The Dorrington

2 Trinity StreetCO9 1JDHalsteadUnited Kingdom

About The Dorrington

Scenarios is a quirky pub and cafe with guestrooms that is three miles from the 16th-century Gosfield Hall and seven miles from the East Anglian Railway Museum.

Modest guestrooms have en suite bathrooms plus a television with DVD player, tea/coffee making equipment, and hairdryer.

There are six well equipped guestrooms at Scenarios which have double glazing and heating. Complimentary onsite parking is available.

Guests receive a complimentary breakfast. The guest house is attached to a pub which serves real ales and hosts regular live music. There is also a trattoria style cafe, The Pantry, which has a selection of sandwiches, cakes, and traditional pub classics.

Near the property are the popular towns of Colchester, Chelmsford, and Braintree. The guest house is also place in central Halstead, within walking distance of dining and shopping opportunities as well as Halstead Town Football Club.


2 Trinity Street, CO9 1JD, Halstead, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1787)477754 | Fax: +44(1787)273505 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Car park
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Nightclub
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Hairdryer
  • Ironing board
  • Satellite TV
  • Television


  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby cot

Positive Reviews

Staff always up for a friendly chat.

On the whole, the staff at this guesthouse are pleasant and very welcoming. Employees often strike up a conversation with guests and are happy to provide local information or take care of any issue.

Rooms fit for travellers on a budget.

While Scenarios is a basic guest house, it covers all the needs one has for an accommodation in the area. More so, it does it for a very affordable rate that is ideal for travellers looking for a stay on a budget.

Centrally located in Halstead.

Scenarios is placed in the heart of Halstead. This gives it a prime spot for guests to explore the town on foot and take advantage of several dining and shopping establishments nearby.

Negative Reviews

Bathrooms are in rough shape.

Some serious work needs to be done in the guest bathrooms to meet expectations. The hot water in the showers is hit and miss, while bad smells and the presence of mould can turn guests off in a hurry.

Worn out and dirty carpets throughout.

Carpeting throughout the guest house is in dire need of being replaced. In many areas the carpets have a tattered appearance, and in others there are indiscernible stains that give the rest of the property an unclean look.

Guest house is more of an afterthought.

One thing that guests might not realize before arriving is the guestrooms are a side business that has been attached to an established pub. Because it is not the main focus of the owners there are some areas that are neglected, and the atmosphere is geared toward young travellers on an active holiday.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 58 reviews across the web
7.6 /10
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7.6 out of 10 based on 58 reviews