Welcome to The Stockwell Colchester

During the busy Christmas period all bookings must be made by telephone. Please call 01206 711001 to book your table with us. We look forward to welcoming you to The Stockwell over the festive season.


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A flavour of the past comes to life at The Stockwell, one of Colchester’s most historic buildings and a premier British dining destination for all the family.

A £1 million renovation project harmoniously fuses the past with the present to create a unique, continuously evolving interactive dining experience in a venue steeped in history and charm.

Located in the Dutch Quarter, local historians date the venue back to 1350. Inglenook fireplaces, a 14th century archway, rare dragon’s tail ceiling joints and medieval carvings have all been lovingly restored to heighten your experience at The Stockwell.

Designed to stimulate your senses and using locally sourced produce, our menu brings a modern, quirky twist to traditional dishes and world street food alike, while our Real Ale Hall showcases local brewers. What’s more, we welcome ‘fussy’ kids, making food fun – and educational – for your little tykes.

With a minstrels’ gallery and various room configurations available for hire, The Stockwell is also an ideal setting for private dinners, corporate events and celebratory occasions.

As this medieval marvel enters a new chapter in its rich history, become part of The Stockwell’s unfolding story…

The Stockwell has disabled access & free Wi-Fi


The Stockwell wins first award… read full story



Before the doors even opened, the local press latched onto The Stockwell story. From news stories to restaurant reviews and readers’ letters, The Stockwell regularly features in the press as we strive to bring you fantastic food in a community-spirited environment. “I urge everyone to have a meal at the newly-refurbished Stockwell. You are unlikely to have another dining experience like it.” Neil D’Arcy-Jones, review in The Gazette, 2nd May 2013.
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The amazing story of The Stockwell has been captured on a specially created short film. The 8-minute movie captures over 800 years of history with contributions from local historians and archaeologists, as well as 91-year-old Eileen Breeze who played and stayed at The Stockwell as a child. View The Stockwell Film here... - See the film here