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The Victoria Tavern

) #10 of 51 Restaurants in Loughton $$ - $$$ , British,
165 Smart's Lane, Loughton, England
+44 20 8508 1779
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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11:00 - 23:00All hours
Bar, British, Pub
$$ - $$$
165 Smart's Lane, Loughton, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We needed a venue for a wake after our mother's funeral in June. We visited the pub and met the manager Jim who said he could accommodate us and would send us menus. Despite going to the pub twice and texting and leaving voice messages...More

Thank Debrasal63
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

Called in here to meet friends for dinner en route back to London. Busy pub even on a midweek evening. Good choice and value beers, extensive menu. Fairly priced, good quality food, cheerful service. Limited parking and traffic can be tricky, one way system behind...More

1  Thank Paul H
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Last night my Husband and I came here for a meal. We first came across the pub through taking a short cut we were both bowled over by how pretty it was and all the beautiful hanging baskets, so we stopped for a drink there...More

1  Thank ritacatwoman
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

I use this establishment a lot the food is great all cooked fresh not frozen the Sunday lunch is great and good value The staff service is very good and friendly They have a big garden dripping with flowers and the have occasional hog roasts...More

1  Thank Jovijesselennon
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

We love going to Victoria Tavern and usually go for a short forest walk before or after. If you like your ales this is probably your best bet in Loughton. The food is your usual pub menu. However the quality is superb. The staff are...More

1  Thank Ada S
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Very pretty pub on the edge of the forest. Nice atmosphere and very busy. Food was good with big portions. Did not like my skate it was swimming in butter and so were the new potatoes. Next time will order something different .the other meals...More

1  Thank toro212
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Lovely pub, great atmosphere and a nice beer garden. Reasonably priced and very dog friendly. Will be lovely over summer.

1  Thank VKWood
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Having dined here in the past and enjoyed the experience so much, I was quite disappointed on a recent visit. The size and quality of our meals had declined quite notably since we last came here and the staff seemed quite grumpy compared to the...More

Thank OhmyGod12
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Only came here for a couple of beers/ales as the weather was so pleasant and it was very nice. Staff were friendly and the beer garden was lovely as it was so sunny. Would return!

1  Thank jake2328
Reviewed 13 March 2017

A lovely traditional pub with good beer and good food. The garden is a delight, it's a jewel set on the edge of the forest and....fortunately for me....a short walk away.

1  Thank steveandalih
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
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 Smart's Lane, Loughton, 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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