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“Fantastic proper country pub”

The Merrie Harriers
Ranked #33 of 56 Restaurants in Hailsham
Price range: US$0 - US$20
Cuisines: Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
105 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Fantastic proper country pub”
Reviewed 10 May 2014 via mobile

What a fab place. Beautiful food and welcoming atmosphere. Bit pricey but very enjoyable food. Friendly staff and locals and really the hub of the village. Great!

  • Visited April 2014
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2 Thank Fair_and_honest71
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English first
Hailsham, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Better off eating at home”
Reviewed 26 April 2014 via mobile

We went here on a Friday night and were very disappointed.
My husband & I both ordered the same from the menu Chicken Liver Pate served with wholemeal toast & onion chutney followed by Pork Lion, Rosti Potatoes & cabbage served with a mustard sauce.
I think I could gave bought better pate from Asda and at least I would have served it with butter.
The Pork Lion was tough & I think that Pork fillet would have been a better cut of meat for this dish.
We sat at a table close to the bar,there was a lot of crashing & banging going on behind it mostly bottles being thrown into a bin.
The menu will have to improve to make us want to return.

Visited April 2014
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2 Thank Patricia H
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Mitcham
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Lovely Pub lunch”
Reviewed 17 April 2014

Picked this pub out on google map. Wasnt disappointed. Set in a small village off the A22. It has a lovely garden with lots of tables outside. Food was lovely (scampi and chips and bacon and brie sandwiches) and on a warm sunny day couldnt ask for anything else. Reasonably priced and would definately visit again.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank suzie2569
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East Sussex
Level 4 Contributor
20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Nice local pub”
Reviewed 11 March 2014

food can be repetative as the selection on the menus is not overly large and the steaks are expensive for what they are (would prefer to have a fillet steak for the money I paid) however, would eat there again.

Visited October 2013
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2 Thank nags2010
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“judithk”
Reviewed 26 February 2014

We were taken here for lunch as a birthday treat and had a lovely meal. All dishes are cooked to order and were beautifully presented and very enjoyable. It is very cosy setting and our waitress was very efficient and friendly. Will look forward to a return visit and also to visiting in the summer when we can sit in the garden.
If you are in the area make the effort to visit this pub you will be glad you did.

  • Visited February 2014
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3 Thank Judith K
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