The Rose and Crown
What We Love
- Cycling Route 63, which covers 45 kilometres of England's flattest countryside
- Learning of local history in the Wisbech and Fenland Museum
- Spreading out in your lovely suite
What To Know
- Breakfast and dinner are served in the on-site restaurant
- It's an hour's drive to Cambridge
- The building is 400 years old, so expect some wear and tear
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Sitting proudly overlooking The Fens, The Rose and Crown Hotel occupies a spot that’s hosted travellers since as far back as 1435. The ancient cellars still lie below and elegant and up-to-date rooms sit above. Wisbech itself is a characterful market town, just over an hour’s drive from Cambridge and its world-renowned university. You’ll find a traditional restaurant offering an elegant dining experience here, and breakfast is served daily in The Rose Restaurant. Back In Time is on hand for daytime coffee, cakes and snacks. As this hotel does not have any rooms on the ground floor and there is no lift access, this may not be suitable for guests with reduced mobility.
In the Area
There’s plenty to fill your days with here, from the museum dedicated to Octavia Hill—an artist and radical who pioneered the concept of social housing—to the Wisbech and Fenland Museum, which charts the history of these fascinating waterways. Elgoods Brewery is within easy reach too and was one of the first Georgian breweries built outside of London. For cyclists, follow Route 63, which covers 45 kilometres of some of England’s flattest countryside.
How to Get There
Very old building (400yrs old) and very quirky. The main stairs are grade 1 listed and make you feel a little bit drunk climbing them. Our room was comfortable and had tea making facilities, iron, good size tv with Netflix as standard.
We opted to pay for the cooked breakfast which was worth every penny (£5.95), Very tasty and very substantial. I look forward to returning when I next visit relatives and will try their restaurant. Unfortunately closed this week as their chef had flu.
We tried the bar and enjoyed a variety of gins and bottled ales.
If you are looking for an up to date modern hotel this hotel will not be for you .
The rooms and hallway on second floor need redecorating as looking very tired.
Staff very helpful and friendly
Nice Hotel very interesting very old it’s stairs are wonky so not for someone not to good on their feet very friendly nice food everything fresh even down to mint sauce for lamb which I was a bit disappointed that I wasn’t told no mint sauce had been made that day when I ordered my dinner so had to go without only other complaint would be we opened our window as can’t sleep with window closed and couldn’t shut it again in the morning had to leave left wide open
Nice place for a drink and food thank you cat for the good hospitality will definitely return nice bunch of people can’t ask for a better pub as I’m not from the area was well welcomed thank you so much.