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The Kings Oak Hotel

$$ - $$$, British,
High Beach | Epping Forest, Loughton IG10 4AE, England
+44 20 8508 5000
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good10%
  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible14%
Travellers talk about
“roast beef” (5 reviews)
“curry” (3 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

We arrived at the hall provided with a wonderful welcome, as a prestigious car club we are very demanding at times and like our cars we require a first class service. We were not disappointed at all the Food was second to none for a...More

1  Thank Paul G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Paid £40 in advance for a Christmas meal but when we arrived we were put in the main public area which was very noisy; we asked why we were not in the in the main party area with the DJ & were told all the...More

Thank Les C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for a Christmas Lunch today. The staff were very nice but unfortunately it was freezing cold in there. No Atmosphere and lack of people. The main course of turkey was cold and the roast potatoes were cold and hard. All together a dissapointing meal....More

Thank toro212
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went there for drinks. location is fantastic. Service is terrible.Staff was very arrogant. They didn't t really know what glasses to use to serve the beers that we had ordered. Furthermore, when I gave my debit card for payment, They added £1 and did it...More

Thank philippe m
Reviewed 7 November 2017

We enjoyed a delicious roast lamb dinner with perfect mint sauce in this very pink pub! Friendly service and overall great atmosphere. Lovely views outside.

1  Thank Sahara D
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

So, I had a very difficult and emotional event to organise on 22 October 2017. My daughter passed away when she was 8 and that date would have marked her 16th birthday. I wanted to honour her in a fundraiser party as she always helped...More

Thank Mel F
Reviewed 25 October 2017

We met some friends for Sunday lunch. 4 adults and four kids - aged 8 and 5 years. The location is fantastic - right on the edge of the forest so the kids could go into the woods a little a play in the dens....More

Thank robotmum
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Visited here after exploring High Beach and Epping Forest on a windy Sunday afternoon. On entering the pub, it looks like a proper olde world boozer - old wooden furniture, low ceiling and a packed bar area. We were then taken through to a quieter...More

Thank Jon S
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Me and my husband held our wedding reception at the kings oak 2 weeks ago. We had the kings room which is such an amazing room and decorated beautifully for you. So much effort is put in by the staff to make sure everything is...More

1  Thank NicholaH87
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Held my daughters bat mitzvah here last weekend and it was amazing. The venue is perfect the events staff especially Skye and Paula are the most brilliant people to deal with and go above and beyond in the planning and organising. The food was fantastic...More

Thank Nicolas666
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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
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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