About the County Hotel Chelmsford

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Located in the heart of the city of Chelmsford, the County Hotel offers stylish rooms and an award-winning restaurant for the perfect weekend getaway or special evening out.

Local area

Located a short walk from the main attractions, the County Hotel is the perfect base from which to explore the historic cathedral town of Chelmsford. As well as our magnificent cathedral, there are an array of theatres, bars, restaurants, museums, and sights to see and the town's nightlife has Purple Flag. There is plenty more to discover in Essex, from coast and culture to castles and country parks.


Browse our gallery and explore our historic hotel, built on the grounds of Rainsford Lodge in 1927. You'll notice plenty of period features including our elaborate entrance and curved bay windows. Take a look inside our stylish bedrooms, award-winning restaurant and elegant ballroom.

Contact us

Whether you've got a question about your visit or want to let us know about any special requirements, we're always happy to help. You'll also find some handy directions to help you find us, if you're travelling by road, rail or air.