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The Kings Oak Hotel

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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had our wedding there 4th November what a amazing day can't fault it at all the staff were amazing so was the food the venue was fab a big thank you to Paula and sky and Claire for making our wedding a day to remember would highly recommend what a fab day thank you sooooooo much francine and emsal

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Once again, we were very disappointed with the customer service or better say the lack of it! There were no customers apart from us, 4 people behind the bar talking to each other and neither of them figured that serving customers is part of their job - shocking! After asking them to pay attention to us and possibly serve us,... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a good lunch here the place was full of mainly family and kids for a Halloween lunch. All the staff who served us were friendly and the food was good and well priced

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Four of us visited for Sunday lunch on 30 October 2016. Orders were taken by a young man called Nick (according to our receipt) who is clearly unhappy in his work, cannot deal with a busy pub and is sadly lacking in any personality (others queuing were commenting loudly and stating what we were thinking). They had run out of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We held our wedding reception at the Kings Oak in October 2016, and couldn't fault a thing. The function rooms look fantastic, the team were very organised and the itinery ran to plan, everyone had a fantastic time, the music was great and had everyone up dancing. We received a lot of positive feedback from our guests about the venue... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

After a long walk in the forest my partner and I decided for a pub roast dinner. 3 choices of roast plus a veggie option.We decided for the lamb and beef. Both were succulent.The gravy,roast potatoes and vegts done to perfection We even ask for a second helping of gravy!!!! We will be back

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Location food(roast)and service in one word SUPERB We were having roast dinner yesterday honestly it was one of the best!!

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Ooooops Made an error booking here for food Lovely location Food was dreadful !! We all had different food between us roast beef lamb and pork Children's fish fingers and chips also salmon teriyaki and noodles None of which was finished Roasts were served with very fatty meats that had a lot of sinue, the potatoes were almost raw and... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

I was attending a party being held in the Gastro pub room. I had been at a wedding during the day in Norfolk & having been held up on the journey down I needed to just quickly change my outfit for the party. As I didn't want to walk through the party I was attending to get to the toilets... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, View, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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
Description
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?