The Optimist Tavern in Upminster

Serving up great quality, pub food in warm and welcoming surroundings, The Optimist Tavern in Upminster should be your first port of call for a catch up with friends, a mid-week meal, or a delicious Sunday roast with all the family.

With a spacious beer garden, this local pub is the ideal location for good quality pub food with a warm welcome, all year round. Rumour has it we are also haunted by the ghost of a landlord from years gone by…spooky!

Take your pick from a wide selection of delicious dishes on our fixed price lunch and dinner menu, as well as buffet choices, kids menu, vegetarian & vegan menu and our special Sunday menu.

Located near to Romford and Dagenham, and close to the M25, this local pub near you is a great place to eat, drink, and relax after a long day spent exploring The Windmill, Upminster High Street, or Hornchurch town centre.

We’re just a 10-minute drive from junction 29 on the M25. Head north and take the A127 exit to Basildon/Romford/Southend then at the roundabout, take the first exit onto the A127 slip road to London (E&C)/Romford. Merge onto Southend Arterial Road/A127, continue onto Hacton Lane, take a slight left onto Park Farm Road, and you’ll find us on the left.

Opening Hours

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday Closed
  • Wednesday Midday-8pm
  • Thursday Closed
  • Friday Closed
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed


Hacton Lane, Upminster, Greater London, UK, RM14 2XY


Call The Optimist Tavern on 01708 641530

In some places we may need to be flexible with our opening hours. Please check before you visit by heading to the The Optimist Tavern Facebook page.