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Cuisine steeped in culture, The George ensures Colchester’s heart is always simmering with regional flavour. Award-winning local suppliers contribute to a vibrant menu, constantly refreshing with deliciously Britishstaples and the perfect pairings to wash them down. Be it the pre-dinner tipple or the post-city-strolling bite, The George is playing to your tune. Let the rustic beams and original fireplaces of the Lounge Bar take the weight off, or stop by the Courtyard Brasserie for the full flair of à la carte dining.

Please note as of 1st September 2018, The George will stop serving dinner from 5pm every day, this will help us prepare for our upcoming refurbishment that is starting soon. Breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea will be unaffected.

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Afternoon Tea

In quintessentially English surroundings, what could be more fitting than afternoon tea? At the George it’s a suitably indulgent affair. Classic finger sandwiches and exquisite sweet treats accompany the finest loose-leaf teas, an irresistible combination whether in the wicker chairs of the conservatory, the easy-going elegance of the restaurant, or outside in the sunshine of the gardens.

Cream Tea at Thatchers

G & Tea

Enjoy our fabulous not so traditional Afternoon Tea – freshly baked scones, homemade cakes and finger sandwiches, Tea & Coffee with an extra refreshing Gin & Tonic twist! Choose from over 10 different variations from our Brand-New Premium Gin Club Menu.

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In-room Breakfast

Here at The George, we like to take Bed and Breakfast literally. Request for either our Full English or Continental breakfast to be delivered to your door, and get a head-start on the day from the comfort of your duvet.

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Private Dining & Functions

Tailor-made functions are our speciality. A small gathering for a handful of guests, or a room-filling celebration for up to sixty, The function rooms are on-hand for a characterful backdrop, whatever the occasion. All are suffused with historic charm, & served direct from the kitchens of the Courtyard Brasserie.

Courtyard Brasserie

Bustling and emphatically British, the Courtyard Brasserie is an homage to its locale. Its distinctive spirit is fuelled by fresh, local produce, with a regional à la carte menu renowned for its quality. As popular with locals as it is with guests, the Brasserie is something of a Colchester institution especially during oyster season, when its classic take on a local delicacy – world-famous Mersea Oysters, proves irresistible paired with a glass of champagne.

Lounge Bar

Indulge in the serenity of crackling hearths and authentic beams at the Lounge Bar. A hideaway from the ebb and flow of the High Street, expect the slow turn of the daily newspaper, the rich aroma of roasted coffee beans, and perhaps a light afternoon tea for those connoisseurs of refined relaxation. And breathe.

Opening Times


6.45am – 9.30am Monday – Friday
8.00am – 10.00am Saturday
8.00am – 10.00am Sunday


12.00pm -2.30pm Monday – Friday
12.00pm -5.00pm Saturday & Sunday


6.00pm -9.00pm Monday to Saturday (until 1st September)
6.00pm – 8.30pm Sunday (until 1st September)

Contact us

116 High Street, Colchester, Essex. CO1 1TD

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