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The Victoria Tavern

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Bar, British, Pub
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165 Smart's Lane, Loughton, England
+44 20 8508 1779
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was invited here for a pre Christmas Lunch with some old friends. The table was booked for 2pm but, being reliant on the Dartford crossing, I was 10 minutes late and was told I had to order my food immediately as a large party was coming in at 2.30 (there were about 12 of us). I managed to get... More 

1 Thank easyrider498
Loughton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Real home cooked food, a frequent visitor. This pub has a great atmosphere and the selection of food available suits all eaters!!

1 Thank Nicmiz
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

An old fashioned pub with superb food. I eat in many pubs but I think this is my favourite. I had ribeye steak with chunky chips and lovely fresh vegetables in there and it was so amazing I have it every time I go now. They have a great menu though with a wide variety of choices The selection of... More 

2 Thank Treena G
London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

We went on the off chance, as we know how busy it can be on, especially on a Sunday. The staff were very attentive and quick to let us know how long we would have to wait. Not too long as it turns out. We ordered the turkey dinners which were really quick to arrive and very nice. The veggies... More 

2 Thank Stevefredd
Buckhurst Hill, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Returned to the Victoria Tavern on Sunday with the express intention of getting there early for a table to have Sunday roast, managed to get a table, at 12.25 there were only a couple of tables available and the roast beef with all the trimmings did not disappoint. Its a wonderful little local, friendly atmosphere, friendly staff, quick service, good... More 

2 Thank 629berniev
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

We visited on a Friday evening and was able to get a table for two without booking. The restaurant part is on a raised stage (about 3 steps) and you order and pay at the bar from the board. We didn't have to wait long for our meal and where appropriate the home-made food was arranged in separate dishes and... More 

2 Thank steve c
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

The queen Vic is a good old fashioned buzzy freindly pub. Serving up good home made dishes ( large portions of everything ) so be hungry! Lovely outside garden for summer drinks with freinds surrounded by an abundance of flowers and gorgeous epping forest ! Perfect !

2 Thank tracy w
Essex, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Wensday lunch 7th september 2016 Steak and ale pie home made. very good. basic pub.no frills. small car park would go again. very simple pub

2 Thank maurice c
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

This is my local and it is a proper English pub. It is one of the best in the wider area with a very friendly landlord and staff. No music, good selection of real ale, excellent food, nice beer garden. Whenever I take visitors they absolutely love the whole atmosphere. Cannot recommend it enough.

3 Thank PremPod
Kettering, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Went there for tea with my sisters family on a Monday night. Limited menu wasn't an issue. The food was served quickly and was lovely. I had ham egg and chips. One niece had Duck salad which was lovely and my sister had beef noodles. We are in the lovely gardens. It's a popular place! Definitely recommended 👍👍

3 Thank Rose6214

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 165 Smart's Lane, Loughton, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Loughton
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8508 1779
165 Smart's Lane
Town Centre, Loughton IG10 4BP
020 8508 1779

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