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The Merrie Harriers

££ - £££
Bar, British, Pub
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Cowbeech, Hailsham BN27 4JQ, England
+44 1323 833108
11:30 - 00:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sun 11:30 - 00:00
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Hailsham, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice meal...well presented good food in a very pleasant country pub..enjoyed the experience and would go again.

Thank Chantal H
Deal, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

My partner and I had a great evening in this warm and friendly pub. The food was fantastic- it appears the locals all know this already. The food all seemed to be cooked from scratch. It had a great friendly atmosphere too, logs fires included. Great staff, we'll definitely be back.

Thank rze10
Level Contributor
53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely lunch with friends Service very good Very reasonably priced Good food hot and fresh Nice ambience Very cosy Log fire

Thank sandraherts
2 reviews
Reviewed 8 March 2017

after visiting a couple of times a 2 maybe 3 years ago my family and I decided not to go again as it lacked in good food, atmosphere and all in all was not well kept but knowing there were new people there I decided to consider it and thank goodness I did. I looked online for a menu and... More 

Thank Amy P
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

On a recent return to the Merrier Harriers to eat for the first time in a while we were most impressed by the food. We were chatting with the Landlord and commented about the food and he explained that they had recently employed a new chief and they were also pleased. The chef then later came out and introduced himself... More 

Thank Pigsac
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We visited the pub about once a month over a two year period as the cuisine was always consistently good and very reasonably priced.

Thank V563SQpeter
Hailsham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

This is a classic old country pub that ticks all the right boxes. The landlord and staff are very amenable. The real ale is acceptable. Its main failing is its food. It is far too expensive for the quality it is. It should limit its menu and up grade the quality. It is trying to be more upmarket than it... More 

3 Thank Gareoult
Solihull, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

As a solo female visitor on business, I was recommended to take my evening meal at The Merrie Harriers. I enjoyed a warm welcome on a wintery night and was comfortably seated in front of a lovely fire. The home made steak and ale pie was delicious, vegetables freshly cooked to perfection, with creamy mash and well flavoured gravy. The... More 

Thank BFP_suzi
Hailsham, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Yesterday we went to lunch at the Merrie Harriers, Cowbeech The food was amazing. Last week we were away in Cornwall and went to a very expensive hotel restaurant.....I can honestly say the food at the Harriers was better. I had the garlic mushrooms, followed by Roast Beef which was stated to be sirloin, and as I can assure you... More 

2 Thank kelsie52
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241 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 261 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016

Tried this pub after our usual one was too busy due to a large party turning up. Second pub didn't serve food, so this was our third choice! Very warm welcome from the landlord. Lovely looking traditional pub and cosy and inviting inside. We ordered Stilton and broccoli soup and garlic mushrooms. Both dishes were below par in today's standards... More 

4 Thank pollenca

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 00:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cowbeech, Hailsham BN27 4JQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Hailsham
  • Phone Number: +44 1323 833108

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