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The Bay Horse

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189 Moulsham Street | Chelmsford, Chelmsford, England
+44 1245 251371
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  • 50
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  • 27
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  • 16
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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
Lunch but could have turned into dinner!

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
NatBow77
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Buffet
  • Late Night
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164 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 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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Essex
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45 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Pleasant surroundings - but where were the staff? One very courteous gentleman manning the bar, taking food orders and bringing plates to table. Standard of cooking was no better than average, with a couple of dishes in the poor category. i don't think any of my party will be returning.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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97 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

Firstly I had a GroupOn voucher for two starts and two mains which worked out fab. If I hadn't all staters were £6 inc soup & tomatoes salad - bit pricey huh. Desserts were all £6 too but we didn't have any as the mains portion sizes are HUGE! We had duck terrine (forgot the red onion chutney) but lovely... More 

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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
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89 reviews 89 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
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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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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 - 33
  • Cuisine: British

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