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Red Lion Hotel, Colchester

High Street, Colchester, Essex, CO11DJ, UK
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  • Free Wifi
    Free Wifi
  • Pets Allowed
    Pets Allowed
  • Golf in Local Area
    Golf in Local Area
  • Public Transport Nearby
    Public Transport Nearby

The 15th century Red Lion Hotel has great Tudor features & all you would expect from a modern hotel. 

Stacey RedmondAccounts & Reservations
Rooms & Facilities
Facilities: swipe to see more
  • Free Wifi
    Free Wifi
  • Pets Allowed
    Pets Allowed
  • Golf in Local Area
    Golf in Local Area
  • Public Transport Nearby
    Public Transport Nearby

Number of Bedrooms: 24

Parking Spaces: 0

Steps into Hotel: 19

Check In Time: 2pm

Check Out Time: 11am

The Red Lion Hotel in Colchester is a historical Grade I listed building dating back to 1465. The Red Lion Hotel provides 3 star accommodation in a relaxing environment with great Tudor features which include beautiful exposed wooden beams and warm red and gold fabrics. Located in the town centre of Colchester the Red Lion is ideal for Colchester Hospital, Colchester Castle, town centre shopping and Colchester Zoo. Colchester town train station is a 2 minute walk away and it offers direct routes to London Liverpool Street.

This traditional English hotel has 24 individually furnished rooms that provide all the amenities guests would expect from a modern hotel, but with the added comfort of plush Tudor style interiors. Bedroom amenities include flatscreen multi-channel TV, complementary tea and coffee and a work desk, alongside a private bathroom.

Dating back to 1485, the Parliament Restaurant has a large choice of dishes, all freshly prepared by the team of creative Chefs. The Red Lion Hotel also features a 24-hour front desk, residents bar, free WiFi and discounted car parking.

The Red Lion Hotel in Colchester offers great late deals and special offers on short breaks throughout the year.

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Bedrooms

tick TV
tick Tea/Coffee
tick Iron/Board
tick Hairdryer
tick Telephone
tick Room Service
tick Cots Supplied
tick Wifi

WiFi is free all of the rooms at the Brook Red Lion Hotel.

Other nice-to-have features include a comfortable work desk, tea and coffee making facilities. You can watch local and international channels for free on a flat-screen TV. If you prefer your news the old fashioned way, you can order a newspaper delivered to your door.

STANDARD ROOMS
Delightfully appointed rooms that have been designed for cosy comfort. Perfect for couples or solo travellers with a choice of double, twin or single layouts.

FOUR POSTER
Every stay at The Red Lion Hotel is a special occasion, but the Four Poster Suite is a real treat. Spacious with a king size bed, authentic Tudor features this really is historic England at its best.

Bar & Restaurant

The original dining room of Red Lion has lots of original features with exposed beams creating a special atmosphere in which to enjoy a great dining experience to mark a special occasion or just for the pleasure of it.

There’s an ambient evening feeling in the Parliament Restaurant. To make the most out of seasonal produce, Head Chef changes the table d’hote on a regular basis, offering tasty variety every time you dine. Dinner is served daily between 6pm and 9:30pm.

Click here to view a Sample Dinner Menu

AFTERNOON TEA
For sweet teeth, indulge in an afternoon cream tea. The chefs serve freshly baked scones with thick cream and sticky jam. For an extra special experience, add a selection of delicate cakes, sandwiches or a few bubbles. Afternoon Tea if available everyday between 12pm and 5pm.

Click here to view Sample Afternoon Tea Menu

LUNCH
Stop by for lunch at the hotel in Colchester, in the centre of the town centre – Red Lion Walk.

The brigade of creative chefs prepare a delicious lunch everyday, that is sure to make mouths water. There are a wide selection of Ales and Beers available at the bar and of course a fabulous wine list.

Enjoy daily lunch menu everyday between 11:30am and 6pm.

Click here to view Sample Lunch Menu

SUNDAY LUNCH
After a brisk Sunday stroll, nothing hits the spot better than a hearty feast! Serving up some indulgent dishes, from roast favourites to quintessentially English alternatives. The perfect accompaniment to fine wine and good company. Try our special Sunday menu between 12pm and 3.30pm every Sunday

Click here to view the Sunday Lunch Menu

Location & Directions

Directions to Red Lion Hotel in Colchester 

CAR:
M25 – Jct 28 – A12 sign posted East Anglia and Chelmsford. Once you are on the A12, follow the signs to Colchester (Approx. 40-45 miles). Turn off at Colchester Central (A133) after the exit for Colchester West/Halstead. Continue 500 meters to a large roundabout, taking the 2nd exit for the town centre. Continue to the next roundabout and take the 3rd exit, Signposted town centre. Follow the road until you reach the next roundabout and take the 3rd exit up Balkerne Hill. At the next round about take the first exit onto the South Way. At the traffic lights turn left onto Head Street and continue straight through 2 sets of traffic lights.At the third set of lights turn right on to the High Street, you will find the Red Lion Hotel on the right hand side just past Marks & Spencer.

BE AWARE:
Some Sat Navs will attempt to direct you to the hotel via Middleborough South and North Hill; this route is now closed and ONLY vehicular access to the hotel and its car park is via Head Street as detailed in directions above. 

TRAIN:
Colchester is the closest train station, from there the hotel is a 5 minute walk.

AIRPORT:
Stansted Airport is 31 miles from the hotel.

PARKING:
All guests receive a discounted parking rate of £4.50 for 24 hours in this secure car park. For guests arriving with luggage or with reduced mobility, there is drop of area outside the front door. We are happy to help with porterage.

NCP Osborne Street CO2 7DP

FROM THE HOTEL
Carry on down the High street in the one way system and get in the left hand lane.As there is a bus lane at the bottom of the high street you need to continue down the hill and come back on yourself. When you have come back up the hill and reach the traffic lights turn left and you will be travelling down Queen Street

Continue down this road until you come to the fourth set of traffic lights. When you come to the Fourth set of traffic lights turn right and you will then be on Osborne Street.As soon as you have turned right you will see the NCP Car park on your Left.

WALKING FROM THE NCP CAR PARK BACK TO THE HOTEL
When you come out of the NCP car park turn left and walk past the Gala Bingo Hall. Once you have walked past the Gala Bingo Hall You will come to an indoor bus shelter with blue lights.Cross over the road using the crossing just opposite the bus shelter. Walk round the corner of Straws nightclub and you will find yourself at Vine Yard Street Open Air Car Park.

Walk Up the small set of stairs to the car park and head towards the lift and stairs. Make your way up either the stairs or the lift when you reach the top turn right and walk.

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No Ground Floor Rooms
Things to See and Do
tick Walking
tick Cycling
tick Horse Racing
tick Golf in Local Area
tick Climbing

Colchester is a hotspot for shopping with big-name department stores like side by side with independent boutiques and cafés.

Colchester Zoo is only 5 minutes away and is one of Europe's finest zoos with over 260 rare species many part of breeding programmes. 

Other attractions in the area include:

Colchester Castle
Mercury Theatre
First Site
Colchester Arts Centre
The Beth Chatto Gardens
Dutch Quarter
Harwich

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