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The Kings Oak Hotel

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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High Beach | Epping Forest, Loughton IG10 4AE, England
0208 508 5000
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After a long walk in the forest my partner and I decided for a pub roast dinner. 3 choices of roast plus a veggie option.We decided for the lamb and beef. Both were succulent.The gravy,roast potatoes and vegts done to perfection We even ask for a second helping of gravy!!!! We will be back

1 Thank Cathy K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Location food(roast)and service in one word SUPERB We were having roast dinner yesterday honestly it was one of the best!!

1 Thank Henry S
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ooooops Made an error booking here for food Lovely location Food was dreadful !! We all had different food between us roast beef lamb and pork Children's fish fingers and chips also salmon teriyaki and noodles None of which was finished Roasts were served with very fatty meats that had a lot of sinue, the potatoes were almost raw and... More 

1 Thank Supergran1000
Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was attending a party being held in the Gastro pub room. I had been at a wedding during the day in Norfolk & having been held up on the journey down I needed to just quickly change my outfit for the party. As I didn't want to walk through the party I was attending to get to the toilets... More 

1 Thank 303wendy62
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

Many thanks to Paula and her team for arranging an amazing party for me. I had my 50th there and I have nothing to complain about. The staff were very friendly and professional on the night and it all exceeded my expectations. I had such positive feedback from all my guests. The food was exceptional and the whole ambience completely... More 

2 Thank gillian w
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

Went with family on Bank holiday Monday after a long walk in the forest. The setting is superb, with outdoor seating and kids play area nestled in the heart of the Forest. On a sunny day it's a winner. But...uninspiring average food was served up. It wasn't bad and it wasn't expensive, it was just basic fare. Shame the owners... More 

3 Thank miztarscard
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

we have just had our children's joint bar/batmitzvah.at the kings oak . I cannot praise Paula ,Sky, Lynzi and all the team for making this function our dream come true. From start to finish everything has been fantastic and the night was absolutely flawless , with attention to detail being superb . The food, drinks, cocktails, music , decoration and... More 

2 Thank AmandaJayneSwords
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

Thank you so much to the Kings oak hotel for organising my birthday I had my 40th birthday here on Saturday the 10th of September the team did an amazing job we had a Caribbean buffet which was excellent everyone couldn't stop talking about how good the food was and we had 61 guests and each person even up to... More 

2 Thank veenk17
Loughton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

Fantastic service, food, value and atmosphere. I couldn't find one fault. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend and will certainly be visiting as often as I can.

2 Thank Michelle L
London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

Chewing gum stuck to the table which stuck to our clothes! Starter delivered but no cutlery! Told the lamb was lean but it so wasn't! We made sure we asked in advance of ordering! When asked for it to be changed as so difficult to eat, the waitress made comments that Lamb is fatty normally anyway! Not impressed with the... More 

3 Thank Bossyboots1966

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Beach | Epping Forest, Loughton IG10 4AE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Loughton
  • Phone Number: 0208 508 5000
Set in the heart of Epping Forest the Kings Oak provides a fabulous resting place for all visitors to the forest.The property has been lovingly restored to its former glory with a stylish twist of comtemporary chic and glamour.The Gastro Pub is boho Victoriana boho chic,with antique chandeliers, timber beans and racy red walls. Real log fires.Oak Lounge is victorian style, crystal chandeliers and grand floor to ceiling windows overlooking the forest. A richly elegant and intimate space to host a wedding or private dinner party. Also serves Sunday luncheon throughout the year.The Kings Room provides a stunning space for weddings, celebration parties and corporate events. State of the art lighting system.Beach Club Marquee echoes the concept of the well renowned Nikki Beach clubs and offers a trendy & glamorous party space.. Starlit ceiling, overlooking the pool and pool gardens. Set against manificent backdrop of the forest, you feel as though you have been transported to an oasis of calm.The Forest Gardens offer a landscaped extention of Epping Forest, with only a low picket fence separating you from the deer, rabbits and other woodland folk. The Forest Garden provides both an adventure playground for the children and a tranquil setting for adults and makes for a delightful watering hole. We offer barbeque and hog roast on fine weather weekends as well as alfresco events.

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“Very Disappointed” My Niece got married on 30th July 2015 guests sent round to pub garden should of been told by staff go though pool area and sit down as many had walking sticks wheelchair medical problems strokes Ms cancer etc not left on pub bench then not brought back though front and up steps not disabled friendly at all though venue some trying to sit at dinner tables but no chairs seeing red carpet table layouts etc Bride had to get back in car and be driven round block while this happened rather than guests taken in back way in first place madness. Then when meals came some people who went to the toilet had there unfinished dinner taken cleared away by staff some wanted to keep name tags also taken etc. Then later a lot of people did not see one piece of buffet food including me and did not here any staff announce it and saw only some empty trays on table some one said the next day there was some on marquee table and a lot of people did not think we were even allowed out that way by pool side and bride wanted pool side family pics and by photographer but never happened as told to go out the front very upsetting with restaurant coming out your head in pics her father paid 1.000 bar bill but must of dropped £250.00.. no one handed it in ?? CCTV did not see who picked it up strange ? also a camera black eye pastic piece still missing not found Table card numbers that took my sister hours and expense to do in diamondties stolen from venue and tried to take card number metal bufferly holders borrowed from a friend as well only found one woman pleasant and helpful was SKY other blonde one was just saying opposite things and being pushy and rude to people thought food for small prawn coctail served on a plate ? and chicken dinner dear for £45 a head dhicken dry and like rubber cup cakes nice but think wedding cake maker did them The mirrors behing head table a night mare for phographs as flash in mirror and spoil them have to hold at an angle but mirrors a night mare for pics behind bride groom table very upset my Niece did not get pics she wanted as picked a pool as she is a lifeguard manager and so is her cousin wpuld of been nice if it was allowed but doors shut in case any kids went out is what i was told by a staff member fair enough but for adults to get some pic with bride and groom ? many things spolied the day as did not go to plan

over a year ago

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