The nightlife in Romford is rather diverse. During your stay you can pay a visit to stylish bars featured in The Only Way is Essex, or head to a micropub where you’re not even allowed to have your phone turned on. We’ve rounded up some top options for whatever takes your fancy. Take a look and take your pick of Romford’s best.
Nightlife in Romford
The Shepherd & Dog in Harold Wood is one of Romford’s most popular gastropubs. It’s modern and stylish and was featured on the infamous TV show ‘The Only Way is Essex’. The food is good and nicely presented, and the garden is a delightful spot for some al fresco drinks when the sun is shining and the weather’s warm.
Upminster Tap Room is an excellent micropub in nearby Upminster. You’ll find it in the Sunnyside Gardens serving a wide selection of perfectly kept ales and adhering to its strict no-phones, no-lager and no-music policies. There’s also a good selection of gins and wines. Our Romford Central hotel is just a 15-minute taxi away, so sample as much as you can.
Another excellent gastropub is The Orange Tree. It’s situated in the countryside outskirts of Romford providing a serene forest setting for some excellent ales, cocktails and cuisine. Tuesday is the popular pub quiz night, and the Sunday roast is exquisite. Time your visits around them and you’re on to a winner.
The Rabbits in Stapleford Abbots is more of the same. It’s one of our favourite countryside pubs, which enjoys beautiful views of the Essex hills from its spacious beer garden. It has an outdoor bar if the weather decides to be kind. Inside, you can sample the excellent food and get cosy in the rustic bar area.
If you’re after a pub in Romford town centre, make your way to The Bull in the Liberty Shopping Centre for a modern and easy-going drinking den with reasonably priced food, a good selection of lagers and drinks and plenty of TVs showing all the live sporting action.
If you want a pub near Romford Station, you can’t get much closer than The Goose on South Street. It’s a no-frills pub with a big beer garden and reasonably priced drinks. It can get pretty lively, especially on the weekends, and there’s a popular pub quiz on Monday nights.
Clubs in Romford
If you’re looking for somewhere to don your fancy shoes and do a bit of boogying, Project Romford – formerly known as Kosho – is the number one nightclub in Romford. It’s open on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays until the early hours. It’s a stylish setting and brings some top-class DJs to Romford.
A popular alternative, which is also on South Street, is ATIK. Formerly known as Fiction, it’s Romford’s biggest nightclub. It’s enormous, has lots of bars, lots of lasers, plenty of rooms pumping out your pick of tunes and one late license until the early hours of the morning.