This small, AA 4-star gold-rated boutique hotel with a motoring theme has a large American-style kitchen, unique bedrooms and Morgan sports cars to hire on site. There is free parking and Stansted Airport is just a 15-minute drive away.

Melvyn and Sindy built The PitStop in 2009 and some of the windows were saved from the original Morgan factory.

The huge kitchen is styled as an American diner and can be accessed 24/7. At breakfast, guests can help themselves to a full continental-style breakfast from the American-style fridge at a time that suits them. Gluten free food is available.

Room themes include Art Deco, Edwardian, contemporary and exotic Indian. Each has an en-suite bathroom, a TV, free internet access and a computer. With free WiFi, all rooms are located on the first floor and there is lift access.

The PitStop hotel is also convenient for the M11 motorway, while Bishops Stortford is just over 3 miles away. Please ensure you note the check-in times below before arrival.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.5 for a two-person trip.

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The PitStop has been welcoming guests since 20 Jan 2010.

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Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.4)

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast info

Continental, Buffet

Free private parking available on-site

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  • The staff speak English

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About The PitStop

Welcoming guests since 20 Jan 2010

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  • I saw the Pit stop on 4 in a bed last week,I just loved it especially your green Art Deco bathroom ,I live in London and would just like to book later

    A very good afternoon to you Let me know when you would like to stay, give me a buzz. Look forward to seeing you. Kind regards, Melvyn

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    Answered on 28 March 2021
  • Do you do evening meals and also a cooked breakfast?

    We do not do evening meals but can recommend a very good pub a mile down the road. The breakfast is a 'help yourself' - we have a fully stocked kitchen, American style fridge - cooking facilities including hob, oven, microwave etc. regards Melvyn

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    Answered on 18 June 2021
  • Hi, do you have transportation service to Stansted airport? Thank you

    Local taxi companies are very good - have 2 recommendations if you wish Kind regards Melvyn

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    Answered on 23 July 2021

    Yes, there is a charge to leave the car but we can accomodate that if you wish Cost would be £6 per day Regards Melvyn

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    Answered on 13 November 2021
  • Do you have spa facilities?

    No Spa - we are a b&b, so sorry

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    Answered on 1 July 2021
  • do you do long term parking if we stay before flight. regards maureen

    We can provide long term parking - the cost is £8 per day Best wishes Melvyn

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    Answered on 22 June 2021
  • Thanks, open for taxi recommendation, we will arrive in stansted airport around midnight, is there an issue for us to check in at this time?

    By arrangement we can leave the keys under the flower pot with full instructions, no problem , important to let me know so I can organsie this. There is a taxi service from Stansted to here, you will find the desk inside the main airport hall Melvyn

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    Answered on 23 July 2021
  • Hi , is it possible to use public transport to get to Stansted airport ? If not how much would a taxi cost ?

    Public transport is available but you would have to change and it would take far too long to get there. Much faster is a taxi. I believe a taxi directly there is about £20 / £22 Best wishes Melvyn

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    Answered on 22 October 2021

Hosted by Melvyn, Sindy, Adam & Mariella -The Rutters

Host review score 9.9
Melvyn, Sindy, Adam & Mariella -The Rutters

Melvyn, Sindy, Adam & Mariella -The Rutters

Superior accommodation for ladies and gentlemen with a motoring flavour. You do not need to like cars to stay at our unique small boutique hotel. Four fabulous bedrooms individually designed and styled from various periods in time. The 'help yourself breakfast' in the large American Diner is one of the many great features. As seen on Channel 4 TV "4 In A Bed" programme, which we won. Four star gold AA rated and with great reviews also on Trip Advisor - a great place to stay and relax, getting away from it all. CHECK IN :- 2.00pm to 7.00pm - later CHECK IN by prior arrangement, no problem. Regards, Melvyn, Sindy & Mariella

Guests from around the world are welcomed by Melvyn, Sindy & Mariella Rutter. They have more than 10 years experience in the accommodation business and 45 years caring for customers in the Morgan sports car business that is run from the premises also. We actively suggest that all guests treat the PitStop as though it is their own home, relax and enjoy the great atmosphere we provide.

In the case of The PitStop - Morgan Classic cars to see in the on-site showroom. Plenty to see in our lovely county of Essex along with good eating establishments which we can recommend

Languages spoken: English

Property surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighbourhood!
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What's nearby
  • Herts and Essex Community Hospital
    2.4 miles
  • Bishop's Stortford Golf Club
    2.8 miles
  • Birchanger Green Services M11
    2.9 miles
  • Bishop's Stortford College
    3.2 miles
  • Hatfield Forest
    3.6 miles
  • Harlow Mill
    3.7 miles
  • Ash Valley Golf Club
    3.7 miles
  • The Arthur Findlay College Of Psychic Science
    4.7 miles
  • Stansted Mountfitchet Castle
    5 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant The Thatchers pub
    1.2 miles
  • Restaurant Zafrani Indian
    1.4 miles
Public transport
  • Train Stansted Mountfitchet Station
    4.9 miles
Closest airports
  • London Stansted Airport
    5.3 miles
  • London City Airport
    23.3 miles
  • London Luton Airport
    24.1 miles
How to get to The PitStop from London Stansted Airport
    Free parking is available.
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Facilities of The PitStop Great facilities! Review score, 9.8
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Shared kitchen
  • Washing machine
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
Living Area
  • Dining area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Computer
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Chocolate or cookies
  • Fruits
  • Bottle of water
WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Secured parking
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Luggage storage
  • Fax/photocopying Additional charge
  • Car hire
  • Express check-in/check-out
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Safety deposit box
  • Designated smoking area
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Soundproofing
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Lift
  • Fan
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
Languages spoken
  • English
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Sustainable initiatives

This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and environmentally friendly travel

House rules The PitStop takes special requests - add in the next step!


14:00 - 19:00


05:00 - 11:00


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Cot upon request
Extra bed upon request
£40 per child, per night
3+ years
Extra bed upon request
£40 per person, per night

Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The maximum number of extra beds and cots allowed is dependent on the room you choose. Please check your selected room for the maximum capacity.

All cots and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in

Maestro Mastercard Visa The PitStop accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Check in starts at 14:00 and closes at 19:00. Please note early or late check in are not guaranteed.

Should you wish to arrive outside of these hours you must make arrangements with the owners to ensure there is someone to meet you.

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Please inform The PitStop in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

FAQs about The PitStop

  • Room options at The PitStop include:

    • Double
    • Twin

  • The PitStop is 2.6 miles from the centre of Bishops Stortford.

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at The PitStop (subject to availability):

    • Parking on site
    • Private parking
    • Parking
    • Secured parking
    • Accessible parking
    • Free parking

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to The PitStop by:

    • Car 10min

  • Guests staying at The PitStop can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.4).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Buffet

  • The PitStop offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Check-in at The PitStop is from 14:00, and check-out is until 11:00.

    • The prices at The PitStop may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.