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189 Moulsham Street | Chelmsford, Chelmsford, England
+44 1245 251371
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Buffet, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 64
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great gastro pub!

This little pub is lovely. The live music was a bonus. Make sure you book a table and ask for one out of the way of the door. The restaurant is quite crowded and it's a lot nicer with a table out of the way. The service is good. The food is very good qaulity. Not too great if you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 2, 2015
littletraveller85
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London, United Kingdom
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

I've been coming to the Bay Horse lots over the years and my God has it changed! Food is fabulous! My last few visits have been great- excellent service, atmosphere and food. This time there was a new chef and the food was really brilliant! We got squeezed in without a reservation but in a prefect spot, we didn't feel... More 

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The_Bay_Horse_Essex, General Manager at The Bay Horse, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We were delighted to see you here, and that you enjoyed your visit so much. The whole team take great pride in their work, and we look forward to welcoming you here again soon. More 

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

I absolutely LOVE this place! Always have and always will! I have been coming here on and off since it first opened! I haven't ever had a bad meal here and the staff are always really friendly and happy to please! They have a gorgeous outside decking area which is always packed out in the summer! The cocktail menu is... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Although we have been here a number of times this was our first visit since their new chef and new menu. We were a little wary as when they had announced the forthcoming changes it seemed to suggest that they were aiming to provide traditional pub food. In fact the meal we had was distinctly superior to most pub food... More 

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The_Bay_Horse_Essex, General Manager at The Bay Horse, responded to this review

Thank you for a lovely review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit here, and that you were impressed with our new menu. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon! More 

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Went here for Sunday lunch 3pm as parents rave about it- quiet with 4 tables eating but nice feel to this small restuarant. Service excellent. Very reasonable. The beef roast was very tasty but too thickly sliced for my personal taste and the potatoes and vegtables tasted like they had been on "stand by" for quite a few hours -... More 

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The_Bay_Horse_Essex, General Manager at The Bay Horse, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We have now changed our Sunday Roast and we hope that you will come back soon to see the difference. We are sure that you will be pleasantly surprised! More 

London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This little pub is lovely. The live music was a bonus. Make sure you book a table and ask for one out of the way of the door. The restaurant is quite crowded and it's a lot nicer with a table out of the way. The service is good. The food is very good qaulity. Not too great if you... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I can't comment on the food, as I wasn't there Ling enough to order any, as no Wi-Fi. Must be the only place in Moulsham Street without! Ironic really as their till receipts urge patrons to leave a review on Trip Advisor, yet they don't provide Wi-Fi to enable them to do so!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Can't comment on food as I didn't order any, but if you want Wi-Fi, go somewhere else. Ironic really as their till receipts ask for a review to be left on Trip Advisor, yet they don't supply Wi-Fi for you to be able to do so! Must be the only place in Moulsham Street without Wi-Fi.

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I have rated this review as average but it was not due to the food but the terribly slow service. The main courses we had were all cooked beautifully were tasty, well seasoned and you could not complain, well apart from my fries which were a little undercooked. The deserts too were very good and can recommend the chocolate and... More 

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Essex
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

My husband and I visited The Bay Horse for the first time recently. We went as part of a Groupon Voucher, which gave us a 2 course meal. On first impressions, it was a lovely 'olde worlde' type of building. Upon entering, the eating area is immediately in front of you, then a couple of steps up to the bar... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

I've now been to the Bay Horse twice since last December and have been impressed on both occasions. The restaurant was renovated a few years back and therefore it is more of a gastro-pub. It looks really well laid out inside and is appealing. Our first visit was in December followed by another visit this January. The food really is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 189 Moulsham Street | Chelmsford, Chelmsford, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Chelmsford
  • Phone Number: +44 1245 251371

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 34
  • Cuisine: British

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