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The Horse & Groom

Roxwell Road, Writtle, Chelmsford, Essex  CM1 3RU View Map.

General Manager:

To be confirmed.

Contact us

Tel. 01245 420245

pub opening times meal times
Monday - Saturday 12noon - 11pm
Sunday 12noon - 10pm
Monday - Saturday 12noon - 10pm
Sunday 12noon - 9.30pm

Whats New & Forthcoming

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What is new and forthcoming at Chef and Brewer

What's New & Forthcoming


We reopened from a full refurbishment in Spring 2010. Come along soon and see all the great changes.

About Us

Two miles from the centre of Chelmsford, on the outskirts of the picturesque... Read more

About our venue

Two miles from the centre of Chelmsford, on the outskirts of the picturesque village of Writtle you will find The Horse & Groom. Situated in a rural setting, part of the building dates back to the 19th Century and the pub was converted from an old granary located on the main coaching road which will have been used by travellers by stagecoach! Today, traditional features have been preserved with the original old beams, hops and harlequin furniture of dark wood. We even have candles on the tables and three open fires! This is very much a destination food house with the emphasis on quality. Like all Chef & Brewer pubs we employ high quality Chefs who have superb kitchen facilities. The food can be chosen from a main menu or unique Specials from the chalk boards which allow our Chefs to show their flair! You will be served meals which have been prepared from the freshest of ingredients and cooked to order. We have an extensive choice of wines to complement your meal or, if preferred, three real ales or bottled products available at the bar. Knowledgeable staff are always at hand to help in the decision making! Come along soon and try out this fantastic venue. Your first visit is sure to be one of many!

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Our Food & Menus

At the heart of our Chef & Brewer is the chef who delights in creating d... Read more

Chef & Brewer food

At the heart of our Chef & Brewer is the chef who delights in creating daily changing Specials using fresh ingredients. Selected for their seasonality, our ingredients really matter to us. Combined with care and freshly cooked for you, our dishes deliver the best of traditional pub food and more. We offer a range of great value menus throughout the week, so you can be assured that great quality Chef & Brewer food does not cost the earth. Take a look at our chalkboards for our great selection of chef’s Specials.

Meal Times

Monday - Saturday 12noon - 10pm
Sunday 12noon - 9.30pm


Our menus.

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  • Al Fresco Dining
  • Beer Garden
  • Car Parking
  • Disabled Car Parking


  • Free Wi-Fi Access
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Disabled Toilet
  • Baby Changing Facility


  • Children Welcome until 8pm
  • Dogs Welcome outside on a lead
  • Coach Parties Welcome by prior arrangement
  • Debit and Credit Cards accepted