About Us

Known as The Fox@Connaught since 2003, this inn dates from 1881 and is a Grade II listed building. The dockside ‘Connaught Tavern’ originally opened to cater for passengers disembarking from craft berthing at the Victoria Docks. However, as passenger numbers reduced the pub found itself catering more for the dock’s labourers and became a daily congregation point for those waiting to be picked for work.

This historic building was designed and built by Victorian architects Vipers and Wagstaff and has undergone a 1/4 million pound refurbishment to the upper floors to convert to a 17 en suite bedroom hotel with room service.

The facilities available to all guests will incorporate meeting room facilities to add to the already vibrant Gastro Bar and A La Carte Restaurant on the ground floor. There is also a large patio area with gardens, a children’s play area and free parking. Our hotel, which has only been running for a short time, has gained a positive reputation for friendly staff and high customer satisfaction. Our review pages can be used as an example to show the commitment we have to provide a “home away from home” for our customers.

Our Rooms

Standard double rooms

These are the smaller, more functional guest rooms often located on the upper floors. We feel these are typically suitable for short term stays such as an overnight business stay, a trip to the 02 arena or a trip to central London.

Superior double rooms

These are more generously proportioned rooms, which offer greater comfort with the addition of armchairs and writing desks. Whether it be for a midweek treat or a business trip, these rooms rarely disappoint.


In a bygone era, these suites would be considered a classic suite. Features include a separate ‘seating area’ sofa, table and chairs, high Victorian ceilings and plenty of space.

At the Connaught House Hotel

We guarantee you a very hospitable welcome. We want you to enjoy every day of every stay so we pledge to you our service guarantee. The professional and friendly staff at Connaught House Hotel is committed to making your stay both enjoyable and comfortable.

  • Daily room service
  • Flat screen TV
  • Hospitality tray with a variety of teas, coffee, milk and sugar
  • Complimentary Duck Island toiletries
  • Free Parking
  • Free Wi-Fi – signal permitting

Victorian Building – Luggage and Wireless Internet

From the conception to our first client the benefit of introducing a lift has been discussed and considered, unfortunately our Grade II listing is restrictive and prohibitive. We will not hesitate to help carry your luggage, however we welcome your patience and consideration.

Wireless Internet – Guaranteed in the spacious bar or restaurant. Available in all of the bedrooms – however the Victorian structure of the Grade II listed building can cause some restrictions to the wireless Internet. Please make sure your needs are known at the time of booking.