Welcome to The Plough

Your friendly local pub in Chelmsford

Our lively pub is right next door to the train station in this colourful Essex market town - one visit to and we guarantee you'll want to book a return.

Travellers have been coming to Chelmsford for its lively market since King John kindly said back in 1199 that we could have one. Our cosy pub isn't quite that old, but we reckon we've been refreshing townsfolk and visitors alike since at least 1842. Today, we think we have just what it takes to be a great local: a warm welcome, a well-stocked cellar with cracking cask-conditioned ales and great pub-food with a modern flavour. Enough in fact to make you linger just long enough to miss your train. Ah well!

Christmas and New Year opening hours

Here's a list of our opening hours, so you know when to visit for a fun celebration with your friends and family.

Christmas Eve
Pub opening times - 11.30am - 12am
Food service times - Open as usual

Christmas Day
Pub opening times - 12pm - 6pm
Food service times - Kitchen closed

Boxing Day
Pub opening times - Open as usual
Food service times - Open as usual

New Year's Eve
Pub opening times - 11.30am - 1am
Food services times - Open as usual

New Year's Day
Pub opening times - Open as usual
Food service times - Open as usual

Merry Christmas from everyone at The Plough!

A photograph of the interior of The PloughA photograph of the interior of The Plough
A photograph of some guests at the bar

Opening Times

  • Monday to Sunday:
    8am - 11pm

What's on

Every Day

2 For 1 Desserts

Every Day

Burger or Hot Dog Deal

Every Day

Lunch Deal

Every Wednesday

Chicken Club

Every Thursday

Grill Club

Every Friday

Fish Club

Every Sunday

Roast Club