The Haywain Pub

4.6
195 reviews
£25 and under
Country Kitchen
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 195 People Are Saying
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EmmaR
Essex
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Christmas Eve dinner with my husband & 2 children. We had a delicious meal, lovely atmosphere & really well done in tough times. The Haywain is always great value for excellent food.

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EmmaC
Bath
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant little pub, lovely food, great atmosphere, perfect for family meals and romantic nights out! Would highly recommend.

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karenk
London
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well what can I say - in the current climate - Service was amazing - the Covid friendly layout was exceptional -Food was very hot and well cooked and presented - lovely chilled afternoon - recently moved to the area so will be back for sure when this madness is over

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Pepi
Essex
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had to return here for our wedding anniversary, we weren't disappointed the food was wonderful as was the lovely lady who served us. They gave us a table near a open fire Very good covid-19 precautions in place making us feel safe

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ChristineS
Essex
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Relaxed atmosphere. Very good hygiene and covid compliant. Felt very safe

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Evan
Essex
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice breakfast made with local produce which we enjoyed in a COVID-19 safe environment.

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Davidw
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Lovely place,lovely food,good price only whinge is that it was quite cold in there....everything else was spot on.

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ClaireG
Essex
3 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad to be able to dine out again at the Haywain. The food as always was excellent and we are always made to feel so welcome by the staff.

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PeterH
London
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Haywain has worked hard to produce a covid safe environment - and succeeded. We particularly like the friendly and attentive staff. Food is always of a high standard.

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vipBelindaA
Essex
5 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fabulous meal at The Haywain. Can’t fault the amazing food and brilliant friendly staff. Very carefully set out for COVID safety too.

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Mick
Essex
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good to be back after the lockdown, staff as always very welcoming

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GusPete
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Breakfast at the Haywain - delicious and attentive as always. Recommend the poached egg and bacon waffles!

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ClaireG
Essex
4 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another excellent dining experience at the Haywain. The staff make you feel so welcome, and the food as always was superb, and safety measures in place for all to dine safely under the current restrictions.
We would definitely recommend this venue.

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vipAnnC
Essex
4 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, very friendly atmosphere, and anybody who hasn't eaten there, should give it a try, because it is well worth it.

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MartinT
Norfolk
3 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fantastic Sunday lunch in a safe setting. Staff were lovely and friendly. Very good standard.

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vipBelindaA
Essex
5 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fabulous meal at The Haywain. Lovely staff, lovely food and so many tempting choices you have to keep coming back to try them. Very safe COVID restrictions environment Wonderful pub all round.

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LauraK
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, high quality food and service. The Haywain never disappoints.

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SarahH
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff and wonderful food as usual! I recommend The Haywain to everyone.

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DeniseD
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, social distancing great and staff attentive

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Pepi
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a excellent meal, the food was delicious well presented and all 3 courses tasted amazing. The staff where friendly and followed covid guidelines at all times
We will definitely be back

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CarlyK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service would highly recommend and will be going back.

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vipBelindaA
Essex
5 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great lunch at The Haywain. Such friendly and helpful staff and fabulous food. Whatever you choose from the menu you are never disappointed. I can’t fault them, which is why we keep returning.

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Dani
Essex
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best roast dinners I’ve ever had!! Will defiantly be making regular visits to this pub.

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Bazza
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent meal, really good value for money. Will re-visit again soon.
Premises well prepared with covid-safe environment.

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vipBelindaA
Essex
5 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fantastic meal at The Haywain. Great choices of starters and mains, fabulous food and the staff make you so welcome - our firm favourite

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BeverlyJ
Essex
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Cod n chips I think they were frozen chips and the fish batter was over cooked.
I think even although it was a sunny day
It needs some ambient lighting.

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amandao
London
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely and safe staff tried exceptionally hard to make sure everyone was safe and enjoying themselves

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PhilS
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a lovely Saturday morning breakfast at the Haywain - you're always guaranteed great food and fantastic service when you come here, and this one didn't disappoint. Phil & Sarah

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vipAnnC
Essex
4 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was nice for 6 friends to get together in their village pub. We had a lovely meal and were well looked after by the Haywain team.

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ClaireG
Essex
4 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad to be able to dine once again at the Haywain.

Lovely to see the staff who make you feel so welcome.

As always the food and service was excellent.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday roast and dessert were outstanding, and it felt very very safe. My new favourite pub, I love it here!

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and friendly service ,been twice and been brilliant

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KarenH
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent as usual. We will be back again another day

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MarkY
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Social distancing measures were excellent but at the cost of atmosphere. The usually extensive , creative menu was very restricted and we found it difficult to find creative choices. We felt rushed to order and leave and by 9:30 felt we had to leave because we were the last ones in and the pub was silent. It felt like staff were waiting for us to leave so they could finish up for the night. Food was ok but the flat iron steak was predictably very chewy and disappointing.
We love the Haywain, we know you are trying your best in difficult circumstances but hopefully you will find this helpful for future development of your business in these difficult times.

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WarrenH
Essex
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Friendly staff, nice setting and the food is of a very high standard

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AnitaS
Essex
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Food and service were very good. Atmosphere lacking due to COVID restrictions - not their fault.

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jeanc
London
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, staff and fantastic service. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

really great food and service

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Titch
Essex
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Brilliant breakfast, friendly service and nice environment. Still getting used to the new measures put in place due to COVID - but as a first venture out since lockdown, it was a good one.

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GusPete
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having visited The Haywain many times before Covid-19 we decided to try their breakfast as a treat as soon as they opened. We been twice now and both the service and food - we had the waffles and what other places rather pretentiously call Eggs Benedict (poached eggs, bacon (or smoked salmon) with hollandaise sauce on a waffle followed by another waffle with maple syrup. All served pretty promptly, with good humour and great taste!
Definitely recommended.

FAQs

The Haywain Pub is rated 4.6 stars by 195 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.