– CHRISTMAS 2022 –

Enjoy Christmas 2021 at The Oddfellows Arms Smokehouse.

Click here for the Christmas menu and booking details


Welcome to The Oddfellows Arms Smokehouse. We are situated on Springfield Road only a couple of minutes from Chelmsford town centre.

We serve traditional smokehouse dishes and you are welcome to dine here at the pub, or order for collection or delivery to your home. Along with our extensive smokehouse menu, we have a large selection of Wines and Cask Ales to quench your thirst. We also run a catering service if you are holding a party and wish to order some great smoked dishes in advance.

Call us on 01245 490 514 for any enquiries.

Opening Hours:

Monday & Tuesday Closed
Wednesday to Friday 4.00pm to 11.00pm
Saturday 12.00pm to 11.00pm
Sunday 12.00pm to 8.00pm
Last orders for food 1 hour before closing time


Oddfellows always offers a warm welcome and attentive staff, have now got a new menu, and you must try the halloumi dips, Cajun chicken salad, also the steak is excellent. if fact try it all. In the summer its such a lovely area out the back of the pub in the decked area.

Janet W

Atmosphere, food, staff and service never ever disappoint. Burgers, steak or pies are our personal favourites from the menu but you can’t go wrong it’s all lovely. Fantastic in every way. Would highly recommend.


I come here often with family & friends. Great food, good music, great atmosphere and not to forget the the excellent range of Gins!

Bethan D


The Oddfellows Arms Smokehouse are currently the only speciality Smokehouse in Chelmsford, Essex.

Using the finest ingredients (sourced locally where possible) our delicious food is cooked with wood, time and of course plenty of TLC.

We use Hickory, Beech, Whisky Soaked Oak & Apple Wood to smoke our meats resulting in that traditional smoked flavour.

For that delicious authentic wood smoked taste try The Oddfellows Arms Smokehouse. Either join us and dine at the pub, or order a takeaway and we will deliver your order straight to your door.

Because the Smoking process takes a long time we can’t cook to order so availability of dishes may vary. We do however always have delicious alternatives if your choice is not available.


Our range of Cask Ales and Craft Beers are from the following breweries: Adnams, Dark Star, Wibblers, Skinners, Dartmoor, Dinkelacker, Meister Sanwald, Hopefenwunder, Samuel Adams.

We aim to offer a varied choice of Ales served in top condition by our friendly staff.

The Oddfellows Arms Smokehouse are extremely proud to be included in the Campaign for Real Ale 2010 & 2011 guide for the recommended Real Ale Pubs in Chelmsford and The Mid Essex and The Good Beer Guide for 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015,2016 and 2021


Steve and Sarah have vast experience in the Hospitality Industry having already been at the The Oddfellows Arms Smokehouse, along with Steve’s Parents, between 1987 to 1994 before moving on to transform the Sir Evelyn Wood in Widford and then the Two Brewers in Springfield Road, Chelmsford.

Steve & Sarah sold the Two Brewers in August 2005 and were delighted when the opportunity arose to take over The Oddfellows Arms Smokehouse in November 2008.

Steve and Sarah always look forward to welcoming customers old and new to The Oddfellows Arms Smokehouse for a quick drink on the way home from work, a lunchtime snack, an evening meal, or a night out with your friends or to celebrate a special occasion.

The Oddfellows Arms Smokehouse proudly support Little Havens Children’s Hospice.

"Barbecue may not be the road to world peace, but it's a start.

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