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The Woodbine Inn

Honey Lane, Waltham Abbey EN9 3QT, England
+44 1992 713050
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Overview
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (21 reviews)
“custard cream” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 23:00 Hours
CUISINES
British, Pub, Fusion, Brew Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
RR - RRR
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LOCATION
Honey Lane, Waltham Abbey EN9 3QT, England
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1 - 10 of 185 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food and service were excellent. The menu has a lot of choice and offers excellent value for money. We had a party of three and we all thought the food was great. The service was friendly and quick as well. The only negative I...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank TAR999
WoodbineInn, Owner at The Woodbine Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Tar Thank you for your review we are really glad you enjoyed your food and service with us! Sorry our decorating isn’t to your taste, it’s been done to be sympathetic to the buildings age and with aim to keep it as an example...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter and I went there for lunch yesterday. On arriving we were made to feel welcome. Excellent range of draft beers for me and a very good selection of ciders for my daughter including some that are produced by the pub. The food we...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Ade38A
WoodbineInn, Owner at The Woodbine Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Ade Thank you for your great review, we’re really pleased you enjoyed your visit food and drinks with us! It’s a shame you live so far away and hope you find an excuse to come back soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Last night, four of us, comprising of my dad ( celebrating his 91st birthday), and his partner, myself and my partner spent a lovely evening having a meal at this pub. All of our meals were delicious and the staff were very friendly and helpful....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank eyeb
WoodbineInn, Owner at The Woodbine Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi thank you very much for your excellent review, we’re really glad you enjoyed your visit and meals with us and celebrated the 91st birthday here, we hope you all come back soon and stay for the entertainment!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited one Friday evening , Ales were excellent and the landlord/ manager was very passionate about his pub . Seems like he couldn’t do enough to make us feel welcome . We initially ordered drinks while we selected food . The landlord suggested we set...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank David G
WoodbineInn, Owner at The Woodbine Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello David Thank you very much for your lovely review, we’re really pleased you enjoyed your meals with us and hope to see you again very soon!

Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

Accomodated group of 20. Food and service were excellent. Many thanks. And very close to M25 so an ideal stop off for meal if passing by

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank mopkopf
WoodbineInn, Owner at The Woodbine Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2018

Hi thank you very much for your lovely review we’re really pleased that you and your group enjoyed your meals with us and hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

Excellent lunch today, I can truly recommend the burgers. Fantastic selection of cider and the very knowledgeable and helpful barman set all of our six third of a pint tasters out in flavour and dryness order to give the best tasting experience. Don’t miss the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank DaydreamE10
WoodbineInn, Owner at The Woodbine Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2018

Hi Neil thank you for your excellent review. We’re really pleased you enjoyed your visit to our pub, drinks, burger and ice cream! We hope you can come back again soon!

Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Been here a few times and the pub has steadily progressed as a free house. Good lagers and real ales, mad range of proper cider and Perry. Home cooked food to a high standard. They support local breweries and suppliers and are not a chain....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank SEAN G
WoodbineInn, Owner at The Woodbine Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2018

Hi Sean, Thank you very much for your excellent review we’re really pleased you like our new decorating, beers and food! It’s very nice to be appreciated! Hope to see you again very soon!

Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Very odd place. Decor resembles that of a dolls house living room. Everything is mismatched, from paintings to furnishings. Staff pointed to where we were ‘allowed’ to sit, due to us just popping in for afternoon drinks. Not sure what they are aiming for? Absolutely...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Littlemuntjac75
WoodbineInn, Owner at The Woodbine Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2018

A very odd review! Why not blue?! As for the rest of your comments I can’t agree with any of them! If you were directed to a particular seat it would only be if you had a dog or all the other tables had been...More

Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Knowledgeable staff when it comes to ales. Food was delicious but having arrived as a wedding party were leaving bit a few drunken stragglers remained and just as a band were striking up meant service was relatively slow and the noise quite loud. We were...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Infinituum
WoodbineInn, Owner at The Woodbine Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2018

Hi thank you very much for your review, we really were busy that day and slightly understaffed due to illness, I’m sorry about the cigarette fumes it’s something we’ve not encountered before so thank you for pointing it out, I will be looking to address...More

Reviewed 23 September 2018

This is a proper boozer ! Fantastic choice of Beer,cider,wine and everything else alcoholic. Great atmosphere as you walk through the door. Food is absolutely fab, classics done brilliantly, home made everything ! That includes the ice cream OMG taste/tastic. They also have live music...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Damonwalker666
WoodbineInn, Owner at The Woodbine Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2018

Thank you very much for your excellent review we’re really pleased that you enjoyed your visit to us and what we are doing here! We hope you come back soon!

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mr_mrs_essex
26 September 2017|
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Response from WoodbineInn | Property representative |
Hi last food orders are at 9pm
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Franca R
6 April 2017|
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Response from WoodbineInn | Property representative |
Bread sauce is available if you ask for it although it's so rarely asked for we have left it off the menu (I love it!) just Dk when ordering and we will make it!
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Jenfyk
2 October 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$4 - US$20
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Television
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:30
Monday
11:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 23:30
Friday
11:30 - 23:45
Saturday
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Honey Lane, Waltham Abbey EN9 3QT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Waltham Abbey
  • Phone Number: +44 1992 713050
  • E-mail
Description
We are proud to be the Winner of CAMRA Cider pub of East Anglia 2018 & Essex pub of the year 2018!!The Woodbine is a multi award winning real Ale & Cider pub offering a Traditional pub experience & great homemade food sourced from local farms & suppliers, we make all of our dishes including our desserts and ice-creams! We have between 7-12 Ales mostly from local breweries (and our own micro brewery!) 40 Ciders & Perry's including London Glider Our newly acquired cider company! A selection of 20 gins as well as locally produced spirits including malts from the highlands of Chelmsford!! We have live bands playing Rock, Blues or Soul on Saturday nights, open mic acoustic night fortnightly on Wednesdays, Jazz with Catherin Lima on the 1st Friday of the month, Den & Dave (ex- Iron Maiden & Manfred Mann) play a monthly gig and a new monthly Comedy Club "The Barrel of Laughs" on the last Friday of each month. We also have traditional pub games, pool, bar billiards, shove ha penny & darts!
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