Welcome to GreyFriars

With very best wishes to all our wonderful customers

While it is in the best interests of everyone in our wonderful country, it is nevertheless with a heavy heart that GreyFriars closed its doors on Boxing Day in line with the Government announcement of 23rd December.

We are of course continuing to take reservations for a fabulous overnight stay and for dining in one of our award-winning restaurants, for dates in the future when we will be able to be at your service once more.

Our Events Team remains at your service for enquiries for those special occasions so many of us are continuing to try to plan for; Weddings, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Baby Showers and all kinds of Parties and Celebrations.

We will continue to handle all enquiries by email and telephone. If you call and hear the answerphone, please do leave a message. We are here and will get back to you promptly. For the time being it remains for us to wish you good health and happiness. We sincerely look forward to being of service to you again in the future and in the meantime, just a few words about GreyFriars.

GreyFriars is an exquisite Michelin Recommended luxury hotel and award-winning dining destination. Created from a beautiful range of Grade II* listed C18th buildings, GreyFriars sits in its own gated grounds at the top of East Hill, in Colchester’s historic Cultural Quarter.

Close to the famous Castle, the ruins of the Norman Priory, the art galleries and musea, while only a few minutes’ walk from the town centre and a flagship Fenwicks store, GreyFriars is the perfect location from which to explore Colchester, Constable Country and the wonderful East Anglian Coast and Countryside.

Explore our website and discover the elegant interiors, our fabulously appointed rooms and suites – perfect for an indulgent and luxurious stay.

Let us welcome you into Cloisters or the Rose Room, our award-winning restaurants, or come and relax in one of our comfortable lounges or the Baroque Bar and Terrace and enjoy a wonderful cocktail flamboyantly made by our master bartenders.

View our Winter menus here in anticipation of savouring the fine dining, 5* Service and luxurious surroundings for which GreyFriars is renowned.

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.

Good Health & Happiness in 2021!

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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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