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The Duck Inn

English, Pub
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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
Bank Holiday day out

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
Louise2702
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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English first
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Chelmsford, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

About a week ago now my friend and I rode up to the pub on horseback for a spot of lunch! We used to do this on a regular basis a few years ago and the staff were always friendly and happy to help however after the experience I had on this occasion I may re-think my route! Upon arrival... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Terrible disappointment after hearing some good reviews of this pub. We went for Sunday lunch and were served slices of dry shoe leather, a soggy Yorkshire pud and bullet roast potatoes that tasted as if they'd been kept warm from the previous Sunday. Dish of veg was OK. Experience wasn't helped by the unpleasant waft that swept over every time... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We visited this lovely country pub that is set in rural Chelmsford on a beautiful spring evening. We found the country pub very apt for the setting and the staff to be very welcoming and extremely friendly. The food was outstandingly delicious, home cooked, fresh and plenty of it, and extremely good value for money.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

My wife and I ordered main course, early last Saturday. Service was slow, food was good. Ordered sweet and waited 30 minutes. By that time we had finished our drinks and were waiting for next course. Waitress came over and said "can you move please, someone is waiting for this table". The restaurant area was mostly empty. We said we... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is a lovely country pub, well worth the drive down the narrow country lane. The portions are generous. We had the roast which came with Yorkshire pudding and 5 fresh vegetables. The lemon tart and red berry compote was fabulous and all home made.The staff were helpful and friendly. We will be back.....

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Essex
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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

slightly disappointed with The Duck. Service okay. Very basic menu. Burgers, steak, fish and chips. There were specials of the day, but mussels and chips don't really do it. Wouldn't go back.

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Essex
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

28 Feb Saturday night out, pre booked via phone as was not sure if the place was very big. Cold rainy night. Very cold inside restaurant no open fire just a heater one side of it which only warmed a few table right by it. Moved once as table for two cramped against a beam. Then the further into a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We visited the duck last Sunday for lunch and were warmly welcomed by our waiter Derek who looked after us charmingly throughout. The starters came out swiftly and were polished off just as quickly! We all had roast dinners and felt they were the best we'd had in a long time. Sadly we had no room for dessert, the portion... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: English, Pub

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