The County Hotel - Chelmsford29 Rainsford Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 2PZ

Elegant & classic, the County Hotel is the perfect place to enjoy your Afternoon Tea experience. Choose from two Afternoon Tea offerings- traditionalists can enjoy the Classic Afternoon Tea and those craving something creative can opt for The Best of the British Afternoon Tea.

The Classic Afternoon Tea will delight those craving a quintessential treat. Indulge in an array of beautiful finger sandwiches, house-made delicate cakes & sweet treats, savouries and freshly baked house-made scones.

The Best of British Afternoon is the County Hotel's take on British favourites including Spicy Coronation Chicken Sandwich, Carrot Cake and Mini Fish & Chips. The 'Best of British' menu will be served along with their Classic Afternoon Tea menu, so it's decision time- is it Goodbye Cucumber... Hello Roast Beef? You can book the Best of British Afternoon Tea here.

The County Hotel is located 3 minutes from the train & bus station and a 10 minute walk from the city centre. Many popular tourist destinations are within walking distance of the hotel. 

The hotel has an award winning restaurant, 50 bedrooms, 5 banqueting & conference rooms that can accommodate 8-150 people. The hotel has three rooms licensed for civil ceremonies and offers free car parking for guests in the city centre.

Please note, throughout December the Afternoon Tea at County Hotel will be replaced by their Festive Afternoon Tea offer. Please see here for more details.

  1. Times:

    Afternoon Tea is served 12pm to 5pm every day

  2. Booking:

    Booking is essential

  3. Nearest railway station:

    Chelmsford- 3 Minute Walk

  4. Approach:


  5. Where to sit:

    The Lounge

  6. Dress code:

    Smart casual

  7. Children:

    Children of all ages welcome

  8. Music:

    No live music

  9. Credit cards:

    All major credit cards accepted

  10. Gardens:


  11. Outdoor Seating:


  12. Disabled access:


  13. Dogs:

    Guide dogs only

  14. Gluten free:


  15. Vegan:


  16. Nut free:


  17. Award Winner:


  18. Halal:


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  • Afternoon Tea
    12pm to 5pm
    Every Day
per person£14.95

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Offers at this venue

  • Festive Afternoon Tea at The County Hotel - ChelmsfordDetails
  • Best of British Afternoon Tea at The Country Hotel Details