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The Curlew

Closed Now: 12:00 am - 1:00 am
Open today: 12:00 am - 1:00 am
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Lunch time

Went with friends lovely meal but expensive have a cheap rate lunch time as you want pensioners or... read more

Reviewed 11 March 2018
patricia w
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Lovely Roast dinner

We had great food and the service was excellent, thoroughly enjoyed our starters and Sunday roast... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2018
Charlie F
Essex, United Kingdom
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  • Average12%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible8%
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Welcome to your new-look Curlew. We've been fully redesigned and refurbished. The interior is spacious and beautiful. Looking more like a traditional pub, we have captured the heritage and charm of a traditional pub but with a modern colour scheme...more
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Hours Today: 12:00 am - 1:00 am
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80 Gandalfs Ride, Chelmsford CM3 5WS, England
+44 1245 690470
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Reviewed 26 April 2018

We had great food and the service was excellent, thoroughly enjoyed our starters and Sunday roast dinners!

Thank Charlie F
Reviewed 23 April 2018

I had booked the curlew over a month ago for a lunch group i run i had been there and enjoyed it very much every one was looking forward to going table booked for 12am ,i had rang the pub a few days before to...More

Thank adelaideogilvie
Reviewed 14 April 2018

I was looking forward to eating at the Curlew but our meal which had been booked for a month was cancelled at the last minute, not because of illness. Very poor, with not much of an apology. Doesn't give you confidence to book again.More

2  Thank Rosemary D
louiseruss13, Manager at The Curlew, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Hi Rosemary Can you please let us know what day and when your booking was for? We have no bookings in your name and as we had a period of holiday absence in the kitchen, no meals have been booked for this period. Please feel...More

Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

I recently came here for Sunday lunch and had a great roast. Just the right amount of food and a great cider on the side. This lovely meal resulted in a return visit for dinner the other night. I look forward to my next visit!

Thank Jamie-Lee B
Reviewed 12 March 2018

Excellent meal and service, staff very pleasant. Meal was hot and tasty. Will be going back. A good place to go to and ample parking.

Thank Brenda G
Reviewed 11 March 2018

Went with friends lovely meal but expensive have a cheap rate lunch time as you want pensioners or young families who cannot afford much £14 50 for fish and chips lunchtime is too expensive. Lovely staff but you need to encourage lunchtimes in the week.

Thank patricia w
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Good honest roast beef pub dinner. We ate in the bar as we had our jack Russel with us. Made to feel very welcome, we were not rushed. 2 roast beef dinners, 1 beer, 1 large Pinot, one bottle of Rioja, excellent cheese board, £57....More

Thank DMH1968
Reviewed 12 February 2018

(Charlotte Church) I should, perhaps, begin by declaring an interest. 'The Curlew' is my 'local', it lies a ten minute walk from home (although maybe fifteen minutes back). I attended on the night it opened (back in October 1988) and, as a firm believer in...More

1  Thank BobtheBrit
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

Had a very enjoyable meal here, my husband and I popped in for a drink and saw they had just started a food menu so decided to have some lunch and was really impressed. I had the pie of the week and my husband had...More

1  Thank Fearless238730
Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

Great pub and glad to say Now fantastic restaurant , great selection of food including vegan options , very welcoming and great atmosphere , highly recommend and will certainly be visiting again

1  Thank gregstuart77
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Colette F
4 March 2018|
Response from louiseruss13 | Property representative |
Thank you Colette. We will upload one this week. Great suggestion! 😀
23 January 2018|
Response from louiseruss13 | Property representative |
Thank you for your kind comments. You both kept me entertained ladies! I look forward to seeing you both soon. Russ