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The Bay Horse

€€ - €€€, British,
189 Moulsham Street | Chelmsford, Chelmsford CM2 0LG, England
+44 1245 251371
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good25%
  • Average14%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
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“sandwiches” (19 reviews)
“cream and jam” (4 reviews)
“steak” (24 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
189 Moulsham Street | Chelmsford, Chelmsford CM2 0LG, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A leisurely lunch by two old friends catching up, this was definitely a better experience than the last visit. Excellent service did help of course. The fish we both had was excellent . The ambience of such an old superbly restored inn helps enormously to...More

Thank Bryan C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my first visit and I thought the food was excellent. I will definitely be back and would highly recommend

Thank juliecat2013
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the Bay Horse for afternoon tea today (not the first time I might add). Once again the staff were very friendly, very helpful and couldn't do enough for us. The afternoon tea was one of the best we have had and always enough...More

Thank jdcuff
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'd been bought afternoon tea for two for my birthday and was looking forward to it. On arrival we were sat at a table which was dirty and didn't get cleaned. We weren't given a choice of tea so just drank the regular tea given....More

Thank KJC76
The_Bay_Horse_Essex, Manager at The Bay Horse, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello, I am sorry for your visit but I do take exception to some of your points! The cakes are made within 300 meters of the building so I can gaurentee thier credentials, the scones are sourced as from a local bakery very close to...More

Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

We went to The Bay Horse for afternoon tea- the place itself is nice and the staff are very friendly. The food itself was very nice, although would suggest some more veggie options. Overall, a lovely afternoon!

Thank Hayley E
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Sunday lunch with friends. Very busy plenty of choice including Traditional Sunday Lunch. Attentive staff Starters Meatballs. Very nice Bruscetta v good Cesar Salad vvgood 5 bean chicken salad lovely

Thank Roughdiamond61
Reviewed 2 September 2017

Took advantage of a groupon offer and had afternoon tea at the Bay Horse yesterday. Tucked up a peaceful area of Moulsham street away from the hustle and bustle, the pub is nicely decorated. The area we were in was step free, however the toilets...More

Thank mrsbsouthend
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Beware if you order a gluten free afternoon tea, here. I was served four small sandwiches (two of which were not as ordered), and THREE macaroons. Hardly faithful to a traditional afternoon tea, and certainly lacked variety. I was very disappointed.

Thank KarlTraveling
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We visited The Bay Horse for afternoon tea today and had a thoroughly enjoyable experience. The food was plentiful, fresh and tasty. We have had various afternoon teas in different venues but this one will be hard to beat. A special thank you to John...More

1  Thank kmc130759
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Been here a couple of times now for a working lunch and with friends ... interior is lovely and break , staff very friendly , extensive menu for lunch ranging from sandwiches, baguettes, Jacket potatoes small plates options ( English tapas) and Meals

1  Thank Jennifer B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Buffet, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, 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 CM2 0LG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Chelmsford
  • Phone Number: +44 1245 251371
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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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