“There’s a buzzing atmosphere in this much loved airy brasserie cum bar with high ceilings, wooden floors and pleasing pastel colours. Open all day, the tasty ‘dishes of the day’ are chalked up on boards and there is a warm welcome from the friendly young staff. There’s always a good mix: glamorous Essex girls lunch on seafood from Harwich or a quiet business deal is clinched over a plate of Dedham Vale beef, while grandparents treat their grandchildren to local bangers and mash. There might be a small wedding in Mr Gs private dinning room overlooking the pretty gardens or a birthday celebration. Although close to the A12, the 15 comfortable bedrooms (deluxe, superior and Standard) are quiet and all individually designed. The original pictures are by local artist Claire Gillen. Linen sheets, perfect mattresses, flat screen TV/DVD, old fashioned telephones, early morning coffee and papers delivered to your door.”
Written by Clare Mann
“Why do people love staying in your hotel?
Milsoms is a contemporary, easy going hotel with a buzzing brasserie that makes a relaxing place to stay and visit Colchester and the surrounding area
What is there to do in the area?
Sightseeing, shopping, walking, golf, sailing
What kind of breakfast do you offer?
Full English breakfast, continental if you’d prefer
Do you offer other meals?
Open all day for lunch, brunch and dinner. Or wander over to Le Talbooth, our fine dining restaurant by the river Stour.
Which are your most popular room types, and why?
Deluxe – mainly for the size of the room
What message would you like to give Hotel Guru readers
If you’re looking for a relaxed place to stay with great food and service then Milsoms is for you!”