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
Chose this hotel due to excellent feedback from previous reviews and wasn't disappointed. Plenty of parking on site, good Wi-Fi throughout hotel, clean and comfortable rooms, good bar and restaurant. All the staff were very friendly with Brittany at breakfast being extremely helpful. Will definitely stay again when in the area
A couple of nights stay again using the wowcher/groupon process with value in mind. These offers are a godsend to supplementing hotel usage. Not too far off the beaten track but with a car The Fens, Kings Lynn, Ely, Cambridge & Bury St Edmonds in easy reach. The hotel wasn't very full regarding tourists but the facilities were what to expect of a hotel of this size. Ongoing maintenance is always an issue which become more of a niggle rather than drastic. The wall paper was lifting down many edges in our room, you focused on it when entering or lying in bed. A tube of border glue would fix it in a jif. The bedroom had a fusty smell as the upstairs function room toilets backed on to it as you came down the corridor. B&M's cheap bleach whole bottle every now & then would solve it & an automated air freshener placed in the toilets would minimise the smell travelling, very simple fix. The carvery was well worth the money & the Italian manager a joy as the rest of the staff so you can't go wrong with the Rose & Crown for a little 1 or 2 night packages with food included short break. Tired in places but quaint old charm compensates those odd blemishes.
this is a very old hotel so is a little worn in places but this doesn't affect the general ambiance We had a very good room and the food was excellent. It was the staff really made our stay special. Every member of staff was good but I must single out Mario who couldn't do enough for his guests, But most of all Brittany a waitress who was friendly efficient and just very nice we were surprised to find out she had only been working there a month. We would definitely go back
We booked a table for three at this select and peaceful spot in the middle of Wisbech town centre. It was so excellent that we have returned regularly to enjoy the wide choice of menu as well as the excellent service and delicious, top class food. Whilst there we explored the other facilities and talked to guests at the hotel as well as to the many delighted diners. Vegetarian choices were not only first-class but enormous portions which suited my husband. I had the carvery as did another friend and it was fabulous, hot and delicious. We also heard from guests that the accommodation was fine too. This is our third time in 3 weeks! Speaks for itself. Helena Washington,
My wife and I had lunch at the Rose & Crown on May 15 2018 to celebrate my birthday. They do an excellent Carvery from 12 to 3pm with beef, turkey, ham and all the trimmings all for a reasonable £6.99. Large portions all cooked to perfection. The Rose & Crown is now under new management and the dinning area has been completely refurbished with a bar. I can thoroughly recommend eating there. The staff were friendly and welcoming. With such good value for the money I'm sure the new management will do well and wish them all the success for the future.