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The Owl

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Bar, Pizza, British, Pub
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Lippitts Hill | High Beech, Loughton IG10 4AL, England
+44 20 8502 0663
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Annual visit to the Owl for the ladies from church. Very relaxed atmosphere and plenty of room 7-9 outside and in. We sat outside, some had food some just drinks they didn't rush us or hassle us. When it started raining and we 20 all fled inside they let us into a closed off area so we could continue nattering.... More 

Thank Barbara M
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lovely evening at the Owl pub, the food is delicious it surpassed our expectations and is very reasonable. They are dog friendly and even include a menu for dogs! Lovely views from the beer garden.

Thank Susan M
Essex, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice big area for the kids to explore including a play area. The BBQ was on and was very good value. You order and they give you a buzzer which alerts you to when your food is ready. I had the burger which was superb, felt homemade, nice soft mince and brioche bun. Wife had a goat cheese salad that... More 

Thank rachelbouab
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with my partner on a Saturday after a nice walk through the woods. I used to come to The Owl with friends regularly in my late teens and early 20s and always had a nice time. The pub itself is in a good location with lots of nice outdoor seating. We found a table inside and ordered some food... More 

6 Thank Kaydee1989
Essex, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a family meal here recently. The staff were very friendly but the service was not very good. We were left without some cutlery and had to ask for sauce and even the menu when we arrived. The food was well presented but fairly poorly cooked with the mash potato resembling a bad mix of Polyfilla. Not the cheapest place... More 

1 Thank Ian B
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate in The Owl this evening, a first for us. The views over Epping Forest were great. Sadly, at best, the food and service were average. We ordered fish and chips and the steak. The fish and chips were disappointing, the batter soggy, the fish small. The steak was OK, nothing special at all and for £15.95, poor value... More 

1 Thank Michelle L
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This was a large family and friends get together... around 30 people and we all had a great time. Staff were friendly and the food was delicious. Lamb shank roast was large and sublime. Thank you again for a great day

Thank Jason B
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

Great for a summer's visit, there's good outdoor space with seating on the patio overlooking the paddock, and a children's play area off to one side. I visited with a large family group on a Friday evening in July - the group included older adults and children 7 & 9. It's an "order at the bar" pub. Food was decent... More 

Thank Diana R
London, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

A popular and lovely pub with pleasant, efficient and helpful staff all in a good location, once you have managed to find it. Particularly popular with families and dog owners. The day was beautiful enabling us to make use of the garden location and the extensive view. Food was available from the menu or from an out door BBQ. We... More 

Thank swh61
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

Went here as recommended by a friend mainly for their "Doggy Menu". When we arrived there was ample space outside to sit but in an environment where you didn't feel you were on top of the next table. On the partivular day we went as well as the normal menu we could also choose from the Sunday Roast menu or... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Bar, Pizza, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Scenic view, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lippitts Hill | High Beech, Loughton IG10 4AL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Loughton
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8502 0663

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?