Welcome to GreyFriars!

We are delighted to announce that GreyFriars re-opened on Thursday 9th July 2020 for Dining in our award-winning Restaurants, Cloisters and the Rose Room and for Hotel reservations in our fabulous luxury rooms and suites. Equally wonderful news is that as from 15th July 2020 our Rooms and Menu prices have been adjusted so that customers will benefit from the lower rate of VAT on accommodation and food until January 2021!

If you enjoy being outdoors, the beautiful Baroque Bar and Terrace, open from morning until late, has been carefully extended to provide even more spacious and comfortable seating and is the perfect place to enjoy cocktails, drinks and dining on these glorious summer days, together of course with GreyFriars’ famous 5* Service.

For your comfort and safety GreyFriars has enhanced safety measures in place, to ensure you, our loyal and valued guests, can relax in the knowledge that your comfort and safety is of paramount importance to us as always. Additionally we are proud to be COVID-19 secure accredited by The National Tourist Organisations of Great Britain and Northern Ireland We’re Good to Go Certificate.

We look forward to hearing from you soon either by email to Reservations@greyfriarscolchester.co.uk or by telephone on 01206 575913.

Do also view our wonderful Summer menus and other news in anticipation of returning to the fine dining, 5* Service and luxurious surroundings for which GreyFriars is renowned.

You will also find our fantastic Christmas menus there; a few months away yet, but we assure you, just looking at the menus is a gourmet’s pleasure.

We wish you good health and safety and very much look forward to extending our traditional warm welcome to you at GreyFriars soon.

The Management

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Rooms & Suites


GreyFriars has 26 luxuriously appointed bedrooms, including a number of Grand Luxe Signature Suites, Deluxe Suites and Junior Suites. All rooms are designed and fitted to match 5* standards and feature beautiful marble bathrooms or shower rooms.

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Dining & Restaurants


With a wide range of menus on offer, we are proud to be able to satisfy all tastes and preferences at any time of the day, from Breakfast, to Lunch, Parlour Afternoon Tea, to Evening Dining or a simple pot of speciality tea or a fine Nespresso coffee.

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Bars & Lounges


The Baroque Bar and its sisters Venetian Lounge and the Library Lounge are found in the original C18th core of GreyFriars. The atmosphere is one of a private members club, with solid woods, leather, velvet and granite and two open fires.

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