Lovely waitress very attentive but not pushy. Nice choices on menu.
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!
Absolutely gorgeous food and polite and friendly staff
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
Friendly staff and great food . Great for breakfast. Thanks
Don't mind paying a little more for food - if it is good. And it was. Very friendly service.
Great food & quick service. Will be taking the dog next time as dog friendly
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.
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.
We had a great breakfast, good quality food and friendly service very enjoyable
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.
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!
Fabulous meal for all in party. flat iron steak a must have. Will return soon.
excellent - a great local treat and worth travelling to - particular favorite to take visiting family - there is no better sunday roast
Excellent meal, generous portions, left feeling very full! Highly recommended.
Beautiful Sunday lunch. Highly recommended will be returning
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.
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.
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.
Lovely live music on from Tasha Robertson (local artist), and good food and beer.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
Fantastic for sunday lunch. Best slow cook beef brisket we have ever tasted
The food here is superb. I like the fact that the menu isn't extensive as you know everything is freshly prepared.
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.
Friendly staff and great food. Now a regular for Sunday breakfast
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.
Excellent food would recommend it. First time experience won't be the last.
Great pub. Welcoming. Staff friendly and attentive. Good food. Will definitely go back
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.
Pleasant for family meal. Not a large choice but what we had was vey nice.
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.
Food was good, but limited menu, staff a bit forgetful, had to ask twice for condiments.
Good honest food in a peaceful rustic setting.Good menu selection including vegetarian dishes.
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.
Excellent food and service. The beer is well-kept, too. Will definitely be back.
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.