Channels Hotel has been designed to be your home from home. Located in the Essex countryside, just outside of Chelmsford City Centre.
Channels Hotel was originally a 15th century Tudor farm.

Channels Bar & Brasserie is number one on TripAdvisor for Fine Dining restaurants in Chelmsford. The Essex Barn is one of the top wedding venues in Essex and just down the road is our sister company Little Channels with a pay and play golf course and driving range.

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Channels Hotel

Channels Bar & Brasserie


Each bedroom has been designed and decorated completly differently. The bedroom inside the house are traditional with original 15th century features. The courtyard bedrooms are modern although still individual, no two bedrooms are the same.

Channels Hotel was originally a 15th century Tudor farmhouse then family home. Channels Hotel is perfect for for wedding guests at the Essex Barn, business guests working in the South East, a retreat for couples seeking a romantic weekend break, and a for an overnight stay after visiting the Chelmsford City Racecourse. Although set in the quiet countryside, Channels Hotel is 10 minutes from Chelmsford, an hour from London, and 30 minutes to Stansted Airport.


Would you like to book the entire hotel exclusively for your family for your wedding day? If you are getting married at the Essex Barn wedding venue you can hire the entire luxury boutique hotel for your family and friends.

All group bookings of 7 or more rooms are £130.00 per room for up to 2 guests including breakfast. This must include all 7 rooms in the main house. Extra Put up beds available (to a maximum of 8) for children up to 12 years at £15.00pp bed & breakfast


Channels Bar & Brasserie has recently been fully refurbished, to create the ultimate new destination dining bar & restaurant in Chelmsford. You’ll dine on the very finest locally sourced produce crafted into stunning rustic fine dining menus by their talented Head Chef Dan Pitts.

Channels really does have something for every foodie in Chelmsford, Essex. Finalists in the Essex Life Food and Drink awards 2017 - Destination Dining category. Finalists in the Essex Life Food and Drink awards 2018 - Customer Service category.


We have two Honeymoon Suites Oak and Aspen.

Oak is situated within the main house of Channels Hotel very traditionally decorated with original beams, fireplace, a huge ensuite with roll top bath ‘his’ and ‘her’ basins and shower.

Aspen is situated 100m away from the hotel above the Channels Bar & Brasserie restaurant. Perfect for brides would like some privacy on their big day. Aspen has a bedroom, living area, kitchen and bathroom, and fantastic views of the grounds and fountain.


The breakfast is rated #1 out of 96 restaurants in Chelmsford on TripAdvisor.

The menu includes a full english, pancakes with berries, smashed avocado, lime, chilli flakes & poached eggs on wholemeal toast or gluten free bagel, eggs royale, benedict or florentine and the naughty butty with smoked streaky bacon stacked between french toast drizzled with maple syrup.

Chelmsford Serviced Apartments

When renting a Serviced Apartment, what you would expect is ‘a home away from home’. This is exactly what we aim to provide here at Chelmsford Serviced Apartments.

Located in Chelmsford city centre, we offer both 1 and 2 bedroom apartments, as well as a top floor Penthouse apartment. Each apartment is furnished to the highest quality, featuring a 40" TV with Sky, and free Wi-Fi. They also include a fully equipped kitchen area with a continental breakfast included, and secure car parking for 1 car per apartment. Free use of Nuffield Gym, which is a short walk away. They are walking distance of the train station, restaurants and nightlife.


Helicopters can land at Channels Hotel, giving the pilot and passengers the convenience of being able to safely unload close to the hotel. The only thing we request is that you advise us of your ETA so that we can be prepared for your arrival.

First impressions always last whether you arrive up the sweeping driveway in conventional style, or indeed touch down at Channels Lodge own helipad will be of seclusion and grandeur.

GPS Coordinates 51°46'26.4"N 0°29'49.2"E

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