WELCOME TO The Running Mare IN Chelmsford

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

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.

Our menus are full of hearty favourites and country pub classics, as well as our seasonal spring 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.

Planning your Christmas celebrations? Our chefs have created special menus for Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve and during the festive period for you and loved ones to enjoy.  Take a look here and book your table for Christmas today.

We look forward to welcoming you!

NEED AN EXCUSE TO VISIT?

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There’s always a great reason to visit The Running Mare.

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WHY NOT MAKE A DAY OF IT?

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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.

DISCOVER MORE

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There’s more to The Running Mare than just great food and drink.

Did you know that if you’re a CAMRA member you can enjoy 20p off any pint of cask ale?
And we’re always looking for new people to join our Vintage family - check out our jobs page for the latest vacancies.

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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Opening Hours

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday Closed
  • Wednesday Closed
  • Thursday Closed
  • Friday Closed
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed

Telephone

Call The Running Mare on: 01245 253031

Get in touch

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In some places, we've temporarily reduced our opening hours, and some of the hours shown may not be accurate. Please call us before you visit if you need more information, or head to our The Running Mare Facebook page.