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The Bay Horse

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Bar, British, Pub
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189 Moulsham Street | Chelmsford, Chelmsford, England
+44 1245 251371
12:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 01:00
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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a fantastic afternoon tea one of the best we have had. Good service abd friendly staff. Great value for money.

Thank Claire W
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first visit here since it has had refurbishment. Very friendly atmosphere the guy who looked after us couldn't of done enough and was extremely accommodating . The service was excellant and the food was to a very high standard. We will definitely be returning.

Thank Theresa R
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Meal to celebrate a birthday, not a huge choice of starters but there was something we all wanted, breaded brie was fantastic. Steak was really good, a couple of us had ribs and they said they were really lovely. Few different desserts were had and they all said they were really good. Generous portion size brilliant service thoroughly enjoyed the... More 

Thank Lesmas123
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in at 12:45 for some lunch today (group of 7) and were the first in the building other than staff. We ordered drinks and food within 10mins and were left waiting for the food for well over an hour (4 sandwiches, 1 jacket potato, 1 pie of the day and 1 sausages and mash). The staff made a... More 

Thank DaffyG84
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ruined our Xmas party, food hour late even paid in advance and pre ordered. Roast potatoes so dry couldn't eat them, frozen veg. Poor knowledge on allergies, cheese croutons in a soup that wasn't stated on menu! Stingy grave and custard. Advertising as DJ but he looked like he was off the streets and singing songs no one knew. No... More 

Thank Leanne36e
La Tania, France
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our small-ish office team of 12 were treated to brilliant service by a very attentive Christmas elf - Oliver! - who went out of his way to ensure that we had a good evening. Our food was great and the atmosphere in the pub was very festive. Food and drinks were all served promptly too and portions were generous but... More 

Thank Angelatheskier
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

A really well-organised Christmas meal - great food and service. Thanks Oliver, you were fantastic! A great venue for a Christmas meal, big tables a good distance apart to allow for privacy.

Thank narelle2011
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Excellent service, really friendly and helpful staff always happy to help, superb food and all round great afternoon! Highly recommend this venue for event hire!

Thank astralouisec
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130 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

We were regulars, had many a night out, lunch and dinner in The Bay Horse. Slowly stopped going in as it was going downhill. This time it will take a serious shift in service/quality to get us back in there. Had the staff had made some effort, or at least empathised about the situation, I’d not have submitted this review... More 

Thank Jonesy_Chelmsford
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

There is no doubt that the food is good here. But I would hesitate before coming here again on a Saturday night. As it is a pub it was very loud and noisy around the dining area. There is a side door that people use to go outside and smoke. Despite there being a sign on the door asking for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Bar, British, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Buffet, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 189 Moulsham Street | Chelmsford, Chelmsford, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Chelmsford
  • Phone Number: +44 1245 251371
Come and enjoy our homemade, fresh British food and drink set in a modern decorated Tudor building in the heart of the historic city of chelmsford. We offer an exciting menu as well as an extensive wine and cocktail menu. We provide waited table service and bar service for those just looking for a refreshing drink. Also come see our fantastic live bands every Friday and Saturday. Comfortable and relaxed setting for food, nights out and family visits.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?