Real ale pubs in West Essex

PUBLISHED: 12:01 15 July 2016 | UPDATED: 12:01 15 July 2016

There’s nothing better than a pint of real ale in your hand while relaxing inside a cosy pub or out in the beer garden. Here’s our guide to some of the best real ale pubs in West Essex

Theydon Oak

Located in the stunning Epping Forest is Theydon Oak which has won awards for its food and serves high quality cask ales at the bar. With stunning surroundings, why not spend an afternoon relaxing in this friendly pub?

The Crown and Crooked Billet

With a wide range of locally sourced ales and ones from further afield, The Crown and Crooked Billet in Woodford Green is a favourite for beer lovers.


Part of the McMullen family of inns, Cricketers in Woodford Green is dog friendly and serves delicious well kept real ales for thirsty guests.

The Traveller’s Friend

With a passion for real ale, The Traveller’s Friend in Woodford Green is accredited with a Casque Mark and serves four staple ales and features exciting, ever-changing guest ales.

The Victoria Tavern

The Victoria Tavern in Loughton offers a wide range of real ales to patrons in a cosy and quintessentially British pub. Cosy in the winter and with a tranquil garden in the summer, this pub is a favourite all year round.

The Bull

Situated in the pretty village of Theydon Bois, The Bull pub is a Grade II listed building and it has lots of real ales making it a popular pub for locals and visitors alike.

Old Hall Tavern

Old Hall Tavern in Chingford has a friendly atmosphere and live music events all year round. If that isn’t excuse enough to visit, it serves tasty real ales too.

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