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Gardeners Arms

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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103 York Hill, Loughton IG10 1RX, England
+44 20 8508 1655
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Essex, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for lunch with hubby and the dog. Whilst a very friendly pub in very pretty location the sandwiches we ordered were very disappointing!! It's not hard to make a good sandwich - firstly start with fresh crusty uncut loaf not a pre sliced loaf of sunblest!!! And to pay £5.90 for the Privilage of cheese and pickle sarnie... More 

Thank clareballina
London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

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

Thank nanachi
London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 5 March 2017 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 

Thank hsr1066
1 review
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 

Thank Sophie C
London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
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 

Thank SimonIG2
Woodford, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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 

2 Thank Woodford R
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 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.

Thank cat h
Loughton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 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

Thank NZinLondonMagic
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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 

3 Thank Linda N
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
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 

3 Thank Evalou377

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
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
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?