Award-winning dining in a picturesque location

Locally sourced ingredients. Innovative dishes. Quite simply delicious.

If you are looking for amazing dining experience in the Essex/Suffolk countryside, you’ll be absolutely spoiled for choice at Stoke by Nayland Hotel! We have four different areas that you are encouraged to try – each offers a slightly different atmosphere and a different variety of excellently prepared dishes to suit any taste.

When you visit the Colchester area, spoil yourself with fine dining in our 2 AA Rosette Lakes Restaurant. For down-to-earth, good, hearty food our Clubhouse is your best bet! While the Lounge Bar and Peake Bistro provide lighter bites – the former with a lovely open fire and the latter with a view of our 18 metre swimming pool. With so many options at your fingertips, we are sure that you won’t go hungry.

Our menus are developed from locally sourced ingredients by our Executive Head Chef Alan Paton and his talented team. We welcome hotel residents, our golf and leisure members and casual diners alike.

Please note that we operate a smart casual dress code in the Lakes Restaurant, and shorts are not permitted in the evenings. To view our fine dining gallery click here.

Bank Holiday Bonanza

Enjoy your bank holidays with us this May...

Both May Bank Holidays

From just £60pp!


Suffolk Explorer

Join us for a unique two-night stay including tickets to Gainsborough House.

19th February – 31st May 2017

From £72.50pppn


Midweek Stay & Dine Package

Treat yourself to a relaxing midweek stay in the picturesque countryside.

Throughout May & June

From Just £60pppn