Brook Red Lion Hotel

Dear Guests and Friends,

Following the statement from the Prime Minister, we are OPEN to bookings for guests who are: 

1. Part of the response to support key workers or vulnerable groups

2. Unable to stay in their homes, due to issues such as being flooded out

3. Booked by public services for emergency accommodation

4. Booked through arrangements with local authorities or public bodies 

If you belong to any of these groups listed on the government website and require accommodation during this period please reach out to us on 01206 577 986 or

As always, the safety and wellbeing of our guests, employees and visitors to the Red Lion is paramount and we are taking all the necessary precautions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and keep everyone safe. 

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our guests, friends, neighbours and colleagues for unwavering support during this unprecedented time. Colchester is a very special place, and one that we are honoured to call home, it's our sense of community that will help us through this ever-changing and uncertain period.

Stay safe and look after each other

The Red Lion

Situated in the centre of Colchester, Britain’s oldest recorded town, the Brook Red Lion Hotel offers 24 historic rooms, 2 miles from Merville Barracks and 5 miles from Colchester Zoo. Colchester train station is a 10 minute walk from the hotel, and it offers direct routes to London Liverpool Street. Complimentary WiFi and discounted town centre car parking is available.
Each guest rooms offers tea and coffee making facilities, a flatscreen TV and an ensuite bathroom. Indulge in 24-hour room service after a long day or stop for a meal in our on-site restaurant, the Parliament Restaurant, featuring contemporary dishes complemented by local craft beers, spirits and wine.

A breakfast buffet including hot food and continental ingredients is served every morning and comes included in some rates or can be purchased separately.
The Brook Red Lion Hotel has a town centre location, with easy access to Colchester Castle, Merville Barracks, Colchester Zoo, Colchester Train Station, Colchester Community Stadium, Colchester Town Hall and Fenwicks.