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The Haywain Pub

4.4
46 reviews
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£25 and under
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Country Kitchen
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  • Lunch
  • Cosy
  • Sunday Lunch
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 46 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.2
ambience
4.3
value
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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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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4.0Dined on 9 August 2017

Excellent country pub with nice buzz about it. Friendly staff, good real ale and excellent food. Well worth a visit, especially after a stroll along The Stour at Manningtree or a drive, cycle or walk in the local countryside.

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5.0Dined on 23 July 2017

Excellent food would recommend it. First time experience won't be the last.

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5.0Dined on 21 July 2017

Great pub. Welcoming. Staff friendly and attentive. Good food. Will definitely go back

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4.0Dined on 15 July 2017

Excellent food (apart from overcooked batter on fish and rock hard pastry on pie but still worth five stars).

Overall experience let down by dirty table (not cleaned from previous diners), generally didn't feel very clean where we sat and also one starter served on chipped plate.

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4.0Dined on 28 June 2017

Pleasant for family meal. Not a large choice but what we had was vey nice.

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5.0Dined on 23 June 2017

Very nice place to eat, worth the trip had a lot of work done on the place and bought it up to date but with the country feel. Very nice staff and a good selection on the menu.
Would recommend for lunch or dinner. They also have a function room as well.

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3.0Dined on 3 June 2017

Food was good, but limited menu, staff a bit forgetful, had to ask twice for condiments.

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5.0Dined on 10 May 2017

Good honest food in a peaceful rustic setting.Good menu selection including vegetarian dishes.
Will return.

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4.0Dined on 22 April 2017

Birthday treat for my 92 year old mother. Very welcoming and food was excellent.
Only disappointment was they did not have a sherry glass for my mother's sherry and they need to learn how to pull a pint of Guinness.
Other than that have absolutely no problem recommending to my family, friends and acquitances.

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4.0Dined on 9 April 2017

Excellent food and service. The beer is well-kept, too. Will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on 7 April 2017

Flat iron steak was lovely, melted in the mouth - wasn't sure what to expect.
Lovely ambiance, great staff, very attentive.
Had food here before, have been pleasantly surprised every time.

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