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The Hastings Arms

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18 Lower Rainham Road, Gillingham ME7 2YD, England
+44 1634 851310
09:00 - 17:00
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Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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101 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was the second time I had visited the pub with friends for the Sunday Carvery - and both times it has been excellent - freshly prepared and the meat tender and well cooked and the selection of vegetables all piping hot. The mashed suede is delicious! The pub itself is a bit 'run down' and in great need of... More 

Thank Paula B
Gillingham, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The toilets are simply terrible - totally unacceptable. Usually there is no toilet paper and they often have leaks. The bar staff are great which is just as well because otherwise customers would go elsewhere which many have/do in any case. It would not take much to clean the place once in a while and not take customers for granted.

Thank publichousehound
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

We hired the function room for our club agm. We arrived to set up and arrange the room and within 10 minutes the landlady had appeared. She was in what can only be described as pyjamas and socks. She abruptly asked us 'who moved the Carvery stand?' We all looked around to see what she was upset about and were... More 

Thank penelopy-pittstop
Rainham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Been here for lunch with family to celebrate my mums birthday, very good meal & service. Great to go to a local pub that isn't a part of a big consortium, good home cooked food ( I hear the Sunday carvery is very good too

Thank debs784
Rochester UK
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

First time at The Hastings Arms for a Sunday roast and everything was absolutely delicious. the meat was so tender and there was loads of it which pleased hubby as he is a carnivore. The roast potatoes were golden and crispy and home cooked. No frozen ones in sight . Loads of fresh veg too. Would recommend it to anyone... More 

Thank KentCrowd
Gillingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

I have been coming here for many years - it's a family tradition now. I have never had a bad meal. Everything is cooked brilliantly and the roast potatoes are out of this world. The staff are great and every visit has been enjoyable.

Thank Mickygee1959
Kettering, United Kingdom
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162 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

Went here as a family group. Friendly staff and a comfortable restaurant. Traditional Sunday lunch with everything done correctly - what more do you want? Best beef I've had for a long time. Prices are very reasonable. We had a good meal in a relaxed atmosphere. Mostly family groups like ourselves. Would go again. I recommend The Hastings Arms.

Thank J0hn1950
Rochester, Kent
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97 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

A small family get together, in-laws and outlaws! Came for the Sunday Carvery, and we were not disappointed either. The food was plentiful and well cooked and presented. More than enough for a growing lad like me!! The drinks were a very reasonable price and the atmosphere in the bar and the restaurant was most convivial. Thank you staff for... More 

Thank John E
Rochester, United Kingdom
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185 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

I hadn't been to this pub in around 10 years. I have to say that it hasn't changed much, which in the main is a good thing. The staff are courteous and the Carvery Sunday lunch has got to be the best you can have for miles. £8.95 and it was so very tasty. No room for a dessert but... More 

Thank Steve295
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

I was recommended this pub by a friend as a good place to take my family for a carvery and it didn't disappoint. The food was fresh and well cooked and the staff were very friendly and accommodating.

Thank Tracy O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Lower Rainham Road, Gillingham ME7 2YD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Gillingham
  • Phone Number: +44 1634 851310

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?