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The Fox and Raven

Barnes Mill Road, Chelmsford, CM2 6NL

((()* 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 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

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Customer reviews for The Fox and Raven

3.4 ((()* (based on 51 reviews)
68% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • dinner (28)
  • lunch (26)
  • value (18)
  • child friendly (12)
  • views (11)
  • large parties (9)
  • al fresco (8)
  • afternoon tea (6)
  • private dining (6)
  • romantic (4)
  • business (3)
  • trendy (3)
  • luxury (2)
  • (**** 19 June 2018 by John from Chelmsford

    I arrived with my daughter at the Fox and Raven just before 6pm following our online booking, people mainly after drinks were milling around the bar, stressed bar staff and waiters were dodging about seminglngly unable to cope, reception for diners was none existent. Nobody evened to be in charge, so after waiting unattended for more than 10 minutes we managed at last to collar one of the waiters who had ( like the rest ) had previously Ignored our presence. Apologising for the lack of staff we were eventually led to a table and shortly after a different waiter appeared to take our order saying there would be a half hour wait, which was strange because we could see around us that less than half the tables in the restaurant were occupied.
    We both decided on the 'lamb shanks', having the foreboding by then that anything more complicated than that could result in even more misery, but we couldn't have been more wrong... first the soda water drinks were flat , and then when the lamb shank meal eventually arrived ...the meat was lukewarm and the vegetables were burnt cold and almost inedible.
    We picked at the food in fear of food poisoning from the innadequately heated lamb shanks , and then decided it best to pay the bill and leave.
    I can remember in the distant past when the Fox and Raven was a good place to go...but unfortunately not anymore !

  • (**** 20 April 2018 by Louise from Colchester

    Food satisfactory. Slow service. Took a long time for the bill and then was requested to leavers larger party was expected.

  • ((((* 16 March 2018 by Austen from Colchester Essex

    The warming fire and relaxed ambiance.The attentive staff and conveiniance of disabled parking.Scolopes and black pudding,lamb shanks are egsamples of Positives.
    The Negatives are few but I must speak for my 86 year old mother who can't manage a full adult portion and was disappointed with the Children's menu !.She chose to build her own meal.The Garlic bread arrived as a small,warm Pita cut in three!.
    She was exspecting a slice of toasted garlic bread!.The Vegitable Sticks,were Raw sliced carrot,pepper and cucumber!.The chicken was a tiny slice of one breast,it was no larger than one slice of bacon with a piece of melted cheese!,this was exspected to be the main of the meal?.
    Wy not offer the agging population who have the most capital to spend,a menu tailord to their smaller adult apertites,instead of compromising with the children's as the only option?.
    The only negative I have is the choice of only two real ales,as good as those two are,you often are waiting for the other two to be delived!.

  • (((** 6 February 2018 by Stacey from Brentwood

    Atmosphere really nice, lovely waitress Julia very helpful. Food was good but as all food didn’t arrive at the same time some of the food was only Luke warm including the gravy. Will come again as sure that is not a regular issue.

  • (((** 29 January 2018 by Kim from Great Baddow

    Great to drink here, Sunday roast ate good but midweek menu mediocre

  • (((** 22 November 2017 by Lucy from Chelmsford

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

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

    Good place for meeting friends relax & pleasant atmosphere.

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

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

  • ((((( 20 August 2017 by Pauline 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 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.

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