The Fox and Raven, a country pub in Chelmsford

We’ve got everything you need from a country pub near you. 

The Fox and Raven has not always been a public house. The inn is listed in the 1851 directory of Springfield as the Barnes Farm farmhouse. Springfield took its name from the numerous springs in the area, and in the Doomsday book is called Springafeld

Our picturesque surroundings and beer garden provide the perfect backdrop for savouring the hearty, seasonal pub-food on our menu, as well as the wide-selection of carefully nurtured cask ales and fine wines that grace our bar.

Whether you’re planning dinner with friends, Sunday lunch with family or simply popping in for a well-earned pint after walking your four-legged friend, book your table online and enjoy some quality time with those you love the most.

Our menus are full of hearty favourites and country pub classics, as well as our seasonal dishes, and we’ll be ready with a well-stocked bar, including cask ales, fine wines and British gin to suit very taste - which will taste all the better when enjoyed either in our beautiful gardens or by our crackling log fires.


Charming country pubs in lovely locations

Whether you’re out walking your dog or just exploring the local area, there’s always plenty to do around The Fox and Raven.