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The General Havelock pub

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Bar, British, Pub
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27 Havelock Road, Hastings TN34 1BP, England
+44 1424 719048
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

A true gem in Hastings. Both a real drinkers pub as well as an amazing place to eat. Family or solo, business colleagues or friends time out, this place has it all and the balance of clientele are just right and well controlled. The bar staff, owners and chef are all superb and it's a real pleasure to have this... More 

Thank Batmonger1
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

very nice place now but never use to be the steaks are not hard like leather boots any more food is a lot nicer lot more welcoming friendly

1 Thank tony n
Northiam, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Went here for a few drinks at lunch time. We decided to have one of the specials,whitebait. Glad we did .well presented and reasonably priced.a great find of a pub, staff are friendly and the locals too. Plenty of choice of beers and food . Worth a visit anytime.

Thank Dean J
Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We came here yesterday while on holiday at Combe haven. First impressions are everything so a staff member going out of her way to move tables for our group was massively appreciated. She continued to give amazing service during our whole visit. Even doing a toss of a shot glass to help me decide whether I wanted the jerk chicken... More 

Thank tipps_12
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57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Was watching the Morris Dancing and fancied a pint. This was right next to them so popped in for a Guinness. The finished dancing so I retired to inside and felt peckish. They had Rabbit Stew on the menu but as this was on the bone I chose the Jerk chicken,rice and peas. One of the best Jerk chicken I've... More 

Thank Michael W
West Wycombe, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Hidden along the road behind the Mead it's easy to drive past this gem. The start and finish of our groups walk we were well served with good food beer and happy service. Lots of good room inside we did in fact enjoy the garden in beautiful sunshine. Good find will visit again.

Thank Woody838
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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167 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Really enjoy visiting the General Havelock. Good to see Jack still hosting the open mike night. Good welcome from staff too

Thank Jerryhill057
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

We walk past this pub a lot and one day we decided to go in and try the food. Suffice to say it was good. Have been back many times since and have never been disappointed. Good food and friendly staff.

Thank catnap55
Rustington, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

We had a very pleasant evening enjoying a couple of drinks in a comfortable setting. The pub welcomed locals of all ages and persuasions and had a beautiful tiled wall among its attractions. It was a real pub, little or no food seemed to be served. Each night had a different theme.

Thank Rose W
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Went for a drink in the afternoon whilst out shopping. We were greeted by a drunken old man falling about in the bar. My pint glass had lipstick on it and when we went outside someone was smoking some kind of illegal substance. And all this before 3 pm !!!! There are better places to go in Hastings that's for... More 

1 Thank David H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27 Havelock Road, Hastings TN34 1BP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Hastings
  • Phone Number: +44 1424 719048

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