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 Selected Comments in Hastings

nice place to have a quiet drink and watch the world go by.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012Rating: rosettes

Do they sell drugs
Friday, July 27, 2012Rating: rosettes

Ted Melvin
The pub has been closed a while and is now a chemist
Friday, July 27, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Mick Cook
 Good grub
Food selection was very good and was well presented. However at some tables you need to take a torch to be able to read the menu.
Thursday, September 22, 2011Rating: rosettes

Michelle Liddle
 My favourite place to eat locally
Have been to the Two Sawyers twice now with my husband for lunch and have been bowled over both times by the quality of the food, the size of portions, and the politeness of the staff. My fish pie, home made on the premises (and NOT microwaved!) had more than one kind of fish in it! And my husband was left totally agog by the steak and kidney pudding which covered almost all his plate! The selection of vegetables was very impressive too. Cant rate this place highly enough. Looking forward to lunch again in the summer!
Friday, May 6, 2011Rating: rosettes

 we felt unwelcome do not take dogs
we turned up after sunday walk with our dogs ,what a greeting we got of the landlady entering the pub obviously not a dog lover,which made us feel very awkward we ask for a table to eat to no avail,we waited then had a drink,got another look of the landlady and left dogs are very not welcome
Sunday, January 31, 2010Rating: rosettes

Tuesday, December 29, 2009Rating: No rosettes

Mr & Mrs Turner
wanted to book a nice evening meal for myself and 13 friends. It was to celebrate my 50th birthday. We rang the pub to see if they could fit us in. Yes was their reply, so i said i would contact with definite numbers. I did this by phone to be very rudely told that we must pre-book our menus. We drove to the pub to speak about this and agreed we would contact our friends and let them have our choices on thursday evening. This we did and when i phoned the pub at 8.45pm was very rudely told that they were busy, she was serving a customer, could i ring about 11.30pm at night. She spent the next 5 minutes arguing with me, by which time she could have taken the orders. I would not recommend this venue, the landlady obviously does not want customers, it spoilt what could have been a lovely eveining. I had two days to go away and book another venue for my birthday. The restaurant we are now going to have bent over backwards to make my evening special. If you want a special occasion then dont go to the Two Sawyers.
Friday, October 2, 2009Rating: No rosettes

Margaret Fleischer
 Not me!
I am the deaf and rude old lady who owns the Two Sawyers. I should explain that I only work behind the bar in the early afternoon and am never on duty when Jackie and Sarah are working. Did Kate spend many hours in the pub or is there a second deaf and rude old lady? Could this be the face of the front?
Tuesday, June 30, 2009Rating: No rosettes

Kate sanderson
 words can't describe......
After hearing rave reviews about the newly refurbished pub we were keen to sample only to be left disappionted the old lady who i thinks owns the pub is deaf and rude and has no idea how to work the bar, and the words coming out the of the chef's mouth were something i dont wish to hear on an evening out, i cant believe he can get away with talking the the most lovely waiting staff this way. The food was good and the range of drinks was great and the lovely waiting staff jacky and sarah could not have been more assistive they are welcoming and attentive 10 stars to them
Thursday, June 11, 2009Rating: rosettes

Beautifull pub and great food and menu, and the waiting staff were so kind and could not be more helpfull, but our eveing was abruptly ruined by hearing the chef yelling at the waiting staff and using the most foul language iv ever heard, I cant believe he can talkto staff this way and get away with it so rude it upset me and my family and ruined our whole experiance
Thursday, June 11, 2009Rating: rosettes

Rob & Bridget
 Great food & a Friendly Atmosphere.
We were out for the day and happened upon this delightful pub purely by chance. The car park was nerly full which to me is usually a good sign. Inside is a maze of rooms all tastefully decorated and giving the atmosphere of a traditional English village pub. A good selection of real ales were available and apparently these change regularly so offering locals the chance to try other beers without having to travel.
The menu was varied without being complicated, with many favourites. The food itself was some of the best if not the best pub food I have tasted in a long time. I heartily reccomend the Steak & Kidney pudding, although make sure you haven't had breakfast if you're ordering at lunchtime. You will want to eat every scrap. Reminded me of my Grans from many years ago. My wife had Salmon fishcakes with horseradish suace and was equally impressed with the flavour and quality of the food.
The desert list was good and we could cheerfully have ordered all of the main ones, but settled for a 'lighter' Creme Brulee.
The only downside for us is that we live in Dorking in Surrey which makes this pub just a little out of reach as a local. However we will definitely come back next time we are in the area.
Friday, April 10, 2009Rating: rosettes

Joanna and Peter
 Great local pub
Peter and I were delighted when the two sawyers pub opened recently in Pett. It's better than we ever expected. A family run pub with a great welcome. The food is truly great, all home made, fantastic choice and the team just can't do enough for you. The wines are well chosen and the rooms have been tastefully renovated with wonderful open fires. We have eaten there many times and have only had really good food. We can't recommend this pub enough!
Sunday, February 15, 2009Rating: rosettes

Jennifer & Chris
We can only assume Jo from Pett is a competitor and an illiterate one at that. We were delighted when The Two Sawyers re-opened and we have been regulars ever since. The comments from Jo bear no relevance to what Jason, Karen, Mark & Margaret have achieved. The atmosphere they have created is exactly what a village pub should be...warm and welcoming in every way. The food is superb, everything is freshly cooked,using top quality ingredients and the menu is really interesting and very reasonably priced. Their Sunday Lunch is one of the best we have experienced and having had experience in the catering industry our expections are high. There are always at least 2 or 3 different roasts available and the selection of vegetables and the portion size could not be better. We have never been disappointed. We consider ourselves very fortunate to have such a great pub as our local and there are many, many others that would agree with us so that is why it is difficult,sometimes, to get a table as they are often fully booked. So Jo from Pett should use her energies in a more positive direction rather than posting completely ridiculous comments that bear no relevance to what The Two Sawyers are about. Which is a truly great village pub.
Saturday, February 14, 2009Rating: rosettes

John & Val - Guestling
What is Jo talking about. The Two Sawyers has had a fantastic makeover and is great. The atmosphere and welcome is friendly, and the food very good and home made. Surely if you are not satisfied you complain to the landlord, not put a horrid note on a blog!
Friday, February 13, 2009Rating: rosettes

Jason Fleischer
Anyone trying to contact the Two Sawyers can do so by using the published number - (01424) 812255.
Friday, February 13, 2009Rating: No rosettes

 Best family pub in area
This is by far the best family style pub in hastings, i myself am a regular customer and recommend it to anyone whatever your age range. The Food is all homecooked and for the price its quite worth it in my honest opinion. The royal oak has quite a lot of functions and it never seems to quiet like other pubs in the area, lots of eventsa during the week to inlcude monday nights quiz night, tuesday nights bingo alternating to acoustic night which even my friends in brighton say they have heard of and lastly friday night a band from the local area plays. All round a good pub with good food and beer all reasonably priced. Better than the excuse down the road known as the two sawyers.
Monday, January 26, 2009Rating: rosettes

After spending most of the day trying to find the phone no.We walked up to the pub had 2 coffee overpriced at £3. Booked Sunday Lunch. Looking forward to a tradition Sunday Roast when it arrived, sadly disappointed, it was reminiscent of a nursing home lunch. Everthing was tastless covered with a horrible gravy
The veg was a small portion of cabbage, carrot, and broccoli in a dish for 4 people. The pudding we hope would be better, alas no. Small portions tastless and overpriced all served on crockery that had seen better days. We did not complain, we left disappointed
All the village had high hopes when the pub reopened. We feel they will have to up their game if they are going to get back locals and new customers. We shall not be recommending the Two Sawyers
Thursday, December 4, 2008Rating: No rosettes

captain and mrs planet
 likewise here
We have also tried to find a number for the pub and have had no success either.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008Rating: No rosettes

avril field
 How about listing a phone number that works
We have been trying to find a number to phone the pub all day today to book a table for Saturday night but there is no number listed anywhere for the pub.
This site gives a number which is no longer applicable.
Anyone interested in providing a number to call????
Wednesday, December 3, 2008Rating: No rosettes

 Fantastic - shame its closing!
My mum was landlady or the Angel for over 12 years, I am now 16 and spent just over 11 years of my in that pub and its sad to see it lose it credibility...
Sunday, November 30, 2008Rating: rosettes

 Two Sawyers re-opened
The Two sawyers has finally re-opened, its has been lovelngly restored and the Pub sign marks this to be a place of distinction great and friendly staff, good real ales and great selection of wines, superb food and great menu what a pleasent experiance, cant wait to go back for more
Monday, October 13, 2008Rating: rosettes

Sonia andrews
 Great food and Service
Great Pub, staff service and the food was fantastic, nice large portions.

The staff where lovely, and atmosphere great.

Saturday, October 4, 2008Rating: rosettes

 Great food and ale, friendly helpful bar staff
Lovely open fires and the carvery on Saturday Evening and Sunday Lunch is hard to beat, generous portions. Variety of ales . Landlady welcoming and helpful. Disabled toilet insiitu and staff were discreet with their assistance at the bar and in the restaurant making me feel very welcome
Wednesday, January 31, 2007Rating: rosettes

 Great Atmosphere, fun barstaff, good music
My friends and I went to the three oaks on New Years Eve, What a Great night!, we had a terrific time, They had an elvis singer performing, and also a karoke machine towards the end of the night, great fun!!!, we all really enjoyed ourselves.
Tuesday, January 2, 2007Rating: No rosettes

sandra stevens
 Fantastic Food, and Freindly Service
We have been Visiting the Three Oaks near Hastings on and off for Many Years.
The atmosphere is cosy and friendly and the bar staff are good fun, especially Nigel the landlord, with his witty but cold sense of humour, The specials board is very good, with different meals on every visit, we personally recomend the various suet puddings they offer, very filling!, but the best homemade suet pudding I have tasted in 20 years, on one of our recent visits in October the landlord and landlady were away, and the atmosphere was amazing, the place was being run by the daughter and the son in law her partner, what a lovely couple, so friendly and willing to help, my family and I had such a lovely meal, We Recommend the three Oaks to all our friends, just a small warning, if you go on a sunday, get there early as it gets busy and the carpark gets packed, enjoy.
Thursday, December 28, 2006Rating: No rosettes

Sarah Miles
Awful food in a dirty pub, not worth more words.
Tuesday, October 24, 2006Rating: No rosettes

 Not good for those of a nervous disposition.
After an unsatisfactory dining experience last August at the Two Sawyers (very slow service), we decided to give them another chance.

So feeling generous, we let the snail trails on the carpet under our table, the cutlery that hadn’t visited the dishwasher since the previous evening’s service and the incorrect drinks order slide, hoping for quicker service from the promisingly good menu this time.

Well it took some time for the 6 or so waitresses (for 5 or 6 tables) to arrive with our main course, the pork medallions were ‘very good’ apparently, the rest were poor value for money to say the least at around £8, you don’t tend to expect frozen potato cubes.

Never mind, onto the ‘home made’ puddings. Chocolate tart was lovely. As was the rhubarb fool. The Cheesecake with Blueberry sauce however, caused a few problems.
It arrived and was tasted. All four of us knew they weren’t blueberries. We grow soft fruit. These were purple in colour and tasted like Blackberries.
‘Just to let you know, there’s a mistake on your menu, this isn’t a blueberry sauce. Was it supposed to be?’ we mentioned to a waitress. Doing her best Vikki Pollard impression, she told us they were blueberries but she mumbled she’d get a manager.

The pub owner, (Paul Moore) arrived at our table, to say (well actually, yell, in front of the other diners) that they were blueberries and that he wouldn’t have this criticism from ‘guests’ under his own roof. (Beware those with heart problems). He stormed off and we were left a little stunned to say the least.
A few moments later however, the chef appeared with her illustrated cookery book, to give us a lesson on what fresh fruit looked like. After a few minutes of calm discussion, she finally admitted they were in fact frozen Bilberries from Sainsburys. “But nobody would know what they were if we put them on the menu”.

So paying the hefty bill and stepping over the snail trails we decided there probably wouldn’t be a third visit by us anyway. If you’re in the area, we can highly recommend the few extra miles drive to The Queens Head, Icklesham.
Wednesday, September 6, 2006Rating: rosettes

 worst pub in the world
worst pup i have ever been to peppole that run the place are stuck up dont go there
Friday, February 17, 2006Rating: No rosettes

 lovely warm pub with great food and real ale
this pub has a brilliant atmosphere with a real log fire and a 'horseshoe' bar! With a menu selection to suit all paletes and ale and wine served to match the quality of the food! set in the beautiful east sussex countryside what more could you ask for
Sunday, February 12, 2006Rating: rosettes

You can find listings of live bands playing at the Carlisle at the following address: http://www.the-carlisle.co.uk
Tuesday, May 31, 2005Rating: rosettes

SEANS A LEGEND and so is the beer
Wednesday, August 11, 2004Rating: rosettes

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