About Us

The Chichester Hotel is a charming and historic, independently owned hotel with a warm welcome and friendly service for business and leisure travellers and the surrounding community.

Standing on a site steeped in history, this former farmhouse boasts 36 en suite bedrooms, two busy bars that have a friendly pub atmosphere and three function and private dining rooms that can be used for meetings, conferences, private celebrations and weddings.

Speak to one of our team today on 01268 561 234 for further information or email hello@thechichesterhotel.co.uk 


The hotel lies in the heart of the rural district of Rochford and is rich with history boasting numerous medieval churches. It is a gateway to Southend and the new local airport.

Our Heritage

The Chichester Hotel takes its name from Sir John de Chichestre who was the original occupant of Chichester Hall, a 13th century moated farmhouse which still survives to this day.

Two of the farm buildings still stand and were renovated as the Essex Barn and the Stable Inn.

The carved oak ceiling beams are over 300 years old and the three wagon chandeliers are from a grain wagon which journeyed twice weekly from Ipswich to London over 130 years ago.

wagon wheel



Our rooms at the Chichester Hotel offer warmth and comfort with all the finishing touches that you would expect.

Our 36 en suite bedrooms all have the handy modern stuff you love – flat screen TVs, tea and coffee making facilities, bottled water, hair dryer, iron and ironing board – as well as some lovely treats, such as our luxurious toiletries.

Our beds are kitted out with super soft bedding and quality towels, all in the name of a good night’s sleep.

Guests can make use of the free unlimited Wi-Fi and will receive a continental breakfast with their stay.

Check-in time is from 2pm, but call us if you’d like to check in earlier.

Call us today on 01268 561 234 for more information or email hello@thechichesterhotel.co.uk.

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Interior bedroom


Stay with us at the Chichester Hotel and enjoy the comfort of one of our 36 en suite rooms.

Whether you are staying for business or pleasure come and enjoy our hospitality and the delights of the surrounding area.

Prices from £78 Inc. VAT per room

Includes free unlimited Wi-Fi and a continental breakfast with your stay.

Normal check-in is 2pm.

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£78.00 Inc. VAT

Price includes room, Full English Breakfast, a complimentary newspaper and a complimentary glass of house wine or beer with your evening meal when you dine with us.

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Our locals know what goes into a good Sunday lunch.

The Stable Inn and the Gallery Restaurant offer a great range of home cooked seasonal dishes, beers and wines and are open for residents and non-residents seven days a week for Sunday roast, afternoon tea or three course dinners.

Perfect for local groups, friends or family, enjoy a delicious lunch in your own private space for just £15 for two courses, or three courses for £20, including Fair Trade Arabica Coffee and Assorted Teas and Infusions.

Event Spaces

Our exquisite event spaces are the perfect setting for any occasion.

We have three very unique event spaces. The Essex Barn, Stable Inn and Chichester Suite all offer a wealth of character and charm, creating the perfect backdrop for any event.

The iconic historical past of our hotel adds to that all important ‘scene setting’ and welcoming ambience. Call us on 01268 561 234 to find out more or email hello@thechichesterhotel.co.uk.

The Essex Barn is one of our smaller spaces in which to host intimate ceremonies and receptions, or smaller dinners, conferences or meetings.

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The Chichester Suite is full of charm and can host a wedding reception for 120 guests, or a conference for 150 delegates – the room is completely adaptable and also has its own private bar.

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The Stable Inn is a relaxing setting that’s always popular with locals and is open on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The Stable Inn is also available to hire for up to 70 guests for private parties, drinks receptions or meetings.

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The Chichester Hotel is a great backdrop for daytime events.

Our Chichester Suite is a fantastic location for a daytime conference or meeting.

The informal Stable Inn is also a great space for guests to chat in a relaxed setting. The Chichester Suite itself provides an impressive backdrop for events with imposing wooden beams and many other original features.

Engaging events need engaging spaces and our barns offer exactly that.

Day Delegate and 24 Hour Delegate Rates are available at the hotel but both are subject to numbers. Please ask our events team for further details and they will supply you with a personal quote.

Call one of our team today on 01268 561 234 for further information.



Beautiful wedding days in our picturesque barns.

The Chichester Suite and Essex Barn nestle in the hotel estate and our rustic imposing wooden beams set the scene for the likes of elegant, quirky or bohemian weddings.

The adjoining Stable Inn is full of nooks for gossiping families and our large central heavy wood bar makes a great backdrop. Our entrance hall is the perfect spot for your guest book and gift table as it connects into the Chichester Suite.

Our Chichester Suite is full of rustic charm and its twinkling lights illuminate the wooden beams. The barn itself has two very large extension wings that can be used for seating all those guests that you couldn’t say no to, evening photo booths or elaborate table plans.

Speak to one of our team today on 01268 561 234 for further information.

What’s On

The Chichester Hotel makes a wonderful backdrop

for private events and celevrations and we have

three fabulous event spaces available to hire.

The hotel also plays host to special events

throughout the year, including jazz nights, murder

mystery events, wine tastings, Burns night dinners,
comedy evenings, beer festivals and Valentine’s night.

What’s on [ PDF ]

Valentines Menu

In house events and offers 2016


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 Local Area

The Chichester Hotel lies in the heart of the rural district of Rochford, local to Wickford, Basildon and Rayleigh, and is rich in history.

The following places are all within 10 minutes of the hotel:

RHS Garden Hyde Hall
Tropical Wings Zoo
Marsh Farm Country Park
Hanningfield Reservoir and Woods


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Private Parties

The Chichester Hotel makes a wonderful

backdrop for private events and celebrations

and we have three fabulous event spaces

available for exclusive hire.

Speak to one of our team today on 01268 561 234 for further information.

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