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The Woodbine Inn

Honey Lane, Waltham Abbey EN9 3QT, England
+44 1992 713050
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travelers talk about
“steak” (19 reviews)
“roasted veg” (2 reviews)
“halloumi” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
British, Pub, Fusion, Brew Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Honey Lane, Waltham Abbey EN9 3QT, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The pub itself has a nice ambience and probably would be lovely just for a drink but it was nearly an hours wait for Sunday lunch ( with no warning ). Kids were getting irritated and there was no explanation when it arrived as to...More

Thank kkk747
WoodbineInn, Owner at The Woodbine Inn, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi sorry you didn't enjoy you meals but we do make it clear that on Sundays we only serve roasts, so if you want a more varied menu we would recommend coming and trying our weekday and Saturday menu, there are always specials to choose...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I pass this pub most weekends on my drive and thought I must give it a try. We went today (Sunday) and the pub was very busy- a good sign! We expected to wait but were very hungry after 40 minutes or so waiting for...More

Thank Hazel J
WoodbineInn, Owner at The Woodbine Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi thanks for your review I'm glad you enjoyed your roast, as you mentioned the pub was busy as it generally is on Sundays and 3 tables had just been seated before you came in, I've checked with the staff and time stamped tickets for...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

About 3 - 4 years ago the food was good here, big portions and really nice chips. Vegetarian options were limited but they would find something for you in the freezer on a Sunday when there were only roasts on the menu. There used to...More

Thank Gordonismyname
WoodbineInn, Owner at The Woodbine Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi sorry that you didn't get the right menu! We have some new staff just started and it sounds like you got the wrong menu as we have all the things that you mentioned weren't available, still on our menus, so a big apologies for...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great place for lovers of real ales and ciders - over 40 available! - the food is great too. Everything is made on site from local produce so it is very fresh and tasty. The rib eye steak is superb, as are the ice...More

1  Thank Sue B
Reviewed September 10, 2017

Lovely ambience and the food is fantastic. Live music/open mic. Check before going. Will become a regular!

Thank Rose P
Reviewed September 1, 2017

Came across this by chance tonight on our way home The staff were extremely friendly and the food freshly cooked and excellent We will be back to try the homemade ice cream as we couldn't fit it in!

Thank Hoopers2014
WoodbineInn, Owner at The Woodbine Inn, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2017

Thank you so much for your kind review and hope to see you again soon. Rob and the team

Reviewed August 30, 2017

My son is an absolute real/craft ale junky. Being myself a bit of a Lager lout he has been trying to persuade me to sample proper Ales for some time, and suggested trying the Woodbine. I have drank Ales in the past and as much...More

1  Thank OhmyGod12
WoodbineInn, Owner at The Woodbine Inn, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2017

Hi thanks for your review and I'm glad to hear that we might have converted you to ales! We've just introduced a range of Belgium and Foreign beers to the pub so next time maybe we'll get you to try a steak with dome of...More

Reviewed August 22, 2017 via mobile

Even though my friends and I had a dreadful experience the last time we visited last month (not with the food) but with the band Alibi playing far too loud we went back last Saturday following landlord Rob's honesty and reassurances. This time it was...More

Thank Charles P
WoodbineInn, Owner at The Woodbine Inn, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2017

Second time lucky! Thanks for giving us a second chance hopefully you'll be back again soon! We've got a Comedy night starting on Friday 29th September if you like a good laugh tickets are available from £8 more details on our social media sites! Thank...More

Reviewed August 19, 2017 via mobile

Stopped by early Saturday evening with the family, on our way home after long day out. Staff very friendly and great service. Most food is home made including the burger my son ordered which was huge and very tasty indeed. Partner and daughter had steak...More

Thank Kerry T
WoodbineInn, Owner at The Woodbine Inn, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2017

Hey thanks for your lovely kind words we are glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you back again soon! Rob and the team

Reviewed August 16, 2017 via mobile

Stopped here after a long dog walk in the forest, not only are they dog friendly they have water bowls and treats available much appreciated from our four legged friends. However for my friend and I they had a great selection of ales and I...More

Thank Jafa312
WoodbineInn, Owner at The Woodbine Inn, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2017

Hi thank you for your kind words we are pleased that you and your quadropod friends enjoyed your visit to us and Epping forest! Hope to see you all back again soon! Rob and the team!

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September 26, 2017|
Response from WoodbineInn | Property representative |
Hi last food orders are at 9pm
Franca R
April 6, 2017|
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Response from WoodbineInn | Property representative |
Bread sauce is available if you ask for it although it's so rarely asked for we have left it off the menu (I love it!) just Dk when ordering and we will make it!
October 2, 2016|
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Response from kenpovey | Reviewed this property |
No, unfortunately there isn't.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$4 - $21
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Television, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:45 PM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Honey Lane, Waltham Abbey EN9 3QT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Waltham Abbey
  • Phone Number: +44 1992 713050
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We are proud to be the Winner of CAMRA Cider pub of East Anglia 2017!! The Woodbine is a multi award winning real Ale & Cider pub offering a Traditional pub experience & great homemade food sourced from local farms & suppliers, we make all of our dishes including our desserts and ice-creams! We have between 7-12 Ales mostly from local breweries (and our own micro brewery!) 40 Ciders & Perry's including London Glider Our newly acquired cider company! A selection of 20 gins as well as locally produced spirits including malts from the highlands of Chelmsford!! We have live bands playing Rock, Blues or Soul on Saturday nights, open mic acoustic night fortnightly on Wednesdays, Jazz with Catherin Lima on the 1st Friday of the month, Den & Dave (ex- Iron Maiden & Manfred Mann) play a monthly gig and a new monthly Comedy Club "The Barrel of Laughs" on the last Friday of each month. We also have traditional pub games, pool, bar billiards, shove ha penny & darts!
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