The Haywain Pub

4.3
57 reviews
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£25 and under
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Country Kitchen
Top tags:
  • Lunch
  • Sunday Lunch
  • Comfort Food
First and foremost the Haywain is a village pub which serves varied selection of fantastic beers and drinks. 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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Country Kitchen, British, Breakfast
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Hours of Operation
Wednesday - Thursday: 12.00 - 23.00
Friday - Saturday: 09:30 - 23:00
Sunday: 09:30 - 18:00
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Phone number
01206 390004
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining , Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 57 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.5
service
4.2
ambience
4.2
value
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined on 15 June 2018

Was recommended to me by a friend , unfortunately mine and anothers breakfast came out cold :( being the only people in the pub for breakfast id say this needs improvement
such a shame

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4.0Dined on 26 May 2018

Limited menu and steak was a bit cold when it arrived but food was tasty

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4.0Dined on 20 May 2018

We had a very enjoyable evening.Food was good and good value.Staff were friendly and efficient. HIGHLY RECOMENDED

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5.0Dined on 18 May 2018

First time we have used the Haywain and we were very impressed with the food, service and ambiance. If I had to identify any negative it would only be the car park. You are not sure if your are using the pub car park or that of a small business park? Plus, on the evening that we were there there was a strong smell of sewage in the car park area. Its a shame that this first impression is not better as it does not do justice to all other aspects of the pub which were first class. Having said all that, I would and will definitely visit the Haywain again. I'll just hold my nose next time!!

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5.0Dined on 6 May 2018

Excellent Sunday lunch in great dog friendly country pub

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4.0Dined on 4 May 2018

Food is always good and reliable here and the staff are friendly. Very warming, traditional Kent pub that we frequent regularly and is always enjoyable. Would recommend for dining or just a quick drink.

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5.0Dined on 4 May 2018

The best value and the tastiest food for miles. ..
Totally recommend it to anyone

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3.0Dined on 4 May 2018

Poor state of car park and side of pub with room above with window looked like a junk store. The toilets not very good and the handle to the dining area was in poor repair. The staff were very pleasant and the food was very nice - but too much for both of us. The cost was disproportionate to the overall dining experience.

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1.0Dined on 29 April 2018

I visited with my family for Sunday Lunch. On entering I felt that the place was definitely grubby and needed a total spring clean. Putting this to one side as we had travelled individually we stayed as it was now 14.30 and not much chance of finding another place that would still be serving. The food was served on cold plates Even though we had asked for hot plates and the vegetables were served in cold bowls so consequently the food was lukewarm which was a shame as, with the exception of the roast potatoes , it tasted quite nice. Somebody tell the Chef you need to parboil the potatoes first and cook them in hot oil to make them crunchy and fluffy not just peel them and put them in the oven. With a little more effort this place could be a good place to go - why own a gold mine and then not bother to dig it out.

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3.0Dined on 26 April 2018

The Haywain had a good feel to the place it was clean and the staff friendly
We were a party of 6 celebrating
We ordered 3 steaks fish an 2 pies
All the food was served well but all three steaks were just warm as if they were cooked first and stored on the side with no heat

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3.0Dined on 22 April 2018

Food good for a local pub but could do with a good clean up. Just small things like clean the windows, the carpet and give the men’s toilet floor a good clean as the stains are off putting.

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4.0Dined on 4 April 2018

Lovely waitress very attentive but not pushy. Nice choices on menu.

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5.0Dined on 28 March 2018

We enjoyed two lovely meals recently at The Haywain. The Sunday roast was fabulous! Service is always good and staff are very friendly. We will be back soon!

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5.0Dined on 25 March 2018

Absolutely gorgeous food and polite and friendly staff

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4.0Dined on 21 March 2018

This was our second visit in the space of 2 weeks. Very impressed with the friendliness and efficiency of the staff, quality of the food and the general ambiance of the pub. Prices are reasonable and, as the pub is local, we will definitely use it again

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5.0Dined on 11 March 2018

Friendly staff and great food . Great for breakfast. Thanks

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4.0Dined on 10 March 2018

Don't mind paying a little more for food - if it is good. And it was. Very friendly service.

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5.0Dined on 25 February 2018

Great food & quick service. Will be taking the dog next time as dog friendly

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3.0Dined on 23 February 2018

Our second time at The Haywain having had a good experience first time.
We were not as excited by the food this time however.
The Haywain is described as a gastro pub; to earn that title these days you need to provide a very good and varied menu with uniformally good and tasty fare, at what are gastro pub prices.
Whilst first time we felt that standard had been met, this time the bread served with the mixed meats and antipasti was a little staler than fresh, my partner’s burger was not piping hot and the ‘broth’ which accompanied the bass filet was maybe a little too heavy and over seasoned for the delicate taste of the fish.
The service was generally good and attentive and would happily recommend the place as a cosy and quite intimate dining experience.

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4.0Dined on 17 February 2018

Very enjoyable meal, plenty of food and good value. Friendly people and good service . We haven’t been to the Haywain since redecoration, much lighter inside now. Will visit again to try Sunday lunch.

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5.0Dined on 17 February 2018

We had a great breakfast, good quality food and friendly service very enjoyable

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4.0Dined on 9 February 2018

Eaten here before and have always had a good meal. Invited friends for the first time and they enjoyed themselves too. A big plus is that it is dog friendly. Will definitely be eating there again.

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5.0Dined on 2 February 2018

Absolutely love this pub every time we go and we normally go for the pudding club nights which are always worth going to just dssipaointws the price has been put up by £2:50 and the boards had got smaller but still tasted amazing!

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5.0Dined on 25 January 2018

Fabulous meal for all in party. flat iron steak a must have. Will return soon.

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5.0Dined on 25 January 2018

excellent - a great local treat and worth travelling to - particular favorite to take visiting family - there is no better sunday roast

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5.0Dined on 14 January 2018

Excellent meal, generous portions, left feeling very full! Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on 14 January 2018

Beautiful Sunday lunch. Highly recommended will be returning

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4.0Dined on 7 January 2018

The food was nicely prepared and tasty. The staff were efficient and friendly so really could not fault the whole experience. Would certainly visit again.

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5.0Dined on 5 January 2018

This is the 4th time I have been here, twice for a roast, once for lunch and now breakfast. Such good value for money for breakfast, it was delicious. I have recommended friends here already, so tasty and such a nice country pub atmosphere.

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2.0Dined on 15 December 2017

It was quite cold on the day we visited. We were sat in front of a fire which was not lit and had not been cleaned out probably from the previous night. The food was lovely but salad consists of more than just green leaves.

I would suggest that the place is made ready for customers and warm and inviting. Salad 🥗 should be more varied and veg cooked a little longer.

I will likely visit again but probably not for a special occasion. It was my wife's 60th and to be honest wanted to spoil her a bit.

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5.0Dined on 10 November 2017

Lovely live music on from Tasha Robertson (local artist), and good food and beer.

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5.0Dined on 5 November 2017

First time going since changed hands. Still one of the best Sunday lunches around. Staff very friendly, good service, will definitely be going back soon

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4.0Dined on 29 October 2017

Good food, well prepared. Beef was particularly good. Dog was allowed - an essential for us. Only negative was the window seat table in a draught when door opened. But we will use it pub again, soon, though book earlier to get better table location.

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4.0Dined on 28 October 2017

Been with friends before so returned with a different crowd, had a great meal ,good choices and excellent real ales. Only slightly marred as the Card machine didn't work and left a couple of us scrapping round for cash, otherwise a great night and we'll be back for sure

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4.0Dined on 15 October 2017

Sunday lunch was delicious, with VERY generous portions. Would've given them a higher rating for food, however the roast potatoes need improvement. Overall though, great value and will go back.

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4.0Dined on 8 October 2017

We had the best pub roast that we've had in a very long time. Really delicious! The service was very good and the staff were very accommodating. This pub was a great find and we'll definitely be back! Thank you.

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5.0Dined on 1 October 2017

Fantastic for sunday lunch. Best slow cook beef brisket we have ever tasted

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5.0Dined on 22 September 2017

The food here is superb. I like the fact that the menu isn't extensive as you know everything is freshly prepared.

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3.0Dined on 17 September 2017

1st visit, looked like the place needed good clean,table was sticky, carpet dirty. ordered food which was at our table within seconds you could see it had been waiting under the hot plate , gravy had formed a skin Veg ok.

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5.0Dined on 15 September 2017

Friendly staff and great food. Now a regular for Sunday breakfast

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