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The Kings Oak Hotel

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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High Beach | Epping Forest, Loughton IG10 4AE, England
+44 20 8508 5000
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Bromley, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Invited to a surprise birthday party at the beach club room function room at the hotel. Nicely decorated inside, fairy lights, candelabras, plush garden furniture. Pool side, I imagine perfect for a summer party. Great staff, friendly, friendly security too. Bar takes cash and card, reasonably priced drinks.

Thank Charlottelawrence
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had our wedding here on 18th March 2017. It was fantastic! The Kings Oak team are just brilliant. The food and service on the day were superb, they all worked really hard! I have had some really great feedback from my family and friends from the day! I would 100% recommend going to see this venue and team. Skye... More 

Thank Sibel E
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I cannot thank the wonderful staff at The Kings Oak Hotel enough! They are so efficient, and dedicated to their work which was so reassuring to us as we planned for our big day. The girls at Kings oak (especially Paula and Skye) were with us every step of the way, very accommodating and flexible. Our wedding... More 

Thank NY28London
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Recently arranged our sons Barmy at this venue and had a great time. The planners were very detailed and ensured the night ran smoothly without having to bother us (the hosts with details). Comfortably sat 130 (half adults / half kids) and both enjoyed the food Bar prices were completely reasonable and overall I can only give this venue 5... More 

Thank reylee2524
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the most amazing time at our Son's Bar Mitzvah. The staff from the minute we viewed, right through to the end of the night were always on hand and sorted out any queries I had immediately. The timings were spot on and I didn't have to consider one thing, apart from enjoying ourselves on the night. We hired... More 

1 Thank ow47
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Lovely Sunday lunch, we return again and again. Great play area for the kids, although needs a little revamp for this summer (fingers crossed)

Thank Jodie E
Cheshunt, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Booked a table at the King Oak for Christmas Day. The staff were great and very attentive,the food was lovely and highly recommend . Thankyou very much Kings Oak and your lovely staff

1 Thank russellwholmes
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

I got married yesterday in the kings room it was the most amazing wedding venue and the help with the build up was excellent couldn't have been more helpful and thorough with all the arrangements and the service throughout the meal and evening was priceless amazing team made my day everything flowed and the staff couldn't have been any more... More 

Thank Nicola H
Essex, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

This was our 5th year of going for our annual Ladies Xmas Lunch. The food amazing. The value exceptional. The service excellent.

1 Thank Mors1000
Carol R, Manager at The Kings Oak Hotel, responded to this review

Glad u had a great lunch and enjoyed the food. We hope to welcome you back next year! Merry Christmas from the Kings Oak Team. X Carol - Marketing Manager! More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

There are no words to describe how wonderful our wedding was, all thanks to the brilliant team. By the end they were more like family. Couldn't do enough for us. The venue was breathtaking and all the guest said it brought a tear to their eyes. Perfect. Food ....where to begin. Awesome. All guest full to the brim. With the... More 

2 Thank Lauren H
Carol R, Manager at The Kings Oak Hotel, responded to this review

Congratulations to you both on your recent marriage and we are so delighted you chose Kings Oak as your venue and glad it was perfect! Our KO team are so pleased with your lovely comments and we are looking forward to you returning soon and maybe have your first anniversary meal with us! Merry Christmas to you both. Carol, Marketing... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
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
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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“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

over a year ago

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