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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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London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoy your drink looking at the spectacular view . One not to miss when you are in the area . Beautiful scenery .

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Thank nanachi
London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was the worst service I have ever experienced in my life. Was served a piece of meat that was obviously starting to rot and was definitely gone off (have worked in meat industry). However when we told the staff an elderly lady came out and rather than apologising, she told us off for complaining and was extremely rude to... More 

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Thank hsr1066
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

I often visit this pub when my friends and family come to see myself and my wife. It is a great pub with a fantastic atmosphere. Great beer with a wide selection of ales! Sophie and Roxy are great and always make us feel so welcome here! They both bend over backwards to make sure everyone is having a good... More 

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Thank Sophie C
London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

I am fairly local to here so when friends visit from abroad or other parts of the UK I like to have lunch here with them. To start with it is a 'proper' pub, has atmosphere, decent beer and good food. On a clear day, the view from the terrace across London is stupendous. The menu is surprisingly large with... More 

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Thank SimonIG2
Woodford, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

We visited the pub for a drink. No complaints about the beer and the service. Prices are expensive but it is a nice quaint pub. However the toilets were very dirty. Floor soaked in urine. Also two or more young men using the same cubicle. You can guess what for. Overall this pub has a lot going for it but... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Really good Christmas dinner and we were dining en masse, over 20 of us. Always lovely service and a nice feel to the place.

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Thank cat h
Loughton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

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
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

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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3 Thank Linda N
London
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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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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3 Thank Evalou377
London, England
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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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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
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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?