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County Hotel


County Hotel
29 Rainsford Road
Telephone (01245) 455700
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Member of British Classic Hotels, recently refurbished to a very high standard in all public area and bedrooms.
Popular Restaurant & Banqueting facilities with over 70% of ingredients sourced within 60 mile radius for superb British and International cuisine. New World Wines have been reduced and we promote traditionally crafted light European Wines. We visit our suppliers regularly and work closely with those who are passionate about their livestock and treat it humanely. The whole ethos of the hotel is to provide the freshest and highest quality possible from local farmers and suppliers.
We actively educate staff, and hotel guests, to reduce wastage on utilities to improve our recycling policy and we are working with the Carbon Trust with the aim of reducing power consumption by 25% and emissions by 30%.

This 4 star family owned hotel and affiliated with Classic British Hotels Group. The County Hotel is conveniently located near the heart of Chelmsford City centre with a 2 minute walk from Chelmsford train station and just 35 minutes train journey to London Liverpool Street.

This warm, friendly hotel is an ideal location from which to explore Chelmsford city, The Essex countryside or even a quick trip into London. We have 50 luxury rooms and all are stylish with contemporary features, consisting of standard, premium and suites.

When you visit Chelmsford for business or leisure, we can offer you a perfect stay and pride ourselves on making your visit a memorable experience, whether it is for one night or more.

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By Road

From the M25 motorway
Leave M25 at Junction 28 to join the A12 towards Brentwood / A1023 / Chelmsford. Follow the A12 and leave at junction 15 to Chelmsford. Take the first exit at the roundabout onto the A414. Enter next roundabout and take second exit onto London Road (Tenpin Bowling Alley will be on your left).

Enter next roundabout (Widford roundabout) and take 1st exit onto Westway, sign posted Widford Industrial Estate. Go straight through 3 sets of traffic lights (follow signs for Broomfield Hospital A&E, Civic Centre and West End).

Westway becomes Waterhouse Lane; Waterhouse Lane becomes Rainsford Lane. As you go through the 3rd set of traffic lights, take the left – hand folk, (there are two lanes that go off to the left, stay in the right hand lane). Head straight over to another set of traffic lights which are turning right (signposted Railway Station / West End). Turn right and the hotel is on your right.

From Stansted Airport
Depart from Stanstead Airport on Bassingbourn Road. At the roundabout, take the first exit onto Bassingbourn Road. At the next roundabout, take the second exit and again at the next roundabout. Bear left onto slip road and continue onto A120. Exit onto slip road and turn left onto the A130. At the roundabout, take the first exit onto Essex Regiment Way (A130). At the next roundabout, take the third exit onto Braintree Road (B1008). Continue onto B1008. At the roundabout, take the first exit onto Main Road (B1008). Bear right onto Parkway (A138). Turn left onto Rainsford Road. The hotel is on your right.

By Rail

Chelmsford Train Station (0.2 miles). Up to 6 trains per hour direct routes to and from central London in 35minutes.

By Air

Stansted Airport (18 miles) Gatwick Airport (60 miles)

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