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The Victoria Tavern

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Bar, British, Pub
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165 Smart's Lane, Loughton, England
+44 20 8508 1779
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Today
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Showing 115: English reviews
London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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1 Thank Stevefredd
Buckhurst Hill, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 

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1 Thank 629berniev
Wiltshire
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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 

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1 Thank steve c
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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 !

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1 Thank tracy w
Essex, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 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

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1 Thank maurice c
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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.

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1 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Kettering, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 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 👍👍

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2 Thank Rose6214
Loughton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Lovely little friendly pub in the back roads of Loughton. Nice beer, lovely food and peaceful beer garden. Dog friendly!

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1 Thank whydidicomehere
Loughton, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

We visited for lunch on a Thursday afternoon, the staff couldn't be more helpful and the food was amazing! We all had the cheeseburger from the specials and it was perfect. The beer garden and beautiful flowers outside the pub make it the best spot for a summer afternoon lunch.

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1 Thank srh1994
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

We visit regularly with a group of friends who are happy to travel a distance for the warm atmosphere and excellent varied menu. Never had a bad meal!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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
Description
165 Smart's Lane
Town Centre, Loughton IG10 4BP
020 8508 1779

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