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The Derby Arms

Epsom Downs, Epsom KT18 5LE, England
01372 722330
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Ranked #54 of 143 restaurants in Epsom
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
New Milton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We ate at the Derby Arms on 24th July - there were 5 adults - nice pub and excellent service. We all found the food disappointing. My mother had the salmon and she has a small appetite but the portion was not enough even for her - the peas were hard and minimal veg and it looked very dry and... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Went there last night for dinner with my wife and father. As a local we've dined at the Derby Arms a few times and love the food and ambience there, the setting in the Epsom Downs next to the race course grandstands is glorious. However we went there last night and were let down by the service ... we were... More

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Chessington, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

My partner and i found the Derby Arms when we went for a walk, then we had a refreshing drink and said we would go back. Well we did and had lunch. Eventhough it was busy we found a table outside. Service was very quick and friendly and the food was wonderful. Great experience and looking forward to returning.

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Chatham, New Jersey, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The management has changed many times at this pub but I think this team has got it spot on. Salmon was delicious, desserts yummy (the fruit crumble with an individual custard jug - mmmmm!). Our server was really chatty and helpful. The only caveat to the great food is that the entrees on the 'specials' were a bit small. The... More

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Epsom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Lovely location, pleasant ambience but unfortunately did not deliver on quality and quantity of food. A chicken escalope that fits in the palm of my hand with room to spare, a few strategically placed salad leaves and a small designer silver bucket containing a dozen at most skinny chips. In my opinion a bit of a rip off. Nearby Rubbing... More

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Escucha, Spain
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123 reviews 123 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

a great pint of draught beer,but the bar is usually heaving so a long wait for service. good well priced food,if you can find room to sit down atmosphere very good,great view,tables outside

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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 leave a review of The Derby Arms on TripAdvisor. It is very encouraging to hear that you were impressed with all aspects of service and atmosphere, and we look forward to having you join us for another pint soon. Kind Regards, David. More

Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I visited the Derby Arms for the first time in a few years, and I must say, their food has significantly improved. The interior is beautifully designed and clean. Great atmosphere and great service.

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

Dear Jemima, Thank you for your five star review of the Derby Arms. We appreciate hearing all types of feedback and to hear that you had such great experience is greatly pleasing. We are delighted that you were impressed by the food quality on your visit, and we will most definitely pass this on to the kitchen staff. Look forward... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

Visited the Derby Arms for the first time last night and I was really impressed with how friendly and helpful the bar staff were. Great atmosphere and really nice food. I would definitely recommend this to friends and family!

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

Dear Ellie, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a great review of The Derby Arms. We aim to provide great service across all areas of the pub and the bar staff were very appreciative of the great feedback you offered. Look forward to seeing you again soon, David. More

Bexleyheath, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This place manages to combine the pub/restaurant experience brilliantly. I've been here a number of times, for both lunch and dinner and have always been happy with the quality, choice and service. The restaurant is a little pricey but the food has never disappointed. The outside terrace is delightful but parking can be a little manic. Unless you're a fan... More

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

Dear ArnottB, Thank you for your kind review of The Derby Arms. It is greatly pleasing to hear that we have consistently impressed you with the quality of our service and food, and that you are a regular visitor to our establishment. Look forward to seeing you again on your next visit. Kind Regards, David. More

Newcastle
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We went to the Derby Arms last Saturday and really enjoyed our evening. from the warm welcome, through the evening everything was a top class. the food was licking good and we loved the coctails. will be returning!

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

Dear Sunorraininnewcastle, Thank you very much for the 5 star review of your visit to The Derby Arms. Our team were very pleased to hear that you had such a great dining experience and appreciate you taking the time to leave your feedback. We all look forward to having you return soon so that we can continue to give you... More

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