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Toby Carvery Chelmer Tavern

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British, English, Pub, Family Fare
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Dukes Lane, Chelmsford, England
+44 1245 450695
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8:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Welcome to the Toby Carvery Chelmer Tavern. When it comes to roast...
Welcome to the Toby Carvery Chelmer Tavern. When it comes to roast dinners, we really know our stuff. Every day our chefs lay on a feast of tender, hand-carved meats with all the trimmings - including towering Yorkshire puds, golden roasties with all those lovely little crunchy bits, and plenty of freshly prepared veg, all crowned with proper gravy. So it's no wonder we're Chelmsford's favourite carvery restaurant. Drop by and you'll find lots more on offer, including cooked breakfasts and tasty specials.
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Visitor rating
  • 25
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Mayhem, but decent food

Visited last sunday with disabled relative, restaurant was crowded, my relative had no where to sit to wait for table, staff doing their best to deal with vast amount of customers, however, details such as dirty floors, unclean tables overlooked. Food was very nice, freshly cooked, good selection... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
helen K
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Romford, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
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91 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Prague, Czech Republic
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

We used to enjoy this place quite a lot but our latest visit proved to be quite disapointing for several reaons. First, unwashed glassess - I really don't enjoy receiving someone elses food residues with my drink! Second, shrinking meet portions. It is quite stunning to see how much less meet you get now compared to just few years ago!... More 

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Ingatestone, United Kingdom
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

The chelmer tavern specialises in a magnificent cavery. There is usually 4 roast meats , giant Yorkshire puddings and a abundance of vegetables to choose from. There is also around 3 types of gravy and all the other sauces including home made bread sauce to choose from. The quality is as good as you can possibly get from any pub... More 

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Romford, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

Visited last sunday with disabled relative, restaurant was crowded, my relative had no where to sit to wait for table, staff doing their best to deal with vast amount of customers, however, details such as dirty floors, unclean tables overlooked. Food was very nice, freshly cooked, good selection, shame the environment let it down

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I used to use this restaurant all the time and really liked it , but the last few times we have been it has been noisy the bar is slow to serve and the meat portions have definately shrunk. I dint enjoy my last visit there when I said I didn't want the turkey meat from the honey joint they... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Wasn't expecting much from our first visit but was really impressed. Great service from nice people, roast is what they do and they do it well at a fantastic price.

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Upminster
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

had lunch today, meat ok nothing special, sauce area a real mess, nothing full, dinner Luke warm. Not our best experience.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

Had lunch there on Wednesday. The usual Roasted Meats and overcooked vegetables of a Toby with absolutely no seasoning. Gravy totally tasteless as well. The lady serving us was great. Really friendly and helpful. This was the only redeeming factor. If you have no taste for well cooked, seasoned food, this place might be right up your strada. As for... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We arrived just before 11 for breakfast, as we served ourselves staff where also up getting their breakfast which made us feel like the company isn't guest focussed. The restaurant was full of dirty glasses and tables. After our first helping we wanted to go back as we were told it is "all you can eat", but then saw all... More 

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Wickford, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

service brilliant food good and not expensive enjoyed nice place nothing to dislike go and enjoy you might have to wait as sometimes realy busy

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Toby Carvery R, Guest Relations Manager at Toby Carvery Chelmer Tavern, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback with us following your visit. We’re glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us, and we hope to see you again soon. More 

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Visited early evening. All the meat and veg was lovely. Two of us had the carvery. They cooked some salmon for the oother two. Slight timing issue on this which was our fault. However the fish was generous portion and delicious. Our waiter Steve R put up with my Dad's wisecracks with good humour. He was attentive and there for... More 

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Toby Carvery R, Guest Relations Manager at Toby Carvery Chelmer Tavern, responded to this review

It’s great to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us here at Toby. Thanks for telling us about your experience. Will we be seeing you again soon? More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Dukes Lane, Chelmsford, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Chelmsford
  • Phone Number: +44 1245 450695

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 18
  • Cuisine: British, English, Pub, Family Fare

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Welcome to the Toby Carvery Chelmer Tavern. When it comes to roast dinners, we really know our stuff. Every day our chefs lay on a feast of tender, hand-carved meats with all the trimmings - including towering Yorkshire puds, golden roasties with all those lovely little crunchy bits, and plenty of freshly prepared veg, all crowned with proper gravy. So it's no wonder we're Chelmsford's favourite carvery restaurant. Drop by and you'll find lots more on offer, including cooked breakfasts and tasty specials.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?