The Travellers Friend


The Travellers has been an iconic local pub since 1841. A short walk from Woodford underground station, it has been serving locals and food lovers from further afield for many years. There's something for everyone here - the beautiful dining room named the Aviary is adorned with a glass atrium and exotic bird wallpaper. Throughout the pub, there's hearty pub fare and modern classics. Vegan and vegetarians are also well catered for.

Through the week, there's regular quiz nights to test your knowledge and special deals on Prosecco to help kick off your weekend. Throughout summer, the beer garden is the place to be for soaking up the sun and relaxing with a G&T.

If you have a special event to plan, look no further than the Churchill Room. There's space for 65 standing and 28 sitting down, a fully staffed bar and still room for live entertainment or a DJ; whether it’s a wedding or an informal family get together.


  • Taking Bookings
  • Disabled Toilets
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Day Open Close Notes
Monday 12:00 23:00
Tuesday 12:00 23:00
Wednesday 12:00 23:00
Thursday 12:00 23:00
Friday 12:00 0:00
Saturday 12:00 0:00
Sunday 12:00 21:00



The Travellers Friend, 496-498 High Rd Woodford Green, IG8 0PN


  • Cuisines

    This venue serves British, European, Christmas Lunch/Dinner and Steak food.

  • A word from the chef:

    Our delicious Sunday roasts are extremely popular, make sure you book in advance! Fresh seasonal ingredients served daily!

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Cost Min spend
Min spend
Churchill Room Private Room 28 65 - Negotiable Negotiable

With space for 65 standing and 28 sit down, a fully teamed bar and still room for live entertainment or a DJ. We can accommodate any and all dietary needs and are happy to write bespoke menus on your behalf with no room hire charges for private dining. We can offer a full range of delicious food offerings, from set menus to our excellent buffet selection. We are fully flexible with a personal service, so whether your event is social or professional, a dinner or a do come and find out what we can offer. The Churchill room offers its own television facilities too – perfect for all your conference and business requirements alongside sharing those weird and wonderful pictures of loved ones on their special nights.

Aviary Restaurant Venue Hire 60 200 - Negotiable Negotiable

Our beautifully magnificent open restaurant and kitchen provide a truly prestigious feel to any special event or gathering you could be thinking of planning. With formal seating for up to 60 or standing for 200, this excellent open room benefits from all-day sunshine to the exclusiveness of your own event taking centre stage in this magnificent space. With the kitchen on view you and your guests are able to experience our excellent kitchen brigade prepare and cook your food right in front of your eyes, whilst feeling comfortable and relaxing enjoying a bottle of one or two of our prestigiously selected wines.

* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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