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The Haywain

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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 08/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 08/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Ratings and reviews

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Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Pub, Bar, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings
A country pub and kitchen that serves easy going food, with a fantastic selection of drinks in a relaxed atmosphere.
$14 - $23
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Pub, Bar, British
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Free Wifi
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All reviews sunday roast brisket hake pot roast function room burns night super sunday country pub very generous portions friday evening third visit warm welcome visited this pub trimmings desert miles
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Reviewed May 23, 2021

Lovely food and atmosphere, great service, can’t wait to come back soon, to try more of the lovely food on offer!

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed December 30, 2020 via mobile

This country pub is real hidden gem, full of character and an extremely warm welcome. (Our waitress was absolutely lovely and a real credit to the place) Think huge open fireplaces and low wooden beams, a quintessentially old English pub with an impressive menu. We...were lucky enough to be seated in front of the fire with a prime view of the lovely pine Christmas tree. At no point were we rushed - the food came at a leisurely pace and we enjoyed the opportunity to soak up the festive atmosphere and relax. Pork belly to start was lovely, and the duck confit and fish and chips were fabulous! There was so much on the menu we fancied trying that we can’t wait to go back for our next meal!More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed November 2, 2020 via mobile

Return Visit, delicious food, sensible Co-Vid measures, good beer and vino selection and reasonable prices, look forward to a return visit Post November Lockdown.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed October 19, 2020

Staying in the area for the weekend and booked for Sunday lunch well in advance. Really warm welcome in safe and cosy surroundings. Staff were great, meals were fantastic and the sticky toffee pudding is to die for!

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed October 11, 2020 via mobile

Just had another lovely Sunday roast. We had the beef rump, lovely and pink, the ladies had the veggie nut roast and squash risotto which went down great. All delicious. The staff are all very helpful and super friendly, a minor mix up over desert...was sorted immediately, without hesitation.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed September 15, 2020 via mobile

Recently moved to area, visited on a Friday Evening, food was delicious and reasonably priced. Good choice of beers, and polite and efficient service, looking forward to a return very soon.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed September 13, 2020 via mobile

Wonderful Sunday dinner. My husband had pork belly starter I had the mackerel pate. Both dishes very tasty. My husband then had roast lamb I had the beef brisket. Absolutely delicious we really could not fault it very generous portions and excellent value for money....Very good range of wines, beers and ales. We will definitely return. ThankyouMore

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 8, 2020 via mobile

I went with my mum, food was amazing! I had two wraps because I couldn’t decide between the two (lol). Staff were extremely polite, the place was very clean and well spaced out. Thoroughly enjoyed my experience.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed July 26, 2020

During these troubled times recognition for an enjoyable experience can only be beneficial to the proprietors and staff of that particular establishment , thus this review . After so much time not being able to dine out due to government restrictions our first meal had...to be The Haywain, as we used this place on many occasions in the past with satisfaction . We didn't really know what to expect but all our concerns were put to rest on entering. Hand sanitizer at entrance and a one way system in operation. Shown to our table which had be individually shielded. Waitress service only. A personal details form had to be filled in ,phone , e-mail address , time of entering , time of departure. The amount of tables had been dramatically been trimmed down in the restaurant side but the function hall was in use if needed. Nice to see some recognizable faces back to work that we knew from before the virus struck. Plus the new young lady who served us , only her second day and had the makings of a good waitress , obliging , courteous and efficient. Starters , main and desert were enjoyable . Slow cooked brisket with all the trimmings was lovely. Option of one , two or three courses. Nice to see the correct glasses being used to match the drinks . So all in all an enjoyable experience . We will definitely return and hope the business picks up, as this place deserves success for all the hard work they put in.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed July 23, 2020 via mobile

This was our first meal out since lockdown! It did not disappoint. The staff were lovely as usual and the COVID set up was very well organised and professional. The food was so delicious, I had the vegan burger and my partner had the buttermilk...fried chicken. I can also recommend their Sunday Roast. Such a lovely placeMore

Date of visit: July 2020
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Hi, Apologies for delay. Yes we are dog friendly Regards, Andy
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Haywain

Yes, The Haywain offers takeout services.

Yes, The Haywain is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

The Haywain is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5