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The Rainbow and Dove

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Bar, British, Pub
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Hastingwood Road | Hastingwood, Harlow CM17 9JX, England
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent service and food was very good, they also have a good range of beer, fill sorry for the young lady who served us as she was running around all night.

Thank Peterf1956
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Recently I've visited the pub twice. I went once with family from Oz and the second time with my dogs and my grandparents. Both my visits were wonderful, the staff are friendly and the food was lovely! I live right round the corner and plan to eat there again very soon! :)

1 Thank lucyjaneharvey
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Tucked away on quiet back road between Stansted and London, lovely food, quick friendly service. We were 2 adults and 3 children for Sunday Lunch on way from airport and SO glad we found this and not some roadside services!!!

1 Thank Chris C
Much Hadham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the pub for the first time. We arrived at 845 and there were a few people for food Typical pub layout and tables; friendly welcome. A lot of interesting choices and specials on the blackboard. The fish we both had were good in both courses, but we seemed to wait longer than you would have imagined. Perhaps... More 

Thank rlaikin
Harlow, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely old English pub, the way they should be. Owned and run by Andy who is always there looking after the customers like a proper pub landlord. The food is proper English home cooked pub food, I definitely recommend the homemade chips. I live in Harlow and this is one of the few decent, real pubs round here, unlike these... More 

Thank Daniel C
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My colleague and I booked in for a lunch after a game of golf on a nearby course. I am glad we booked or else we might have missed out. The dining area is fairly small and all the tables appeared to be reserved, so do not leave it to chance if you want to eat here. The Rainbow and... More 

3 Thank Billericay_Dickie
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Went for dinner after a long day at work, was too tired to cook and definitely wasn't disappointed. Kids were tired but the young lady was very welcoming and greeted us with a smile and made us feel relaxed. This pub has a lovely atmosphere and unlike a lot of other chain pubs it has good fresh home cooked food.... More 

2 Thank Esthermills1
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Looking for a place equidistant between us & friends, this involved an hour's drive for both of us. But it was worth it. Home cooked, not mass produced, tasty filling good sized portions. The scotch egg starter was magnificent. Highly recommended.

4 Thank Simon H
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

When there for Sunday lunch delicious. There is outdoor seating so very nice with ice cold wine in idyllic old inn.

1 Thank julieLoughton
Harlow, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

Had an OK meal, portions were a little on the small side and the potatoes were undercooked, It felt like it was rushed out of the kitchen before it was ready, we've had great meals here in the past so was disappointed,

1 Thank Rob O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hastingwood Road | Hastingwood, Harlow CM17 9JX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Harlow
  • Phone Number: 441279415419
We are a quaint traditionally English Country Pub and Restaurant. Set in the heart of a small community we offer a selection of cask conditioned real ales, ciders, premium lager and quality wines. We serve fresh, homemade food and specialise in fresh fish, game and serving our very own produce from our very own smallholding! As we are small we always recommend booking prior to your arrival - for weekends it's best to book up to a week in advance...

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