Essex - Brook Red Lion Hotel
High Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1DJ
- 01206 577 986
You must mention your Gourmet Society card when booking
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The Brook Red Lion Hotel is one of Colchester's most charming inns ? which is impressive, considering its reputation as Britain's oldest recorded town. With origins in the 15th century, Brook Red Lion Hotel is a hodgepodge of wonky black Tudor beams and softly lit warren-esque hallways. Even more interestingly, it arches over one of the ancient shop-lined alleyways that cobweb Colchester's city centre.rnrnIf diners fancy a tale, the friendly staff will happily tell a story or two about the history of the Brook Red Lion Hotel ? including the myths of the ghosts that are said to wander the halls. They'll also guide diners through the Brook Red Lion Hotel's afternoon tea menu, which is served in the cosy lounge and commences with a generous helping of sandwiches dressed with traditional fillings like peppery egg mayonnaise and smoked salmon. The scones are heaped high with jam and cream, and come followed by a sublime offering of sweets that could include home-made chocolate brownies and Victoria sponge.rnrnIf diners feel inspired by Brook Red Lion Hotel's colourful history, they should take some time to explore the equally colourful town of Colchester. The hulking Norman castle is just along the road from the Brook Red Lion Hotel's high street locale; it comes with a flower-laced park and the remains of a Roman temple. And just under the hotel's old coaching inn archway lies a narrow shopping street that leads to Colchester's impressive shopping area. All of the high street names ? as well as some fascinating little boutiques ? are within a few minutes' walk of Brook Red Lion Hotel.
Offer and Availability
Buy one afternoon tea and the second will be free. Unless otherwise stated, one dining card = one free afternoon tea with only one card to be used per party.
- Please mention the Gourmet Society
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You MUST book in advance unless otherwise stated.