The Victoria - Woodham

4.5
52 reviews
£25 and under
British
Welcome to the Victoria, a beautifully restored family-friendly village pub due to open in early November. Restored and re-imagined, the new look Victoria combines traditional design and authentic original features with a warm and homely welcome. Dine in the expansive restaurant or bar, or al fresco on the terrace.

We have a menu for all seasons - freshly prepared seasonal dishes, pub classics and show-stopping Sunday roasts. We pride ourselves in serving the best of British pub food that's locally sourced and lovingly presented. Guest ales, fine wines and an extensive G&T and premium spirit range. There's a tempting tipple waiting for you at the bar at The Victoria.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 52 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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OpenTable Diner
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A nice safe lunch and we were only sorry our next booking had to be cancelled after tier 4 restrictions.

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LisaJ
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, tasty food, staff very polite and friendly. Definitely will return

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VeeBee
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely new pub. Delicious food and lovely, helpful staff.

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dave
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good range of food and drinks in a convivial atmosphere. Restoration carried out very sympathetically and in a quality way. A major improvement over previous and the facility Woodham deserves.
Well worth a visit.

Welcome to Woodham!

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David
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food in the newly refurbished Victoria - a great imporvement!

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AudreyM
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely refurbishment of the venue, great decor, great food & lovely atmosphere.

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IsobelC
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our first visit to Victoria very much! All safety measures there and very friendly staff. Loved food and will be back again, if we can!

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SammyB1
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience2

Lack of choice for vegetarians, the fish with pasta dish was mediocre but burger good although the presentation of this was very poor.
Restaurant lacked Christmas spirit, no decorations anywhere, apparently there was a Christmas tree at the entrance and no festive menu either. Such a shame but the staff were very attentive.

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DavidW
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tasty food. Friendly efficient service. Good to have a lovely local pub.

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ClareW
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our first visit on Sunday and we'll be back. Staff were lovely and friendly and the food was lovely.

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SimonB
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The newly reopened Victoria was better than I imagined. The food was excellent, they market as pub grub favorites cooked well, and I think they more than surpassed that. All of our meals were first class. Great value and superb service.

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BruceG
London
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The refurbishment has made the pub very warm and welcoming. There is a good selection of beers and the food was very nice indeed. One of the nicest pub Sunday roasts I have had in a long time to be honest. The staff were friendly and the service was faultless.

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winter
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sunday roast was lovely and plenty of it. The pub has been renovated to a high standard. For Covid I think we where too close to the other tables. The drinks are expensive. Would highly recommend

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KatherineG
London
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, beautiful refurbishment and great service. We’ll be back very soon!

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Billy
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent food and service, great atmosphere too. lovely looking cosy pub

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OpenTable Diner
London
19 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Bit too packed, it needed more social distancing.

Food was good with plenty of choice, staff attentive and helpful. I was a bit surprised about their inability to supply vinegar for my chips!

I’ll be back

EG
EdwinaG
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Food tasted nice on the night but weve both had really upset stomachs since eating there (can’t decide if this is the food or the lager) The acoustics are also on the echoey side - it was like eating in a school canteen. I’ve seen raving reviews on Facebook which is why we decided to try so I know this hasn’t been everyone’s experience.

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MariaN
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very pleasant staff.Place very clean.F ood excellent.
Would recommend a visit

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KevinD
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very friendly staff, very attentive. Food was excellent, highly recommended!

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Owen
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had such an enjoyable lunch at the Victoria pub in Woodham last Friday. The pub is unrecognisable both inside and outside - decor looks amazing, interior has been completely renovated with plenty of space between tables. John and his very attentive staff looked after us very well. The food was excellent, arrived promptly with fantastic selection of ales / beers and wine available. We are delighted we finally have a quality local pub in Woodham which is also both family and dog friendly.

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PenH
London
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit to The Victoria in a few years. It is much more welcoming, the staff were very friendly. Menu was varied and met our needs.
All Covid safe with distance between tables.
Was lovely good level background noise. Food was really good.
Just what Woodham has been asking for a great pub with great food and all walking distance from home. Very glad it is here. Will be going back

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OpenTable Diner
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The refurbishment is wonderful. Inside is cosy for a large pub and the garden areas are well thought out and planted lovely.
Great staff and service and the food is well priced, filling and tasty.
Enjoyed an intimate birthday meal for two.

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LindaW
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Friendly, helpful staff. Great quality food and reasonably priced. We will definitely be back.

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JoshG
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food, very friendly and welcoming staff. Will Definitely come back! Highly recommend

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CharlotteD
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

So my review scores are rather low for a couple of reasons (see listed below)
1) the sharing platter is definitely not a ‘sharing platter’ as we all know and love. It is quite underwhelming with quite a high price tag. Maybe items and way it is served needs to be reviewed.
2) service was awful - our one server didn’t know his left hand from his right. I appreciate maybe this is his first time doing it but he made several mistakes;
- walked away before my husband had ordered his main as he obviously wasn’t listening
- asked us if we wanted the dessert menu whilst clearing our starters away
- took payment at the end of the meal without checking the actual receipt. If we weren’t ‘honest people’ we would have walked away with our whole meal free as the receipt said ‘void’ at bottom.
- took my husbands card and only returned when we ask for it at bar
- he didn’t send away for our mains when he cleared which lead to a wait of around 60 minutes between courses. Now we like a break but that was rather long.
Overall for a meal that cost over £90 for a date night, we would expect more. Hopefully these are just teething errors and will be rectified as looking around and hearing other tables we were not the only ones with payment and service issues.
I have selected no for recommending as I will only recommend something I loved. As I said, hopefully over time all the things above will be rectified/erased.

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RachelE
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our meal in the newly opened Victoria very welcoming

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MarkS
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food all evening, and the pub refurb has been done very tastefully, perfect lighting and ambience - a beautiful place to spend for an evening meal.

I had the bubble and squeak followed by the steak and kidney pudding 'pie' of the day - both were very tasty and well presented.

The pub was very busy when I went (a good sign!) so the staff were rushed off their feet, but aside from briefly forgetting my second glass of wine, I thought they coped very well with the demand and service was always with a smile.

The area has been crying out for a decent gastro pub for years, but I didn't expect it would be as good as this - so glad to have this place and the team that run it in the village.

Will be returning as soon as possible (if I can get a booking)!

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MarleneD
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall experience was good. My only comment was that my food was not very hot not so my partners!

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AnneH
London
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We ate at lunch time and it was fairly busy mainly with couples.
The pub is nicely renovated and has a pleasant atmosphere.
Food was excellent and good portions.
The piece of fish with the fish and chips was large and very fresh.
My husband said his bangers and mash was the best he has ever had!
Very pleasant and friendly staff.
Will return and looking forward to using the garden again in the summer.

SG
SueG
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We thought the renovation has been done so well. Modernist but in keeping with a Victorian pub. Had lunch, in the first week of the reopening after refurb. Had the sharing platter which was delicious and enough for the two of us. The soup and sandwiches combo looked good value as well. Staff friendly and service excellent. We will certainly go again.

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Jane
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had great lunch. Delicious food nice staff and lovely fire.

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Seb7482
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great newly refurbished pub. Good food and drinks. Outside section looking well done up, can’t wait for summer.

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CarolY
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful to have a brilliant eatery locally with a good setting. Hope it stays this way.

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Spagetti
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food ,customer service and and decor....Been twice in the last week loved it both times .

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graeme
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

A really great addition to the neighbourhood. The pub has been fully refurbished and it looks fantastic, really high quality. The food was excellent and the service was very friendly. I'll certainly be back soon.

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DebbieB
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Considering social distancing our table for 2 seemed squashed in between 2 x tables of 4. When 2 of the other people were seated they were literally a foot away. Order taken quickly and friendly yet main course came 1 hour 15 mins later! Were offered free drink but the first night out since lockdown was very disappointing.

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hayleyc
London
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Fab food great service lovely open fire
Nice atmosphere

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Louise
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We trialled the sunday roast. It was really well presented and beautifully cooked!

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CatH
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Fantastic to see the Victoria so vibrant. Delicious food and well presented. We were looked after by a friendly and helpful waitress. The decor is welcoming and spotlessly clean.
We were surprised at how close some of the tables were to each other and no windows were open so we asked to move to a better ventilated area.

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OpenTable Diner
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Slow service and overcooked food on a few dishes including expensive mains.

FAQs

The Victoria - Woodham is rated 4.5 stars by 52 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.