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Hook and Hatchet Inn

££ - £££, British,
Church Road | Hucking, Maidstone ME17 1QT, England
+44 1622 880272
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Open Now
12:00 - 21:00All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
Church Road | Hucking, Maidstone ME17 1QT, England
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1 - 10 of 89 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Haven't visited since the last owners left. My goodness, what an improvement! I love the way it has been refurbished and had a really lovely meal there. Will definitely be returning.

Thank Trina L
Reviewed 6 days ago

Lovely place off the beaten track, great atmosphere. Nothing to complain about, found the food, service and everything else a pub offers...brilliant....

Thank Mark C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been coming to the Hook and Hatchet on and off for over 28 years this is the best it's ever been thanks to Sharon and Al and all the wonderful welcoming staff great beer good food at great prices and so many different events going...More

Thank Hank W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Camping, eating and drinking and of course the music.Pitched our motorhome on the campsite so no worry about driving or taxis. Food and service good as usual, real bears and ciders plus a very dog friendly pub, what's not to love.

1  Thank john e
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited recently for Sunday lunch, after walking 2 retrievers we arrived back at the pub for a superb lunch. Food very good and served quickly from a good choice of menu items. Although we sat outside under a covered area, we could have eaten inside...More

1  Thank stevebrockman6
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with a group of friends - we come often to walk dogs and have a drink - first time eating here as menu a bit limited for anyone with a gluten allergy - plus they had run out of GF bread so even...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to this pub 3 times so far , after our walk with our Puggies, we are always on the lookout for Dog friendly pubs and discovered it on our #Dogfriendly app on my phone. They have Doggy beer and are always offered...More

Thank Stevie1954
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Seven of us in total, seated at a huge old wooden table sitting on big comfy giant pew benches, I don't think a single chair here is the same, fabulous old English charm! We had bacon burgers with big fat chips and salad, pie and...More

Thank Celia M
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Myself and my husband have been the last 2 Sunday afternoons for a drink after a walk around Hucking Estate and we were really impressed with the pub, from the atmosphere, the friendly staff to great live music and wanted to go back for dinner...More

Thank Emma H
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

Great place and atmosphere for Sunday lunch. Good portions, hot too. Very friendly staff. Felt totally I pressured whilst here. Family orientated too.

Thank Sian E
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Questions & Answers
17 May 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Hookand H | Property representative |
Hi We do vary our desert menu, We always have a crumble, chocolate fudge cake, sponge pudding, cheese board and cheese cake. Hope this helps Kindest regards
27 July 2016|
Response from Tiffany i | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I have eaten there twice now and most recently on my visit I had sausage and mash and my partner had steak and ale pie. Both of the dishes were lovely and can't wait to go back again. The desserts were also great with... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Church Road | Hucking, Maidstone ME17 1QT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Maidstone
  • Phone Number: +44 1622 880272
  • E-mail
We are the proud new owners of this Freehouse, which we purchased in February 2016 after the pub had stood shut for almost 2 years. On our own, we have completely gutted and refurbished the pub over just a few months using our skills obtained by running our family business which specialises in refurbishing pubs and hotels and our knowledge of running a small local pub in sleepy old Norfolk many years ago.

Entertaining and socialising is something that comes natural to us and nothing makes us happier than people feeling looked after, welcome and entertained.
We are told that we make great hosts and hope you will be of the same opinion when you pay us a visit.

We try our utmost to accommodate all requests, however, large or small.

We look forward to meeting you.
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