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The Bay Horse

189 Moulsham Street | Chelmsford, Chelmsford CM2 0LG, England
+44 1245 251371
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good23%
  • Average13%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
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“sandwiches” (22 reviews)
“steak” (24 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
189 Moulsham Street | Chelmsford, Chelmsford CM2 0LG, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went for a drink after work with some friends for some food and drinks. After a tame cocktail we waited for 15mins to be served for food. The manager finally came over to take our order and we were told no food is served here...More

Thank Nate_Francis
The_Bay_Horse_Essex, General Manager at The Bay Horse, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello, I was very concerned by your vsisit. Could you please let me know when this visist was approx time and day, I will be investigating this thoroughly ,we do serve food here every day but as there has been no call for food monday-wednesday...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely venue with great staff, reasonably priced, and always welcoming. Great BBQs in the summer too! Certainly recommend.

Thank Brad R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tried to make a reservation here for afternoon tea to be told they couldn’t take the booking. I thought it was fair enough they must be fully booked, to be told they need 24 hours to order the food... I wouldn’t of minded but on...More

Thank FrancescaChelsea
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went there to celebrate a birthday - what a disappointment! Sandwiches were terrible - fillings uninspiring and the bread was dry, couldn't eat the chicken sandwiches - what a weird taste........ , sponge cake was mediocre - again totally uninspiring. I will say the scone...More

Thank cheeseontoast65
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Two Sunday lunches on the trot, great service great food. Nice and clean, good.portion, home cooked and good quality. Very friendly attentive staff. Recommended at a reasonable price.

Thank beardandbean
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in and had a lovely lunch , had lamb roast lamb really tasty enjoyed hubby had chicken my son had burger really enjoyed . Hot and tasty Good service nice decor would recommend

Thank sassylady2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Most pubs doing Sunday roasts are busy and buzzing. Soon as we walked in we realised we’d made a mistake coming here. Place was empty. Waitress seemed hungover and vague and appeared surprised to see customers . Despite the lack of customers the service was...More

Thank plasticpaddyLondon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friends and me wanted to go for afternoon tea locally as a treat for a friend. We actually found this deal on Groupon and for four of us it worked out really reasonably priced. None of us had been here before and when we...More

Thank Melanie K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having had many afternoon teas I found this 1 to be 1 of the best. Fresh bread sandwiches with the crust cut off. Local produced cakes that are light and very tasty. Scones that are warmed adding a taste like they are fresh from the...More

Thank garynvaishali
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was bought as a present for myself and my daughter. Having done a few afternoon teas I can say this was definitely the worst one. Setting is very nice, bar staff were very helpful, the afternoon tea was.. well horrid is the only way...More

Thank Theresa B
The_Bay_Horse_Essex, General Manager at The Bay Horse, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello, All sandwiches are freshly made for you on arrival, most people like the sandwiches cut into smaller sizes so they dont have to do it yourselves, also if you specific sandwiches then you were asked, and they are not leftovers! The scones are sourced...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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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, Buffet, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
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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