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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, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 65
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    Very good
  • 56
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  • 49
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  • 34
    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
Not a winner but a close runner

Good lunchtime venue. Menu had something for everyone although staff were a bit frenetic when the place got busy

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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London
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54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Visited with friends for a roast on a Sunday... Very disappointing. The service was painfully slow... We were there for four hours! The roasts were bland and average. I ordered lamb leg off the bone marinated in caper and mint for £17.50. I had to send the first plate back as the lamb was so dry and tough that I... More 

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We decided to go to the Derby Arms Friday night for a meal based on the fact that it is local and in the same group as the Arkle Manor in Dorking which we have also visited and the food was fantastic. We reserved a table for 2130 but on arrival there was no table. The waitress had us follow... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Good lunchtime venue. Menu had something for everyone although staff were a bit frenetic when the place got busy

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Surrey
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Arrived at 2.30 for a table of 6 people. We dint get our drinks for 1/2 hr and our starters from nearly an hour! One of the starters had coleslaw that was going brown and they forgot the bread for the fish platter. When we eventually got our main course, my husband did not enjoy the duck salad and my... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Food passably pleasant, always a bit hit and miss depending on which chef is on duty, however left wih nothing but an unpleasant taste after dining here last night, would have to search a long way to find a waitress so unkempt, incompetent and surly. Thats three hours I will never get back. Avoid.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Went with a friend at lunch time last week Friday. We were sitting outside and waiting for someone to come over with menus. We were ignored for about 10 mins and then I asked the waiter. He gave us menus and then had to wait another 10 mins to get the attention of one of the 4 waiters. We were... More 

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epsom. surrey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Table booked for 7.30 . it was ready on arrival but the Maitre 'D was not at all welcoming. It would appear we were some what of an inconvenience to him. The restaurant was very busy and the waitress was very polite and friendly. Food looked amazing but in actual fact it really wasn't. The shared starter of "bread and... More 

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Carshalton, United Kingdom
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

My first visit and sadly my last. The venue is undoubtedly attractive and really nicely done out but bar the barman who served us everyone else had a slightly surly manner, almost like they are doing you a favour. The food was mediocre no where near the standard of say a Grumpy Mole but prices similar. For me, over rated... More 

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Unfortunately, I have no option but to give 1 star. Arrived a few minutes after 8pm on Sunday. The pub wasn't busy, only a handful of tables being used in the restaurant area. Was told that they weren't serving any more food. They had closed the kitchen at 8pm because "it had been a very long day". This place is... More 

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Ashtead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

A group of mums from school met here for end of term drinks. The sofas are comfy & private enough to enjoy conversation without being overheard of intruded upon by others. The Derby Arms has a lovely atmosphere, plenty of parking &, had we opted for food, an extensive & appealing menu

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Additional Information about The Derby Arms

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

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Location and Contact Information

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

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  • Price Range: $
  • 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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