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The Running Mare

Running Mare Lane, Chelmsford, CM2 8PN

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

Excellent lunch

Karen 12 June 2018
from Billericay

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Dating back to the 18th century, The Running Mare near Chelmsford has country views and lovely gardens from which to enjoy them. Offering well-loved British pub food, the pub has an open and light atmosphere, with large, old-fashioned windows, and a simple interior design. Boasting this simplicity are rustic features such as a warming hearth, Chesterfield armchairs and charming candles.

Hearty Sunday roasts and trusty British dishes head The Running Mare 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 Running Mare ‘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.

While in the tranquil countryside, The Running Mare is but 6 minutes’ drive from Chelmsford.

The Running Mare

Running Mare Lane, Chelmsford, CM2 8PN

Contact +44 1245253031

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Customer reviews for The Running Mare

3.5 ((()* (based on 32 reviews)
81% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • lunch (20)
  • dinner (17)
  • value (9)
  • private dining (5)
  • romantic (5)
  • al fresco (4)
  • business (4)
  • child friendly (4)
  • large parties (4)
  • views (2)
  • afternoon tea (1)
  • breakfast (1)
  • ((((* 12 June 2018 by Karen from Billericay

    Excellent lunch

  • ((((( 9 May 2018 by Susan from London

    Varied menu nice decor very relaxing. Food was great

  • ((((* 2 February 2018 by Jean from Chelmsford

    Overall good. Food good service slow because there are never enough staff. Although the are very nice and helpful.
    The mushroom starter very good. Roasted salmon lovely the hunters chicken nice but had gammon steak with it instead of bacon and it was a bit tough.

  • ((((* 3 January 2018 by Kim from Chelmsford

    Overall dining experience was good. However was a bit disappointed about the menu, as there was a lot of choices that they had run out of.
    The pub / restaurant is cosy and well layed out with an "oldie worldy" setting.
    Staff are friendly and efficient.

  • ((((( 25 November 2017 by David from Chelmsford

    Very comfortable very welcoming not rushed good service good food

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

    The staff were very polite and helpful. The food to be honest was awful. We waited ages and when it arrived the portions were very small and all of it was cold except for the gravy. We would of complained there but we were so hungry and by this stage more people had arrived and we thought we would have even longer to wait. It was such a pity as it was a family get together and had been looking forward to it. The hottest part of the meal was the coffee.

  • ((*** 19 October 2017 by Darren from Chelmsford

    Sadly not a good day at the Running Mare and therefore the customers

  • (((** 5 October 2017 by Lilian from Chelmsford

    Food was good service could have been quicker

  • ((((* 4 September 2017 by Roy from Corringham

    Portion size was better than some I've been to recently. Service was pretty good. I don't know what the story was with the gravy, probably the smallest dribble I've ever had anywhere, silly things, but when it's a roast etc

  • ((((( 7 August 2017 by Lyn from Chelmsford


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