Discover The Optimist Tavern, A Classic Pub 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.

Where to find us

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.