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The Kings Oak Hotel

$$ - $$$, British,
High Beach | Epping Forest, Loughton IG10 4AE, England
+44 20 8508 5000
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good10%
  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible13%
Travellers talk about
“roast beef” (5 reviews)
“soup” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
High Beach | Epping Forest, Loughton IG10 4AE, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Held my Daughters 18th Birthday party here last weekend and I want to say Thanku so much to everyone involved with the evening, bar staff and bouncers were great with all the kids. We had an amazing time and would recommend this Venue to everyone.

1  Thank Clarentel
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I had my wedding at The Kings Oak. It was the best day of my life and the venue and staff were amazing. I would recommend this to everyone x

1  Thank Nicola M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We chose Kings Oak venue to host a fundraiser. With 100 guest attending it was quite a bit of planning involved with meal options, seating plan & layout. Events manager Jill, has been amazing support and made sure every little detail was covered. Sunday roast...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A huge thank you to all the staff at the kings oak for their wonderful service and for helping make our daughter and new son in law's wedding celebrations go so smoothly. The staff were so attentive to all the guests and the food that...More

1  Thank Thornsue
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were guests at a wedding celebration at this hotel. They could accommodate the party which consisted of one hundred people. Nothing was too much trouble. The service was spot on. The reception, held in a room close to the swimming pool was generous with...More

1  Thank DocHedley
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The King’s Oak is a beautiful building in a perfect location in the heart of Epping Forest. We chose this venue for a very special club reunion event. I cannot fault the staff of the King’s Oak and would like to thank the following for...More

3  Thank essjay02
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter had her wedding reception here on Saturday. It was amazing, the food, drinks, service and venue presentation were absolutely perfect. The staff were wonderful and so helpful. I would highly recommend the kings oak as a perfect venue for the perfect wedding. Ten...More

2  Thank michael y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is absolutely fantastic and is the most amazing wedding venue . I'm so delighted to have chosen the Kings Oak for my special day 03-09-17 (yesterday). Skye and Paula (wedding organisers) were so helpful and lovely as soon as I met them. Nothing...More

2  Thank Sophie B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have just attended a wedding at The Kings Oak Hotel which is in an excellent location with very good facilities. We were impressed with the friendliness and professionalism of the staff and enjoyed the food very much.

2  Thank Richard P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Three of us met for lunch after a walk in the forest. The food was excellent - all 3 choices were delicious. Between us we had the Goats Cheese Salad, the Linguini and Fish & Chips. All the portions were a good size (we were...More

1  Thank suekofi
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12 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
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, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene
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.
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