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Best Western Thurrock Hotel

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Close to Lakeside and Bluewater shopping centres.

You can look forward to a warm welcome at the modern 3-star Best Western Thurrock Hotel in Essex.
Lying just off the M25, it's close to the towns of Thurrock, Grays, Purfleet, Tilbury and Dartford. It's also handy for exploring the North Kent coast and dazzling attractions of London, as well as shopping till you drop at Lakeside and Bluewater.
Our 66 comfortable en suite bedrooms, including family rooms, come with complimentary toiletries, hospitality tray, flat-screen TV and free WiFi.
Our a la carte restaurant, bar and lounge serve up tasty food and drink, while the patio and courtyard garden is a lovely spot for private events or evening drinks in the summer. We also offer room service if you fancy a snack in bed.
For a memorable Essex night out, you can't beat our popular murder mystery dinners or soirees with 'Del Boy' and the gang at the Only Fools and 3 Courses dinner. Our entertainment events are perfect for hen parties, office gatherings and birthday bashes.

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Ship Lane

RM19 1YN
For enquiries or to make a reservation please call 03330 035275


Bars, Free WIFI, Restaurants, Twenty Four Hour Service, No Lift
Free internet available throughout the hotel
There is free parking available onsite.
Pets: No Pets accepted
Check-in & Check-out
14:00 | 11:00


Dining and Bars

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Scholars Restaurant

At Scholars Restaurant we serve quality food, freshly prepared using local British produce wherever possible.
Our chefs are masters of great grub, whether you're in the mood for a hearty breakfast, light lunch, three-course dinner or Sunday lunch with the family.
With the likes of rump steak, roast chicken and battered cod and chips on the menu, you can satisfy your appetite with all your favourites. Younger members of the family are also well catered for, with a specific kids' menu. We even do a children's afternoon tea, complete with triangle sandwiches and mini cupcakes.
Our attentive staff are efficient but unobtrusive, ensuring you have a pleasant experience in relaxed surroundings no matter what the occasion here at Best Western Thurrock Hotel.

Opening hours

Breakfast: 07:00 - 09:30
Lunch: 12:00 - 14:00
Dinner: 18:00 - 21:00
Weekend times may vary
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Scholars Bar

Our stylish and comfortable Scholars Lounge Bar is a spacious place to meet friends, family or work colleagues. Here you can read a paper over morning coffee, grab a lunchtime snack or linger longer over a more filling meal and dessert.
If you fancy something a little stronger than tea or coffee, we have a fantastic selection of prosecco and champagne by the glass or bottle, as well as wines from around the world, from a fruity Chilean merlot to an aromatic New Zealand sauvignon blanc.

Opening hours

Weekend times may vary


Let us help you create special memories of your big day. Best Western Thurrock Hotel is a popular wedding venue in Essex as it's set in its own pretty grounds and offers great value for money.
Our light and airy Garden Room, with French windows that open out onto the patio overlooking the courtyard, can comfortably hold 120 guests for a wedding breakfast and a further 80 for the evening reception. Our Belmont Suite is ideal for smaller weddings of up to 90 daytime guests and 150 for the evening celebration.
We're licensed for civil ceremonies, so you can get married and have your reception all in the same place.
If you'd prefer a more informal wedding, we'd be delighted to lay on a delicious barbecue or hog roast in the garden.
You don't have to spend thousands on your special day we're happy to help you work to your budget.


Registry office:
Thurrock Council
Thameside complex Orsett Road Grays RM17 5DX
01375 375245

For any enquiries please call Faith Kalejaiye on 01708 860222

Location and Attractions

Getting there.

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Nearest motorway: M25, J30/31, 0.20 miles
Nearest train station: Chafford Hundred, 3.70 miles
Nearest tube station: Upminster, 0.00 mins
Nearest airport: London City, 14.20 miles
Free parking on site (150 spaces)

Ship Lane
RM19 1YN

What's nearby?

Cities & Attractions

  • Lakeside Shopping Centre (3 miles)

  • Belhus Country Park (3 miles)

  • Excel Centre (14.2 miles)

  • Brands Hatch (12.5 miles)

  • Bluewater Shopping Centre (6.6 miles)

Meetings, Conferences and Events

Situated within two minutes of the M25, with easy access from London, Best Western Thurrock Hotel could hardly be more convenient for conferences, business meetings and training courses in Essex. And with free parking for 200 cars, putting on a large event is no problem.
We have eight meeting rooms to choose from, including our Garden Suite, which can hold up to 200 delegates.
All our conference rooms benefit from natural daylight, free WiFi, quality seating and attentive service from a dedicated team who will help to ensure your event runs smoothly.
We also have a patio and lawn area suitable for outdoor teambuilding activities or for when your guests simply want to enjoy a break in the sunshine.

Available room set ups


Room Theatre Classroom U-Shape Boardroom Banquet
Garden Room 200 120 0 50 120
Belmont 150 80 0 40 90
Library 80 30 0 80 40
Aveley 0 0 0 14 0
Belhus 0 0 0 14 0
Chafford 80 40 0 20 0
Davey 80 40 0 20 0
Essex 80 40 0 20 0
Have an enquiry?
Contact events on 0844 387 62 40


TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 511 traveller reviews
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Renewal of wedding vows

08/09/2019 kelleymac, Aveley, United Kingdom

We had a function at the hotel on 07th September. Right from the booking of function to the actual day everything went very smoothly. We did have some issues with the guest room bookings but they were... more

Owner Response
ThurrockGM, Manager at Best Western Thurrock Hotel, responded to this review
Hi Kelly , Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a positive review , we are very happy that you enjoyed your wedding Vows renewal. . Please be assured that I will pass on your kind comments to the team , we hope to see you back again soon. Kind Regards General Manager

Excellent service

04/09/2019 grahamb139, Newton Abbot, United Kingdom

I booked for 2 nights ,Sunday 1st Sept and Monday 2nd of September.On arrival we were greeted by a very helpful lady on reception,I didn't get her name,but the greeting was friendly and cheerful.We w... more

Owner Response
ThurrockGM, Manager at Best Western Thurrock Hotel, responded to this review
Dear grahamb139, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review , we are very happy that you received excellent service from my team . Please be assured I will pass on all you nice comments to the team , we look forward to welcoming you back again soon . Kind Regards General Manager

Won't be back.

30/08/2019 kennydoll, manchester

Our first room was okay, but after an unfortunately incident in our room and 6 hours in accident and emergency we phoned and asked for another room. The receptionist sounded like it was a hassle and ... more

Owner Response
ThurrockGM, Manager at Best Western Thurrock Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Kennydoll, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review , we apologise that you experienced an accident while at the hotel. we apricate the nice comments about the team and I will ensure to pass these on. Kind Regards General Manager


26/08/2019 Donnalou309,

My sons wedding was held here venue was lovely & so was the hotel & rooms Theresa on the reception desk is brilliant However staff very slow getting the food out the drinks from the bar are watered d... more

Owner Response
ThurrockGM, Manager at Best Western Thurrock Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Lucy, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review , we are so pleased that you enjoyed the wedding . Please be advised that we don't water down drinks and that the wine was removed from the tables and placed on the bar for guest to drink , this was so the team could clean and refresh the tables. Kind Regards General Manager

Lovely wedding reception

24/08/2019 Joanie H, Dagenham, United Kingdom

We stayed at this hotel for a wedding reception and we found the hotel very clean, friendly and helpful staff, very big rooms, comfy beds, reasonably priced and easy to get to with plenty of parking. ... more

Owner Response
ThurrockGM, Manager at Best Western Thurrock Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Lucy, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review , we are so pleased that you enjoyed the wedding . we have recently updated our bedrooms and pleased that you liked yours . we hope to see you at the hotel again soon . Best Wishes General Manager