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The Great House, Gills Green, Cranbrook

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Gills Green
TN18 5EJ
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. Wittenden left this review about The Great House

A white weatherboarded,timber framed pub,previously known as the Wellington, and intriguingly as the Staymakers,on the outskirts of Hawkhurst. Part of the local Elitepubs chain,it is largely given over to dining,but it maintains a sizeable bar where drinkers are made welcome. Our visit,on a July Saturday evening, just before the great heat,was enjoyable, but not to such an extent that we would go out of our way to return.
The beer,from Harveys and Tonbridge,was adequate but not epic,and I found myself eyeing the Curious Brew tap. However the staff, albeit charming, were transient and untrained in the art of acknowledging the waiting drinker at the bar. we saw no one obviously in charge, and we left while asking ourselves if it is actually a pub.

On 29th July 2019 - no rating submitted
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Great House

Having not been here for years (decades?), I was expecting that this historic white weatherborded inn to have been 'done over' in the interests of gastropubification. In many ways the interior has been, but I have rarely walked into a pub on a Sunday afternoon to find such a relaxed and warm atmosphere. Two handpumps, with Harveys Sussex and Old (on very good form, and cheaper than I expected at £3.05) on. Two other points to note - firstly, the very curious choice of turquoise plastic chairs out in the beer garden; and secondly, receiving a friendly "Thank you, monsieur" (said without any irony) when I took my empty glass back to the bar!

On 11th April 2010 - rating: 8
[User has posted 6002 recommendations about 6002 pubs]

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Etchingham, 5.28 miles, 1 hr 41 min walk (show)
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29th Jul 2019, 23:20
Review submitted by . Wittenden
1st Dec 2016, 20:31

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  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 29 July 2019 by . Wittenden
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 29 July 2019 by . Wittenden
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 29 July 2019 by . Wittenden
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 29 July 2019 by . Wittenden
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 29 July 2019 by . Wittenden
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