Ale House | Chelmsford, Essex
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Ale House
Currently with 6 ratings
Type: Bar

24-26 Viaduct Road
Chelmsford, Essex England CM1 1TS [ print map ]
01245 359964

Hours: 11 - 23 Daily except Sunday 12 - 22:30

Mayor: tdtm82 (61) | Taps: 15 | Bottles: 50

Ale House

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Beer Available At Ale House (arranged by most recent)
Rat (Ossett) Phantom Ratsberry Blower , Tyne Bank Vienna Lager , Track Zojl , Hopcraft Graveyard Eyes (5.3%) 90, Celt Experience / Northern Monk Brew Co. The Clas , Siren / Arizona Wilderness / Mother Kellyís Mumís the Word 93, Brass Castle Bad Kitty 86, Great Heck Stormin Norman 86, Allendale Forge , Moor Riderís Revival , Bad Seed India Pale Ale 88, Hopcraft / Steel City Midnight in Antarctica , Hop Stuff Brewerís Gold , The Hanging Bat Brew Co Any Porter In A Storm 87, Pig & Porter Snifter , Grain Oak 43, Atom Phobos & Deimos 79, Great Heck Patrick , Summer Wine Wingman 49, Hopcraft Mate Spawn and Die
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6 reviews for Ale House
 Ambiance  67%
 Service  83%
 Selection  82%
 Food  50%
 Value  78%
 Overall  79%
 Rating  81%

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
jackl  (543) Charlottesville, Virginia | July 10, 2015
A railway arch bar not far from Chelmsford Station. The industrial ambiance makes this place feel like it should be in Hackney or Bermondsey, not a commuter town in the green belt. The beer selection is quite strong. The 12 cask lines were dispensing a wide array of beers from the likes of Siren, New Bristol, Wild Weather, and Moor. It was pleasing to see a number of different styles and flavor profiles available at good prices. Keg beers arenít a priority here. Food looked limited to nibbles and snacks. My aussie barman was really friendly. Overall, an impressive spot, definitely worth checking out.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
WingmanWillis  (428) , England | June 6, 2015
Visited early Saturday evening in June. Occupies 2 arches under the railway so do get the odd rumble of train. Good range of cask beer available. Well kept and from around the UK. Keg offerings mostly German. Beer I tried was well looked after. Served quickly. Prices not too bad. Nice place.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
tdtm82  (100) , England | January 6, 2015| Updated July 22, 2015
Great selection of cask ales; continental lagers and Belgian beer. Some styles need improvement. Would like to see some more gueuze and ipas. - Edit more ipas and wild ales from the likes of Wild Beer has seen my rating improve. Value is erratic as itís based on abv. You can get a good deal for something high abv wise but the session stuff is pricey. Staff are great and thereís always banter here. I like watching the blues bands. The bar is a bit strange (very long and wonky) and the tables - space management could be improved. The other problem is no keg ale. Hint. - Update - 16th May - now a rotation keg ale special. Only one but so far we have seen Oakham which is brilliant.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
deerstop  (45) , England | January 3, 2015
Under railway arch by Chelmsford station. Great selection of beers - well kept, always changing and reasonably priced
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
b727trijet  (394) Isleworth, England | June 7, 2014
For the last few years this has become beer fansí favourite in Chelmsford. Good choice of real ales and foreign keg beers aswell as bottles. Always busy which helps turnover and therefore quality. A modern interior and close to other city centre pubs as well as the train station.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Grumbo  (20) , England | December 29, 2012
Each week thereís a selection of 12 real ales (of varying types) rising to 18 at the weekend, a number of ciders, a selection of German lagers on tap and a wide range of imported bottled brews from the USA, Belgium, France, Spain and around the world. The Ale House has a distinctive look, housed in two of the railway arches by the mainline station, its panelled walls, wooden tables and long main bar make it feel different to say the least!

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