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The Kings Oak Hotel

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High Beach | Epping Forest, Loughton IG10 4AE, England
+44 20 8508 5000
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good11%
  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible13%
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“roast beef” (5 reviews)
“beach club” (19 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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High Beach | Epping Forest, Loughton IG10 4AE, England
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Reviewed today via mobile

Kitchen can’t cope and the bar staff rude no management of staff to deal with issues. Other people unhappy with portion size

Thank Danjannicholson
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Called in for a family lunch having had a long walk in the Forrest. First impression when walking in was that we had mistakenly found an S&M sex dungeon. However when you get past the decor you receive a warm welcome and prompt service. The...More

Thank BigAndy1980
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bank holiday walk in the forest followed by lunch in Kings Oak. A Pub lunch with open fire - nice and cosy shelter from the rain ...and a nice sunday roast. Not master chef - but good just the same.

1  Thank letsbehavinya
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The room where I went for an engagement party was adequate for our means. Good atmosphere, sufficient seating, good ambiance and good music. Lights and dance floor added to our enjoyment. Ramps were put down for disabled access but I do feel that there could...More

Thank Janis40
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We would just like to say a huge thank you to all staff at the kings oak for an amazing day! Perfect! Skye you organised the day with so much care and all staff were so helpful. I would definitely recommend this venue for your...More

Thank Asher C
Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

Just wanted to say a massive thank you to the staff, especially Skye, at the Kings Oak. My 40th Birthday Party on Saturday night was incredible.The room looked fab the bar man was so lovely, dj and gambling table both perfect. Had the best time...More

2  Thank Nicolas666
Reviewed 6 March 2018

My son Joshua had the most wonderful party at the Kings Oak Hotel on 27th December 2017. This is largely due to the wonderful staff and setting of the banqueting suite but in particular as a result of the organisational skills of one very lovely...More

1  Thank danielishack
Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

Dear Paula and Skye I would just like to say thank you and how well Saturday went. The oak room look lovely and the staff you had working were first class. Dj mark winter and fil straughan we’re fantastic! An excellent night was had by...More

1  Thank janinemoney
Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

My husband and I got married here in February 2018 and the venue exceeded expectations! The events team were so helpful from start to finish whilst planning the wedding, special shout out to Skye and Paula - Thank you! On the actual wedding day it...More

1  Thank GiselleCarter
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

A huge thank you to the Kings Oak for making our 40th birthday party such a success. The venue looked amazing, catering fab, DJ did a great job playing something for everyone and the recommended chocolate fountain team were brilliant. A special thank you to...More

Thank 339shelleyr
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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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Television
Good for
View, Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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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