The Bay Horse

Chelmsford’s favourite bar & restaurant
Est. 1770
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Welcome to the oldest  tavern in Chelmsford

Under New Management

For almost 250 years The Bay Horse has welcomed guests to this beautiful Grade II listed Tudor tavern. Set in the heart of historic Moulsham Street, the building has been recently and renovated, combining a modern rock themed design with period features.

New Look, New Menu!

Our incredible chefs are passionate about great food. Everything is cooked fresh to order, and where possible, we use organic and locally-sourced ingredients. Our menus feature loads of pub favourites with our own twist on them. We are sure we have something for everyone, and you wont be disappointed!

Rocking the night away!


We are so pleased to have a fully packed live band line up for you.
Why not come down and rock the night away with us.

Upcoming Gigs

Our Reviews

If you haven’t been to The Bay Horse since its refurb, it’s high time you put that right. The food simply tastes outstanding.

The Edge MagazinePress review

Highly recommended – that might be the best Sunday roast I’ve ever had!

The Essex ChroniclePress review

Just had a wonderful afternoon tea with Prosecco. Both the food and service were excellent, would highly recommend it!

Cindy BeckinghamFacebook review (Feb 2018)

We had a really good experience here. Good food, and brilliant service.

P CTripadvisor review (Feb 2018)

The food at The Bay Horse is scrumptious, the wines, beers and spirits are well priced and cater for everyone's tastes.

Sam HewittFacebook review (Jan 2018)

Excellent value, great food, warm and friendly atmosphere. Highly recommended. Staff are great as well.

Derek BTripadvisor review (Feb 2018)

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