In 1981, it was turned into a bingo hall for a few years and then…

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The Old Siege House Bar and Brasserie

Historical building used in the 1648 Civil War. We are a Bar and Restaurant located in Colchester City. We provide lunch, dinner, afternoon teas and use the freshest local produce.

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The Five Bells Public House

Situated at the heart of the pretty village of Colne Engaine on the Essex & Suffolk border, The Five Bells is proud to be a Great British Pub... come Rain or Shine, Boom or Bust, Good or Bad…

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No Name Bar & Games

​No Name Bar & Games is the bar that's all about the good times with mates, fam & dates. A brand new concept in competitive socialising, with the purpose of bringing people together, old…

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Hotels in Colchester

Find a hotel for your holiday or short stay in Colchester

Premier Inn Colchester A12

Whether you're watching wildlife or enjoying the wild life, Premier Inn Hotel Colchester (A12) has got plenty to keep you entertained.

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Prested Hall

Prested Hall is a charming Hotel and exclusive wedding venue in Essex. A beautiful 15th century part-moated manor house, Prested is probably one of the county’s best kept secrets.

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The Rose and Crown Hotel

Built in the 14th century, The Rose and Crown Hotel is one of Colchester’s most iconic buildings. Our 39 bedrooms are split between the original building and a purpose-built modern wing.

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The George Hotel

Stay, Explore and Discover the Fully refurbished Essex based Iconic hotel with 500 years of history and character. Quirky Rooms, Bar, Restaurant, Afternoon Tea room and Event space for…

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The Marlborough

A beautifully traditional, English inn located at the very centre of the famous village of Dedham. A 15th-century public house with five en-suite bedrooms, a walled garden, and a…

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Premier Inn Colchester Cowdray Avenue

There's plenty to see and do at Premier Inn Hotel Colchester Cowdray Avenue.

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Wivenhoe House Hotel

Surrounded by stunning parkland, yet only minutes from Colchester, Britain’s oldest recorded town, Wivenhoe House is a beautiful four-star luxury hotel, combining the romance and history of…

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Premier Inn Colchester Town Centre

Britain's oldest recorded town is home to new generation bedrooms, each featuring an impressive 40" flat screen TV, bright, modern bathroom with a large shower head, and a brand new,…

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What's on in Colchester

Find what's on in Colchester in our events calendar

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Jun 2024

Father’s Day Trains
10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Celebrate Father's Day with a visit to the Museum, and a ride on a train hauled by a real life steam engine.

19

Jun 2024

Marks Tey Car Boot Sale
06:00 AM - 02:00 PM
The Marks Tey Car Boot Sale operates every Wednesday from March through to December (weather permitting).

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Jun 2024

Marks Tey Car Boot Sale
06:00 AM - 02:00 PM
The Marks Tey Car Boot Sale operates every Wednesday from March through to December (weather permitting).

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Jul 2024

Marks Tey Car Boot Sale
06:00 AM - 02:00 PM
The Marks Tey Car Boot Sale operates every Wednesday from March through to December (weather permitting).