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The Ferry Boat Inn

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Standard Double or Twin Room | Laptop workspace, free WiFi
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Standard Double or Twin Room | Bathroom | Towels
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Standard Double or Twin Room | Laptop workspace, free WiFi

Overview of The Ferry Boat Inn

The Ferry Boat Inn

3.5 star property
3.5-star B&B in Chelmsford with restaurant and bar/lounge
9.8 out of 10 Exceptional
9.8/10 Exceptional

14 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Pet-friendly
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
The Ferry Boat Inn, Ferry Rd, North Fambridge, Chelmsford, England, CM3 6LR
Main amenities
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Marina
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Garden
  • Reception fireplace
  • Picnic area
  • Limited hour front desk
  • Rowing/canoeing
Feel at home
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate sitting area
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bath or shower

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • Adventure Island - 28 min drive

Getting around

  • London (SEN-Southend) - 34 min drive
  • London (STN-Stansted) - 57 min drive
  • London (LCY-London City) - 61 min drive
  • Chelmsford South Woodham Ferrers Station - 8 min drive
  • Chelmsford Althorne Station - 8 min drive
  • Chelmsford North Fambridge Station - 15 min walk


  • Victory Inn - 21 min drive
  • Costa Coffee - 7 min drive
  • Ferry Boat Inn - 1 min walk
  • Prince of Wales - 5 min drive
  • The Eatery - 7 min drive

About this property

The Ferry Boat Inn

A great choice for a stay in Chelmsford, The Ferry Boat Inn features a marina. Guests looking for a bite to eat can visit The Ferry Boat Inn, which is open for lunch and dinner, and offers garden views. Other features include a bar/lounge and a garden.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
The property is disinfected using an electrostatic spray
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 6 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until 10:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from noon - 10:00 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets stay for free (dogs only)
  • Service animals welcome
  • Specific rooms only*


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Electric vehicle charging point on site

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast each morning 8:30 AM–10:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Travelling with children

  • Children's menu

What to do

  • Canoeing
  • Sailing
  • Jet-skiing nearby
  • Waterskiing nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Water sports equipment


  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Fireplace in reception
  • Marina


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • No lift (single-level property)
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Step-free path to entrance

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital TV channels

Home comfort

  • Heating
  • Espresso maker

What to enjoy

  • Garden
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Free WiFi
  • Desk chair
  • Electrical adapters/chargers

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Local maps
  • Restaurant dining guide

Special features


The Ferry Boat Inn – Overlooking the garden, this family restaurant serves lunch, dinner and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Reservations are required.

Fees & policies

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning measures are currently in place.

The property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.


This property does not have lifts.
Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a smoke detector and window guards on site.
This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

The Ferry Boat Inn Chelmsford
The Ferry Boat Inn Bed & breakfast
The Ferry Boat Inn Bed & breakfast Chelmsford

Frequently asked questions

Does The Ferry Boat Inn offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Ferry Boat Inn does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Ferry Boat Inn?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at The Ferry Boat Inn?
Yes, dogs stay free.
Is parking offered on site at The Ferry Boat Inn?
Yes, there's free self parking. Electric car charging is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Ferry Boat Inn?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM.
Is there an on-site casino at The Ferry Boat Inn?
No, this bed & breakfast doesn't have a casino, but Rendezvous Southend Casino (27-min drive) and Genting Casino (27-min drive) are both nearby.
What is there to do at The Ferry Boat Inn and nearby?
Have fun with on-site activities such as rowing and sail boating. Enjoy amenities such as a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near The Ferry Boat Inn?
Yes, The Ferry Boat Inn offers garden views.
Does The Ferry Boat Inn have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a garden.







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Property conditions & facilities




8/10 Very good

Amy, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Michael, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Overnight stay
Overnight stay, excellent service and food. Accommodation very clean, newly renovated, quiet location, would recommend, and definitely book again
Kim, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

We had a great 1 night stay
Anthony, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Lovely accommodation right on the river and England Coastal path. All spotless. High quality food and very attentive staff. Rooms are well worth the money.
Elaine, 1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Absolutely stunning
Amazing place, comfortable beds, underfloor heating in a good sized shower room, breakfast was very tasty and staff very welcoming. Self check in on Monday was very easy thanks to clear instructions. Will come back again.
Agnieszka, 1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Nice room in courtyard next to hotel. Good food and bar, good breakfast, helpful friendly staff. Really nice stay.
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10/10 Exceptional

Friendly staff,excellent food,well appointed room. Made up some breakfast to take with me due to an early start.
Evening meal
Nigel, 1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Dale, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Fantastic customer service and very clean rooms but most importantly they allow Dogs! :) Food was also delicious, highly recomending to anyone who values a great atmosphere and is looking for an outstanding service!
Monika, 1-night romance trip
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