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Travellers Friend

(also known as Spivs)

496-498 High Road
Woodford Wells
Woodford Green

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Opening Times


MondayMidday - 11.00 pm
TuesdayMidday - 11.00 pm
WednesdayMidday - Midnight
ThursdayMidday - Midnight
FridayMidday - 1.00 am
SaturdayMidday - 1.00 am
SundayMidday - 11.00 pm

Meal Times

No Service Mon
12 - 3, 6 - 10 Tue - Fri
12 - 5, 6 - 10 Sat
12 - 10 Sun

About the Pub

After five years under the ownership of two local families, this friendly, comfortable local was sold to the City Pub Co in summer 2018, following a complete refurbishment in 2017 when it was extended at the back and above. The rare snob screens have been moved from the bar counter to a position above the bar back. The original oak-panelling was removed, restored and reinstated, but some had to be replaced. There are picnic tables at the front and in the side beer garden. At the rear is a small car park. Up to eight real ales are normally available, including three changing beers and a house beer "Spivs IPA" (4.1%) from an unnamed brewery. Local CAMRA Pub of the Year 2015 & 2010.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 4 regular beers.

  • Bombardier (Bombardier has been brewed by Marston's at the Eagle Brewery since May 2017)
  • St Austell Tribute
  • Timothy Taylor Landlord
  • Young's London Original (Brewed by Marston's at the Eagle Brewery since May 2017)

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 4 changing beers.

May include other beers from Adnams, Sharp's or St Austell breweries.

Source: National

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available

    Old Rosie or another Cider from Weston's.

  • BeerFestival Beer Festivals


  • CaskMarque Cask Marque Accredited


  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access
  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals

    Including steaks on Wednesdays & roasts on Sundays.

  • EveningMeals Evening Meals

    Including steaks on Wednesdays.

  • Garden Garden

    Patio at front and smart garden at the side.

  • Parking Parking
  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly

    Dogs are welcome in the bar at the front.

  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly

    Children welcome until 20:30, but not in the bar area.

  • Events Events

    Quiz nights on Tuesdays, starting at 8pm. Charity Race Nights.

  • FunctionRoom Function Room

    The Churchill function room caters for up to 60 persons.

  • Newspapers Newspapers
  • Restaurant Restaurant Area
  • SportsTV Sports TV

    Used only for major sporting events, covered-up at other times.

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Travellers Friend

496-498 High Road
Woodford Wells
Woodford Green

Sat Nav Reference

51.615015, 0.025422


  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes

Nearby Bus Routes (70m)

London Buses: 20, 179, W13

Bus Stop: St Thomas of Canterbury Church.

Nearby London Underground/Overground/DLR (1450m)



On slip road off A104

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Travellers Friend - Woodford Green (5)

Travellers Friend

496-498 High Road
Woodford Wells
Woodford Green

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Real Cider Available
  • Beer Festivals
  • Cask Marque Accredited
  • Disabled Access
  • Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals
  • Garden
  • Parking
  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Events
  • Function Room
  • Newspapers
  • Restaurant Area
  • Sports TV
  • Close to Bus Routes

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