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The Victoria Tavern

££ - £££, British,
165 Smarts Lane, Loughton IG10 4BP, England
+44 20 8508 1779
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“cod” (5 reviews)
“prawns” (7 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 15:00 Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
165 Smarts Lane, Loughton IG10 4BP, England
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Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Nice pub. Ample indoor and outdoor seating. Staff friendly. Good atmosphere. Serves a good pint and food.

Thank HarryHarry123
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

I’m fussy when it comes to eating out but the lamb rump and prawn and monkfish curry is about as good as you will get anywhere. We will hopefully be moving to the area and will be here at least once a week!

Thank Lisa J
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

No doubt about, as a pub it’s great - lovely little garden and great atmosphere. We felt let down by the food though. I had a Mac n cheese - it looked like a kids meal - see the photo attached. I kinda expected more...More

1  Thank kkk747
Reviewed 5 July 2018

Have eaten here several times & quality of the food has been excellent. The Sunday roast beef is very good - one of the best I have had in a pub. The fish & chips are very good - the batter is lovely & light...More

Thank SueEH
Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

Great food,lovely beer garden fantastic atmosphere would highly recommend will definitely go back again

Thank Ann1marie1
Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

Great food great service great place. I wish others would come and see how to serve good food well the fish and chips is the best around. All food potions are great but the fish is so large it’s lovely

Thank Blub1965
Reviewed 4 June 2018

Great local pub, good atmosphere, excellent food and summer drinks. Highly recommended. Ideal with a big beer garden that is sunny and loads of greenery. Not a place for kids as there is no playground - proper grown up pub with a good feel to...More

1  Thank adrian m
Reviewed 14 May 2018

Remembering this place from when I was a child, playing in the lovely pub garden, my mother took me here for lunch. The pub has a nice atmosphere and doesn't seem to have changed (not that I really knew the interior in the old days!)...More

Thank KathmanduMazza
Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

18th century, very warm, quaint, and cosy pub.. the inside decor kind of transports you back in time.. daily menu is on the blackboard.. me and my wife shared the fish pie since we had our starters in another pub.. coming to the fish pie,...More

Thank Nirmalya C
Reviewed 19 November 2017

This is a pleasant pub, at which we had lunch part way through a ramble in Epping forest. It is very well kept, the food was good and the staff friendly and efficient. My only caveat is that I thought the prices quite expensive, although...More

Thank ColinBern
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Thanks Pec1960, Which travellers are you referring to?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 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 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 165 Smarts Lane, Loughton IG10 4BP, 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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