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The Kings Oak Hotel

High Beach | Epping Forest, Loughton IG10 4AE, England
+44 20 8508 5000
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good12%
  • Average8%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible13%
Travellers talk about
“pot roast” (5 reviews)
“beef” (5 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 1 week ago via mobile

Came here with a friend and enjoyed sunbathing. We dipped in the pool a few times but it was really cold! Needs a heater! Ok once you are under but you do get cold again after 10 minutes or so even on a boiling hot...More

1  Thank Rufus2005
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decided to spend a Monday afternoon here just lounging by the pool. Nice weather and my wife had a day off. Phone booking was insistent on a pre-payment the day before and duly turned up at noon. Greeting at reception was pleasantly gracious (as was...More

1  Thank ParadiseRd
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

What can I say! The most amazing venue. The only one we looked at and booked for our beautiful wedding. The staff are so helpful. The team made our day so perfect. Nothing went wrong. Everyone loved it and complimented everything. I couldn’t of wished...More

5  Thank Corinne S
Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

We had our ceremony and reception here in may 2018, from the beginning and all the way through we had the upmost advice and support. We wouldnt change a thing, it was a brilliant day, the food was 5*, the staff were fabulous and made...More

4  Thank Lorraine F
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

I would just like to say a big thank you to everyone who helped make the day so special. We were supported right through the planning and throughout the actual day. Especially Paula who was always there for us.

4  Thank Gina G
Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

Called in on the of chance as we had been let down with a booking in a restaraunts in loughton . 6 adults and 2 children , I have drunk in the pub before but never eaten and was really impressed the staff were great...More

4  Thank Mustangon1
Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

My sister in law is having a party here in August but we thought we would go and check it out before the day. Went with my mum and dad and best to have a car to get here. If you were gonna walk it...More

4  Thank Lilstarz91
Reviewed 14 May 2018

Just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to everyone that helped arrange my 40th Birthday celebrations in the Kings Room this weekend. Everything was perfect, from the moment I walked into the Kings Oak I felt that I did not need to worry about...More

4  Thank HunEbun
Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

Popped in after walking in forest , staff were helpful . It was packed as was a sunny afternoon . No food avalible as kitchen was fully busy . Good price for pub drinks . Nice garden

3  Thank Medicmarty
Reviewed 4 May 2018

Understand that it is less than tranquil at weekends, but on a rainy Friday lunch time the bar was fairly quiet, despite a wedding party gathering prior to dining elsewhere in the building. The bar has quite a reasonable 'olde worlde' atmosphere, a good amount...More

2  Thank john t
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
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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