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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.
2018 promises to be an exciting year for The George, with a £10 million makeover planned. Naturally, we’ll do our utmost to keep any disruption to a minimum, and rest assured we’ll always keep you informed of any works taking place during your stay.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Besides the great location, next to the main streets with a lot of shops and restaurants available at all time, our experience in The George Hotel was simply great! We were a 26 people group, and most part of the group didn't speak English. The rooms were quite big, clean and welcoming. The staff of the Hotel was also very nice, and had a lot of patience, since half of our group were children, who like to run and create a bit of a mess. But still they always manage to satisfied everyone and their request, when it comes to food and accommodation. Definitely a place to come back. We hope we can come back next year for another great Football Summer Camp.
A lovely old coaching inn right in the middle of the high street. It has a pleasant bar with very friendly staff. We had a couple of excellent meals in the bar. The rooms were clean and tidy the floorboards were very creaky but you would expect that in a building 200+ years old.
I recently visited the hotel with my Grandfather. He is partially blind and partially deaf, so communicating with him is not always easy, but the staff were patient and very kind to him. They listened to his stories and took an extra interest in his welfare - this really helped take the pressure off me! They were not patronising to him, which is important to him as he is still a very active and well respected in his field, but rather genuinely seemed interested in what he had to say. The hotel made sure we were in the room that had the least amount of stairs to access it, which really helped. Particularly, the man and woman who ran the breakfast service (whose names I unfortunately did not catch) took the trouble to learn his breakfast order so he did not need to struggle with the menu and also put toast on for him so he didn't need to get up. It was above and beyond what would be expected. I cannot thank them enough. The rooms are simple but clean and well kept. The location is ideal. It could do with a little TLC, however then I'd expect the prices to go right up if they made it much nicer. It's wonky and quirky and an
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