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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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  • 59
    Excellent
  • 81
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 42
    Poor
  • 28
    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
Good service and lovely food

I visited here with my family on the evening of Easter Sunday. Despite the fact that we had not made a resrrvtaion, we were welcomed and seated immediately. The food was of a very good quality; it was plentiful, tasty and well-cooked. The ambeince was good and we had a very pleasant meal. I would... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
CDL2264
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Tadworth, United Kingdom
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English first
Guildford, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Lovely location to sit in the sunshine overlooking Epsom racecourse. However very bad service which could have seen me in hospital today. This restraunt has a gluten free menu which I ordered from. I explained to the waitress that I am seriously allergic to wheat and would she notify the chef. I explained I carry adrenaline injector pens and can... More 

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Tadworth, United Kingdom
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130 reviews 130 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I visited here with my family on the evening of Easter Sunday. Despite the fact that we had not made a resrrvtaion, we were welcomed and seated immediately. The food was of a very good quality; it was plentiful, tasty and well-cooked. The ambeince was good and we had a very pleasant meal. I would definitely recommend this establishment and... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We popped in for a quick drink and snack after a walk on the Downs. It was a sunny bank holiday and the place was packed. We waited a long time at the bar with several people arriving after us being served first, and the bar staff doing what seemed like a practised job of completely ignoring us. Had I... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We popped into the Derby Arms this evening after a day out at a local farm with the children for our dinner and wished we hadn't! Two friends and I along with our children aged 4,3 and 1 were shown to a table and although we had asked for a highchair we were seated and NO highchair was brought over.... More 

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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Came on a Wednesday evening. Sat in the bar area and had a lovely winter salad. Food was great and staff were helpful and friendly

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Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

When we got there the place was absolutely packed out so you definitely need to book a table. The staff were welcoming and sat us down with pretty much no waiting. The food was very tasty but they got one of our orders wrong and it took absolutely ages! it was also very expensive but worth it for the nice... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This is the second occasion where the service and food has been well below standard. The first time was slow service and a side order order cauliflower that was under cooked and very hard. When we told the staff there was a poor reaction and no service recovery of the complaint. This time I ordered a steak which costs £23... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This was my first visit to this restaurant and I have to say it was very nice. The food was delicious and plentiful. They have a very extensive menu and there is something for everyone's taste. Although I live in Hampshire I will be coming again with my family I was that impressed. The service was very good too and... More 

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Tadworth
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I have had some very nice meals at the Derby Arms but on my last three visits over the past 18 months there has been problems with some or all of the main courses being served at decidely cool temperatures. On the first visit we were a party of 4 and I had to send back cold mashed potato. I... More 

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Hove
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183 reviews 183 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Called in here for a very late Sunday lunch. Have not been for years and it's been given a complete and very attractive facelift, including an interesting, well priced and local menu. It is obviously very popular and we only managed to get as the late lunch eaters were going and early dinner customers hadn't yet arrived. We had a... 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?