Gastro Pub


Located in the heart of Essex, The Rayleigh Arms is a family run business brought to you by an experienced team led by Tony & Debbie Baisden. Our aim is to offer a modern British gastro experience with a focus on British pub tradition.

We are a relaxed and friendly pub where everybody feels welcome. We have a comfortable bar area that leads into the pub restaurant with various areas to dine. Using fresh seasonal ingredients, we work with local suppliers to produce delicious home-cooked menus.


seasonal locally sourced produce

to celebrate

Book for private events

To Drink

Virginia Woolf

a selection of international wines
sourced from family run wineries


A Private room For Hire

Capacity for 24 people seated dining

wines and GINS

We are always updating our wines and gins list. Pop in and see us and experience what we have on offer.

events and parties

Here at The Rayleigh Arms we believe any event is special and are here to discuss any bespoke requirements. We will also keep you posted on all in house events including taster events and quiz nights to name a few. Parties are welcomed contact the team on 01245 233444 for more information to book.


Set amongst stunning Essex countryside, The Rayleigh Arms is on the Essex Way. Glorious walks can be found on the Essex walks website and The Rayleigh Arms is a treat to head for after a walk or cycle ride. Maps are available at the pub if you wish to start from Terling. We are a 12-minute drive away from Chelmsford City Racecourse and 23 minutes away from Freeport shopping village.

Join Our Team

We are always looking out for enthusiastic, positive team members. If you want to join us at The Rayleigh Arms and have a passion for the hospitality business, send your C.V. to

Opening Hours


Wednesday – Saturday
12pm – 11.00pm


12pm – 10.30pm


Food Service

Wednesday – Saturday  

12pm – 2.30pm &  6pm – 9pm


12pm – 6pm




Contact Us

Owl’s Hill,
Terling, Chelmsford,


01245 233 444

Gift Cards

Create a special gift for someone and treat them to a gift card. The team at The Rayleigh Arms will be delighted to welcome them and make it a memorable experience.