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The Folly Bistro, in the village of East Hanningfield near Chelmsford in Essex, was originally built in 1642; it has been completely refurbished, and offers a relaxing bistro atmosphere.

Owner's description

The Folly Bistro a fully refurbished bistro pub, a stones throw away from Chelmsford and the A12 tucked just inside the countryside village of East Hanningfield. We have everything you would expect from a British Bistro, from house-made shortcrust pies, to fresh fish and steaks. Our seasonal specials will tempt you in to trying something new! Bookings are advisable for lunch & dinner.

Celebrating a special occasion? Please see our functions page for further information on larger parties and other catering options we have to offer. Select from our fixed price party menus or buffet options to suit your requirements.Please call 01245 400315 or email info@thefollybistro.co.uk for further details.

Join us on a Sunday with family and friends to sample our traditional Sunday Roast’s or mid-week for our Fixed Price Lunch Menu.

Whatever the occasion, we provide a comfortable & relaxed environment to dine with family & friends.

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The Tye, East Hanningfield, CM3 8AA
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm
Sunday12 pm‑7:30 pm

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