The Haywain Pub

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149 reviews
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£25 and under
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Country Kitchen

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Sunday Lunch
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.
What 149 People Are Saying
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MikeW
Essex
5 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and fantastic food as always.
Consistently excellent

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MichaelD
London
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Portions were very good. Steak pie sandfish and chips were particularly enjoyed.

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LisaL
Essex
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We’ve been here several times for Sunday lunch and we’ve never had a bad meal. All home cooked and delicious . We did have to ask for another portion of cauliflower cheese this time as we only received enough for one. Maybe we were greedy but staff were very obliging and brought another one. Nothing is too much trouble .

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TracieH
Essex
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fantastic food was amazing service was amazing it was great value. Deffo be back

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Suziebear
London
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and great for breakfast .. simply delicious. Staff lovely and very helpful. Super selection for Vegan and Vegetarian.

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AndrewC
Essex
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent meal at the Haywain and will certainly visit again. Highly recommended to family and friends.

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annaf
Essex
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Nice food, friendly staff, lovely atmosphere. Good for families too. Will definitely go again

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JohnR
Essex
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Plenty of parking, good spacing between tables. Friendly and attentive service. Excellent food and selection of beers and wine. Recommended.

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MikeW
Essex
6 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always and such good value
We would definitely recommend this pub

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Davidw
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Found the haywain online last minute as we booked late on a Saturday night, never heard of it and it was in the middle of nowhere but got table for 7pm it's a really nice place,friendly staff,nice food,not overpriced...only moan is there could be more choices on but will definitely be back again and reccomend.

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OpenTable Diner
Essex
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love going here for a sunday roast coli cheese is amazing

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Suziebear
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always a great breakfast. Hubbies brekkie was a little cold but as soon as we told them they came back with a piping hot replacement. Service second to none and always tasty food!!

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PhilM
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a lovely Sunday lunch with the family at this hidden gem. Greta service and great food. Highly recommend.

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HannahB
Essex
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal at The Haywain. Great choice on the menu. Food really fresh and the puddings were to die for! Lovely warm cosy atmosphere and staff very pleasant. Would definitely recommend. We will definitely return soon. Thank you!

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TaniaA
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff so helpful and friendly ,food amazing as well such a hidden gem here

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JamesP
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice food and atmospheres . There was no rush also during our visit

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LauraK
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We live locally and often visit the Haywain. We are never disappointed. The waitresses are so very lovely; nothing is too much trouble and they are always smiling. The food is absolutely delicious, good sized portions and presented well. Desserts are particularly good. We always leave thoroughly full up and glad that the Haywain is our local. Great pub!

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RobertW
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Our table was a little bit to close to the door to the room at rear with people coming and going but also at the other end of the table where I sat my back was to the very noisy I assume coffee machine. We had already settled in our quite large party by the time I realised how loud and anoying the noise was or I would have requested a move.

However, it was a very good very well cooked breakfast with excellent and welcoming service.

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely breakfast on New Year’s Day! Perfect start to the year. Always absolutely outstanding service and absolutely delicious food. Thank you 🙏🏽

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EricB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great experience. First time at the Haywain - met by a roaring fire and welcoming atmosphere. Food was good and the service brilliant. Well done The Haywain

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jeanc
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely country pub with a very inviting open fire. Lovely food and fantastic service. Love the doggy snack bar area too. Thank you

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Sunny
Essex
3 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Really good cooking of the highest standard fully justified the price - three course for 3 adults with drinks for 82 pounds! The pate starter, whole roast pheasant and the apple crumble pudding were of exceptional standard, and very good portions. Dog-friendly too, with a "dog bar". And served in a bay in front of anopen log fire. The fifth meal there, and if anything the quality has improved each time.

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GrahamW
London
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Sunday roast and friendly staff at reasonable cost

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AgnesO
Essex
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Your meals are delicious well done to your chef not having to wait too long for food the waitresses are so polite nothing to much for them thank you

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Chezza
Essex
5 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We love the haywain, especially for a family roast lunch! Always delicious and such good value for money. Thank you, keep doing what you are doing!!

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PeterA
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second visit in two weeks. Very impressed both times with the quality of the food, service and general value. Would highly recommend.

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PeterA
Essex
3 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very friendly and attentive staff. Food was very tasty and of good quality. Good choices of both food and drink. Have already booked for a return visit

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AnnaC
London
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely decor, friendly attentive staff and reasonably priced food which was yummy. Lovely Saturday night spent here. We will be back that’s for certain

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EmmaR
Essex
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Delicious, delicious, delicious. We’ve never had a bad meal here, the food is superb, fresh and very tasty. Excellent value for money. Great staff, good wines & beer too. Thoroughly recommend a visit or 10.

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JackieF
Essex
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A lovely place to meet up with our family for breakfast. Looking forward to our evening with you on my birthday in November

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We received a warm welcome when we arrived. The waitress showed us to our table straight away & took our drinks order. We didn’t feel rushed to decide what we wanted to eat. The food was lovely & hot, fresh vegetables, succulent meat & home made Yorkshire puddings & gravy & the portion sizes were generous. There was also a good selection of deserts. We will definitely be booking to go there again

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MikeW
Essex
6 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service,food and pub. Cannot fault it we will return

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MikeW
Essex
6 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Helpful and cheerful service complements the good food

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Izzy
London
15 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Another very nice meal at the Haywain. The ‘Flatiron Friday’ steak deal is excellent value for money .

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Sunny
Essex
3 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and excellent service, and very reasonable price. Much better than most pub food!

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EmilyA
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely, cosy pub. The originality of the building adds lots of character. The staff were really lovely and the food was spot on. Definitely coming again

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DavidR
Essex
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place for evening meal, steaks superb especially Friday night special. Service is really attentive and friendly, can’t fault.

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ClaireM
London
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Good venue for a mid week catch up with friends. Good choice of dishes & a couple of specials were available. Good service.

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MarkL
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food and friendly staff. Great Sunday roast although not a massive amount of options especially when 1 of the main dinners had no availability.

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DanielM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Short staffed so we had to wait a while for food. Mains didn't get cleared and we didn't get asked for dessert for about 45 minutes. By that time we had decided to leave. Roast dinner was lovely.

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