About The Chichester Hotel

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.

The 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. This former farmhouse boasts 36 en suite bedrooms, a busy bar and restaurant and three event spaces that can be used for meetings, dinners, family celebrations and weddings.

Currently we are taking bookings for Christmas – book onto one of our famous party nights, or plan your Christmas lunch here.  Bookings are also open for New Years Eve, or, for those looking for a longer stay, do ask about our Christmas residential packages.

Speak to one of our team today on 01268 560 555 to book or for further information 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.

Room Bookings

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.

We have a mix of bedroom types, doubles, twins and family rooms are all available, along with Executive rooms for a more luxurious space.

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 full complimentary English 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 560 555 for more information or email hello@thechichesterhotel.co.uk.

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.

Please contact for information on corporate rates if you’d like to spend more time with us

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

Normal check-in is 2pm.

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Please contact for information on corporate rates if you’d like to spend more time with us.

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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Private Dining & Lunches

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 traditional Sunday roast, Saturday 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.

Unique Event & Wedding Venues

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

We have three very unique event spaces in Wickford, Essex. 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 560 555 to find out more or email hello@thechichesterhotel.co.uk.

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

If you would like to book this event space
send us an e-mail.

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

If you would like to book this event space
send us an e-mail

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 events and parties, drinks receptions or business meetings.

If you would like to book this event space
send us an e-mail.


Meetings & Conferences

The Chichester Hotel is a great backdrop for daytime events.

Our Chichester Suite meeting room 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 560 555 for further information.


Unique Barn Weddings in Essex

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 unusual, bohemian or quirky wedding venues.

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. Our wedding 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.

Mid-Week Wedding

Speak to one of our team today on 01268 560 555 for further information.



What’s On at The Chichester Hotel

The Chichester Hotel plays host to unique events throughout the year, including jazz nights, murder mystery events, comedy evenings, beer festivals and Valentine’s night. Find out what’s on…

ABBA Tribute Night

Saturday 8 October 2016, 19.30
A great night out!   We will be providing a great three course 70’s themed dinner, and have the fantastic Abba Girls tribute act booked for your entertainment, playing their top hits through the night.  Early booking for this date is advised as places are selling fast.
£42.00 per guest
Call us on 01268 560 555 to book



In partnership with The Official Comedy Club UK we invite you to join us for an entertaining night of 3 top stand-up comedian performances.

Dates are 8 September, 6 October and 3 November, please click on this link to book.
£10pp ticket only. Food available to purchase on the night.
Call us on 01268 560 555 for more information



Saturday 29 October 2016.
Tables will seat up to 10 guests, and limited numbers for the evening, so do book early to get a place.  You and your guests will be part of a crime solving team to assess “who dunnit”, you’ll get a witches cauldron cocktail on arrival, a lovely three course supper and a night of murder and mystery with the excellent team at Moneypenny Productions.
£35.00 per guest
Call us on 01268 560 555 to book

Halloween Party Night 2016 at The Chichester Hotel


Available every weekend in the restaurant, reservation required.  Recommended for small celebrations, baby showers, or as a kick off to a party weekend!

Afternoon tea


Every Wednesday night.  Booking required with the jazz club directly.


Music events in Chichester, Essex

Every Saturday night, you and your friends, our place!
A three course dinner and DJ until midnight.  Add on an afternoon tea and overnight bedroom to make the most of the experience.
£29.00 per guest
Call us on 01268 560 555 to book


Open every Wednesday and Sunday for a lovely roast dinner.
Call us on 01268 560 555 to book your family table

Roast Silverside of Beef woth roasted vegetables


Christmas is a time to spend with your family, so do come and join us for Christmas Day Lunch, including a special visit by Santa for our younger diners.  New Years Eve is the time to party – a brilliant live band and great menu are lined up for the night.  Book your bedroom as well and wake up relaxed and with a gorgeous breakfast waiting for you!

Check our Christmas & New Years Eve brochure

christmas day lunch and news years eve dinner and dancing


Dance weekend 26-28 of August 2016 and Diamond and Pearls 27 of August

A weekend of Ballroom and Latin dancing including practice sessions with lectures

» Check Dance Weekend’s details
» Check Diamon and Pearls’ event details


For more information and updates on events hosted at The Chichester Hotel, please visit our facebook page.

Get in touch

How to get to The Chichester Hotel?
We are located just off the A1245 between Wickford and Rayleigh, about 25 minutes drive from the M25. There’s plentiful free parking available at the hotel.

While you’re here, do plan to visit the gardens at Hyde Hall or Tiptree Farm and Visitor Centre. Alternatively, check out visitessex.com for a variety of ideas.

Our nearest train station is Wickford, about 2 miles away, which is a 42 minute journey to London Liverpool Street station, or 15 minutes to Southend Victoria.
From Southend airport we are about 9 miles drive, or around 25 minutes in a taxi.

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The Chichester Hotel

Charming historic hotel and renovated barn venues
for hire for business events, conferences and barn weddings.

Old London Road
Wickford nr Basildon

SS11 8UE
T: 01268 560 555

Stable Inn

For an informal drink or dinner grab a table in the Stable Inn.

With the warmth and charm of a traditional country pub, you’ll find great beers on tap and hearty food and you’ll be able to chat with our friendly bar team, or gossip with friends in the nooks and corners.

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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