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The Hastings Arms

) #17 of 92 Restaurants in Gillingham $$ - $$$ , British,
18 Lower Rainham Road, Gillingham ME7 2YD, England
+44 1634 851310
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
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Bar, British, Pub
$$ - $$$
18 Lower Rainham Road, Gillingham ME7 2YD, England
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1 - 10 of 39 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked this for a Sunday lunch for my birthday (which was the day after) to save me having to cook. Well I am so glad we did. We had a very attentive barman attend to our drinks and then lovely staff attend to our...More

Thank RosieW77
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Another Sunday lunch with a friend that hadn't visited the pub in years. Verdict - an excellent Sunday lunch. Staff are polite and service is good.

Thank Steve295
Reviewed 1 May 2017

The meal was very good, only a little personal complaint - would have liked the cauliflower to be cooked a little more but do understand it would suit some people. Excellent selection for all three courses. Would go there again.

Thank Anne L
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

We ate Sunday lunch from the carvery and thoroughly enjoyed it. The desserts were also lovely and a decent size. A great local pub with very friendly staff.

Thank Treacl32
Reviewed 24 March 2017

went for a friday night drink with a friend - bar staff friendly and helpful. There was live music which wasn't too loud so friend and could have a natter. Only downside was state of the toilets. These definitely need some attention.

Thank johnchatham2014
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We had a family Sunday lunch here and we thoroughly enjoyed the meal. You get a choice from three meats and plenty of veg, roast potatoes and Yorkshire pudding. Recommended

Thank Philip F
Reviewed 18 February 2017

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...More

1  Thank Paula B
Reviewed 3 February 2017

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...More

Thank publichousehound
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...More

Thank penelopy-pittstop
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
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15 February 2016|
Response from ahungrymason | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do 01634 851310
Jacqui O
27 March 2015|
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Response from ahungrymason | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
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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