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Rainham Hall

Rainham Hall Broadway, Rainham RM13 9YN, England
+44 1708 525579
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Small but perfectly formed

Built in 1729 and comprising of just 12 rooms plus the gardens Rainham Hall is not the largest of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
brizy83
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Newbury, United Kingdom
Badly let down

We had booked afternoon tea for a bridal party of 12, months in advance. Despite several emails in... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sally B
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Rainham Hall is a charming and remarkably fine example of a Queen Anne house, built in 1729 by an enterprising merchant and ship's captain, John Harle. The hall and its cluster of associated buildings were a focal point for his trading activities, which were a factor in the development of Rainham Village in the 18th century. It is a rare surviving witness of the river trade which forms an important part of local and regional history. The hall is nestled in the heart of Rainham village on the far eastern fringes of London. Surrounded by a contrasting landscape of big skies, wild marshland and thriving industry, Rainham Hall has been quietly biding its time. We are now undertaking a major restoration project to restore and bring to life the Hall, its Stableblock and the Coach House. Building work started in February 2014 and should be completed by our opening in October 2015. We successfully applied to the Heritage Lottery Fund for a grant of £1.46 Million which combined with grants from Veolia North Thames Trust and Biffa Award, has allowed us to push ahead with delivering an exciting project built on understanding, community involvement and innovation.
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Rainham Hall Broadway, Rainham RM13 9YN, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Built in 1729 and comprising of just 12 rooms plus the gardens Rainham Hall is not the largest of National Trust properties. There are no artefacts of the original owners but it has had a lot of tenants and owners over the years and the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had booked afternoon tea for a bridal party of 12, months in advance. Despite several emails in the weeks before the event, we received no reply. Phone calls went unanswered. Finally, two days before, we were told the venue no longer offered afternoon tea....More

Thank Sally B
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RainhamHall, General Manager at Rainham Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Sally B, please accept our apologies that we were unable to deliver an afternoon tea for your bridal party. It is regrettable that your communications were still being delivered to a member of staff who has since left our team. During the interim while...More

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Reviewed 26 May 2018

I went here today as I live locally and have National Trust Membership. The house itself if unique inasmuch as the original owners lived here for only 41 years and since has had various owners and 50 tenants! The restoration has been done sympathetically to...More

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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

Gardens always a great visit and it's totally free! Cafe sells delicious coffee at usual national trust prices.

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Reviewed 17 March 2018

This National Trust building is well worth a visit. It is very difficult to find and there were no signs in the area to help. When I asked why? we were told" because it doesn't have lots of visitors it can't have one." If it...More

Thank homesteads
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Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

Tucked away in the grimness of rain ham is beautiful house and amazing gardens with a friendly cafe and staff.Well worth a visit curator was very friendly and knowledgeable A beautiful proportion house lovely to see it

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Reviewed 25 February 2018

Early eighteenth century house, owned by the National Trust, looked after and presented to visitors by local volunteers. Built as a home and office by an entrepreneur from the North East, shipping coal and building materials to the area and landing cargoes at the mouth...More

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Reviewed 17 February 2018

I visited with family on New Year's Eve and a Sunday. Rainham Hall, a Merchant's House, was a nursery post war and at the time we visited, there was a temporary exhibition describing the life and times of children who had been at the nursery...More

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Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed taking part in the event last Wednesday. Made to feel very welcome & not rushed out once finished but given time to look around & chat. Lovely venue above cafe.

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Reviewed 19 November 2017

No parking at the property, however, there is a Tesco Extra 3 minutes walk away which has ample parking. £2.5m of Lottery money has been spent renovating the house, to as it would have appeared either originally, or during periods of the 20th century. An...More

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tiffintaster
25 January 2018|
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Response from RainhamHall | Property representative |
Hello, thank you for your query. Unfortunately we do not have on-site parking at Rainham Hall, but there is free car parking available for up to three hours at our local Tesco which is only a 3 minute walk from the Hall. We... More
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