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The Kings Oak Hotel

High Beach | Epping Forest, Loughton IG10 4AE, England
+44 20 8508 5000
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good10%
  • Average9%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible14%
Travellers talk about
“roast beef” (5 reviews)
“beach club” (16 reviews)
“events team” (14 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
High Beach | Epping Forest, Loughton IG10 4AE, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Riding our bikes in Epping Forest we stopped at The Kings Oak for lunch. We sat outside in warm sunshine and received perfect service and food. We had cod mornay on a bed of mash plus a blow of mixed vegetables. For the price of...More

2  Thank paulF5692MX
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I knew trying to find the ' right' venue for our daughters Bat Mitzvah wasn't going to be easy, but once we had seen The Kings Oak, we knew the 'right' one had been found. From our very first meeting with Paula and being introduced...More

2  Thank filmarc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We held an 18th Birthday Party at The Kings Oak Hotel in May 2017. The help, support and advice of the staff right from the original booking through to the magical evening of the party was fantastic. The venue looked stunning when we arrived, the...More

1  Thank helsie2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Drive out to Epping Forest, the Kings Oak is really the only viable venue for family with kids in the immediate area. Parking is thus difficult and there was moderate chaos as people tried to limit their walk to the Hotel. The garden was as...More

3  Thank Chescaislovely
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This pub is perfect after walking through the forest, especially since it's at the very top of the hill In the summer it's handy to cool down with refreshments and food and likewise in the winter to warm up It does get very busy especially...More

2  Thank Treena G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Can not thank the staff enough for all their hard-work especially Paula, on the run up to the event. Decorated and set out beautifully in which everyone commented on. Staff on the night were amazing especially Ellie who ensured the night ran smoothly. Thank-you so...More

2  Thank gbright2017
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

This is our 2nd year here on Mother's Day and it didn't disappoint. Although very busy which we expected, the food was still to its usual high standard and the service was fast and professional always very eager to please us. Making it a wonderful...More

2  Thank Brookesey
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Dirty tables, 20 min wait just to order food, food 2 stars. Food took 40 minutes to arrive would not recommend

Thank Sjrogers1
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

Invited to a surprise birthday party at the beach club room function room at the hotel. Nicely decorated inside, fairy lights, candelabras, plush garden furniture. Pool side, I imagine perfect for a summer party. Great staff, friendly, friendly security too. Bar takes cash and card,...More

Thank Charlottelawrence
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

We had our wedding here on 18th March 2017. It was fantastic! The Kings Oak team are just brilliant. The food and service on the day were superb, they all worked really hard! I have had some really great feedback from my family and friends...More

Thank Sibel E
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Will you be holding Christmas lunch this year? What will the cost be there is approx 10 of us please advise Many thanks. Sharon berman
13 October 2015|
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Will you be holding Christmas lunch this year? What will the cost be there is approx 10 of us please advise Many thanks. Sharon berman
13 October 2015|
Response from EstorilBlue | Reviewed this property |
I doubt they check this website on a regular basis! Why don't you just check out their website or ring them?
“Very Disappointed” My Niece got married on 30th July 2015 guests sent round to pub garden should of been told by staff go though pool area and sit down as many had walking sticks wheelchair medical problems strokes Ms cancer etc not left on pub bench then not brought back though front and up steps not disabled friendly at all though venue some trying to sit at dinner tables but no chairs seeing red carpet table layouts etc Bride had to get back in car and be driven round block while this happened rather than guests taken in back way in first place madness. Then when meals came some people who went to the toilet had there unfinished dinner taken cleared away by staff some wanted to keep name tags also taken etc. Then later a lot of people did not see one piece of buffet food including me and did not here any staff announce it and saw only some empty trays on table some one said the next day there was some on marquee table and a lot of people did not think we were even allowed out that way by pool side and bride wanted pool side family pics and by photographer but never happened as told to go out the front very upsetting with restaurant coming out your head in pics her father paid 1.000 bar bill but must of dropped £250.00.. no one handed it in ?? CCTV did not see who picked it up strange ? also a camera black eye pastic piece still missing not found Table card numbers that took my sister hours and expense to do in diamondties stolen from venue and tried to take card number metal bufferly holders borrowed from a friend as well only found one woman pleasant and helpful was SKY other blonde one was just saying opposite things and being pushy and rude to people thought food for small prawn coctail served on a plate ? and chicken dinner dear for £45 a head dhicken dry and like rubber cup cakes nice but think wedding cake maker did them The mirrors behing head table a night mare for phographs as flash in mirror and spoil them have to hold at an angle but mirrors a night mare for pics behind bride groom table very upset my Niece did not get pics she wanted as picked a pool as she is a lifeguard manager and so is her cousin wpuld of been nice if it was allowed but doors shut in case any kids went out is what i was told by a staff member fair enough but for adults to get some pic with bride and groom ? many things spolied the day as did not go to plan
5 August 2015|
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Response from gemgem1982 |
Such a shame I had my wedding on the 24th and ill be honest it was perfect from start to finish..chicken was the best by far and all the staff were amazing.... All of our day guests said what an amazing place it was..... I... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Beach | Epping Forest, Loughton IG10 4AE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Loughton
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8508 5000
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Set in the heart of Epping Forest the Kings Oak provides a fabulous resting place for all visitors to the forest.The property has been lovingly restored to its former glory with a stylish twist of comtemporary chic and glamour.The Gastro Pub is boho Victoriana boho chic,with antique chandeliers, timber beans and racy red walls. Real log fires.Oak Lounge is victorian style, crystal chandeliers and grand floor to ceiling windows overlooking the forest. A richly elegant and intimate space to host a wedding or private dinner party. Also serves Sunday luncheon throughout the year.The Kings Room provides a stunning space for weddings, celebration parties and corporate events. State of the art lighting system.Beach Club Marquee echoes the concept of the well renowned Nikki Beach clubs and offers a trendy & glamorous party space.. Starlit ceiling, overlooking the pool and pool gardens. Set against manificent backdrop of the forest, you feel as though you have been transported to an oasis of calm.The Forest Gardens offer a landscaped extention of Epping Forest, with only a low picket fence separating you from the deer, rabbits and other woodland folk. The Forest Garden provides both an adventure playground for the children and a tranquil setting for adults and makes for a delightful watering hole. We offer barbeque and hog roast on fine weather weekends as well as alfresco events.