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Rainbow & dove

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hastingwood road | Hastingwood, Harlow, England
01279415419
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11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 62
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice little country pub, great beer & food.

I had lunch here with my parents last Sunday following a morning on the Epping Ongar Railway. We arrived 40mins before we were booked in, but the staff were more than happy to show us to our table with our drinks. The food was very good, my burger was amazing & the chips were home cooked too... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
Tom W
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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128 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Small pub but does have a big beer garden and covered area outside. Popular place on Sundays as they do roasts - beef, lamb and turkey. I would avoid the beef as it can be a bit hit or miss. The turkey and lamb are better. Good service.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I had lunch here with my parents last Sunday following a morning on the Epping Ongar Railway. We arrived 40mins before we were booked in, but the staff were more than happy to show us to our table with our drinks. The food was very good, my burger was amazing & the chips were home cooked too which is always... More 

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Epping, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

My wife and I took our granddaughter out for the day in Harlow and on the way back , feeling peckish, we decided to drop in at the Rainbow & Dove just off the Hastingwood roundabout in Harlow, linking to the M11 at Junction 7. The nice little secluded restaurant is neatly tucked away just past St. Claire's Hospice from... More 

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Essex
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

We have just moved into the area and fortunately the Rainbow and dove is our new local. Good food, nice atmosphere, friendly bar staff, what more could you ask for.

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Harlow, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Visited on Friday with friends as we all wanted to try out their fantastic fresh fish menu... I have to say without a doubt it was an absolute treat! The menu was varied, seasonal and had all of our mouths watering! When served our meals were perfectly cooked and very well presented. As always the only fault with the rainbow... More 

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I've visited a few times in the last year and have never been disappointed. Some good specials and generally good food on offer. A decent range of beers and ciders too. The staff are always very friendly and the service is decent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Had a great lunch here. We were a party of 6, had a lovely table the girls serving were brilliant really attentive and put up with my dads bad jokes all with a smile ! There was great menu choice, but we all opted for roasts and they were fantastic. Can't wait to go back !!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

First thing that annoyed me was that checked menu on the Internet and after driving 150 miles and booking a table to find that there menu was not same The burger I ordered was raw and the roll was still frozen on the bottom not a great experience spoilt our day A lick of paint would not go a miss... More 

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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Used the reviews on trip advisor to chose this place en route home from the Channel tunnel. Thank you!! What a fantastic place! Just off the M11, so added very little time to our journey, serving great pub food!! And what timing...a Friday night, so eating fresh fish caught that morning!! Sardines to start and tuna steak for mains!! Incredible!!... More 

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Dereham, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Attending Wings and Wheels, we took the opportunity of catching up with some old friends who live in the area, and they booked a table here, as its not from from North Weald. Small menu, but nothing wrong with that (large menus in my mind equals freezer and microwave somewhere). Two Burgers of the Month, one lamb burger and some... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: hastingwood road | Hastingwood, Harlow, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Harlow
  • Phone Number: 01279415419

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European, Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?