Forest Gate Inn, Epping (Village)

Our rating: FAP Rating 4 - Click for an explanation of our ratings      User rating: Community Rating 4 - Click for an explanation of our ratings   (5 reviews)
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FAP Rating 4 - Click for an explanation of our ratings
The Forest Gate Inn is a pub of old; no jukebox here, or fruit machines - just the gentle murmur of idle chat. Being (we believe) an Adnam's pub, there's naturally a couple of ales served by a genial landlord, while you can either enjoy the grassed front garden, or perhaps peruse the books for sale and settle down in a corner for an evening of uninterrupted relaxation. The lunchtime menu is small but perfectly formed and we plumped for an excellent, reasonably priced (and getting-hard-to-find) ploughman's lunch. This is what the Flask in Highgate could be like if it didn't suffer from crowds of annoying people. All this nostalgia comes a price, however, as you need to watch out for retro-style opening hours; we've passed on sunny, customer attracting weekend afternoons after 3pm and seen it closed.
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Reviews (1)
08 Apr 2015
Rating 3 - Click for an explanation of our ratings
I love the pub. It's nice when you've been for a long walk in the forest but unfortunately they need to keep their dogs under control. Today (8/4/15) my dog was offered a biscuit by a member of staff and was attacked by the pub dog who was running free outside. The member of staff took the other dog back inside and I was left with a very shaken little westie. An appologise would have been nice especially as my dog was under control and on a lead.
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08 Aug 2013
Rating 5 - Click for an explanation of our ratings
A great pub without any frills. The best kept pint of Broadside you could ask for.
Dog friendly and walker friendly but it does shut at traditional times. Don't gripe if It's shut, do your research and get there when it is open.
In the summer sit outside and in the winter gather round the log burning stove.
One of my most favourite pubs that knows its own identity and sticks to it.
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23 Oct 2011
Rating 5 - Click for an explanation of our ratings
Easily the best pub in the area - great beer, good basic grub, mixed clientelle, friendly welcoming landlord and staff and mobile phones not allowed in the bar! Don't leave without a marrow or a pound of tomatoes.
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12 Oct 2009
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We arrived here at 3.10 on a Saturday afternoon, before a walk with our dog in Epping Forest as we had read the pub was dog-friendly. Unfortunately friendly is not really a word that can be used in conjunction with this pub in any way whatsoever. ´We´re closed´an angry red faced man with an caterpillar moustache barked at us, just as we were opening the door. Dog friendly? How can they be when they cant even be people friendly. Avoid.

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Forest Gate Inn111 Bell Common, Epping (Village), Epping (Village), Essex, CM16 4DZ
01992 572312

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