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The George is currently closed during its refurbishment. All room reservations made will be sent to St. Nicholas Hotel which is located opposite the George on Colchester High Street.

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The George is currently closed during its refurbishment. All room reservations made will be sent to St. Nicholas Hotel which is located opposite the George on Colchester High Street.

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Hotel Capacity Chart

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Venue Capacity Chart

Room Ballroom Nelson
Theatre 200 40
U Shape 60 24
Hollow Square 60 28
Classroom 100 24
Boardroom 60 24
Dinner/Lunch 160 30
Dinner Dance 140
Cabaret 100
Banquet 100
Reception 250 50
Cocktail 180 50

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Large Function Room with natural daylight

Holds up to 100 delegates

Located at front of building with Seaview

Free Wi-Fi

Day Delegate Rate

Working Lunch Menu

Free Car Park

Equipment Hire







A True Original

A handsome hostelry with 500 years of history, few hotels have as many stories to tell as this one. Its dignified facade a distinctive feature of Colchester’s characterful High Street, The George is an authentic coaching inn with a storied history interweaved with the town’s own. Preserved in its medieval cellars, the ashes left by Queen Boudicca’s rampage that burned Roman Colchester to the ground take you right back to AD60, while just upstairs, today’s travellers are treated to every contemporary comfort.

Quietly stylish rooms, an atmospheric Lounge Bar and an intimate Courtyard Brasserie complete the allure of the oldest hotel in town, for centuries an icon at the heart of the oldest town in England.

2019 promises to be an exciting year for The George, with a £10 million makeover currently underway. The George is currently closed while these works are taking place but our annexe located across the road at St Nicholas Hotel is still open.

Food & Drink

Showcasing the best of British produce, dining at The George is a taste of local culture. Leading conference and banqueting facilities are underpinned by the imaginative, categorically English menu at the Courtyard Brasserie, and the cosy, rustic tranquillity of the Lounge Bar.

Meetings & Conferences

Before anyone takes to the stage, allow The George’s historic ambience and effortless efficiency to do the talking. A characterful venue for events of every kind, our flexible function rooms are a popular rendezvous for delegates and private diners alike. With spaces for up to 70, enjoy the latest in conferencing technology and a team of events professionals with an unrelenting attention to detail.


Reviews from Trip Advisor

Love this place

We had such a lovely visit the last time in October we went back without hesitation, especially since the refurbishment is under way. As before the staff were friendly, efficient and would do anything to help. Lunch was tasty, fresh, home cooked and reasonably priced. The restaurant is not open in the evening but there are an abundance of restaurants within a stones throw.

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Deals & Packages

Wine, Dine & Dream

Whether you choose to stay for 1, 2 or 3 nights with us, our fantastic offer gives you what is in its name – Wine, Dine & Dream! Enjoy a refreshing glass of wine on arrival, a dreamy night in our luxurious beds and a sumptuous three-course dinner from our A la Carte menu. To top off your stay we are also including a hearty full English breakfast the next morning to set you up for the day ahead. Bring the kids along for a free stay and they will enjoy a free breakfast too!


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Great Entertainment Avenues

The George Hotel has choc-a-block calendar of special events throughout the year to offer you a whole host of entertainment options. From tribute dinners to holiday celebrations, you can be sure of a spectacular evening that will be remembered for years to come.


History, heritage and hospitality of the best class, an elegant address in the heart of town.

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The George Hotel surroundings have so much to offer. Take a look to our local attractions.

    Claudius Gateway

    • A stunning coffee house in the heart of Britain’s oldest recorded town, Claudius Gateway is one of Colchester’s newest tourist attractions. Roman ruins, lit up and visible behind glass, form the backdrop of the stylish coffee house which has set to become an important tourist attraction in the town.

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    Beth Chatto Gardens

    • From an overgrown wasteland with poor gravel soil and boggy hollows, it has been transformed into an informal garden harmonising with the surrounding countryside. The gardens are an inspiration to anyone who visits them – the art of planting at its best

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    Colchester + Ipswich Museums

    • Covering thousands of years of history, a visit to one of our museums or art galleries will take you on a fascinating journey through time!

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    Colchester Castle & Museum

    • Castle Museum today reveals many fascinating layers of history to visitors. Archaeological collections of international quality covering 2,500 years of history are beautifully showcased, including of the most important Roman finds in Britain.

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    Colchester Zoo

    • As you step inside Colchester Zoo you are transported into a world full of magnificent animals waiting to be discovered. Learn about the animals as you see them up close and why not watch one of many daily displays, feed the elephants and giraffes yourself and take a ride on the “Lost Madagascar Express” road train!

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    East Anglian Railway Museum

    • The EARM is a living heritage site based at Chappel railway station. We are situated on the edge of breathtaking Constable Country and adjacent to one of the largest railway viaducts in Eastern England.

      Our original Victorian buildings, restored trains, carriages and Signal Boxes tell a unique story of railways and people’s lives in East Anglia from the 1840s to the present day.

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    • Our integrated programme of work includes projects, exhibitions and publications by established and emerging artists, as well as extensive learning opportunities and artist’s support initiatives.

      Over the last fifteen years firstsite has gained a strong reputation by presenting ambitious work to new audiences in the East of England and beyond.

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    Tiptree Museum

    • In quiet corners of the preserve factory he carefully stored away pictures, documents and redundant machines. Then, as the business approached its Centenary celebrations, “Mr. John”, as he is known, asked for room to display some of his hoard.

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    Audley End House

    • Explore this decadent Jacobean mansion house and meet the staff in the Victorian Service Wing. Wander the tranquil gardens created by ‘Capability’ Brown, and enjoy stunning views across the unspoilt Essex countryside. Then gallop across to see the horses in the Victorian stable yard, and run, jump and climb in the children’s play area.

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At George Hotel, You’re in the Spotlight!

Just back from The George Hotel? Share pictures of your favourite moments here – in the hotel, at Colchester with #thegeorgehotel and stand a chance to win special gift hampers. You can even send us a chosen few, and they could be featured on our website (with due credits to you, of course).

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