We are a true community pub, known to our friends as the ‘Spivs’.

The pub started out as a beer shop owned by Edward Mansell and was first recorded in the 1841 census. It has had a fair few landlords since then and has now been lovingly restored to showcase the traditional bar, open kitchen and dining area.

Watch the Euros 2024 at The Travellers Friend

There's no better place to catch the matchday atmosphere than at the pub with a beer in hand.

Serving excellent pub food

Our Head Chef and his highly skilled brigade offer a tempting seasonal menu as well as delicious daily specials to keep the food selection fresh and exciting. We are also renowned for our traditional Sunday Roasts which are a great excuse for a get together with friends and family in the pub. We love looking after our guests so our service is professional but friendly – we really want you to feel that this is your local.

Join the club

Make the most out of your favourite local by becoming a member of the brand new Portobello Pub Club. £5.00 when you join and be in with the chance to win a £500 bar tab to spend in January!

The Area

Away from the main hustle and bustle of London city life, Woodford is perfect for those who want a slightly more relaxed and slowed down pace of life, but still a quick commute to London! Here you can find Redbridge Lakes, Claybury Park and for those who love a spot of golf, pop down to Woodford golf club, but make sure you pop down to us after for a refreshing drink and a bite to eat!

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