Car Park Access

Please be aware that access to The George Hotel car park (opposite St. Nicholas Hotel) has been cut off via Colchester High Street.

Please access the car park via the alternative route:

From the bottom of North Hill, turn onto St Peter’s Street.
Follow the road around to Maidenburgh Street.
You will then be on George Street and be able to access the car park from here.

Please be aware that Essex Highways are performing some night work to repair and improve the pavement on the High Street. Please see this document for more information.


Refurbishment Programme

The Hog’s Back Hotel & Spa Farnham is currently undergoing refurbishment this Spring offering guests a new and improved experience. All bedrooms are receiving brand new king-sized Hypnos beds along with a refreshed decor. We have also introduced new self-check-in machines. These provide an optional way to check-in and receive your rooms key card.

New Spin Classes

The Hog’s Back Hotel & Spa Farnham is happy to announce a brand new spin class in the leisure club.

Join us for our first class on Monday 5th November at 7pm and is free for both leisure club members and guests staying in our hotel, or just £3 for visitors.

Limited spaces – Reserve your space today by calling 01252 784811 or emailing

Further spin classes will be held throughout the week…

Traffic Delays Around Bishop’s Stortford

Due to main works on The Birchanger Green Roundabout junction 8 of the M11 (due to be completed in March 2020) please use the following directions to arrive at our hotel…

Head for road signs toward Bishop’s Stortford. Take the first exit toward Bishops Stortford on the A1250 DUNMOW ROAD.

Follow the road (landmark – Nags Head Pub on your left) until you come to a cross junction (landmark – The Cock Inn Pub on your right) … Turn left at this cross junction onto the A1060 LONDON ROAD heading toward Little Hallingbury.

Continue along the A1060 for about 2 miles. Directly after you pass a sign welcoming you to Little Hallingbury, you make a left turn onto a road called CHURCH ROAD. Follow this narrow country road route carefully for about 3 miles, going through Great Hallingbury village, to reach the hotel which is on your right-hand side on approach.

Please note:

Along the CHURCH ROAD, you will encounter 2 road signs – The first will say ‘diversion route ended, road closed, access only’ … The 2nd sign will say ‘Road Closed’ … Ignore both signs and continue along the route toward the hotel. The road closure is after the hotel and therefore does not affect your approach when coming from the directions above.

A new gazebo overlooking the sea

We have a brand new gazebo being built outside our hotel, overlooking the beautiful sea front which will be a magnificent photo location for your wedding or party.

We plan to have the ready in the next few weeks. Book your event now to be one of the first to take a breathtaking photo.

Our wedding gazebo has arrived!

If you have driven post the Kingscliff Hotel recently, you might have seen our brand new Gazebo that we have built outside our hotel, facing the sea-front.

This gazebo will be the perfect photo location for your wedding, offering a spectacular sea-view behind each and every photograph.

Speak to our helpful team about your event today by calling 01255 818800 or emailing

Gazette: Bike-Friendly Hotel Wins Award

The Kingscliff has been featured in this weeks Evening Gazette newspaper as part of their new cycling facilities at the hotel.

Cyclists can now enjoy a rest at The Kingscliff with free tap water, tyre pump, puncture repair kit, tyre sealant and cycle rack in-case of any bike trouble on the popular National Cycle Route 150.

The George Hotel’s exciting news!

2018 promises to be an exciting year for The George, a grade II* listed building, with a £10 million makeover planned which includes a refurbishment and expansion of the 47 bedroom existing hotel and conversion of nearby St Nicholas House

The planning application, lodged with Colchester Borough Council, has been given a green light with works having been commenced in 2018 on St Nicholas House, also located on Colchester’s high street. This will increase The George Hotels room portfolio with an additional 44 bedrooms.

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.

If you would like to read more please see the articles below:

East Anglian Daily Times

The Caterer

Gazette News

Saint Nicholas House

Further to its plans to undergo a £10M refurbishment, The George Hotel is undergoing an extensive expansion in Colchester.

Saint Nicholas House is just a stone’s throw away from The George Hotel and will be providing 45 brand new, modern executive rooms that are perfect for both business and leisure visits.

We look forward to welcoming you to Saint Nicholas House when it launches later this year.