Admiral J Mchardy in Springfield ~ A Review

We were lucky enough to be invited to the Admiral J McHardy in Springfield 2 weeks ago.

We joined them for their Thursday night steak night, and a very lovely, homely evening it was.

Known amongst fellow Chelmsfordians for many years as the Almer, its new incarnation as the Admiral J McHardy is firstly a name rooted in Chelmsford history. Captain John McHardy was Chelmsford's first Chief Constable appointed in 1840 and, our landlord tells us, prior to this had an active hand in suppressing the slave trade.

So a worthy name for an iconic Chelmsford Pub. Now in the capable hands of Dennis Harrison and Cheryl Calderwood, themselves experienced publicans, having been at the helm of many watering holes over the years, including 2 other iconic pubs in London, namely the Angel Islington and the Elephant and Castle!



Maybe now they can add the Admiral J McHardy to their own Monopoly board of success. The décor is clean, light and bright with a homely fire in the winter and plenty of outdoor seating in the Summer.

We ordered the steak, and us being the connoisseurs we are, could only order medium and not so medium! Albeit silly instructions they were still followed to the letter and we enjoyed our medium and not so medium steaks, with chunky chips and grilled tomato, chased down with a glass or 2 of dry white.



Desert was an orange chocolate cake, with an orange curd centre, all in all a delicious meal with friendly staff and lovely surroundings.

Easy to get to from the city centre, they also welcome private parties and functions and can take a maximum of 70 people.

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