Welcome to County Hotel, Chelmsford

Classic yet contemporary

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Established in 1928 on the grounds of the Old Rainsford Manor, our refined hotel offers a warm and traditional service to guests old and new.


Whether you are joining us for business or pleasure, we have 50 rooms differing in size and style to help you relax throughout your visit. Our buildings that are steeped in history and heritage come together to offer a memorable stay, from the luxury, contemporary suites to the comfortable trusty doubles.

Food and Drink

Whether you're in the mood for a home-cooked favourite in relaxed lounge surroundings or would like to sample a sumptuous dish from our award-winning restaurant, we have something for everyone's taste. We enjoy sourcing fresh, seasonal ingredients for our menus and, where possible, we like to use local produce.


Travelling on business can be exhausting and we aim to make you as comfortable as possible whilst you work away from home. With free Wi-Fi in every room and just a two-minute walk from Chelmsford Train Station (30 minutes from Liverpool Street, London), we are the perfect business bolthole.

Gift Vouchers

Our gift vouchers make the perfect gift for any occasion, from hotel breaks, to a wide range of afternoon teas, we have plenty for you to choose from. Whether you are planning a gift for family, friends or to reward a member of staff, we have a range of experience vouchers or monetary gift vouchers available too.

Afternoon Tea

Following in the footsteps of our well-heeled ancestors, the much-loved, English tradition of Afternoon Tea continues today at County Hotel some 179 years later.


From weddings to celebration events, birthdays to banquets, conferences to cocktail parties, we have the space, style and warm traditional service to make it a memorable occasion for all your guests.


Throughout the year we like to put on offers for our guests, including fantastic last-minute deals, weekend packages, theatre breaks and romantic getaways.