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The Woodbine Inn

Honey Lane, Waltham Abbey EN9 3QT, England
+44 1992 713050
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Overview
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (20 reviews)
“custard cream” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
British, Pub, Fusion, Brew Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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LOCATION
Honey Lane, Waltham Abbey EN9 3QT, England
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1 - 10 of 181 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent lunch today, I can truly recommend the burgers. Fantastic selection of cider and the very knowledgeable and helpful barman set all of our six third of a pint tasters out in flavour and dryness order to give the best tasting experience. Don’t miss the...More

Thank Neil M
WoodbineInn, Owner at The Woodbine Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Neil thank you for your excellent review. We’re really pleased you enjoyed your visit to our pub, drinks, burger and ice cream! We hope you can come back again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been here a few times and the pub has steadily progressed as a free house. Good lagers and real ales, mad range of proper cider and Perry. Home cooked food to a high standard. They support local breweries and suppliers and are not a chain....More

Thank SEAN G
WoodbineInn, Owner at The Woodbine Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Sean, Thank you very much for your excellent review we’re really pleased you like our new decorating, beers and food! It’s very nice to be appreciated! Hope to see you again very soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very odd place. Decor resembles that of a dolls house living room. Everything is mismatched, from paintings to furnishings. Staff pointed to where we were ‘allowed’ to sit, due to us just popping in for afternoon drinks. Not sure what they are aiming for? Absolutely...More

Thank Littlemuntjac75
WoodbineInn, Owner at The Woodbine Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

A very odd review! Why not blue?! As for the rest of your comments I can’t agree with any of them! If you were directed to a particular seat it would only be if you had a dog or all the other tables had been...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Knowledgeable staff when it comes to ales. Food was delicious but having arrived as a wedding party were leaving bit a few drunken stragglers remained and just as a band were striking up meant service was relatively slow and the noise quite loud. We were...More

Thank Infinituum
WoodbineInn, Owner at The Woodbine Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi thank you very much for your review, we really were busy that day and slightly understaffed due to illness, I’m sorry about the cigarette fumes it’s something we’ve not encountered before so thank you for pointing it out, I will be looking to address...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a proper boozer ! Fantastic choice of Beer,cider,wine and everything else alcoholic. Great atmosphere as you walk through the door. Food is absolutely fab, classics done brilliantly, home made everything ! That includes the ice cream OMG taste/tastic. They also have live music...More

Thank Damonwalker666
WoodbineInn, Owner at The Woodbine Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your excellent review we’re really pleased that you enjoyed your visit to us and what we are doing here! We hope you come back soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I recently went to The Woodbine with my Girlfriend and her parents for the Tapas Night. It was AMAZING!! Forget Chiquitos if you want great tapas that's reasonably priced, you need to look out for the next Woodbine tapas night. It was the first time...More

1  Thank PeteW1415
WoodbineInn, Owner at The Woodbine Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review we’re very glad you enjoyed our Tapas evening, food and entertainment, we will be holding regular Tapas nights along with more themed nights being planned as well, we hope to come back soon and will pass on your nice...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was nearby visiting a property when we noticed the Woodbine Inn, did a quick google search and gave it a try. We obviously hadn't booked but they found us an empty table, we both opted for the All Meats roast which as the name suggests...More

Thank HatfieldBandit08
WoodbineInn, Owner at The Woodbine Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your excellent review, we are really pleased that you gave us a go and enjoyed your lunch with us, we hope you get a chance to come back and visit us again soon!

Reviewed 4 September 2018

I read the reviews from here, so we decided to give it a go. We booked for Sunday Lunch at 12.30, turned up early and the car park was almost full! There is another car park across the road so no problems parking. As you...More

Thank Diana002
WoodbineInn, Owner at The Woodbine Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

Hi Diana, Thank you very much for your excellent review and taking time to write it! We’re really glad you came, tried us out and enjoyed your food and drinks, we try hard to give our customers the best that we can in food, drinks...More

Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Great pub on the edge of honey lane walk. Great choice of food and drink and dogs well looked after by the friendly landlord. definitely worth a visit if in the area

Thank bfcbri
WoodbineInn, Owner at The Woodbine Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Hi thank you very much for your excellent review and taking time to write it! We are really glad you enjoyed your visit to us and hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Excellent meal. Polite and attentive service. Fishcake starter (haddock & prawns) in homemade bread crumbs delicious. Brie in honey and garlic good. Excellent Haddock in light batter with homemade tartar sauce and gorgeous homemade chips. Sausage and mash as it should be. Ice cream desert...More

1  Thank Sheena P
WoodbineInn, Owner at The Woodbine Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2018

Hi Sheena, Thank you very much for your excellent review and taking time to write it! We are really glad you both enjoyed your visit to our pub, it was nice to meet you and we hope you come back and see us again soon!...More

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mr_mrs_essex
27 September 2017|
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Response from WoodbineInn | Property representative |
Hi last food orders are at 9pm
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Franca R
7 April 2017|
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Response from WoodbineInn | Property representative |
Bread sauce is available if you ask for it although it's so rarely asked for we have left it off the menu (I love it!) just Dk when ordering and we will make it!
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Jenfyk
2 October 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 21
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 11:45 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Honey Lane, Waltham Abbey EN9 3QT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Waltham Abbey
  • Phone Number: +44 1992 713050
  • E-mail
Description
We are proud to be the Winner of CAMRA Cider pub of East Anglia 2018 & Essex pub of the year 2018!!The Woodbine is a multi award winning real Ale & Cider pub offering a Traditional pub experience & great homemade food sourced from local farms & suppliers, we make all of our dishes including our desserts and ice-creams! We have between 7-12 Ales mostly from local breweries (and our own micro brewery!) 40 Ciders & Perry's including London Glider Our newly acquired cider company! A selection of 20 gins as well as locally produced spirits including malts from the highlands of Chelmsford!! We have live bands playing Rock, Blues or Soul on Saturday nights, open mic acoustic night fortnightly on Wednesdays, Jazz with Catherin Lima on the 1st Friday of the month, Den & Dave (ex- Iron Maiden & Manfred Mann) play a monthly gig and a new monthly Comedy Club "The Barrel of Laughs" on the last Friday of each month. We also have traditional pub games, pool, bar billiards, shove ha penny & darts!
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