Queen Victoria, Theydon Bois
Theydon Bois, despite its diminutive size, supports four pubs. What is more, this one, facing the expansive, triangular, village green, would be an asset to any community: a real classic local. We were a little apprehensive on approaching, as one part of the outside seating area seemed to be dominated by what we took to be loudmouthed boy racers, but once inside it was a different story. A small labyrinth of charming rooms, a variety of mostly very cosy seating, at least one real open fire and some well-kept Hertfordshire McMullen real ales. The atmosphere was relaxed, with nonintrusive background music, and very friendly staff and locals. Food and an extensive selection of fruit and herb infusions are also served, but this is very much a pub, and one worth travelling to visit.
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Coppice Row, Theydon Bois, London, Essex, CM16 7ES
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How to find the Queen Victoria pub
Leave Theydon Bois station and continue ahead until you reach the main road. Continue ahead, past the Tesco Express, and you'll soon find the pub on the right. It's no more than a two-minute walk from the tube.