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Gardeners Arms

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Bar, British, Pub
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103 York Hill, Loughton IG10 1RX, England
+44 20 8508 1655
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Loughton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great pub. Food good and plenty od beers on tap. Service as you would expect from a pub - friendly but don't expect fast service

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Thank NZinLondonMagic
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This used to be very good pub but has gone downhill now. The staff behind the bar were young and inexperienced, my husbands Adnams bitter was cloudy, a publican with experience would not have served it. The menu is extensive and looks inviting but I am assured by a friend that it is not as good as it used to... More 

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London
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

This pub looks " quaint " and in a great location and setting but its dirty and need attention inside, especially the toilets! Disgusting , couldn't even wash my hands! As no tap working! Food isn't great here either. Had mid week lunch here previously which was horrible like packet food and Sunday roast which was bad! Fatty meat and... More 

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1 Thank Evalou377
London, England
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Saturday social drink with Friends we have invited out for the evening. So embarrassed. Walked in and the place and a strong smell of a urine hit you. Went to the ladies and not surprisingly it was worse. It's the most expensive pub in Loughton. Offers not much but a lovely view of an evening, but you could stand outside... More 

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1 Thank Anne1000
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

This pub is the best pub hideaway in Loughton, surrounded by rural untouched buildings and winding country roads, it's perfect in the summer time with the breathtaking views that look across London. The staff are really friendly and helpful and go out of their way to do whatever they can. The food is of great value and very delicious. Best... More 

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Thank George G
Loughton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

I have had a few meals here, Sunday Lunch, Saturday Brunch and have never been disappointed! The Roast dinners are fantastic and they even offer a takeaway service plus the staff are a real friendly bunch.I met with the owners to discuss the function room hire for a birthday party and they couldn't have been nicer. Jay

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Thank jayfra6
United Kingdom
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42 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

Location is awesome. Drinks range is good enuff. Service is not as warm as other reviewers have cited - maybe I had the wrong fragrance on ;-) The massive negative is that the beer garden is a mess as its furniture needs TLC.

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Thank RDY1995
loughton
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40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

This pub is quite near to home, but dont get many chances to visit. Recently went on two visits for family birthday drinks. Its a joy to sit outside on the terrace and enjoy the amazing views across to East London and beyond. Service is very friendly, and plenty of different beers and wines to choose from. Food served most... More 

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Thank Geoff99
Mablethorpe, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

This is a WONDERFUL example of a British pub at its best. Quaint traditional surroundings, cheerful friendly staff, lots of choice on Menu to suit all tastes / appetites. We had the Liver & Crispy bacon, served with Bubble and squeak and delicious gravy. Faultless to us born and bred Londoners. Plenty of options on offer, I highly recommend a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

Went for a Fathers Day Meal and was very disappointed. We came for the second sitting and the lamb was already finished. My wife ordered the roast beef and it was almost raw when it arrived. My son orederd the deep fried cod in batter and there was very little fish inside. I had the bronzed turkey and the meat... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 103 York Hill, Loughton IG10 1RX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Loughton
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8508 1655
Description
An extremely popular pub in Loughton that serves food daily and which is probably the town's oldest pub.

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