Welcome to The Running Mare in Chelmsford

The inn dates back to the 18th century and the first registered landlord was Robert Lemon. Prior to being named The Running Mare, the inn was known as The Trues, The Tanners and The King's Head. The tradition of changing names extends to the town in which the pub sits. In the Domesday Book of 1086 Chelmsford was called 'Celmeresfort' but by 1189, the town's name had changed to the current Chelmsford.

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MAKE A DAY OF IT

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A country pub near you oozing rural charm and rustic character, our picturesque surroundings provide the perfect backdrop for savouring the hearty, seasonal pubfood on our menu, and the carefully nurtured cask ales and fine wines gracing our bar.

Whether you are planning dinner with friends or Sunday lunch with family, book a table online and enjoy some quality time with those you love the most. We also have a vegan menu at The Running Mare in Chelmsford available 6 days a week.

The Running Mare has lovely rural countryside views and is a favourite with walkers and cyclists. We have a nice garden too. Dating to the 18th century, we share our name with only one other pub.

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NEED AN EXCUSE TO VISIT?

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Take a look through our Offers for a full list of delights we can currently tempt you with, or sign up to our email club to be the first to hear of any future offers.

There’s always a great reason to visit The Running Mare. Throughout the week we run Fixed Price Lunch and Dinner menus, and on a Friday (from 5pm) and Saturday (all day) we’ve our fantastic Weekend Treat Menu!

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WE'RE A DOG FRIENDLY PUB

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The Running Mare is a dog friendly pub in Chelmsford. We welcome four legged friends and have water and treats available to ensure they're as comfortable as you are during your visit!

Dogs are allowed in the bar area of our pub, as this is the most friendly environment for you and your four-legged friends to feel relaxed, safe, and happy at all times during your visit.

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FIND AND CONTACT US

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Our Location

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday 12pm - 11pm Saturday 12pm - 11pm Sunday 12pm - 11pm

Food Service Times

Monday - Friday 12pm - 9:30pm Saturday 12pm - 9:30pm Sunday 12pm - 9:30pm

Telephone

Call The Running Mare on: 01245 253031

Need help and support

If you have not received an email voucher or are having problems signing up, please contact our Support Team.

Get in touch

If you have a compliment or complaint about your recent visit to The Running Mare please complete our feedback form.

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