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The Ale House

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24-26 Viaduct Road, Chelmsford CM1 1TS, England
+44 1245 260535
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Fantastic bar with great music

Popped in for a sat night drink before a curry, saw the sign saying bring your own food and stayed... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Andy C
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
via mobile
My Local

Despite the Ale House being quite a trip from home, it’s the only bar that I’ve ever really... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Steveo_B_77
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Witham, United Kingdom
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24-26 Viaduct Road, Chelmsford CM1 1TS, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Popped in for a sat night drink before a curry, saw the sign saying bring your own food and stayed all night. This bars a gem great selection of ales, beers and ciders, fantastic, quality cover rock band who did a two hour set. We...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Despite the Ale House being quite a trip from home, it’s the only bar that I’ve ever really considered my local. There’s always a huge range of beer to choose from and the welcome from the team is always warm. With 12 cask lines, 4...More

Thank Steveo_B_77
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yes it's the best pub in Essex. The best range of cask ales and keg offerings as well as a smattering of rotational cans and bottles for your ticks. Excellently-kept beer. Knowledgeable and fun staff. Efficient service and good value for well-kept beer (which costs...More

Thank tdtm82
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Reviewed 7 May 2018

I've seen this place a few times from the outside but not had the opportunity to visit before. Surprisingly spacious with a good selection of beers and stuff. Pleasant.

Thank Richard G
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Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

First time visiting The Ale House after being recommended by a friend. We came to see the band playing, Blues Export who were brilliant and added to the atmosphere. Great friends, good value offers of wine and beer and fab live music...would definitely recommend.

Thank V8496QVsaraha
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

Saturday afternoon visit, 6 nations rugby on, loads of choices of ales and ciders, what more could you ask for!!! Excellent atmosphere and choice of beers fantastic and all reasonably priced.

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Reviewed 2 January 2018

a very nice place to sit and while away a winters day, loads of choice in beer knowledgeable staff, just a little pricey

Thank reema5306
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Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Great range of beers in pints, halves and thirds so you can explore the range. The staff are friendly and they offer take away beer packs too. You are also encouraged to nip out get your take away and bring it back they even give...More

Thank merlin03
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Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Friendly and helpful staff gave smashing advice on an IPA which turned out to be fabulous. Decent price drinks, city centre setting, with plenty of beers for every palate. To top it all off you can bring in your own takeaway food. Definitely a place...More

Thank SoCaDa
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

I went to this pub during a visit to Chelmsford, It is part of the railway arches, convenient for the bus and rail stations. The pub has a good selection of real ales and snacks, no hot meals due to no kitchen, prices are reasonable,...More

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