The Woodman

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£25 and under
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British

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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
What 98 People Are Saying
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DN
London
17 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

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!

KM
London
5 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

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.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 2

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

MB
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

OT
London
11 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

J
London
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
London
12 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
London
12 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service, great atmosphere!

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simple and excellent

B
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been coming here for their Sunday roasts and it have been amazing every time.

Great, huge portions with loads of gravy and a giant Yorkshire pudding. A++ would recommend and return.

OT
London
12 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just great all round

OT
London
12 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely day day in the garden. Very busy. Food excellent. If anything had to wait a bit too long for my drinks. Still best pub for me in the area.

A
London
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

Inedebile Sunday roast . Cold Yorkshire puddings. Hard potatoes . Stuffing cut into small squares . Tasteless meat . Taken back and not charged for . Manager offered replacement dish . Asparagus swimming in old oil . Fish and chips very good and enjoyed . Waiters young and look scared. Average service. Great atmosphere outdoors which many people enjoyed .

OT
London
12 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, great garden and great vibe in the garden. A barbecue outside now next to the seafood counter. Friendly and welcoming staff and 10/10 service. Will 100 percent be back.

OT
London
12 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great sea bass. Looking forward to the seafood bar and summer barbecue. Staff so friendly well knowledgeable and attentive. 10/10

OT
London
12 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal, wonderful staff and superb venue. Look forward to their seafood bar opening too.

OT
London
12 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, great pub. All good.

PA
London
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

It’s always good to come back here IMO food could be less expensive for what you actually get, except for that it’s one of the greatest pubs with the loveliest staff

OT
London
12 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time i come here i expect that something may dampen my experience, never happens. The food is amazing, my squid and chickpea salad especially. My waitress very attentive and the manager seems to have his staff happy and enjoying and is extremely accommodating. I would highly recommend and will be back soon.

JN
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely pub with a nice atmosphere and very warm and knowledgeable staff. Would definitely come again for the location and vibe of this place. Better than good pub food.

GC
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another visit and yet another excellent experience! Visited with some work colleagues for an impromptu lunch meeting and the food and service was as good as ever. Highly recommend.

OT
London
12 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazed at the service and the food here. Staff do spot on and attentive. Will definitely be coming back soon. Thanks for a great afternoon.

BB
London
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, fast friendly and helpful staff, great atmosphere. What more could you want. Great pub. 10/10.

LM
London
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great pub! Lovely Sunday roast and very friendly manager. Would definitely recommend for a Sunday hangout!

AH
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I came in for dinner and the service from the floor team was brilliant. I really enjoyed my food and the floor manager made sure I was very well looked after. I’ll definitely be coming back again!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been back here a few times recently as the service is always so good. Bar staff are always so friendly and the floor staff are fantastic, helpful and attentive.

Staff are always ready to help and explain the menu in detail. They understand their wines and food is always amazing.

Thank you for making it such a lovely evening.

We will defo be coming back again.

Highly recommended, great local pub.

MS
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Having not been to The Woodman for many, many years , I am extremely happy to have rediscovered it. The food was lovely and the staff were great. The chap managing the floor staff was also superb, looking after us or encouraging his staff to do the same whilst not being overbearing in any fashion. A couple extra chips on my plate would have made the evening perfect!

BB
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an anniversary meal with my husband at the woodman last night.

We went there on a recommendation and we were not disappointed.

The service was impeccable and the staff knew the menu inside out. The manager was really friendly but nobody was intrusive while we had our meal.

The food was really yummy and we can wait to go back.

Thank you to everybody who made this a perfect night for us. We will defo be back soon.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I made this booking this through Open Table very last minute, as we were in the area and was quietly surprised by this place. I have lived in the area all my life but have not really frequented the Woodman due to a previous bad experiences.

From the start I was welcomed very warmly. My waiter was extremely attentive and advised me with his knowledge of the menu. Without being too over the top however, I thought the Manager (well I assume he was) was very accommodating and friendly. His interaction with customers and staff was reflective of my experience.

My only reservation was my food. Although great I though my avocado in my starter could have been a little more fresh. Nevertheless, this didn’t spoil my whole experience so we left happy. Well done to the chef, waiter and the Manager. Thank you and will definitely be coming back.

GC
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the second time I've eaten in this pub following a great first visit.
My family and I had a superb meal in here. The staff were friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and the manager even remembered us from our last visit!! Looking forward to our next trip into London when I'm sure we'll come in here again. I thoroughly recommend this pub.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there for a business meeting with food.

The staff were very attentive to needs and manager was welcoming and friendly.

Food was great, would defo go back.

Top Pub. !!

UM
London
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had such a lovely Sunday lunch at The Woodman. The food was wonderful and the service was outstanding. The staff were lovely, and in particular the manager was so helpful and accommodating. The lamb roast was delicious, and our vegetarian friends were well catered for. Table service for drinks is a definite highlight!

KO
London
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely service with yummy food. Fab outdoor seating area

PA
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Food a bit boring to my taste, and portions are far too small for what you pay. But apart for that great table service and selection of beers too, overall a beautiful experience I will come back!

JN
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, friendly atmosphere, nice vibe to the place. The food was also good.
Great location for the tube. Would recommend a visit

AL
London
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very simply, brilliant food and outstanding service. My new favourite place! The staff went above and beyond. Thank you, I'll definitely be back!

M
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Very nice food and atmosphere for a Sunday lunch of five adults and a toddler. Food was good value, though on the higher end for a pub Sunday lunch - we prefer to have a decent lunch and pay a bit more, so we were happy.
My only small complaint was that when we arrived, we were given a table in front of a draughty door, even though there was another table available (I'd booked about a month beforehand for a family birthday lunch). It took three go's to get us moved to the more comfortable table. But apart from a very intransigent waitress at that point, the service was friendly and efficient.

DD
London
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I reserved a table by phone. I explained that I was coming for a quiet chat with a friend . When I arrived I was greeted by wall to wall music from a live band. I should have been advised of this when I phoned to book a table. A member of staff to whom I explained the situation agreed with me and said she would tell her manager. When my friend arrived we decided to leave without buying food or drink and go elsewhere. As we left, the member of staff said again she had told the manager. The manager did not contact my friend and me before we left. A completely wasted evening. We did not eat at The Woodman but I had to tick the requisite boxes in order to leave this review.

S
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The Woodman on Sunday nights is now our favorite spot all week! The Brazilian band and music after Sunday roast is incredible! They are so talented and fun and we just have a blast. Invited a number of friends to join last week and the kids danced, we got to relax and enjoy the atmosphere and the Woodman was wonderfully accommodating and patient with the little ones. Great food, awesome music. Perfect neighborhood spot. Thank you and see you again soon!

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