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The Earl Haig, Bexleyheath - pub details

Address: The Pantiles, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA7 5HJ [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 14145) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Bexleyheath (0.8 miles), Barnehurst (1.1 miles), Belvedere (1.5 miles)

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> Current user rating: 5.1/10 (rated by 26 users)
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We originally visited here in the morning, expecting it to be open before 11am. But, it seems they have adjusted their opening hours. After a visit to the fantastic Kentish Belle micropub, next to Bexleyheath station, I returned to the Earl Haig. Incidentally, I've never awarded a 10/10 for any London pub. The Kentish Belle warrants that. But, unfortunately it's not listed on the site. But, the Earl Haig is an imposing estate pub that is now part of the Ember Inns chain. It was busy on my Saturday evening visit, with a mix of drinkers and diners. 3 ales were on - Black Sheep Ember Pale, St Austell Tribute & Purity Mad Goose. My attention was drawn to the real cider - Weston's Engine Warmer. Meant to be served mulled, it was an eye watering £2.99 for just a half and unlike on ales, there is no CAMRA discount. This is not the place to drink if you're hard up. At around the £2 make for a half in the Kentish Belle, I'd advise you not to bother heading here and instead stay near the station.
blue_scrumpy - 28 Apr 2019 16:02
Awful food, horrific service, the manager Denise was beyond rude when we complained about the wait for our food. It comes to something when the managers son is writing reviews for the pub in trip advisor...
Mixologist75 - 24 Jun 2016 05:59
Much improved over previous years and has recently been refurbished and is now a decent pub selling a very good range of real ales. The food is also very good and reasonably priced.
It does tend to get a bit crowded at weekends which is testament to how much it has improved.
Good quiz night on a Sunday around 8:30.
zapsincl - 28 Mar 2014 09:44
It's been a few months since I last ventured into the Haig, which I used to quite look forward to going to due to their decent range of real ales. But my last visit put paid to that with bloody terrible food and a really poor pint.

My wife (who was pregnant and therefore fixated only on certain food items!) ordered the fish and chips, and I ordered a burger. Pretty standard pub grub by all accounts, and not something a trained cook should have any bother with. After a short wait, our food arrived. Mine was ok in fairness, but seriously, you'd have to be a complete retard to fluff a burger up. The fish on the other hand, was dreadful. There was more batter than fish, which was barely edible in itself as it was old, tired and dry and the batter inside wasn't even cooked properly - it was like stodgy, part-baked bread. And my pint of whatever it was was clearly on the turn but by that point I couldn't be bothered to argue.

When the man came over to collect our plates we were asked if everything was ok, to which we replied it wasn't and showed him the mess left on my wife's plate where she had to wrestle with the fish and ended up not eating any of it. He looked at it blankly, muttered some form of apology and wandered off.

That was my last visit, and I won't be hurrying back for lunch anytime soon. Although, if the beer selection is interesting enough, I could think of worse places to have a drink although it is pretty soulless. Just don't bother ordering lunch and if you do, avoid the fish.
PMA - 14 Oct 2011 08:50
Awful Pub - used to be a proper pub - just another souless open space now with below avearge food ......... and worst of all seemingly untrained staff with no people skills or knowledge about serving drinks ... management arrogant and mostly invisible - when challengede about a specific point just kept saying "I don't care" which for me sums the place up very nicely ....
denizen - 7 Mar 2011 09:12

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