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The Hatch Inn


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Bar Scene

Location and contact

US$16 - US$44
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Bar, British, Pub
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Highchairs Available
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All reviews rack of lamb apple crumble cod and chips sunday roast sea bass ice cream salad ashdown forest the pub lovely old pub eton mess booked a table varied menu service was prompt great lunch lovely meal larkins
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We love this little pub. But last Saturday was really disappointing (and embarrassing). We had raved about the pub to London Friends who were down for the weekend. Popped in for a drink on Saturday early evening, 4 kids, 4 adults after a walk on...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank 955clareb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arriving on time for a pre-booked Sunday lunch we were served good food but had to wait an hour before we got anything to eat! The menu choice was o.k. but nothing special and the prices seemed to be a touch on the high side.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Shly-54
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a quiet drink at the bar which has a great atmosphere and is extremely dog friendly. The bar staff in Henry and Abs are always attentive and make the evening very enjoyable

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 210,325
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived a the pub a about 14:08 today to be told that the kitchen had closed we thought this was a bit early so on returning home we checked and it should of been open till 14:15 which would of given us plenty of...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Bob P
nicksand, Owner at The Hatch Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Bob, I have investigated this issue which I am clearly disappointed about however I must defend our position here in that your stated time, which you suggest was 'about' 14.08, was in fact somewhat later & certainly post our lunchtime closing time for food.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Quick visit back to UK & could not resist going back to my favourite pub! Had to do Sunday roast this time & did not disappoint!! Generous & v tasty! Nice service from staff as well! Hope to return soon!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Velocity1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Recently ate here after a long break. Really pleased to find both food, service and atmosphere still up to a fantastic standard Will definitely visit more regularly and highly recommend

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank LynnPA28
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked on line. But booking not acknowledged. So, we telephoned to check our booking and we’re surprised that no booking had been made for us? Therefore, we made our booking directly on the phone. Sadly, our expectations of this lovely county pub ended in...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank janisslaceland
nicksand, Owner at The Hatch Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Madam, Im sorry that you didn't enjoy your recent visit to us & must apologise regarding the reservation issue. We are currently experiencing website software issues which will hopefully be resolved in the coming days. Please contact us so as we may gather a...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The title of this review says it all. We booked online and when we arrived for the luncheon that we booked were told that there was no record of our booking and that most people book by telephone (how rude is that - no apology!)....More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank Barbelroach
Nicholas D, Owner at The Hatch Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Sir/Madam We are clearly disappointed in your recent review. Please may I request you call so as we can gather more detail from your experience.

Reviewed 9 February 2019 via mobile

Not eaten here for some time after poor experiences in the past. It’s a lovely settling and very cosy. Sadly our booking had not been catered for, despite receiving a confirmation e mail. The table initially offered was not good, but was changed. One mains...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank harri64
Reviewed 6 February 2019

Booked a table here for lunch on a Tuesday, quite busy. Nice candlelit table in a very atmospheric setting. Good pint of Harveys, friendly helpful staff - as always. We chose the chicken & ham pie and the Speldhurst sausages, both were excellent. Followed this...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank DennisWestSussex_UK
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4 February 2019|
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Response from janisslaceland | Reviewed this property |
Yes, well behaved dogs are allowed!
27 August 2016|
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Response from MandS3 | Property representative |
Hi. We would be very happy to reserve a space close to thec pub for blue badge holders, and will endeavour to support those less able during their visit.
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