The Haywain Pub

4.4
103 reviews
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Country Kitchen
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  • Sunday Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Cosy
Beautiful country pub and kitchen open for breakfast, lunch and dinner serving delicious freshly cooked food. In the winter relax with a pint in front of our double inglenook fireplace or enjoy a cocktail in the garden over the summer months.
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M
London
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

We went after the Tendering Show. It was fairly quiet with a strange layout, but the food was really good and the staff were helpful and quick. Would definitely go again.

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OT
Essex
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

It wasn’t particularly busy but a young waitress kept on forgetting us and our orders even when reminded for a second and third time. Eventually the manageress had to take over. Shame as it wasn’t a bad meal.

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NJ
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely pub with great, friendly staff & good food, reasonably priced.

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CD
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

I have to compliment the front of house young lady who was so welcoming with a lovely sunny smile even on a rainy day.
She was very attentive and explained all the different choices on the menu clearly.
Could only give ambience a three due to it being a very quiet evening with only one other couple there , would imagine to be at least a 4 when buzzing.

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LA
Essex
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited for Father’s Day as a family of 6. The bill was very reasonable, food was fantastic and I can highly recommended their roast! They do different events which are worth checking out especially their quiz night and tipsy afternoon tea. Staff are lovely and friendly and the pub has a really country feel to it.

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SI
Essex
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Steak was tender and cooked as chosen. Enjoyed the meal and setting. Will be back.

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I
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and dog friendly. Prices were reasonable also.

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MW
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

2nd time in a short while to the Haywain. Sunday lunch was marvellous and the Flatiron Friday special this time was just as good. Keep it up and we’ll keep visiting!

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CB
Essex
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Parking was horrendous as there was a private function going on in a separate room..

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MW
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Well cooked and served. Homely atmosphere and food. That is a big compliment!

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SP
Essex
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, great value. Friendly welcoming staff. Excellent dining experience. Would definitely recommend to others & will definitely return.

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C
Essex
4 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fantastic food, great value and delicious roasts. Helpful and friendly staff.

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K
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I love this pub and the food is very good. My only criticism is that I sold it to my family as a lovely traditional country pub, open fire places etc. But when we arrived we were put in the side function room which had a completely different atmosphere, more modern. Would be better if it was the same style throughout. It was also very loud in there. However would still recommend this pub and return!

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CG
Essex
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service. We would definitely recommend to others. We have dined at this venue on previous occasions and have always received a warm and friendly welcome.

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TE
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Went for breakfast. Was really nice, had the full English with waffles on the side. Everything was tasty and the waffles were amazing!! Very friendly staff. Will go again

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LB
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very nice meal, catered for gluten free with no issue. Enjoyed the meal would go again.

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AP
Essex
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

First visit on a Sunday - menu a bit limited but quality of food excellent and good service ! Will be back in an evening to try the rest of the menu.

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PW
Essex
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Excellent Sunday lunch, only let down was that they seemed short staffed and service was quite slow with a long wait for deserts. Staff who were there were polite and attentive and working hard!

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K
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

A lovely traditional pub with open fire place and character. Lovely food, good quality.

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G
Essex
6 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another exceptional meal with great service in a friendly environment. Good value for money and freshly prepared.

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MS
Essex
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely warm welcome and excellent service throughout our visit. Good menu choice and delicious food.

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V
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I would recommend however it's dependant on seating and if there is a function.
The pub itself was lovely, the food was very good and service was great however where we were seated was poor due to there being a wedding reception and people continually walking past, children playing and music from the reception extremely loud. If we had been seated in the dining area away from the walkway we would have enjoyed our evening however, instead we were in a hurry to leave.

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M
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A meal for four adults was very satisfactory. Good choice of food, pleasant ambience, well presented. Very comfortable atmosphere. Price reasonable.

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AH
Essex
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed a delicious Saturday lunch, catching up with friends. Comforting pea, mint and courgette soup, melt in the mouth braised blade steak and Ben's stacked steak and ale pie in front of a log fire. What more do you need.

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G
Essex
6 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great meal and Flat Iron Friday makes the evening reasonably priced. The staff are always welcoming and nothing is too much trouble and this attitude makes us return.

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G
Essex
6 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food as always and good value. The staff always give a warm welcome.

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ST
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great family and dog friendly pub - very welcoming owners with a good range of traditional pub food and local beers. Sunday lunch is very good and there are usually other options if you don't fancy the full roast (with choice of meats). Highly recommended as a traditional local pub.

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MW
Essex
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We arrived for our meal and were disappointed before we entered the premises . We used the toilets upon entry both Male & Female . There seemed to be a BIG fly problem and the mens toilet had bad drainage smells. When we sat down at out table we noticed and were plagued by flies . This was very uncomfortable as we were swatting at these and eating . I personally only ate what was on my plate as quickly as possible . However it was impossible to protect the side dishes of Cauli flower cheese and vegetables. Flies had landed on these so I did not indulge. The coffee machine at the bar was alive with this infestation also (presume attracted by sugar?). The table next to us (a family gathering...) picked up on our conversation and remarked this happened also at there last meal. We remarked to the waitress over this problem. However this was not taken on board as they seemed aware of this already. We were further pestered by the families begging black poodle cross and certainly should not have been around our table either. I speak on behalf of all our family of 4 . We will NEVER EAT HERE AGAIN. It was disgusting.

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DM
Essex
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our Sunday Lunch. Would recommend. Best to book to avoid disappointment.

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DK
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Although the pub was packed we were on an edge near a wall which meant we could still enjoy a conversation with our meal. We will definitely be returning!

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LS
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

Very good and tasty Sunday lunch, although service was a struggle as they were somewhat overwhelmed with customers. Didn’t have long to wait for food to be served though, so overall pretty good!

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JB
Essex
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 2

Food was basic rate, sautee potatoes rubbish. Menu online not updated, service slow.

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SF
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food options, reasonable prices, friendly service. Child and dog friendly.

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WW
Essex
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dining experience. Staff very friendly and welcoming. The food was excellent too.

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TC
Essex
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Would not be going again, food quality very poor, very noisy with children uncomfortable seating.

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G
Essex
6 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great place to get great food, good atmosphere and friendly service.

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i
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding Sunday lunch as always, hot tasty, succulent and good portions

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NP
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was really nice. Service was good and overall a good Dinning experience.
One little point is wine list could have a little more choice 2 Sauvignon Blancs and Pinot Grigio was a little disappointing. But I would highly recommend a visit. We will be going back.

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p
Kent
5 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Extremely friendly, exceptional food and a lovely pub.

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JP
Essex
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service and food superb! However the Ghost Ship beer was off and gave me an upset stomach. I did return it after two sips! I'm sure it was an isolated incident and doesn't detract from the overall dining experience which was excellent.

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