Monkhams, IG9 6LN
- 020 8504 4525
- Station Way, IG9 6LN
- noon-11pm Mon-Thu; noon-midnight Fri-Sat; noon-10:30pm Sun
Pub in Buckhurst Hill, situated on the corner of Station Way and Buckhurst Way, near Roding Valley Station (make sure you come out of the main entrance of the station, not the smaller back entrance, and turn right on exiting the station).
It's quite big, with lots of standing room as well as chairs and tables, and it has some outside seating too. As of September 2008, they have no handpumps, so no cask ale, but they do have a couple of pool tables if that's your thing.
Kake visited on a Tuesday afternoon in September 2008. There were a couple of other customers in, clearly regulars. Service was friendly enough. No real ale, so I had Strongbow (£1.40/half). Music was playing but not too loudly.
Food is served noon-4pm and 6pm-9pm Tue-Sat, and noon-8pm Sunday (no food Monday), according to a sign seen in the pub in September 2008. Didn't get a look at the menu.
Accessibility: Ramp to get in the front door, but there was also a sign indicating a more accessible entrance round the side. Level access to bar, pool tables, toilets, and seating area once you're in (there are toilets upstairs as well, but there are both gents' and ladies' on the ground floor too).