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The Bay Horse

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

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Visitor rating
  • 61
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 13
    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
Most recent review
3rd time unlucky

Very disappointing, terrible service.. was offered a drink without being offered any kind of drinks menu, then the waiter proceeded to bring the wine which he just dumped down on the table without even opening it, we asked for water twice for the table , it didn't come. Then a waitress offered us... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
Hannah B
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London, England, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Buffet
  • Late Night
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157 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
London, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Very disappointing, terrible service.. was offered a drink without being offered any kind of drinks menu, then the waiter proceeded to bring the wine which he just dumped down on the table without even opening it, we asked for water twice for the table , it didn't come. Then a waitress offered us desert menus twice before even getting our... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We went here for dinner and thoroughly enjoyed it. The staff were very friendly and managed to accommodate us short notice. Excellent food and a varied menu

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

My boyfriend and I went to the bay horse with a groupon voucher. I had the lamb shank and he had a goose pie. Extremely yummy and rich dinners. We were too full to have desert but it looked good. It was a bit slow at around 6pm but the atmosphere picked up at around 7pm. We also had a... More 

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Puerto del Rosario, Spain
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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Visited this bar whilst in Chelmsford visiting family. The bar smelled of wet gloss paint but the place did look like it had just been decorated. We met a local named Martin sat at the bar. A very nice frank colourful character indeed lol The bar man was very friendly and attentive. We will deffinatley return when in the uk... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

No longer the pub it used to be but a really nice 'gastro pub' serving good food and offering live music at the weekends too. We don't eat here regularly, but they do have a beer garden and organise different artists throughout the year - a real result, and very popular with the locals. We like this place and the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I have been to the Bay Horse for drinks on many occasions. The outdoor area is great in the Summer so it's always a popular place to head when the sun comes out. But this year we decided to book in for the NYE meal with some friends & I'm glad we did! The evening was well organised & reasonably... More 

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Essex/London
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66 reviews 66 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Always top notch! New cocktail menu great and I hear new food menu on its way... look forward to testing it out in the new year!

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

I was in a group of four adults that ate here for dinner recently. I hadn't been for some time, so was keen to give it a go following good reports from friends. The menu on the night was different to what was published on the website, but was actually better. Who could go wrong with burger or steak as... More 

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I have had a few meals here and they've all been delicious. The fish finger sandwiches are brilliant and I also love the beef sandwiches which is a real surprise because in most places it's usually dry and very tight on the actual meat with overdone horseradish, not here. The beef is cooked for a very long time making it... More 

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London
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103 restaurant reviews
201 helpful votes 201 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

I went here with my wife last night and we settled down in a corner . It's quite snug and has a nice relaxing atmosphere. We had 3 courses. Wife thought the rabbit starter was ok but loved the liver and bacon. I enjoyed the fish cakes and had the sirloin . When the steak came out it was without... 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 0 - 34
  • Cuisine: British

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