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“Enjoyable afternoon tea!”
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The Kilns Hotel
Ranked #2 of 4 Brentwood B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
92 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Enjoyable afternoon tea!”
Reviewed 5 July 2014 via mobile

My wife and I booked in for afternoon tea at Kilns after Marygreen Manor were fully booked.

Overall, we really enjoyed it! The staff were excellent and we really couldn't fault the service.

There were a good selection of tasty sandwiches of a reasonable quality. Followed by a delicious selection of cakes and scones.

Afternoon Tea is in the dining room so it does feel a bit formal rather than comfy chairs etc we've had elsewhere, but the whole place is very nicely decorated.

My suggestions would be:
- There was no tea menu?? Normally we are given a list of different teas.
- Sandwiches were served on a plate 1st and the cake tier brought after we'd finishef - we like the tier on the table from the start!

Overall, a really good afternoon which I'd reccommend.

  • Stayed July 2014
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ROMFORD
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Reviewed 28 June 2014 via mobile

Four of us dined in the restaurant last night.
It was our third visit and we had been pleased on the previous two

All of the food, the wine and the service was excellent
Thank you to the two lovely ladies who served us
We will be back
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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3 Thank MICKRomford
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Romford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 June 2014 via mobile

Went with a friend for afternoon tea - and what a pleasant experience it was! The service was great and the atmosphere in the restaurant was good. The cream tea and sandwiches was very tasty. Definitely worth a visit!

  • Stayed May 2014
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Sandbach, United Kingdom
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154 reviews
116 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

Stayed at The Kilns for one night whilst on business with a colleague.
The first point to note is that the exterior of the premesis has been maintained to an excellent standard and the buildings look gorgeous from the outside with a decent sized car park, certainly giving a very 'top end' hotel feel.
Check - in was quick and easy and at this point it is key to note that the staff were excellent at all times and always made me feel as though my well being during my stay was of upmost importance.
As we arrived later into the evening we ate at the hotel in the very charming restauraunt area, and even though the food is a little pricey the quality of the food and the presentation were first class (I had fishcakes for starters and salmon for mains).
My room was a single room and had an excellent bathroom. One of my pet hates with hotels is that at a lot of other places I have stayed at the hot water isn't exactly 'hot', however on this occasion the shower was excellent with plenty of hot water.
The only minor issues I found were that the windows were fitted with wooden blinds, not curtains and they were not that good at keeping the light out in the early morning, and also I would have loved a bedside table! As there wasn't one I had to keep my phone etc on the desk out of reach of the bed.
I had continental breakfast in the morning which was more than satisfactory and set me up well for the day.
Overall a very good stay and I will stay here again if I'm in the area.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 17 May 2014

A wonderful old pottery that is now a wonderful hotel/restraraunt.My husband and I had afternoon tea on a Groupon deal and what a good deal it was.Tea, coffee, sandwhiches and cake served by lovely friendly staff.To round off our afternoon....the best "bloody mary" ever...with a dash of sherry! Not to be missed

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 May 2014

My partner and I often travel for work,so see a fair few B&Bs and hotels; but The Kilns has topped the feel good factor for me. Quiet, comfortable room with excellent mattress, Good wi fi connection, but most importantly, the nicest staff. All were helpful, kind and jolly,they couldnt do enough for us. A huge thumbs up, keep up the good work!

  • Stayed May 2014
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London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
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Reviewed 9 May 2014

We enjoyed a beautiful afternoon tea, the room was lovely and airy and the atmosphere was extremely friendly and welcoming.
The tea itself was gorgeous, the scones were light and fluffy and there was a lovely selection of sandwiches.
It was a very generous tea and the staff were happy to refresh the teapot numerous times, we ended up bringing some cakes and scones home as we couldn't bear to leave them behind and our appetites were fully sated!
I would recommend this for a family treat, romantic lunch or girls afternoon out and will be visiting again soon.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Property: The Kilns Hotel
Address: Warley Street | Great Warley, Brentwood CM13 3LB, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Borough of Brentwood > Brentwood
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Brentwood
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — The Kilns Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Originally built Circa 16th century, The Kilns Hotel is a classical Grade II listed Queen Anne’s building having undergone many period changes over the years. A favorite with business travelers and people visiting friends or just Brentwood.The hotel retains much of its original charm and character. However, much of its period features have been lost over time but has now evolved into an extremely comfortable, modern and contemporary style petite hotel with an air of sophistication, rarely found outside central London.During your stay, you can experience our excellent food and selection of fine wines while dining at The White Napkin Restaurant and Bar (Essex Food & Drink Awards 2010/11 finalists) which can be used by our residents, and is open to non-residents. ... more   less 
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