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The Derby Arms

Epsom Downs, Epsom, KT18 5LE +44 1372434855

((()* British
Main course: £12
Food spend: £28
Opening hours
Monday to Thursday: 11:00 - 22:00
Friday & Saturday: 11:00 - 22:30
Sunday: 11:00 - 21:00

Very good service and friendly staff! Reasonably priced to boot - would definitely recommend..!

Richard Dewar 14 November 2016
from Reigate

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Set opposite the world famous Epson Downs Racecourse, The Derby Arms is a refurbished gastro pub with an outdoor dining area enjoying views of the rolling countryside. Modern British dishes are served in the cosy bar & restaurant, which are filled with deep leather sofas, horserace-themed artwork, and cushioned dining seats.

With chefs given the opportunity to train at cookery schools in Spain and Italy, The Derby Arms menu features modern signature recipes made using the finest ingredients. As well as creative daily-changing specials, favourites include king prawn, crab and chorizo linguine, or spit-roasted chicken with lemon & garlic confit. A kids’ menu and Sunday roasts also feature, and desserts include rich vanilla and chocolate gelato with home-baked cookies.

The result of a treasured partnership with Rothschild wine merchants, the cellar showcases many fine wines, while token real ales and premium spirits are found at The Derby Arms bar. Nostalgic British nibbles and sharing platters bursting with international flavours offer more laidback dining.

The Derby Arms in Surrey is a 4-minute drive from Tattenham Corner Rail Station.

The Derby Arms

Epsom Downs, Epsom, KT18 5LE

Contact +44 1372722330
Reservations +44 1372434855

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Customer reviews for The Derby Arms

3.7 ((()* (based on 42 reviews)
88% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (26)
  • lunch (26)
  • trendy (9)
  • value (8)
  • views (8)
  • child friendly (6)
  • large parties (4)
  • private dining (4)
  • romantic (4)
  • al fresco (3)
  • afternoon tea (2)
  • business (1)
  • entertainment (1)
  • luxury (1)
  • (((** 15 November 2016 by Ian Fairhurst from Epsom

    Not the best. Although they were expecting us at the appointed time, they did not acknowledge the roast dinner I selected through the app. Several items were not available from the menu. Initial duty manager food (I presume) although didn't seem to be aware of the roast offer we booked, reluctantly said they would honour it, however, waitress ( almost argumentatively) suggested the offer we quoted from our email confirmation was for roast From £11.95, and therefore the roasts on the menu were all priced above £11.95, therefore the food would be charged as per the menu, hence not an offer at all. Understand mistakes happen, but the reaction from the staff in my opinion was not customer focused.

  • ((((* 14 November 2016 by Richard Dewar from Reigate

    Very good service and friendly staff! Reasonably priced to boot - would definitely recommend..!

  • ((((* 8 November 2016 by Ian Dilks from Oxshott

    We only went for a quick evening meal, just a shared starter and a main. The food (Mackerel fillets and Steak pie) was very good and good value. The staff were a bit rushed so service not that quick but it wasn't a problem and the staff were both apologetic and very friendly.

  • (**** 13 September 2016 by Ravi Seyan from Tadworth

    The dinning experience was not as expected. On arrival we were shown to our table where we waited for 15 minutes before any one came to us for our orders before drinks, We ordered some Pinot Noir , when waitress did bring one , I asked which one is it ? only to be told they only one, so I showed on the wine list where the two were. It was not they they were busy , they had few tablets free
    The waitress were not the friendliest, no smile , no courtesy
    The food was reasonable, not the best I have had , the food was expensive , one gets better service other local pubs
    I will not be going back again

  • ((((* 31 August 2016 by Reece from Epsom

    Excellent food and price as always, but the table wasn't set up and had to ask 3 times for knives and forks for the starter. For a table of 7, it felt as a table for 6 and space was limited. Staff were friendly and helpful. service wasn't rushed and atmosphere was good.
    Strange no strawberries available for a "gin with strawberries and black pepper" drink at the start of the meal, but come dessert, strawberries aplenty to eat???

  • ((((( 24 August 2016 by Colin Holden from London

    Very pleasant good food

  • ((((* 15 August 2016 by Marie Sheahan from Epsom

    Friendly staff, good food nice atmosphere perfect thank you

  • ((((( 14 August 2016 by Elysia Mcgovern from Epsom


  • ((*** 26 July 2016 by El from Surrey

    Food was lovely!!! Unfortunately service from young waitresses was appalling.

  • (((** 25 July 2016 by Lesley Wyse from Epsom

    Excellent varied choices. Beautifully presented. Service was good although our waitress was not particularly cheerful & seemed a little rushed. Only criticisms are that white wine not chilled sufficiently & ladies room was messy with paper towels not properly cleared up & lack of loo paper in all cubicles.

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