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Haywain, Bramling

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Country pub with limited opening hours. The public bar was fairly busy on our Sunday afternoon visit. It is decorated with plenty of hops, as seems to be fairly popular in many Kent pubs. Regulars were crowded around the bar where kitchen staff were handing out complimentary dishes of roast potatoes and crackling. The garden is very nice with decking immediately outside the door. There are lots of plants to create a nice drinking environment. Bales of hay were strewn around. I assume these were part of the previous weekend's beer festival. Beers on were Brighton Bramling Cross, Fullers London Pride, Wells Bombardier & Skinners Betty Stogs.
blue_scrumpy - 11 Jun 2012 21:08
What a cracking pub. Everything a country pub should be. Great atmosphere, perfect beer, friendly staff. A friendly get-together of Lomax kitcar owners. First class!
Paul_Rochdale - 21 Nov 2010 20:54
the haywain to me has been an absolute treasure to me. This small pub in the middle of a tiny village is thriving due to its great atmosphere. i have been in this pub many times now and have been delighted every time i have frequented it. The food is top notch quality pub food , and comes with service with a smile. The other factor is the beer. Kevin the landlord keeps his Ales very well and likes to change them to keep customers on there toes in beer drinking. He also does this in a wonderful beer festival which both kevin and louise put on twice a year in the beer garden, involving live music and a large selection of beer and cider. Kev and Louise have got it right in terms of how a pub is run and how to keep punters coming. Its a great pub and i have no doubts that it will be just as good in years to come.
tats8989 - 14 Jul 2010 00:30
I was in this pub for the recent beer festival. Not bad. Not child friendly in the slightest. And as for the review that mentions the landlord's dog biting the child, that's outrageous. The police should have been called, never mind him apologising.
mgrobb - 11 Jun 2010 12:48
Spent a very enjoyable afternoon at the pub's regular beer festival - a proper festival, too, with thirty barrels set up in a marquee in the back garden. The beer was, obviously, great and the Secretary and I managed to try well over a dozen ales between us before lurching out for the last bus home. The landlord and all the staff were knowledgeable and friendly, the food was good and there was some great live jazz/blues music, too - a great day out!
Big - 31 May 2010 12:32
popped in here as have seen they have won some recent awards & was throughly impressed with the good wholesome pub food & range of real ales - received great service & will definately recommend it & will visit again!
rockingrobin - 29 Apr 2010 14:08
Good mix all round pub - warm welcome - dog friendly - well priced pub food- good range of beer and kept well.

The landlord and landlady here try very hard - always doing different things from a beer festival - music- quiz nights to paper plane competitions!

In these days of pubs that either think they are foody restaurants or with every table laid up for dining or the other end of the spectrum where the you nwould not want to take your wife or girlfriend - this pub falls very nicely in the middle.

The kitchen is small - so it may be worth booking ahead to be sure of a meal.
manwithadog - 27 Apr 2010 20:43
This pub was our local for over 4 years. Nearly always good,food average pub grub and good beer festivals. However,last summer the pub dog attacked my 2yr old whilst we were in the garden with friends,it appeared from nowhere and we had never seen it before. People have since told us that it is not often let out and that it is unpredictable. My daughters face was bitten and the dog had to be pulled off of her. The landlord watched the incident and has never apologised.
Whilst a fairly good pub(and we miss it)do not go there with your children!
alipoo - 8 Mar 2010 13:54
great village pub with good range of beers and excellent outdoor area nice quaint feel and prices reasonable.
mintyfc - 9 Sep 2009 12:37
beer always good, food always wholesome , well worth a visit
gphillman - 23 Apr 2009 15:44
friendly atmosphere, beer in excellent condition, landlord really knows his stuff, and is always welcoming. recent beer festival was a roaring success.
dr_bassman - 10 Oct 2007 15:16
Just popped in because there's a big banner advertising a beer festival this weekend (Sep 30th). The landlord showed me his festival set-up and it looks great - plenty of Kent beer from Sheps, Whitstable, Westerham and Gadds along with some Dark Star, Burton Bridge, Pot Belly (rare in Kent), Elgoods and Wye Piddle. My only criticism is that the beer hasn't been tapped yet! I'm going back Saturday.
robnest - 26 Sep 2006 17:45

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