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The Victoria Tavern

$$ - $$$, British,
165 Smart's Lane, Loughton, England
+44 20 8508 1779
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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Open Now
12:00 PM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
165 Smart's Lane, Loughton, England
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a pleasant pub, at which we had lunch part way through a ramble in Epping forest. It is very well kept, the food was good and the staff friendly and efficient. My only caveat is that I thought the prices quite expensive, although...More

Thank ColinBern
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I have been visiting this pub sporadically over many years as I do not live locally. From a personal point of view which is all that any review can be based upon .I have found the staff/service friendly and efficient, the food /drinks good and...More

1  Thank pec1960
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love the look of this place. Very pretty setting and a real vintage feel to the place. My disappointment comes at their bar prices. Brandy £3.80 a shot without a mixer. So a large brandy and gun diet coke plus a pint lager cost me...More

1  Thank PAUL N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visit the Vic quite often, sometimes just for a drink and occasionally for a meal. It's a pleasant, cosy pub with friendly welcoming staff. The glasses are clean and the beer good; what more could a drinker want ? There's a comprehensive menu and...More

2  Thank Jim D
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Following a family gathering we needed somewhere to have a meal together for 11 (8 adults and 3 Children) My Stepdaughter had pre booked and when we arrived (a little early I admit) our table was ready and we were greeted by the staff.All of...More

1  Thank Nick_C58
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

This is our local! They have a great outside space good for families. Traditional food with a good local atmosphere. I love this pub.

1  Thank ErwinDJ
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

Both food and beer are very good but at this time of year it's the garden and window boxes that are the real draw. Amazing colours!

1  Thank Ilovetobeonholiday
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

Come in for birthday meal. Limited menu anyway then after ordering informed menu was limited even more. What we did order was poor quality. Daughter wanted dessert but then informed no choc cake

Thank Leanne W
Reviewed 11 July 2017

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

1  Thank Debrasal63
Reviewed 31 May 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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