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Newney Green, Chelmsford CM1 3SF, England
01245 421894
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Lovely situation and friendly staff

My wife and I happened upon The Duck by chance on a Sunday afternoon having narrowly avoided one of those awful beer festival things at the pub we originally set out for. What a bonus! It is a pretty pub situated in a nice bit of countryside near Writtle. The place seemed to have lots of appeal as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
dustyboy_11
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

My wife and I happened upon The Duck by chance on a Sunday afternoon having narrowly avoided one of those awful beer festival things at the pub we originally set out for. What a bonus! It is a pretty pub situated in a nice bit of countryside near Writtle. The place seemed to have lots of appeal as a stopping... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

Taken to The Duck Inn on Fathers Day 21st June. The Inn itself is a beautiful old chocolate box pub. The Staff were very welcoming. We all had Sunday Roasts ( 6 people) and the quality was excellent. We would highly recommend this pub.

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Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This pub was recommended by a friend. Our first impression on opening the door was the terrible musty smell and the fact that at 7.45pm it was empty! We were given the buy one get one free menu and the normal menu. Both were very basic. We asked what the specials were and were told there wasn't any. The best... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We came here for Fathers Day family lunch. Beautiful old pub with a real traditional feel and decor. We all had starters and a main which for most of us was roast which also had a choice of beef, lamb or Turkey. If not there was plenty of other options too. Great veg selection to accompany the mains and good... More 

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Chelmsford Essex UK
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5 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Looked at the online menu and thought, great so booked a table. When we got there we were given a menu or rather a piece of paper with a list of basic meals on it. When I asked where the menu stated on the internet was, I was told that that was an old menu and that the website had... More 

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Wickford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Found the Duck by chance yesterday.Welcoming and attentive staff.Excellent Sirloin steak and pork.A proper apple and rhubarb crumble was served.Perhaps a little expensive but this was acceptable when quality is considered.This above average pub will be on our shortlist when visiting the area.

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Started well, 3 families sitting in the garden in the sun not overly busy. All ordered our food at the same time then waited and waited and waited. First families came out, looked nice and was enjoyed. Next families came, all good. 30 minutes later plates cleared away third families food had still not arrived. Went in the pub and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Absolutely wonderful meal. Lovely location. We all had the buy one get one free deal. All our meals were lovely. Salmon really good size. Fish and homemade chips fabulous. Staff very friendly. Having been to many pub/restaurants in the epping , Ongar, Chelmsford areas. I am a good judge of what's good in the food /locatio/ambience sectors. And this is... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Having been back several times lately, following a period of absence, it was good to see that this lovely old pub is once again serving delicious food. The menu has grown in choice and having tried various dishes it is a pleasure to say it's ALL good :) The staff are friendly and the service they provide is excellent. Real... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I didn't look at Tripadvisor before we went to The Duck and I'm glad I didn't. We had a lovely lunch with excellent service and would definitely visit again when we are in the area. This was combined with a walk around Hylands Park. Great staff, very helpful and amusing.

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Address: Newney Green, Chelmsford CM1 3SF, England
Phone Number: 01245 421894
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Chelmsford
Cuisine: British, Pub

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  • Address: Newney Green, Chelmsford CM1 3SF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Chelmsford
  • Phone Number: 01245 421894

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub

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