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The Derby Arms

Epsom Downs, Epsom KT18 5LE, England
01372 722330
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Ranked #49 of 129 restaurants in Epsom
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Excellent location opposite the Grandstand on picturesque Epsom Downs; good garden, great seating area and very comfortable restaurant section. Great service, excellent menu, good wine selection, and great atmosphere - best pub for miles...... not to be missed

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

Have visited several times and love the choice of food. It's great there any time of day especially in good weather as it's a great location and a sunny spot for a gathering or a quiet drink for two. Located opposite the famous racecourse and with plenty of parking it's also a cosy country pub restaurant in the winter.

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England
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Took my mum for a belated mothers day lunch (as we didn't see each other on mothers day). Very dissapointed - we both had the fish and chips which is usually lovely here, this time it was greasy, with a lot of batter and no fish. The service was also very slow, though the waiting staff were friendly. There are... More

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sutton surrey
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

This is supposed to be the companies flagship pub but its average, food is ok but expensive for what you get and the drinks are top price. All ok if money no object, all I can say is nice but expensive

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David W, General Manager at The Derby Arms, responded to this review

Dear Sir, Thank you for your 5 star review of your experience here at The Derby Arms. All feedback from our guests is greatly valued, so we appreciate you taking the time to offer your thoughts on your establishment. We look forward to having you visit us again soon. Kind Regards, David. More

Darlington, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Always look forward to visiting here because service is brilliant and food absolutely delicious . Went for lunch with a friend and was unpleasantly taken aback at the attitude of the barman , he was uninterested, unhelpful and unfriendly . What's going on Derby Arms ?, Your staff are one of your best assets and if that had been the... More

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David W, General Manager at The Derby Arms, responded to this review

Dear Olivia, I appreciate the time you have taken to leave your review of The Derby Arms on the Trip Advisor website. Our staff most definitely are one of our best assets and we pride ourselves on them making you feel welcome and providing a great experience for you and fellow guests. We will definitely be addressing your feedback with... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Have been to the Derby Arms a few times. I've neither been bowled over or appalled. Sure it's a bit on the pricey side for what it is, but all in all the staff are pleasant, the food is good (highly recommend the rib of beef pie) without being exceptional and the atmosphere is warming. Worth a visit, just don't... More

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David W, General Manager at The Derby Arms, responded to this review

Dear John, Thank you for your review of The Derby Arms. We appreciate all feedback and to know that you were happy with our staff, service and food is always nice to hear. Kind Regards, David More

London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014 via mobile

Went with a group yesterday and the food was very poor. My wife and I had haddock and chips and it looked lovely but the fish was 95% batter, a friend had lamb (at £18! ) and it was tiny. Expensive drinks, service was good. When you're in a group one doesn't like to complain; wish I'd spoken to the... More

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David W, General Manager at The Derby Arms, responded to this review

Dear John, I am saddened to hear that you were not satisfied with your meals when you visited us and regret that you did not feel comfortable enough to let us know your unhappiness at the time as we missed the opportunity to rectify this for you. We appreciate you taking the time to leave this response so that we... More

London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014 via mobile

Firstly, I will cut to the chase and say that I had an excellent birthday meal here with my girlfriend but now I shall speak more in depth. Food - The food was lovely, we had Camenbert as a starter which was gorgeous and I would recommend it to anyone, West Country Burger and Prawn and Chorizo Linguine for Main.... More

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David W, General Manager at The Derby Arms, responded to this review

Dear Ben, Thank you for such a great review and we are pleased to know that you had such a great birthday experience with us. We take great pride in providing both quality meals and amazing experience, so to hear that we are doing so is greatly appreciated. Please come in again soon as we are launching a new menu... More

Epsom, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

I have eaten here on many occasions and it never disappoints. It is a well appointed , modern but comforting venue . It has a great atmosphere and the food is wonderful.

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David W, General Manager at The Derby Arms, responded to this review

Dear Maria, Thank you for your positive review of our restaurant! We are very happy to hear that we consistently impress you when you visit us and enjoy all aspects of our service and atmosphere. Be sure to come in again soon to try our new menu which will be going live on the 23rd of April! Look forward to... More

Horley, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

The location and the setting is fantastic, apart from that, I'm not even that inspired to write too much about it. I had the "Homemade West Country beef burger" with gherkin, mustard mayo, Emmental cheese, relish and fries (or they called it frites because we're much closer to France than say ... Yorkshire is). Everything was ok, it was served... More

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David W, General Manager at The Derby Arms, responded to this review

Dear Sir, I regret to hear that you were not completely satisfied with your meal, and appreciate your feedback on why you did not enjoy this. In regards to the lack of full service, if you were in fact dining outside, we are not yet running table service in our outdoor area, though as we get closer to summer this... More

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