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The Kings Oak Hotel

High Beach | Epping Forest, Loughton IG10 4AE, England
+44 20 8508 5000
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good11%
  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible12%
Travellers talk about
“pot roast” (5 reviews)
“cake” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
High Beach | Epping Forest, Loughton IG10 4AE, England
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Reviewed today

Had high hopes because it said hotel I thought plenty of space so I booked for my sister and myself for Christmas party night horrible night when we set off from Harlow arrived a bit early told to go in pub attached to hotel found...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ChristineLangton
Reviewed 4 days ago

We booked this for a group Christmas late afternoon lunch and straight from the get go there were issues with the service. My wife and I were the first to arrive, we let the staff at the bar know that we’d arrived to find out...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank 586RichardH586
Reviewed 1 week ago

A super lunch, excellent service and all for a very reasonable price. The tables were clean and tidy and the staff were exceptionally warm and friendly.

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank Paul R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a fabulous meal there beautiful christmas decorations! great entertainment! We go back again!

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Jeanette53-12
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hows this for a trip advisor: A group of us had our Christmas Mistletoe & Wine "Swingmas" Lunch at the Kings Oak. It was the first time I had been, and WOW what a knockout, sensational venue. The Kings Room where the luncheon was held...More

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank Bubbles999111
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A party of 4 of us visited for lunch. Opted for set menu optional 1/2/3 course dependent on your fancy. 3 had vegetable soup. Huge bowl which I am assured was extremely tasty. I had chicken wings. Nice large size wings lovely mint and cucumber...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Garyorient
Reviewed 10 November 2018

I had a great experience planning my Dad's surprise 70th Birthday Party with The Kings Oak Hotel. I would definitely recommend this venue for parties. The Events Manager, Skye is brilliant, she is so efficient, friendly and helpful. On the evening, we were looked after...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Stay00834466063
Reviewed 5 November 2018

We would like to massively THANK & RECOMMEND the events team at The Kings Oak!! We had our daughter's Bat Mitzvah in the Kings Room with the Beach Club Marquee too, for a reception & sit-down 3 course dinner & disco... and it went off...More

Date of visit: October 2018
2  Thank Lysia J
Reviewed 31 October 2018

I would like to thank everyone at the Kings Oak for hosting our daughters wedding. The whole day flowed seamlessly from start to finish. A special thank you to Paula who helped plan and execute the day. She was ably assisted by Skye. Our guests...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Mobile19996833758
Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

We decided that having already had our wedding at the kings oak in 2015 that we would celebrate our daughters christening and 1st birthday here also. Once again Lindsey and her team worked so hard to make the day so special, they were always on...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Danielle B
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13 October 2015|
Response from EstorilBlue | Reviewed this property |
I doubt they check this website on a regular basis! Why don't you just check out their website or ring them?
“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
5 August 2015|
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Response from gemgem1982 |
Such a shame I had my wedding on the 24th and ill be honest it was perfect from start to finish..chicken was the best by far and all the staff were amazing.... All of our day guests said what an amazing place it was..... I... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Beach | Epping Forest, Loughton IG10 4AE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Loughton
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8508 5000
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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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