Hastingwood is a small hamlet situated on the outskirts of Harlow, Epping and North Weald.  Within the boundries of our hamlet there is a large area of common grassland, on which the grazing of livestock including horses is permitted, a pond where fishing is allowed, a considerable area of farmland and approximately 150 houses.  Facilities within the hamlet include a well respected care home; St Clare Hospice, a local pre-school nursery, a joinery and interiors company, a computer supplies shop and several independently run businesses.  There are several pubs; The Horns & Horseshoes and The Gatekeeper, both of which serve very good food.  For a superb steak, try the Rainbow & Dove.  Towards the outskirts on the A414, there is a highly reputable garden centre with an excellent tea-room serving fabulous cakes!

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