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The George Hotel

Our family friendly hotel with rooms to accommodate up to 5. The perfect base for a Highlands adventure with plenty to keep all ages entertained.


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.

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Emanating mellow tranquillity, The George is home to 47 individually designed en-suite guestrooms, crafted with comfort at the fore. A testament to its long history, many of the rooms feature original exposed beams to complement the warm, traditional tones of their soothing décor. A dash of the contemporary sidles up to tradition here.

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Food & Drink

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.

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Special Offers

Long, lazy lunches with friends; a quiet dinner for two; a special occasion that calls for a special setting – the restaurant hosts them all in style. Long, lazy lunches with friends; a quiet dinner for two; a special occasion that calls for a special setting – the restaurant hosts them all in style.

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Meeting & Events Hire

A meld of character, charm and effortless efficiency, The George handles business events with a craftsman’s touch. Whether a small boardroom meeting, a large plenary for up to 70, or a slice of elegance with a gala dinner for up to 60, our flexible function rooms are ideal for events of every kind.

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Hankering after one of our artisan afternoon teas is a natural side-effect of staying at The George, you can treat yourself or a loved one to a taste of the good life, a little closer to home. Elegantly styled, with a personalised e-card. Perhaps another getaway, complete with a three-course meal, deserves a spot on the calendar.

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The easiest way to stay in the know, our blog is a rich source of information about life at the George Hotel and its sister hotels across the south and east of England. From up-to-the-minute event news to seasonal special rates, or the stories behind our signature cocktails and new menu launches.

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