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The Fox and Raven

Barnes Mill Road, Chelmsford, CM2 6NL +44 1245378622

((()* British
Average
Main course: £10
Food spend: £25
Opening hours
Monday to Saturday: 12:00 - 23:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 22:30

Very children-friendly. Great outside dining area. Garden great for families to entertain their children. Extensive menu.

Steve Hall 23 September 2016
from Witham

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With attractive views over the River Chelmer, but also in close proximity to the town, The Fox and Raven in Chelmsford serves traditional British pub cuisine, continuing its charming farmhouse heritage. The stately appearance of the pub matches the classic hearth and the bright outdoor seating for summer.

Hearty Sunday roasts and trusty British dishes head The Fox and Raven menu, and a range just for kids offers mini versions of pub favourites. Signature Vintage pies offer fillings like beef & merlot with buttered peas, while The Fox and Raven ‘Vintage classics’ menu includes lemon & garlic-roasted chicken with seasoned chips.

Paying homage to the Great British pub, the Vintage Inn bar stock includes cask-conditioned beers, real ales and a meticulously compiled wine list. Thirst-quenching offerings include seasonal non-alcoholic cocktails and freshly-pressed juices, and rich coffee is brewed freshly throughout the day.

The Fox and Raven is only 6 minutes’ drive from central Chelmsford.

The Fox and Raven

Barnes Mill Road, Chelmsford, CM2 6NL

Contact +44 1245267364
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Customer reviews for The Fox and Raven

3.5 ((()* (based on 31 reviews)
77% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • dinner (21)
  • lunch (18)
  • value (13)
  • child friendly (10)
  • large parties (7)
  • al fresco (6)
  • afternoon tea (4)
  • private dining (4)
  • business (3)
  • trendy (3)
  • views (3)
  • romantic (2)
  • luxury (1)
  • ((((* 21 November 2016 by Peter Taylor from Chelmsford

    I booked this restaurant to celebrate my birthday with members of my family. The staff at the Fox & Raven were friendly and efficient. The dishes on the dinner menu were varied and no-one was disappointed with the choices they made. The food arrived fairly quickly and was presented and cooked well. There was a minor disappointment that the beers ordered by 2 members of the party were not available.

  • ((*** 29 October 2016 by Jackie Thomson from Chelmsford

    Staff were not fully knowledgeable of the menu and quite a few dishes were unavailable. Drinks order incorrect. Service not good. Food over-priced but tasted ok. Restaurant was busy so maybe we just went on the wrong night..

  • (((** 18 October 2016 by Joyce Roberts from Chelmsford

    Disappointed that they ran out of one of the vegetarian meals as early as 1.15 and had to substitute gammon for lamb in the meat platter

  • (((** 14 October 2016 by Chris Peacock from Frinton-on-Sea

    Very busy lunchtime but pleasant and attentive staff and no overly long delays. Food was of generally good quality and reasonable value for money. Ambiance and surroundings were above average for a pub restaurant. Pleasantly surprised all round.

  • ((((( 23 September 2016 by Steve Hall from Witham

    Very children-friendly. Great outside dining area. Garden great for families to entertain their children. Extensive menu.

  • (**** 7 September 2016 by Helen Puzey from Chelmsford

    I booked a table for 8 at 2pm for a birthday celebration. It took ages for a waitress to take our order and then she seemed to have a great deal of trouble dealing with the hand held ordering device she had. I gave her the voucher that was sent to me for a bottle of Prosecco. The drinks we ordered came in about 10 minutes but the food must have taken about 45 minutes. We had nearly finished our food before I reminded her we had not had the Prosecco. She eventually returned saying there wasn't any left and instead we were given a bottle of low alcohol Cava that wasn't very nice. After we had finished eating, again it took ages for her to take the dessert choices and liquor coffees. We sat there again for nearly an hour waiting until we managed to get a different waiter (our waitress had since left ) and complained we had not had our desserts. Eventually they turned up although one was wrong and had to be changed. Still no coffee and another wait and then when they turned up it was not the right order. By then I had lost the will to live. It was 4.45pm! I said forget about the coffees and just give us the bill. I must say that waiter was a lot more helpful as he could see we were really cross. He took the price of the desserts off the bill as a gesture of good faith.

  • ((((* 5 September 2016 by Jackie Wilson from Chelmsford

    Lovely building. The restaurant seemed understaffed and our food took a while to appear but when it did it was good.

  • ((((( 2 August 2016 by Mandy Rose from CHELMSFORD

    Lovely relaxed meal with friends, very attentive staff and great service at the bar.

  • (((** 19 July 2016 by Jane Servantes from Chelmsford

    Service slow and drinks order was wrong. Rectified without fuss. Medium rare steak was very well done so size had really shrunk. By then couldn't be bothered to complain. Chicken pie and scampi were good. Good place to meet friends for simple inexpensive lunch as location is easy for us to get to. Don't go there anymore with family

  • (((** 8 June 2016 by Sara Wright from Chelmsford

    We were seated right under a speaker where music was playing quite loudly, although there were other tables. Quite difficult to hold a conversation Out of the three main courses orders, 2 werent available
    Staff very friendly & apologetic though

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