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The Bay Horse

$$ - $$$, British,
189 Moulsham Street | Chelmsford, Chelmsford CM2 0LG, England
+44 1245 251371
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good26%
  • Average14%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“sandwiches” (19 reviews)
“steak” (24 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 23:00All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
189 Moulsham Street | Chelmsford, Chelmsford CM2 0LG, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

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

Thank Jennifer B
Reviewed 6 August 2017

A huge thank you to John and Fran for all their help on providing a surprise afternoon for my mum. Food and drink great and all staff were helpful and friendly. Lots of fun was had by all of us - thank you!

Thank SarahW42
Reviewed 4 August 2017

I think it was the manager (a young lady) very obliging, showed great care and attention. One of the best afternoon teas I have had. Sandwiches were plentiful and the content was of a really good quality. Definitely recommend to others, to experience. Thank you...More

Thank micksmith200
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

I visited today for lunch with friends. Good decor, canned music annoying and unnecessary when sitting to eat inside. Waited about three quarters of an hour for our food which was okay although the chicken was well over done . We were asked if we...More

Thank Soletripper
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

First time here. Good patio area for a nice summer evening drink. Quite busy, staff were o.k. Just a bit slow to be served. But will visit again.

Thank Markiemark1628
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
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, Cash Only, Buffet
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids
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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