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189 Moulsham Street | Chelmsford, Chelmsford, England
+44 1245 251371
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12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Cash Only, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
Description: Come and enjoy our homemade, fresh British food and drink set in a modern...
Come and enjoy our homemade, fresh British food and drink set in a modern decorated Tudor building in the heart of the historic city of chelmsford. We offer an exciting menu as well as an extensive wine and cocktail menu. We provide waited table service and bar service for those just looking for a refreshing drink. Also come see our fantastic live bands every Friday and Saturday. Comfortable and relaxed setting for food, nights out and family visits.
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  • 77
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 19
    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
Good lunch especially if you are hungry

This is my second time back following the recentish renovations. The first time I went with a couple of friends whilst the second time was with family including a child. My daughter could vouch for the kiddie menu with chicken goujons. Looked really good and freshly cooked. I had the fish... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Sarahbr114
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend and I had a wonderful meal...I had the fish and my friend had the pasta. The portions were great and everything cooked perfect, I changed my chips to sweet potato chips and also changed my sauce with no problems...perfect!

Helpful?
Thank LinniandStuart
The_Bay_Horse_Essex, Manager at The Bay Horse, responded to this review

Dear Linniandstuart I am glad to hear you had a great time and that you found the menu adaptable to your requests. we hope to see you and your friend again soon for our new menu coming very soon, but keeping the two meals your very much enjoyed. Kind regards The Bay Horse More 

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was delicious with a quick service. Staff very pleasant. Have several friends and all have said the same. Prices reasonable too.

Helpful?
Thank sarnie186
The_Bay_Horse_Essex, Manager at The Bay Horse, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of our restaurant, we are glad you and your friends enjoyed the meals. We now have a new head chef and would like to invite you back in February for our new menu. Kind regards The Bay Horse More 

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My hubby and I went for dinner at The Bay Horse on Friday evening (15 Jan). We have eaten in here on previous occasions but not for a while. When we first sat down we were given menus and asked whether we needed drink etc. We ordered a bread board to start and then they left us! Two members of... More 

Helpful?
Thank SarahW42
The_Bay_Horse_Essex, Manager at The Bay Horse, responded to this review

Hello Thank you for your review. We would like to invite you back to the restaurant in February. We are currently under going a staff and menu change and all will be complete by early Feb. We hope your next visit is far more enjoyable then the last. Kind regards The Bay Horse More 

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is my second time back following the recentish renovations. The first time I went with a couple of friends whilst the second time was with family including a child. My daughter could vouch for the kiddie menu with chicken goujons. Looked really good and freshly cooked. I had the fish finger sandwich on granary which was lovely and tasty.... More 

Helpful?
Thank Sarahbr114
The_Bay_Horse_Essex, Manager at The Bay Horse, responded to this review

Hello Thank you for your kind words and we are glad you and your daughter enjoyed the food. We do have a new menu on its way for February and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards The Bay Horse More 

Essex, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pub was very busy with large group, but service was o.k. I had rump steak cooked as requested. Good chios etc., Wife Fish and chips. also o.k.

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Thank maurice c
Guildford, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Such a shame about this place. Inside it has nice decor, it's easy to get to and has a car park despot being on a high street. The choice of food was good and when it arrived, very tasty and good value. The reason for my rating of "poor" is that after the starters the serving staff seemed to omit... More 

Helpful?
Thank Carras1982
The_Bay_Horse_Essex, Manager at The Bay Horse, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of our restaurant. I'd like to apologize for the lack of service you received when you visited. We are currently in the process of hiring and this wont be an issue in the future. Kind regards The Bay Horse More 

Chelmsford, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was really looking forward to going back to the bay as had a really good meal and the bonus of 50% off food for Jan. ....so was surprised to get there and find that the steak and the chillies which I was going to have had been put on a specials menu that couldn't be used with the discount.... More 

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Thank Dave E
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Took my daughter to the Bay yesterday. Sunday roast is brilliant. Great quality and very large portions.

Helpful?
Thank kenwigley1
The_Bay_Horse_Essex, Manager at The Bay Horse, responded to this review

hello We were happy to hear that you and your daughter had a great time with us and we hope to see you again in the near future. Kind regards and a merry Christmas The Bay Horse More 

uk
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

We ate here last weekend after I booked a Christmas party back in August (quite early I know) for 26 of us, which included a lot of small children. The staff were fantastic and the food was absolutely gorgeous. I don't have any complaints they made the afternoon stress free and perfect, thank you again. CP

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1 Thank nannyuk
The_Bay_Horse_Essex, Manager at The Bay Horse, responded to this review

Hello Thank you very much for your kind words and we are glad you had a great day with us, it was a pleasure to have you. We hope to see you and your families again in the new year. Thank you again Craig The Bay Horse More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

4 of us went for a Sunday Roast Dinner, we all chose The Beef. The meat was very very tasty & the Roast Potatoes were to die for, rest of veg were good too.

Helpful?
Thank Jacky B
The_Bay_Horse_Essex, Manager at The Bay Horse, responded to this review

I would like to thank you from all the team here at the Bay Horse for your kind words and we all look forward to seeing you again soon. best wishes The Bay Horse 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 32
  • Cuisine: British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene

Description

Come and enjoy our homemade, fresh British food and drink set in a modern decorated Tudor building in the heart of the historic city of chelmsford. We offer an exciting menu as well as an extensive wine and cocktail menu. We provide waited table service and bar service for those just looking for a refreshing drink. Also come see our fantastic live bands every Friday and Saturday. Comfortable and relaxed setting for food, nights out and family visits.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?