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Best Western Epping Forest Hotel is a wonderful hotel in Essex and enjoys a super setting on the southern borders of ancient Epping Forest. It's the ideal location for getting out and about in one of Englands most celebrated beauty spots.

Whether you are on business, courting as a couple or having fun as a family, this superb Essex hotel has something for everyone. With direct links to the city and 2 major airports nearby, you can enjoy unspoilt woodland inside the M25 and never be far from where it's all happening. Just a short distance away, you'll find the O2 Arena and for football fans, it's close to White Hart Lane for Tottenham Hotspur and the former Olympic Stadium in Stratford for the new home of West Ham United. Plus if you're a fan of The Only Way Is Essex, you'll feel right at home here.

We're all about traditional family values here, so when we welcome you into our hotel, we welcome you into our home. You can enjoy a hearty meal in the Forest restaurant, spend quality time playing board games in our lounge or even go down to the woods for a picnic. Our spacious bedrooms provide you with ample comfort, leaving you with little to do but relax and enjoy your stay.

We have dedicated rooms which make this superbly located Essex hotel a great conference venue. It's also the perfect place to hold a wedding celebration with dedicated staff and flexible function rooms.

The best of the capital within in easy reach and a beautiful forest on your doorstep you get the best of both worlds at the Best Western Epping Forest Hotel in Essex.

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30 Oak Hill
Woodford Green
For enquiries or to make a reservation please call 0844 387 6349*


Bars, Free WIFI, Pets Allowed, Restaurants, Twenty Four Hour Service, Lift to some floors
Free internet available throughout the hotel
There is free parking available onsite.
Pets: Accepted £10 per dog per night
Check-in & Check-out
14:00 | 12:00
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Rooms & Rates


Dining and Bars

The Best Western Epping Forest Hotel offers a lovely place to eat near Essex, close to the ancient forest.

Chef John Leighton


The Forest Restaurant

The Forest restaurant is located on the ground floor and offers a range of freshly prepared dishes to suit all tastes, using locally-sourced ingredients and offering mouth watering meals at affordable prices. You can expect a varied choice of menus, complemented by carefully selected wines. Our full English breakfast and popular Sunday carvery are renowned.

Opening hours

Breakfast: 06:30 - 09:30
Lunch: 12:00 - 15:00
Dinner: 17:30 - 22:00
Weekend times may vary

Forest Bar

Whether you're here for a relaxing drink after a busy day exploring the city or the forest, expect a warm welcome at our lovely Forest bar. With a wide selection of beers and expansive wine list to choose from, it's a great spot to pause for a while. We also serve afternoon tea and coffee, which you can enjoy with companions in friendly, convivial surroundings.

Opening hours

Weekend times may vary


We make memories here at Best Western Epping Forest Hotel, and do everything we can to make your special day one you'll cherish. We offer a range of wedding packages tailor-made to suit the happy couple. You can take advantage of fantastic photo opportunities in the ancient Epping Forest to ensure you look as good as you feel on your special day. We also serve up fabulous food to make this the perfect wedding venue near Essex.

Wedding service and reception venue

We're licensed until 1am, so you can dance the night away into the wee hours and enjoy your celebrations for longer with us. We do have a resident DJ, magician, singers, wedding bands, tribute acts and comedians, who will all wow you - but you're also welcome to bring your own entertainment to personalise your party.


Incredibly versatile and open to any suggestions to ensure your day is perfect, our menu makers can chop and change dishes to suit any preference you or your family and friends may have. From the type of bread roll you choose to the delicious desserts you want to treat yourselves to, we can be completely flexible. Our highly skilled and passionate chefs will create anything you like to add the icing on the cake for your special day.


Registry office:
Waltham Forest
106 Grove Road, Walthamstow, London E17 9BY
0208 496 2719

For any enquiries please call Events Team on 0208 7879988

Location and Attractions

Getting there.

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Nearest motorway: M11, J4, 2.00 miles
Nearest train station: Highams Park Station, 0.70 miles
Nearest tube station: South Woodford, 25.00 mins
Nearest airport: London Stansted, 26.00 miles
Free parking on site (80 spaces)

30 Oak Hill
Woodford Green

What's nearby?


  • 02 Arena (10.9 miles)

  • Tottenham Hotspur (5.4 miles)

Cities & Attractions

  • Epping Forest (0.1 miles)

  • ExCel London (12 miles)

  • Olympic Village (4.7 miles)

  • Towie Tour (15.5 miles)

  • Tower of London (12.5 miles)


  • Westfield Shopping Centre, Stratford (5 miles)

Meetings, Conferences and Events


Best Western Epping Forest makes for a great conference venue near Essex, offering all-inclusive packages with straightforward pricing and no hidden extras. Our dedicated team will go out of their way to ensure that every event you host is a success. We'll help you bring seminars, meetings, conferences, team-building events and much more to life.


We have 4 Statesman suites, offering large and small options to suit any size of meeting. The newly refurbished Statesman 1 comes complete with a gorgeous glass atrium, overlooking Epping Forest (for those all-important breakout sessions). It's able to comfortably host anything from 2 to 250 people. The suite can be divided into 3 separate rooms too - all with air conditioning, free Wi-Fi and natural daylight.


We offer competitive packages that include everything you'll need for your meeting - from flip charts to projectors. Our dedicated team will also serve unlimited refreshments throughout your event and attend to your every need. Should delegates wish to stay overnight, we offer preferential rates that include dinner and breakfast.

Available room set ups

U shape

Statesman 1

This is a fantastic and newly refurbished function room, complete with a gorgeous glass atrium, overlooking Epping Forest (for those all important breakout sessions!) and able to host from 2 - 250 people. The suite can be divided into 3 separate rooms too, all with air conditioning, free WiFi and natural daylight.

Room Theatre Classroom U-Shape Boardroom Banquet
Statesman 1 150 50 45 40 40
Statesman 2 30 12 20 15 15
Statesman 3 30 12 20 15 15
Statesman 4 0 0 0 8 0
Have an enquiry?
Contact events on 0845 620 0506


  • TripAdvisor
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 323 traveller reviews
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Terrible is an understatement. Woke up with bed bug bites!

15/01/2017 lauren_howie, Beckenham, United Kingdom

My gosh where do I start? Stayed on 14/01/17-15/01/17. I'm not from around Woodford, I live in south east London but I was up to see family for an 18th birthday. Before going out for dinner, we checke... more



12/01/2017 Nick C,

We found our stay at this hotel terrible! We were totally uninlformed that there are regular break ins in the hotel car park! The woman on the desk tried to play totally oblivious to this but we spoke... more


Best Western lived up to the name!!

05/01/2017 Sally K,

I'm just about to check out having spent 4 days here. Never written a trip advisor review before as I feel the current rating for this hotel is under-rated. I expected an average hotel going on previo... more


Basic rooms

13/12/2016 Perry M, Herne Bay, United Kingdom

Never stayed at a Best Western before so didn't know what to on expect. Reception area was above average with friendly and helpful staff. The bar and dining area were small although well equipped. Our... more

Owner Response
Donna L, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Epping Forest, responded to this review
Thank you for your valued feedback. I am glad to hear that you liked our reception area and found the staff to be friendly and helpful. Our guests are very important to us and it is always nice to hear that we are providing a high standard of service. I am also pleased to hear that you found the bar to be well equipped and the room comfortable. We hope you will return to see us again in the future. Kind Regards

Ideally Located for Wanstead!

11/12/2016 valandkarl, East Anglia

We booked into the Best Western Plus on the recommendation of our friends as we were spending my husband's birthday with them in the Wanstead area - the location was ideal. We arrived quite late on S... more

Owner Response
Donna L, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Epping Forest, responded to this review
Thank you for your lovely feedback. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and found the location convenient for your visit and also that you found our team to be friendly and welcoming. We do love our Christmas scene and tree in the Reception area and are pleased that you did too! I am very glad that you found the room to your liking and comfortable for your stay with us. We do hope you will return to us in the future in order for us to provide you with another great stay. Kind Regards