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The Owl

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Lippitts Hill | High Beech, Loughton IG10 4AL, England
+44 20 8502 0663
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been coming here since I was a child and always loved it here. Came back for a Roast today I could not fault any of it. There was so much on the plate it kept going on and on but I ate it all. Very busy so have patience. A busy pub means a successful pub. Big menu and... More 

Thank Jackie_Bill
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited here as a table of 6 on bank holiday, the pub is set in a lovely woodland setting with both inside and outside seating. We arrived around 12.30 where the pub was pretty empty, we were served drinks and food fairly quickly. The food was reasonable priced and very nice food. The only downside is it did begin... More 

Thank Bikerchica675
Essex, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the owl this Sunday, I made a booking with my family and had a wonderful little waitress Ellie service us. We got seated with a warm welcome and a happy Easter and was offered drinks straight away which was lovely since we had been for a long walk so that was needed. Once we got our drinks we order... More 

Thank RosieLastx
Great Waltham, null, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Let me start by saying , I've been coming here for years and raved about it on other reviews ...But I am shocked on how bad the food is now ,We visited today and this is the second bad meal in under a month . The first was a family visit of 12, When the food did arrive it was... More 

Thank Lee H
Loughton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Visited the owl on Sunday arrived around 5pm for our booking, we got taken to our table very promptly which I was surprised as they were extremely busy. Most of us had a roast dinner which were lovely and also had a cod and chips what was out of this world, I must say the pub was buzzing such a... More 

1 Thank glasses111
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Reviews of this pub were good and we had visited it many years previous so we thought we would re visit on the off chance early Sunday evening. They had sopped serving food which was fine as most pubs do on Sundays and on walking in the pub appeared lively which is always a good sign, however after a while... More 

1 Thank enaid42
Greater London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Been a few years since last visit but was pleasantly surprised by new decor and menus. Lovely touch having doggy menu and dogs being allowed inside as long as on a lead. We will be back xx

1 Thank Saffron1971
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Stumbled upon this place on a Sunday drive out and what a find - food and staff were faultless and even better they are doggy friendly and by friendly I mean they welcome them with open arms - even have their own menu!!! Can't wait to go back!

1 Thank ChelmsfordFoodie987
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Fantastic afternoon, took the dogs, brilliant roast and a great selection of beers! Will definitely be back again when I walk the dogs on Loughton! Highly recommend!

1 Thank WRichardss
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68 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Revisited this cracking pub after finding ourselves back in Loughton after a long dog walk. Originally came in for a couple of drinks but after seeing the roast dinners going past us from the kitchen, we decided to see if they had any tables free. We are so glad we stayed for lunch as the food was excellent. You can... More 

1 Thank n1cknick

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Groups, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lippitts Hill | High Beech, Loughton IG10 4AL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Loughton
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8502 0663

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?