Changes Now Unlock Day Has Arrived (19th July 2021)
We can now take bookings for our indoor tables. Call us on 0208 508 5000 for reservations.
Outdoor Tables: – We have a very large Forest Garden for you to enjoy a drink and to dine, with lots of available tables to the side and rear of our fabulous venue.
However, we CANNOT TAKING BOOKINGS for any tables in our gardens, so please do not call to book.
We have no way of controlling reserved tables outdoors so we operate the outside tables on a 1st Come 1st Served basis.
A Cosy & Relaxed Gastro Pub Atmosphere
Congratulations on making it to our gastro pub webpage.
When you Google ‘restaurants near me’ or ‘pub food near me’ chances are that the first page results didn’t include the Kings Oak Hotel as we’re slightly off the beaten track.
But, if you’re looking for good gastro pub food served in a gorgeous surrounding, then you’re in the right place. High Beach in Epping Forest is one of the most tranquil and beautiful areas in Essex.
The Kings Oak gastro pub is one of those places to eat that satisfies the need for something different when it comes to restaurants.
The Kings Oak is a beautiful example of a Victorian building built in the year 1887. With antique crystal chandeliers, timber beams and log fires, you are guaranteed a cosy and relaxed atmosphere to enjoy your pub food.
Whether that be to enjoy lunch with friends or enjoy dinner with family, our chefs serve up some of the best pub food in Essex throughout all day.
Our gastro pub is available for hire and is simply fabulous for a family get together or birthday knees-up.
Gastro Pub Food & Real Ales
Our Gastro Pub food menu is continually updated and reviewed in light of seasonal changes. It offers delicious and traditional home-cooked pub food conjured up by some very talented chefs.
Complementing our superb pub food is an excellent selection of real ales, premium lagers & ciders, fine wines, cocktails, champagne and not forgetting a selection of teas, coffees and hot chocolate.
The company of people who wine and dine in our gastro pub are as diverse as the food and drink offerings we have to proffer.
A popular destination for outdoor types – be they forest ramblers, mountain bikers or lovers of flora and fauna. The Kings Oak gastro pub is a perfect stopping off point within Epping Forest to grab a pub lunch and liquid refreshment.
Equally, our gastro pub is the perfect romantic restaurant for that romantic first date drink or dinner.
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Getting The Balance Right
The surrounding forest habitat affords a stress-free environment for you to enjoy which we endeavour to replicate inside our gastro pub.
The decor, the staff and the music played, our aim is to provide a relaxed destination for you, your family and friends.
As you would expect, our food is sourced where possible from local suppliers. With our chefs own particular spin lovingly placed upon these ingredients, it’s their aim to provide a gastronomic delight for our customers.
While we do not profess to be a sports bar, we are sympathetic to our customers who follow the big annual sporting and significant world competitive events.
We are happy to balance the requirements of those customers who love their sport with those that prefer a quiet pub lunch or dinner.
Wimbledon, the Olympics, World Rugby and World Cup or Formula One motor racing, we provide TV screens with all of the major sports channels.
It’s still possible to get your sports fanatics out of the house and to our gastro pub to enjoy a gastronomic delight with the family (always check what is being aired with us if that’s important to you).
Essential To Be Family Friendly
Here at the Kings Oak, we pride ourselves on being super family-friendly. Not only do we have a beautiful location within Epping Forest, but we also have a safe children’s play area.
We want the families who visit us to be assured that there is safe entertainment for the kids when visiting our gastropub.
Not only do we have extensive gardens, but we have a good size swing and play area for them to enjoy.