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

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  • 58
    Excellent
  • 74
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 39
    Poor
  • 25
    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
Most recent review
Enjoyable evening

Visited the Derby Arms with a group of friends - food and service were good. My only problem was ... I was cold. I think I would have enjoyed the whole experience more, if I could have warmed up. Such a shame.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Ashtead
,
Surrey
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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241 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Surrey
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Visited the Derby Arms with a group of friends - food and service were good. My only problem was ... I was cold. I think I would have enjoyed the whole experience more, if I could have warmed up. Such a shame.

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London, United Kingdom
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146 reviews 146 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

THE GOOD: ample parking in the back the décor is very nice and cosy THE NOT SO GOOD: Waitress was a bit rude food was not exceptional bit pricey had to ask twice for water Having recently moved into the area, we decided to try one of two of our local pubs. Whilst the décor is very warm and cosy.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

I have visited the Derby Arms on many occasions, (this was a regular haunt of mine a long time ago when it was just a pub) but the last time I have ate there was over 10 years ago. The pub has undergone a few refurbishments over the years in line with the current trend of casual dining and drinking.... More 

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

Dear Sir, Thank you for your feedback of your last visit to The Derby Arms. We are delighted to hear that we were able to offer you a great dining experience. Look forward to seeing you again. Kind Regards, Jamie W. More 

London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This used to be a firm favourite of mine for a cosy sunday lunch and a nice atmosphere, having lived in the area for a long time. Unfortunately on my most recent visit we had a whole string of issues: - The two dishes that were on the menu had run out (fair enough, it happens sometimes) - We then... More 

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

Dear Sir, Thank you for leaving a review of your last visit to The Derby Arms. We appreciate all feedback from our valued guests so that we have the opportunity to improve on our service. It is very disheartening that you received such a poor experience, and I would very much like to follow up on this with you. I... More 

Banstead
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great location! Right on the downs overlooking the racecourse. Great staff! Good range of ales. Good standard and selection of food!

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

Dear Sir, Thank you very much for such a great review of your visit to The Derby Arms. It is always greatly appreciated to hear that our valued guests have had a great dining experience. Look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards, Jamie W. More 

Sutton, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Always enjoy a meal here. The food and atmosphere of the restaurant area is great. There is always a varied menu, even though I always seem to choose the burger which is very tasty!

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your positive review of The Derby Arms. I am very glad to hear we consistently provide you with a great experience, and please you with our impressive menu (the burger is a favourite with many). Kind Regards, Jamie W. More 

Epsom, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Situated directly opposite the Grandstand it's more upmarket than the Rubbing House pub at the end of the racecourse, with a menu that involves lots of aioli, velouté, purée etc. You get the gist. Staff on a Thursday were quick, efficient and polite, most tables were full. 3 courses for two, with drinks would have come to an eye-watering £70... More 

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

Dear Sir, Thank you for taking the time to offer your feedback of The Derby Arms. Our team always appreciateS hearing that our guests have enjoyed a positive experience when dining with us. Very much hope to see you again. Kind Regards, Jamie W. More 

Escucha, Spain
Top Contributor
201 reviews 201 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

right across the road from the racecourse grandstand was the derby arms. full of atmosphere and good beer.a friendly landlord,however sometimes too full especially if you wanted t eat

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

Dear Sir, Thank you for leaving a positive review of your visit. We are indeed quite a busy restaurant, so greatly encourage booking if you are looking to join us for a meal. Pleased to hear you enjoyed the great atmosphere, and your few beers. Kind Regards, Jamie W. More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Location benefits this place. Complacency sums it up. Very edible food. Average quality, average service and below average food quality. Shame it's not better, eaten here many times as its only real option within a few miles. Same feeling as I walk out every time, could do better.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback of your dining experience here at The Derby Arms. It is very important for us to hear all feedback so that we may improve on those areas which are leaving our valued guests disappointed. Hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards, Jamie W. More 

England
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We have been here a few times, the staff are always friendly and the pub has a really nice feel to it, log fires, nice lounge area and a nice dining area. Just a shame the food isn't consistently good as it can be.

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

Dear Madame, Thank you for your feedback; it is very encouraging to hear you are impressed with our friendly service, and I will be sure to pass this on to our hard working team. In regards to your feedback on the food, I assure you I will be taking this up with our kitchen team so that they may work... 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
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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