The Forest Gate Inn is situated on the edge of Epping Forest on Bell Common, ideally situated for walkers, half a mile from the town of Epping. The Forest Gate Inn is a 17th century free house owned and run by the Stokes family for over 50 years. The traditional pub serves fine ales and home cooked food.

On the same grounds of the pub is Haywards restaurant offering fine dining modern European cuisine as well as The Gate House bed & breakfast.

The Forest Gate Inn is dog friendly and has a large beer garden which is a great way to spend summer afternoons. A great meeting point for walks in Epping Forest and recently mentioned in the Times. Epping Forest covers many acres of wonderful forest land and take in the variety of walks and wildlife.

The Forest Gate Inn is also near to the Start/Finish of The Essex Way Route. The pub prides itself on its real ale and has been mentioned in Camra beer guides, it also has a good variety of lagers and great wines. The food is all homemade with weekly specials. Selling local eggs and honey that is produced by the bees in the back garden. The pub is family friendly, with a baby changing unit.