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The General Havelock

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Address: 27 Havelock Road, Hastings TN34 1BP, England
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+44 1424 719048
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
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Found a wonderful pub in Hastings

I am a sucker for old Victorian pubs and this is one of the best. Friendly staff, the girl behind the bar was doing everything but with a smile. Food was excellent pub fare and... read more

Reviewed 19 November 2016
Jon B
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Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

I am a sucker for old Victorian pubs and this is one of the best. Friendly staff, the girl behind the bar was doing everything but with a smile. Food was excellent pub fare and beer and wine prices cheap for city centre pubs. Why anyone would go to the weatherspoons opposite when this place is there is anyone's guess.

Thank Jon B
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

We needed somewhere to brunch and the GH appeared on hand. Nice vibe inside, airy but still with real pub authenticity. Sunday roasts were homemade and yummy. Meat slightly over cooked for personal tastes but for the price I ain't complaining. Clean facilities lead to an all round good experience

Thank Kevin Stuart F
Newcastle, Australia
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Reviewed 29 September 2015

There are a lot of pubs in Hastings but this one has lots of character with a nautical theme and has a great feel. Gav, the owner was friendly and informative about thier local brews. Do yourself a favour if you are in town and introduce yoursel, you won't be disappointed.

Thank MickeyMouse955
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Reviewed 1 September 2015 via mobile

Having just wandered in whilst out tor a stroll on Saturday evening it was refreshing to be welcomed by staff and locals alike. Very warm atmosphere. Bar staff were particularly candid about their own view of awaiting pubs and a regular local maintained the theme. Really enjoyed the warm atmosphere and sense of acceptance.

Thank Tricia R
Yateley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 May 2015

Quite pricey considering that is next door to Yates's and across the road from Wetherspoons. Still it is nice inside and friendly with interest mosaic tile pictures on the walls.

Thank bparkercars
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Reviewed 11 June 2014

Excellent pub with well served real ales, that I always pop into when I visit the town centre during the daytime. Friendly and professionally run establishment, with a loyalty card system for those sensible enough to become regulars. I haven't eaten there myself, but have been told by everyone who has, that the food is of excellent quality and value... More 

Thank AndyTN34
Reading, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 April 2014

We went here for lunch. The food was absolutely delicious and home cooked. Portions were huge. I had the most delicious chicken stuffed with goats cheese and spinach wrapped in bacon, served with garlic chive mash and a tarragon sauce. Hubby had cottage pie which also was excellent. Very good service and friendly staff.

Thank Tazbaba

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