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The Derby Arms

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Epsom Downs, Epsom KT18 5LE, England
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Love this pub. Great décor. Good service. Fab food and great value for money. Superb location right next to the racecourse too....

Epsom, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

As other reviews have written it is really let down by the service. We had to wait a while for someone to take our order, and they forgot to bring us a childrens menu, the food took ages to come, the actual food was really good and the atmosphere is nice, the only disappointment was paying £1.50 extra for stilton... More 

Thank kirstyb294
London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The pub looks nice sadly the food lets it down. Despite being well presented when you're paying almost £20 for a roast you'd expect more than 2 thin slices of meat (beef) or 2 slices of meat and a chicken leg (trio of roasts). Definitely felt short changed as it wasn't particularly well cooked either. Service wasn't great either, had... More 

Thank Darryl T
Epsom, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been twice for drinks once on a Saturday afternoon and then last Sunday - late afternoon. Unfortunately although the pub was quite quiet on both occasions with the pub side being almost empty and the restaurant side less than half full, the service was REALLY slow, you are just completely ignored for ages! This time round there seemed to... More 

Thank gold1623
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65 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located opposite Epsom race course this is a great meeting place for a family lunch. Food was good and not too expensive. It was busy so you might have to book. We did not but squeezed in.

Thank steve h
Reigate, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We live close to another pub in the chain but decided to try here. Having booked we were shown to our table quickly and drinks orders taken. Overall service was good. We decided to share the seafood platter - not recommended. Ours came with minute portions of everything bar smoked mackerel, the crayfish cocktail was a bowl of lettuce carefully... More 

Thank banstead
Essex, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very comprehensive menu and pleased to see several vegetarian/pescatarian options. Presentation stunning and food was superb with lots of nice little innovative touches. Exceptional value for money and I was stunned at how low the bill was for eight of us. A meal I will remember for a long time - hoping it won't be too long before I return.

Thank Wendy O
Harlow, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having seen the menu before hand, I was somewhat excited, but left feeling a bit let down!! The food was okay, but far from great, and a bit on the expensive side for the quality of cooking and ingredients. The place was really let down by poor service. We were only asked once for drinks, the staff seemed to be... More 

Thank Calum O
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Such a shame. The place looks great, menu looks interesting but it just doesn't live up to it. The service is second rate. They got one of our starters wrong and forgot part of the main. They cleared half the table before we had all finished and started moving tables before we had left. The foot was alright. But really... More 

Thank Davidandalun
London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Staff were very good food all decent and in good time considering we were 10 people for a birthday celebration on a busy sunday. Would recommend, driving in via the racecourse also nice.

1 Thank Chris H
DerbyArmsEpsom, Guest Relations Manager at The Derby Arms, responded to this review

Dear Chris H Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, we're always very welcoming of any feedback on how we did. We're so glad you enjoyed your visit with us and are very grateful for your recommendation. Hope to see you again soon and lets see if we can push up your rating of us from... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$13 - $30
British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
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 - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Epsom Downs, Epsom KT18 5LE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Surrey  >  Epsom
  • Phone Number: 441372722330

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