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Huntsman and Hounds, Upminster - pub details

Huntsman and Hounds

Address: Ockenden Road, Upminster, Essex, RM14 2DN [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 14051) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Upminster (1.1 miles), Ockendon (2.4 miles), Emerson Park (2.5 miles)

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Ember Inns establishment that was very quiet on my Saturday morning visit. This is definitely more of a dining establishment and has plenty of tables. Ales were Sharps Doom Bar, Greene King Abbot, Brakspear Bitter & Adnams Broadside & Ghost Ship. No real cider was available. The pub is in the Corbets Tey area of Upminster. If you catch the bus from Upminster station, make sure you're going the wrong way. I managed to get as far as Upminster Bridge before realising I was going the wrong way and expect to wait up to 20 minutes for another bus!
blue_scrumpy - 11 Oct 2015 21:13
Will not be visiting again, Last night I arrived with my girlfriend to find 3 bar staff on duty, one was changing a barrel one was serving while the other was counting bottles of beer " stock take " the girl that was serving had a " I do not want to be here " look on here face and was slow at serving add to this we have 2 men that spent £6 on beer then paid by card which just is a joke she then decides that saying " who is next " is beyond her so she served people that had just walked in first possibly because they are locals and then went to serve one of the locals that was propping up the bar before I walked in..... she made eye contact with me a couple of times so I was not invisible she just chose to serve others first in what is a large bar area.

I stopped going to the railway at Hornchurch after the bar staff decided that they would serve the locals first including saying to one man standing behind me " the usual is it " and handing him a pint over my shoulder. after standing in the huntsman and hounds long enough for my girlfriend to read the menu decide what she wanted to eat then sit waiting wondering where I was we left. and will not return, we usually visit 2-4 times per month and always eat but being served has always been a little frustrating and last night was the final straw. so good luck in serving the locals and the numerous wakes that attend and probably save the pub from going under.
gruppe8 - 9 Jan 2014 10:58
After visiting nearby crematorium took family here for midweek lunch. Mother partially disabled but access OK. Lavatories up steep steps and corridor.
Pub lunch OK, served in acceptable time but very poor service by two young men. No friendly welcome, no smiles, no thank-you. One mumbled questions and gave impression he resented serving. Suggest a customer care course for staff.
Ericemms - 6 Apr 2012 13:19
My local which I rarely visit nowadays as we have been very dissapointed with the food on far too many occasions. Beer and decor ok, but nothing special. I have always felt that if this pub was better run it would do far more trade. It appears to only exist on the back of daytime funeral parties from the nearby crem!
jimbo2 - 17 Oct 2010 01:16
We know this place as the "pub of death" due to the regular funeral parties during the day which must be a boon to the management as the pub is a bit out of town. The decoration is bland, but then it is also comfortable and clean. The beer (real ale) range is a bit dull and it can be a bit hit and miss. Although the quality has been OK on my last few visits. Like many Ember Inns they seem to love Greene King which is a shame as we now have local breweries in Brentwood and Ilford. As a local my nearest three pubs all seem to be Ember's! I would use the pub more, particularly if I am with wife - mother and other relatives who like comfy seats but the food and ale range needs to be more adventurous.
elpescado - 4 Jul 2010 17:31

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