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Admiral J McHardy

$$ - $$$, British,
37 Arbour Lane, Chelmsford CM1 7RG, England
+44 1245 256783
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible15%
Travelers talk about
“steak” (9 reviews)
“chicken” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Bar, British, Pub
$$ - $$$
37 Arbour Lane, Chelmsford CM1 7RG, England
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Reviewed July 4, 2017 via mobile

The other reviews on here suggest that most folk are happy with the quality of the food served here but I didn’t eat so can only comment on my drinking experience. I live fairly locally but haven’t been in the pub since it was known...More

Thank Gary P
Reviewed June 1, 2017

Booked in with a party of 6 very welcoming greeting and served drinks. No rush to choose from a limited menu. This to my mind indicates the hundreds of choices on some menus are frozen. The food was well cooked and presented with very ample...More

Thank Doug K
ccheza, General Manager at Admiral J McHardy, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2017

Thank you Doug for your nice review The team works very hard to please the customer's hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed May 1, 2017 via mobile

Charging £19.99 for a bottle of Prosecco that is £5.25 in Tesco's!! Other than being ripped off with that we enjoyed our meal.

Thank carolannd401
Reviewed April 11, 2017 via mobile

Visiting Chelmsford and wanting proper pub grub, if this is what you want do not eat here, food was not good, I left my chicken as it had a horrid smell the waitress didn't even ask if anything was wrong. Won't be going backMore

Thank Julie R
ccheza, Owner at Admiral J McHardy, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2017

Thanx for your review. If your chicken smelt surely we would expect you as the consumer to bring this to our attention, maybe the waitress thought you had enough so i can only apologize for that. Our chicken gets delivered fresh on the day, so...More

Reviewed March 18, 2017

Our second visit - the first time was a year ago. This time the food was fairly standard pub fare without a specials menu. The staff were friendly and the atmosphere was nice. The food was OK.

Thank cngj
Reviewed March 16, 2017

There not many old town pubs left in Chelmsford nowadays but this is one of the best. The pub itself is set back from the road and can be easily missed if you don't know the area. The decor inside is very tasteful with beams,...More

Thank Gary J
Reviewed March 12, 2017 via mobile

I had the pork belly which was lovely. It was very reasonable and the interior was lovely. The service was a little slow but definitely somewhere I would visit again.

Thank Kayleigh R
cheryl c, General Manager at Admiral J McHardy, responded to this reviewResponded March 14, 2017

Hi Kayleigh, Thank you very much for your review we appreciate it. I think one of the server's was a bit forgetful this day. We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

It's a very nici place,a privat place with nice personal and the food...is very,very good. Recommemd it.

Thank yacuza_2016
cheryl c, General Manager at Admiral J McHardy, responded to this reviewResponded January 17, 2017

Thank you so much for your nice review......Hope to see you soon.

Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

Haven't been here since the revamp and it was well worth it. Just wanted a nice lunch and a pint and wasn't disappointed. Don't be put off by outside it's an old pub what do you expect. Step inside to a contemporary pub comfy furniture...More

Thank Paul F
Reviewed November 25, 2016

OMG! Mouthwateringly delicious! I live locally to this restaurant and have had many a pleasant meal here, but tonight the steak was EPIC! Words almost fail me! (But not quite!) I had a rare steak and my son had his cooked 'blue'. Both steaks were...More

Thank Jackie W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37 Arbour Lane, Chelmsford CM1 7RG, England (Formerly Alma)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Chelmsford
  • Phone Number: +44 1245 256783
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The Admiral J McHardy offers classic pub food but produced with fresh ingredients, our menu changes regularly in line with the seasons to offer the freshest and tastiest dishes we can. We are not fast food and we are not a restaurant, we are a good local, friendly and relaxed pub with a nice dinning area.
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