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The Woodman

4.4
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129 reviews
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£25 and under
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British
We are pub (rather than restaurant) and one of the finest pubs for food, drinks and entertainment in London.

We serve freshly made, seasonal, British comfort food. Creative dishes as well as British pub classics all executed to a high level.

Our team offer table service and aim to let you relax into your experience while we look after you. A wide choice of drinks available including 6 real ales on tap, a well explained wine list, cocktails, martinis, huge choices of gins, spirits, hot & cold drinks, soft drinks and much more.

We have seating inside for upto 120
We have seating in a heated outdoor terrace for 70
We have seating in our beer garden for 240

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 129 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.4
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4.3
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4.3
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
London
15 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The young ladies that served us were polite, friendly and well knowledgable with nothing being a problem. Will definitely be coming back.

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ColletteC
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Awesome sunday lunch. Great value without skimping on quality. Proud to have this as my local and my guests agree.

MB
MarjoleinB
London
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is a great pub with quality food and always friendly staff. They have live music,which gives the place something extra. They allow dogs which is fantastic as well. Overall really great place with good food and wine and during summer they have a great terrace to enjoy.

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LisaZ
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Good food, friendly staff, reasonable prices - what’s not to like?

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Has a great family meal with good sunday roast and great friendly atmosphere

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vipn6gold
London
64 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I was surprised to discover that even at 6.30pm on a damp evening, The Woodman was pretty full - they’re clearly doing something right.
The atmosphere was great and, given how busy it was, the service was pretty good too.
The food was what used to be described as ‘pub grub’. It wasn’t by any means terrible, but there were a few missteps. For example, I’m not certain that half a warm avocado is a great accompaniment for jerk chicken.
But judged as a pub, it was pretty good and I’d definitely eat there again.

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ah888
London
5 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Good service, generous portions. A good pre-theatre find for Jackson’s Lane

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ZanderC
London
5 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Had lamb roast which was average, lamb cooked medium which in my opinion is overdone, but was acceptable. Nice roast potatoes, avg veg. Fish and chips had by others was excellent. Friendly helpful staff, bartender even came out to say they ran out of an ale we wanted and suggested similar. Apparenlty have live music a lot so will be back to check that out. Also special live music for small children during the weekdays.

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CatherineM
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We really enjoyed our lunch at The Woodman. The staff were attentive and happy to help us with requests (we moved tables, then they kindly provided the kids with colouring paper and pencils etc.) Nice food, good service. Will definitely come back.

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AnjaH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Realily great food, lovely portions. Table service and quiet.

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KathrynH
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Staff were very friendly and helpful. The service was a little slow, especially when it came to dessert. Plenty of vegan options for main but nothing for sweet, that's a massive shame!

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KempTown
London
44 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Generally high quality food and friendly service. The fish and chips were rather average but other main choices, starters and desserts were delicious. Service was efficient, although it felt a little rushed at times. Drinks were all fine and reasonably-priced. We hadn’t known it was a DJ night but being at the other end of the bar area, the sound level was OK.

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KevinW
London
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Sunday roast was very poor.
Canned vegetables.
Tough meat - beef.
Drinks were flat.
Would not recommend.

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Mabz
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Great ambient, great service, really nice pub. The only thing I would say is the food could be a little better but the rest was amazing. I will return and try something different. I would recommend. Thanks

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BijouxM
London
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Overall another great group Sunday lunch session at the woodman. Food was excellent and service was attentive. My only observation was our group was sat near the door which meant we were hit with a cold blast every time someone came or left the pub. Unfortunately there wasnt anywhere else we could be moved to. My lesson will be to specifically ask to be sat away from door next group booking which I usually do well in advance. Otherwise dining experience was lovely as always.

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DanielaD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food, Staff were nice, although some seemed a bit stressed, and the ambience was OK, luckily we were not at the most noisy part of the pub. Will continue to come to the Woodman it is my local!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
16 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas work get together. Safi our waitress was very attentive.

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Marie
London
4 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely hangout with friends. The staff are very attentive and welcoming. Overall great vibe and good service. Great selection of gin's and the monkfish was devine!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
16 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic all round. Waited Demi and Emma were amazing.

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SilviaP
London
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good experience but is better during summer time!

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JC123
London
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food for good prices, and very friendly and helpful staff. Nice atmosphere as well. Couldn’t have asked for more, really.

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MarkA
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were very friendly and accommodating, food was excellent as always and very good value given the location.

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kalegrower
London
8 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top drawer. Very pleasant place to visit, friendly and efficient staff, and we ate very well indeed.
Price of food is good value - drinks a bit on the expensive side.

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GillesA
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Despite we booked a table with a validation...., no table available for 3 guests!!
For the rest everything was positive.
Gilles

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Marie
London
4 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely pub with top service, a cosy fire place and good food! Really enjoy going to the Woodman for relaxed social evenings.
Highly recommend the monkfish!! Absolutely beautifully cooked and seasoned.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
16 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly amazing. My Monkfish Tandoori was exceptional and the service was impeccable. My wine was perfect and also looking around a good selection of other drinks. Served by a lovely lady called Demi, i will be back for my mulled cider.

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Monika
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, friendly and helpful stuff, good choice of vegetarian dishes

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OccasionalBruncher
London
13 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Good buzz. Running out of some roasts by 2.30 on a Sunday. Food arrived far from hot. Patchy service. Overall, fine.

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JessicaW
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the woodman!!! The food is delicious especially the roast dinners and the sharing board although on the sharing board I’d say to change the veggie sausages (which are very dry) to meat sausages!!! Other than that I have no complaints, the woodman has an array of drinks choices and food choices
I found them to be great value for money too and the environment is very relaxed and nice

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Laitko
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent pub, great atmosphere, quite hectic Sunday lunchtime - booking essential.

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DoulaN
London
18 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

A good place to meet friends and it has an outside place which is an added bonus. Dogs are welcome, another good bonus. The staff couldn’t be more accommodating!

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KMlondon1
London
5 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Very disappointing visit. Inexperienced staff and odd rules like only serving gin in doubles meaning you can’t have one if you are driving or don’t want two measures. Food took an hour to come though it wasn’t busy with one meal arriving 25 mins before the other three. Roast was over cooked with fatty, tasteless beef served with frozen peas and carrots.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall1food2service3ambience2

School dinner quality food pretending to be something else. Very expensive given how bad it is. Staff arguing with each other throughout. Avoid.

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John
London
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome pub with great food, beer and a lively ambience!

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MichelinoB
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Me and my girlfriend went there for a lunch, the food was really nice but what caught my heart was the attention and the warming of the waiters.
An Italian guy with beautiful attitude to hosting, welcomed us on the door and then Demi a blond English girl suggested us the perfect drink for our meal.
Great service, especially for a gastro-pub!
Food is typical English with an interesting touch of fusion cousine; curious to try the oyster bar, I will back soon with all my family!
Plus: huge beer garden, just out of the tube station, great place for family, couples or group friends.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
16 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Manager really helpful and attentive along with the staff. Fabulous lunch, excellent sea bass. Great all round. Thank you

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Jess
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Woodman is a lovely pub with excellent service and friendly staff. The food is delicious, table service for drinks is fast.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
16 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal with a friend. Service was so on point too. Will be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
16 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb all round. Food and table service absolutely excellent. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, great atmosphere!

FAQs

The Woodman does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo and Uber Eats. The Woodman also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 8340 3016.

The Woodman is rated 4.4 stars by 129 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.