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Epsom Downs, Epsom KT18 5LE, England
+44 1372 722330
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Being very local, we are fairly regular visitors here. It's been up and down over the years. Never consistent. Have been on a number of occasions for drinks with no problems. However tonight we went for a meal & sat on the 'bar side' we ordered at the bar and when meals arrived & we asked for napkins & cutlery... More 

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Thank Alison C
Montreux, Switzerland
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74 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Welcoming staff, fantastic new menu, great atmosphere - not to be missed!! Thank you to Nardia - great waitress

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Thank Christopher P
epsom, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Occasionally visit for drinks or snack. Good location and happy to allow dogs. Popped in on Saturday late afternoon for a couple of drinks with my wife and dog. Gutted that I forgot my wallet and only had £8 in cash. Asked the Canadian manager the price of a small wine and half a pint. He ignored me and insisted... More 

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Thank benmaye
DerbyArmsEpsom, Manager at The Derby Arms, responded to this review

Hi Ben, Thank you very much for writing such a lovely review for us! I'm so pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable visit to us- and I will certainly pass your kind comments onto Adam- I must agree he is great! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards, Alex More 

Colombo, null, Sri Lanka
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50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place pub and food. Good to go with family and friends. Nice food and beer. Very cosy and overlooking Epsom derby race tracks .

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Thank DJEBA
DerbyArmsEpsom, Manager at The Derby Arms, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you very much for writing a great review for us! I am so pleased to hear that you had enjoyable visit to us here at the Derby Arms- I will certainly pass you comments onto all the team. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards, Alex More 

Sutton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Booked online for our table for 6.30. Arrived on time. Two of our party were travelling by train from London and we're delayed. Queued at the bar and was ignored by blind staff. Finally got beers which were short measures. Which we pointed out and were given a demeaning, sarcastic comment to our query "oh come on guys!!!", but topped... More 

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Thank Guitartech
DerbyArmsEpsom, Manager at The Derby Arms, responded to this review

Hi there, I am sorry to hear that you had a disappointing experience on your recent visit to us. I would like to discuss your visit in more depth so please do get in touch with us on 01372722330 or write us an email at enquiry@thederbyarmsepsom.co.uk . Kind regards, Alex More 

Tadworth, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wednesday eves is a couples eve, free bottle of wine with a £22/head meal. Nice idea in principle. We were given 3 menus to choose from ?? (Too many)!, (poor chef!) The Tiger prawns were fab, I asked for the sauce on the side. Beautifully presented. The Chicken was piping hot, my husbands seafood pasta he said was delicious. So... More 

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Thank Bobblehat123
DerbyArmsEpsom, Manager at The Derby Arms, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback on your recent visit to us. I am pleased to hear that your food was enjoyable, I will most definitely pass your kind comments on to the kitchen team. I'm sorry to hear that you don't like our new look and it was a little loud! Please do... More 

london
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was quite disappointed at the food. I felt it was overpriced and not particularly good value. I'd ordered a burger which was pretty boring. I've had better bergers at Tattenham Corner in a Beefeater. Having eaten at the restaurant on numerous occasions this experience has dissuaded me from eating there.

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Thank ditton2
DerbyArmsEpsom, Manager at The Derby Arms, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you very much for taking the time to write us a review, we appreciate all feedback from guests in order to keep improving! I am sorry to hear that you were disappointed with the food. We aim to deliver high quality food, and I do apologise that it didn't meet expectations on your recent visit. I will... More 

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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Designed to be more restaurant/eatery however we managed to pop in for a drink. Staff were helpful and great ambience. Highly impressed

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Thank Sabertoothtiger
DerbyArmsEpsom, Manager at The Derby Arms, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for your taking the time to write a review for us about your recent visit. I will certainly pass your kind comments on to all the team! We have extended our restaurant but we do of course still welcome drinkers and I'm pleased to hear that you were impressed with us. We look forward to seeing... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

After many visits to the Derby Arms over the years, there have been ups and downs. In the last couple of years they have indeed been downs. I went today for lunch and it is apparent there has been a makeover. I am not totally convinced the decor is a hit, but owning many restaurants myself, I do appreciate the... More 

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Thank David B
DerbyArmsEpsom, Manager at The Derby Arms, responded to this review

Hi David, I'm sorry to hear that you had a disappointing experience here with us. We, as a team, strive to deliver high quality food and a high standard of service and I do apologise that neither met your expectations on your visit to us. I will certainly pass your comments on to both the kitchen and front of house... More 

Purley, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our reservation was for six people and we were seated in a very comfortable room at the rear of the premises. The menu is wide and varied and the quality was first class as is the wine list. The service by Natalie was excellent and very professional especially when she had to explain that their gas supply had stopped and... More 

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Thank Stuart C
DerbyArmsEpsom, Manager at The Derby Arms, responded to this review

Hi Stuart, Firstly, thank you very much for taking the time to write such a lovely review for us- we really do appreciate it! I'm so pleased to hear that you had an enhoyable experience with us, and I will of course pass your kind comments on to Natalie- I must agree that she is fantastic! We look forward to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$29
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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
View, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:30
Saturday
11:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Epsom Downs, Epsom KT18 5LE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Surrey  >  Epsom
  • Phone Number: +44 1372 722330

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