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.


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.

“The Chichester Hotel is a traditional country retreat with a warm welcome serving honest homemade food, made with the finest local ingredients. It is a doorway for those seeking an escape from everyday life”

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


We have a real passion for great customer service


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.

Hotel reception bell

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 mantra is to ensure that our menus always offer a true taste of the seasons.

The Chichester Hotel kitchen’s philosophy is simple, using quality, seasonal ingredients to create classic dishes that are delicious and affordable.

Our chefs adore food more than anything. We want to take the best that Britain has to offer as we truly believe that seasonal ingredients really do speak for themselves.








We know what goes into a good Sunday lunch


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.

Sample Starters


Ham hock with apricot jam & toast

Winter vegetable soup with roasted roots (v)

Cardamom pear salad with crumbled Stilton & baby leaves (v)

Home-baked red onion tart with goats’ cheese & peppery rocket (v)

Stuffed mushroom with chestnut mushroom, cranberries & bubbled cheese (v)

Smoked salmon with a cucumber & dill ribbon salad, crispy capers & pumpernickel

Sample Mains


Steak & Christmas ale pie with peppered roasted carrots

Classic turkey with Chichester stuffing, roasted rosemary potatoes & winter vegetables

Lemon thyme chicken breast with sweet swede mash & honey-roasted parsnips

Smokehouse haddock pie with sweet potato mash & a rosemary & thyme oil drizzle

Salmon with winter salsa verdé, sunblushed tomato mash & wilted winter greens

Bubble & squeak cakes with a cherry filo twist & roasted, crisped & swiped parsnip (v)

Mushroom & chestnut Wellington with roasted rosemary potatoes & winter vegetables (v)

All of the above dishes are served with bowls of market vegetables

Sample Desserts


Christmas pudding with brandy custard drizzle

Black Forest hot brownie with salted caramel ice cream

Good ol’ sticky toffee pudding with vanilla pod custard

Mulled wine poached pear with apple crumble ice cream

Pavlova nest with boozy cream & a winter berry scatter

Clementine cheesecake with a cinnamon crunch base

Looking for the perfect space for your next event?

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.

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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Events at the Chichester Hotel

Events to excite

We make sure that our events are jam-packed with bespoke ideas, suited wholeheartedly to each and every booking.

Our team love adding those important finishing touches to ensure our guests have the ultimate event experience, whether it’s creating an interactive working lunch station for your business meeting or turning your wedding dreams into reality, we have inspirational ideas for all. Speak to one of our team today on 01268 561 234 for further information.





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.

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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.

Private Parties & Events


The Chichester Hotel makes a wonderful backdrop for private events and celebrations 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 dinners.

Follow us on twitter @ChichesterHtl and find out what events we’ve got planned throughout the year.

5.3 Private Parties & Special Events

Christmas is a time of joy and giving

Christmas & New Year


Celebrate the festive season in style. Bring your friends, family or work colleagues to one of our fantastic party nights or lunches.

Bring your dancing shoes along to one of our Christmas party nights which include a delicious three course dinner with entertainment.

Enjoy a lunchtime treat of a festive three course Christmas lunch, followed by an hour of entertainment from our resident DJ.

Treat yourself and the family and let us look after you this Christmas. Our Christmas day lunch includes a festive three course meal with all the trimmings, followed by coffee and chocolate truffles.

Join us for New Year’s Eve celebrations. Enjoy a delicious three course dinner followed by coffee and chocolate truffles, then dance the night away.

Contact our team today for more information on 01268 561 234.

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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


The Chichester Hotel

Old London Road


Nr Basildon


SS11 8UE

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