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Garnon Bushes, Coopersale

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MY HUSBAND AND I VISITED THE PUB JUST AFTER XMAS A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO ON A SUNDAY AFTERNOON AFTER SHOPPING IN THE SALES, WE DID USE THIS PUB BEFORE IT WAS RECENTLY TAKEN OVER, FIRST IMPRESSION ON ENTERING WAS I HAD WALKED INTO "IKEA" NOT A COMFORTABLE OR RELAXING FEEL, SOMETHING NOT QUITE RIGHT, WE THEN ORDERED SUNDAY ROAST, ABSOLUTELY AWFUL AND NOT WORTH THE £18.00 IT COST FOR 2, AND DEFINATELY NOT HOME COOKED MORE LIKE BOILED IN THE BAG, WHEN THE BAR WOMEN CAME TO PICKUP THE PLATES SHE SAID ANYTHING WRONG AS THERE WAS MOST OF THE DINNER STILL ON THE PLATES, I SAID IT WASNT VERY NICE AND MY HUBBY ALSO SAID EVERYTHING ABOUT IT WAS AWFUL, THE REACTION WAS A SHRUG OF THE SHOULDERS, THIS CERTAINLY ISNT THE WAY TO REACT WHEN YOU ARE BEING TOLD THE FOOD IS TERRIBLE, BY CUSTOMERS, WOULD NEVER EAT IN THERE AGAIN,
benidorm2014 - 12 Jan 2014 22:13
A nice, welcoming pub with a friendly landlord (or at least I presume he is the landlord). We've been frequenting this pub on a Sunday evening on and off for the last couple of months and they've always been hospitable and shown an interest in us.

Beers: seems to always be Green King IPA, Sharp's Doom Bar and Adnams' Broadside. Covers all bases. Doom Bar is especially tasty. Beers are well looked after and always taste like they should. Average price (3.30 a pint).

Food has yet to be tried, but looks reasonable (though probably not made on the premises).

Has big screens, so if you don't enjoy your sport you may want to avoid on sports nights. They're not on all the time.

Would recommend!

(June 2012)
paulskinner - 11 Jun 2012 18:18
I visited in 2010 on a Saturday lunch time. The interior was quite tired looking without the quaint well worth charm. Choice of beer poor and the music was strangley loud since there were a few people in the pub. One drink was enough and that's a bench mark of any pub as i enjoy my beer! I live fairly locally, too many better pubs to make any effort to return.
harperp3 - 3 Feb 2011 13:47
A friend told us the food was good so we went to try it for lunch and were very disappointed. Serving staff quite friendly, but choice of beers very limited. Food was mediocre; certainly didn't look or taste home - made. Someone, probably the Licensee, sat on a bar stool chatting loudly to a companion and every other word rhymed with "duck"
This visit was early this year: maybe things have changed now, but we won't bother to go back because there are better options around.
Jimdee - 26 Aug 2010 16:24
Great pub but beers going down hill fast, when it's good it's very good but half the time it's IPA and Bass only. Foods good value, great sunday roast.
Tightfart - 28 Jul 2010 14:47
Cycled here from Chingford and received a warm welcome from staff and regulars who were kind enough not to make any comments about my lycra-clad body! Had a superb pint of Batemans XXX and an interesting chat with a local about bikes, beer and women!

Definitely somewhere I would visit again - with and without lycra!
davewat - 14 Jul 2009 23:00
Well what can I say, 3 top class ales, and the food I had was superb. None of your boil in the bag rubbish unlike the "Kings Head" in North Weald. If you are in the area this is a must. 4 in a taxi from Epping Tube ia money well spent. GIVE IT A TRY YOU WILLNOT BE DISAPOINTED.
chiefknut - 20 Oct 2008 14:55
A very friendly welcome even when I had walked there over the fields and through the woods. The varied menu has enough choice to keep my wife and friends satisfied. If its a snack try a toasted sandwich, where the cheese is properly melted, and the chips are not the usual mass produced "french fries" but are big, tasty, crispy and delicious.
The quality of the fare is excellent, and the quantity to be truthful is more than I can manage, but I just have to try.
The regulars are friendly and the service is always with a smile. What more can anybody ask.
In the winter best not sit too close to the fire as it does tend to put out a lot of heat.
All in, I can think myself lucky to have such a pub within easy walking distance.
Robo 1947.
Robo1947 - 26 Jul 2007 20:08
I popped in here this morning (Saturday 21 July) whilst working across the road.
Lovely old pub with a load of features still intact.
Looks like it's been here donkey's years.
I had such a nice pint of Guiness that if i wasn't working on a house over the road, i'd have stayed all day.
Will have to pop back for a longer session.
adeybaby2001 - 21 Jul 2007 21:59
Lovely quaint pub. But they struggle to serve a cold glass of white wine! How hard can it be?
crass - 7 Jun 2007 00:46
Nice pub in the little village of Coopersale, about a mile from Epping towards North Weald on a side road. Really lovely staff, GREAT Sunday roast and friendly locals. It seemed quite a 'locals' pub, but in a nice way. Got chatting to a chap at the bar and everyone seems really friendly. There's a restaurant attached too, and if the pub's Sunday lunch is anything to go by, the restaurant can't be bad!
TheG - 18 Jul 2005 14:36

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