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The Fox and Raven

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

((()* British
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
Reservations +44 1245378622

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Customer reviews for The Fox and Raven

3.5 ((()* (based on 29 reviews)
79% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • dinner (19)
  • lunch (17)
  • value (13)
  • child friendly (9)
  • al fresco (6)
  • large parties (6)
  • afternoon tea (4)
  • private dining (4)
  • business (3)
  • trendy (3)
  • views (3)
  • romantic (2)
  • luxury (1)
  • (((** by 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

  • (((** by 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.

  • ((((( by from Witham

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

  • (**** by 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.

  • ((((* by from Chelmsford

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

  • ((((( by from CHELMSFORD

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

  • (((** by 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

  • (((** by 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

  • ((*** by from Bradwell-on-Sea

    The service was exceptional but unfortunately when our roast dinners arrived they were cold! We told the waitress who took them away and came back ten minutes later with the same dinners which had been microwaved, I think, so they were not very nice! We have dined here previously and the food has been very good so overall we were rather disappointed.

  • (((** by from Chelmsford

    Have been eating at the Fox and Raven for many years and it has become a family favourite. Tonight was unfortunately not the best experience as we were seated in a section of large party tables and the noise level was uncomfortable. Also the food quality was not up to the usual standard for some of our dishes. They were not bad enough to send them back, just not up to the usual quality. However, we still had an enjoyable evening with friends and will be coming back.

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