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Epsom Downs, Epsom KT18 5LE, England
01372 722330
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 69
    Excellent
  • 106
    Very good
  • 61
    Average
  • 51
    Poor
  • 37
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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We were a group of 4, had booked online in advance and were shown directly to our table. Food came fairly quickly and server was friendly. I had the gnocchi which didn't have much 'sauce' and was fairly tasteless to be honest, certainly not worth the £10 charged but hot and edible. We did want... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Deborah H
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Epsom, United Kingdom
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Paulione
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Disappointing meal with a group, my chips were almost black burnt, quote from Waitress " well they are twice cooked", the chicken dish was so tough my friend couldn't cut it. In their favour they didn't charge us for the inedible meals but I wouldn't go there again

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

We've been to Derby Arms few times, Ada couple and as a family, kids portions are generous and tasty. Staff is friendly and helpful. It's always quite busy so worth booking in advance.

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We were a group of 4, had booked online in advance and were shown directly to our table. Food came fairly quickly and server was friendly. I had the gnocchi which didn't have much 'sauce' and was fairly tasteless to be honest, certainly not worth the £10 charged but hot and edible. We did want pudding and did tell the... More 

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Great Bookham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I visited with a friend for lunch on a wet day, so plenty of room inside and plenty of parking spaces, guess it would be very busy on a sunny day. We were impressed by the comfort, spacious and quiet inside, comfortable chairs, staff friendly and helpful. There is a good choice of food from bar snacks to main meals.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

We were a party of thirty celebrating a birthday,not the easiest to manage at any restaurant :) The staff were excellent.Attentive but not overly so. The food was very good.I had the brie sharer which was lovely, followed by the beer battered cod which was also very good.Having spoken to others we all seemed to enjoy our meals.The only complaints... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Went to the Derby Arms with some friends last night. As it was a beautiful day, the restaurant was very busy. We had reservations and we were sat right away. Although, we had some confusion upon first arriving, since it not clear where to go to be seated. Service was good, but meals did take a little long to arrive.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

My husband and I have visited this establishment before but not for a while. Cocktails are very good and reasonably priced but more staff are needed behind the bar on a Friday night. Recommended.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We love the Derby arms and are here several times a week. Changes in staff/management have been a good thing to see. It's still frustrating that even with a code on the door, people still arrive in work clothes and proceed to swear and act rudely around the public. A guy yesterday had a really offensive r-shirt on and it... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

A really busy and pleasant restaurant ( though maybe it's a pub too)....Average food - when it arrives - very small portions. Visited with my family yesterday. The bill came to £95 for four of us, without tip( Good heavens it's a pub!!)....We had: Starters 2 x Sea salt squid 1 x Scallops Mains 1 x cod and chips 1... More 

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

A really pleasant family meal, good service and tasty food. Have visited many times over the past few years and had mixed experiences however last couple of visits have been worth it. The pub is in a lovely location and close enough for us to walk to. We dropped in on Wednesday for an early family dinner, the restaurant was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Epsom Downs, Epsom KT18 5LE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Surrey  >  Epsom
  • Phone Number: 01372 722330

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?