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The Fox and Raven

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

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

Good place for meeting friends relax & pleasant atmosphere.

Mary Dann 13 November 2017
from Chelmsford

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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 46 reviews)
69% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • dinner (27)
  • lunch (25)
  • value (18)
  • child friendly (12)
  • large parties (9)
  • views (9)
  • al fresco (7)
  • afternoon tea (6)
  • private dining (6)
  • business (3)
  • romantic (3)
  • trendy (3)
  • luxury (2)
  • (((** 22 November 2017 by Lucy from Chelmsford

    I wasn't impressed with the food, could have been better...

  • ((((( 13 November 2017 by Mary Dann from Chelmsford

    Good place for meeting friends relax & pleasant atmosphere.

  • ((((( 11 October 2017 by Liz Smith from Chelmsford

    Great food and lovely old rustic place to eat ! Very cosy!

  • ((((( 20 August 2017 by Pauline Brown from chelmsford

    excellent welcome by bar staff, window table as requested, Cloe our waitress very pleasant and efficient, food fresh and hot and served with a smile, look forward to visiting again.

  • ((*** 25 July 2017 by Julie Richmond from Chelmsford

    I visited with family. We waited for hour for our food and unfortunately it was then luke warm as was my side dish of cauliflower cheese which was overcooked and insipid. We then had to wait for 10mins for sauces. The main course food, had it been piping hot, would have been very nice. The puddings, however, were delicious. The waitress was helpful and did her best as it was busy and she did speak to the manager on our behalf who made an adjustment to our bill without a quibble.

  • (**** 29 May 2017 by Chris Green from Basildon

    Food not fully cooked, over an hour between courses, all waiting staff taken away to deal with queues at the bar. I was just one of many on night that complained

  • ((((* 17 April 2017 by Tess Wren from Chelmsford

    Food was well cooked and presented. The staff were friendly and attentive, particularly helpful with an older relative by getting them a chair with arms to help them sit down and get up more easily - they weren't asked to do this but did it on their own initiative which was very impressive. The F&R has recently been refurbished so had a nice, fresh feel to it.

  • (**** 11 April 2017 by Kevin Mills from Chelmsford

    Sorry to say this was not a good dinning experience
    Our first waitress went home mid service without bringing drinks that had been ordered, we went to the bar and got our own (no big deal)
    Ordered 3 roasts 1 fish and chips plus 1 side order of cauliflower cheese. The side order arrived after we had finished the dinner and we had to ask twice to get it removed from the bill

    The mains was only warm and the lamb shanks were very small and we could not eat the Yorkshire puddings. We assume that as we were eating later on in the day we got the left overs. Another waitress came and asked if everything was ok we responded as above and she said she would get someone to come over........they never came

    The ladies toilets were out of order and we were directed to the disabled toilet which was disgusting and again the chain would not pull. This is totally unacceptable for a restaurant and had we not already eaten we would have walked out. I. Know that they had a very busy day but surely the management should do regular checks

    at this point another member of staff came over and she was extremely pleasant and we told her about our disappointment with the meal and the toilets and she was most apologetic and she talked to someone who took the cost of a couple of drinks off of our bill

    This member of staff deserves top marks and I wish I could compliment someone else but we found the others lacking

    After looking forward to eating in the restaurant after the referb I left thinking it was one of this worst meals I have had and we won't be returning

    On a positive note the fish and chips were very nice

  • ((*** 28 March 2017 by Jacqui from Chelmsford

    Staff were excellent. Food was a big disappointment. Sent first course back as was swimming in oil. Soup was too salty. Sent roast potatoes back as were not cooked. But dessert was nice.

  • (((** 22 March 2017 by Tim Moore from Chelmsford

    Limited choice of both starters and Mains by 7pm on Sunday evening, also some confusion over which soups were available. However, food was good.
    The menu was somewhat limited, not as we have experienced before. I suspect it might be under new ownership.

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