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The Bay Horse

) #59 of 289 Restaurants in Chelmsford $$ - $$$ , British,
189 Moulsham Street | Chelmsford, Chelmsford CM2 0LG, England
+44 1245 251371
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good25%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“sandwiches” (17 reviews)
“steak” (24 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 23:00All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
189 Moulsham Street | Chelmsford, Chelmsford CM2 0LG, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited The Bay Horse for afternoon tea today and had a thoroughly enjoyable experience. The food was plentiful, fresh and tasty. We have had various afternoon teas in different venues but this one will be hard to beat. A special thank you to John...More

Thank kmc130759
Reviewed 1 week ago

Been here a couple of times now for a working lunch and with friends ... interior is lovely and break , staff very friendly , extensive menu for lunch ranging from sandwiches, baguettes, Jacket potatoes small plates options ( English tapas) and Meals

Thank Jennifer B
Reviewed 1 week ago

A huge thank you to John and Fran for all their help on providing a surprise afternoon for my mum. Food and drink great and all staff were helpful and friendly. Lots of fun was had by all of us - thank you!

Thank SarahW42
Reviewed 1 week ago

I think it was the manager (a young lady) very obliging, showed great care and attention. One of the best afternoon teas I have had. Sandwiches were plentiful and the content was of a really good quality. Definitely recommend to others, to experience. Thank you...More

Thank micksmith200
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited today for lunch with friends. Good decor, canned music annoying and unnecessary when sitting to eat inside. Waited about three quarters of an hour for our food which was okay although the chicken was well over done . We were asked if we...More

Thank Soletripper
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

First time here. Good patio area for a nice summer evening drink. Quite busy, staff were o.k. Just a bit slow to be served. But will visit again.

Thank Markiemark1628
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Considering The Bay Horse is meant to be one of 'the' places to go in Chelmsford the staff are totally unprofessional. Staff not saying please or thank you, chewing gum is not acceptable. The Manager albeit very nice should lead by example and wear smart...More

Thank justcarolb
The_Bay_Horse_Essex, Guest Relations Manager at The Bay Horse, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2017

Hello Carol, Thank you for your review, it is very constructive. We are in the process of organising all the staff uniforms, this should be completed in a matter of dasy or a week. We do not have a very big bar area so try...More

Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

I have been here a few times. The bar itself is lovely, the food is incredible. I think what makes my time there is the gentleman on the bar. 'Umar' I believe his name is. Great manners, very attentive and all with some banter. A...More

Thank Craig B
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Went her for a meal on a Wednesday evening was served by John nice friendly guy who seemed to be the only person working he was running the bar and serving food. Pub had run out of San Miguel never a good sign we ordered...More

Thank Steve-Chivers
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Come in the Bay Horse often. Lovely staff, atmosphere and surroundings. The outside area is beautiful in summer.

Thank Zack G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 29
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Buffet, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 189 Moulsham Street | Chelmsford, Chelmsford CM2 0LG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Chelmsford
  • Phone Number: +44 1245 251371
  • E-mail
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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