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The Bay Horse

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189 Moulsham Street | Chelmsford, Chelmsford CM2 0LG, England
+44 1245 251371
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 01:00
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2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited today for Afternoon Tea for 2 (a late mother's day treat for my mum) I called before we went to ask if my daughter can also join us and they were more than happy to accommodate for her. When we arrived we were greeted by 2 very friendly members of staff who when brought our prosecco out to us,... More 

Thank Leanne D
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely smashing welcome really friendly people easy on line booking, excellent setting, well it was when they put the heating on which they were happy to do, nice balanced menu not extensive but enough to choose from and good parking on site was another bonus, and fairly priced

Thank lamppostchris
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although it tends to be quiet, I have visited midweek. At least it is reliable in staying open which tends not to be the case for many such places early in the week. A smallish but pleasant restaurant which seems to be good value and appreciated by diners. There is live music at weekends to makes for a lively and... More 

Thank RoseAMike
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just passing by this pub on a Saturday afternoon I noticed the menu and it looked very yummy so we booked to bring my mother in law for her birthday later that evening. Full access for a wheelchair which was a big must in where we can go. Well the food was amazing and the service and assistant manager were... More 

Thank Sandie9440
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Bought my Mum an afternoon tea with Prosecco voucher from Groupon for Christmas and finally got to use it today! Well it was definitely worth the wait the sandwiches were freshly made and we were asked if we had any dietary preferences...we said to "hold the prawns"! What was served was a tasty assortment of flavours and fillings served on... More 

Thank Gottaloves
London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The pub itself is full of character very old world and for a change the seats are very comfortable but the food is a big let down, the soup was served luke warm as was the main course vegetables were almost raw a skimpy little slice of beef and a great big over cooked Yorkshire pud and hardly any gravy,... More 

Thank greendoor0
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the restaurant on a Saturday afternoon which wasn't extra busy. We were greeted by a man who yawned and rubbed his eyes, and looked like he'd rather be anywhere else but there. Even though we'd booked a table we where taken to the 'last table left' which wasn't well presented. We ordered drinks and the waitress ,who was... More 

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

Hello Chergi, I am so sorry we did not live up to the standards that we normally set .I myself was not working on the day but have spoken to those involved and I apologise unreservedly. Could you email me or call me on 01245 251371 or info@bayhorse-Chelmsford.com to discuss the solution. I will need the booking name or groupon... More 

Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I ordered a Groupon voucher for myself and 3 friends to have afternoon tea - it was stunning! Beautiful sandwiches, delicious cakes, bottomless tea and coffee and huge potions. We had a lovely waitress who also wrapped up our leftovers for us to enjoy at home the next day. Thank you so much for a brilliant experience!

Thank RosieLevs
Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely place! The food was delicious and plentiful, the service was fantastic (thank you Fran) and we were able to sit and relax afterwards. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Georgina C
Greater London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My daughter took me for afternoon tea today at The Bay Horse, and it was a wonderful and relaxing treat. The venue itself is pleasant and clean with modern decor that manages to complement the traditional building. Afternoon tea consists of freshly made sandwiches, the best scone I've ever had plus large slices of cake. The staff are friendly and... More 

Thank Lilaceve

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Buffet, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?