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Travellers Friend

££ - £££, British,
496-498 High Road, Woodford, Redbridge IG8 0PN, England
+44 20 8504 2435
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Overview
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good17%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
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LOCATION
496-498 High Road, Woodford, Redbridge IG8 0PN, England
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1 - 10 of 133 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the restaurant for Sunday lunch and we were very disappointed. All the food was all pre cooked,as we walked past the kitchen you could see it laid out. I had lamb and it was so tough I had to literally saw my way...More

Thank mum5035
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wife and I booked for Sunday lunch. Everything started well, sat straight to table, given menu and drinks order taken. We’re left waiting for longer than we would have wanted to order food, but waitress apologised and food order taken. I ordered Parma Ham, Mozzarella...More

2  Thank Dominic L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First visit to thiis pub restaurant and impressed with friendly service and ambience. Chose fish and chips from a varied menu which is a bit pricey on its steaks. Fish was succulent and chips cooked well and will return.

Thank 102trevor
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to meet here with some friends for Sunday lunch. We had never been before but we were keen to sample the new restaurant. We all had the prawn cocktail which not great tbh and then all ordered the beef sunday roast, which was...More

Thank 510christinew
_scott_randall1969, Manager at Travellers Friend, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We are always honest with every response and we have to say we are disappointed you have not been given our usual good service on this occasion and we opologise. Not sure why you were not keen on the prawn...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here at Christmas and it was a bit busy so thought we would try again Booked early table, place was 1/2 full when we arrived which was a good sign Food was excellent and service very good No complaints at all Will be back...More

Thank Peterf1956
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

A group of us went to the travellers friend for a family get together, we had been there for drinks before & really enjoyed the atmosphere so on this occasion we were looking forward to our meal, the waitress was lovely & extremely helpful to...More

2  Thank EssexMrsc
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

This was our 2nd visit. This time We took some friends for a birthday treat. We all had something different and all food was excellent . The service is also excellent the staff were very accommodating when we asked to change tables to be nearer...More

Thank Lincollins54
Reviewed 28 July 2018

This place used to be your quintessential friendly relaxed pub where you could sit and sip a pint whilst chatting in the cosy atmosphere, then the owners spent a truck load of money refurbishing and extending it to create what looks and feels like a...More

5  Thank Dominic N
_scott_randall1969, General Manager at Travellers Friend, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2018

Dominic, we find your review comical. The pub opened in May 2017, is this the first time you have been back? "Friendly" was certainly not how the pub was which was why hardly anyone drank in there. On a Saturday night you may have 'sipped'...More

Reviewed 24 July 2018

I booked a family meal, for my husband’s 60th birthday, on the 21st of July. We had 26 people. The food was fantastic, it all came out together and on time. It was all freshly cooked, hot and tasty. I didn’t hear one complaint. The...More

1  Thank Karen L
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

Have only drank here in the past, but having heard such rave revues my partner and I tried it out and boy, it was absolutely fabulous!! Whilst the menu is not the biggest, looking around the restaurant every plate looked to die for. I had...More

1  Thank Norman L
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pam672016
28 September 2017|
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Response from Neil C | Reviewed this property |
Bar Food til 9 Main Restaurant opens Mid October
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evelyn h
19 July 2017|
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Response from Neil C | Reviewed this property |
Restaurant opening Mid October
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smithyWoodfordEssex
17 June 2017|
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End July hopefully
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 496-498 High Road, Woodford, Redbridge IG8 0PN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater London  >  Redbridge  >  Woodford
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8504 2435
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