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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Indian, Bar, British, Pub
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Table Service
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All reviews chicken dosa curries indian food the pub english dishes for lunch today big portions both occasions attentive service superb food family meal relaxed atmosphere shank beer mint courses
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here on a Saturday lunchtime. The pub was understandably quiet but he service and food was still good. The dosa in particular was spectacularly good. We will certainly return.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 4 March 2024

A fabulous Indian restaurant because: - The food was excellent, especially the rara lamb dish. - The service was great, with great banter. The 'larger guy', as he called himself, was fabulous, and the younger female waitresses were great too. - The restaurant is lovely....A welcoming open fire on arrival. Well worth a visit.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 16 February 2024 via mobile

We were warmly welcomed and quickly seated. Poppadoms and sides arrived and they were fresh, crispy and tasty. There were a number of vegetarian options for me and the waiter described them and helped me to make my choices. My husband is not vegetarian and...he too, had help choosing his meal. The empty plates arrived nice and hot and the food followed shortly after. It was delicious, the service was splendid, polite and friendly. My husband earlier had mentioned to the staff that it was my birthday as he ordered me a large glass of wine and they later brought a pudding with a lighted candle and sang Happy Birthday. It was a lovely gesture and most unexpected. This restaurant was recommended to us by a neighbour and we were delighted to have such lovely food and service. Thank you to the team there.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 6 February 2024

Wonderful food , very attentive staff and amazing service. Will definitely go again . Nice atmosphere and great location

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 February 2024 via mobile

My favourite curry house. As a curry club member we visit many many restaurants throughout Sussex, Surrey and London. Do not be deceived by the modest exterior or pub-like interior. If you are serious about curry you will love this place. Fresh ingredients and an...amazing chef combine with charming service to provide an authentic curry experience you’ll be looking to come back to again and again! These people are passionate about their food. Love the Hen and Chicken.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 February 2024 via mobile

Once again another excellent meal at the Hen and Chicken. This place is by far the best Indian restaurant for miles around. The food is so tasty, the portions decent and has some nice unusual things on the menu too. Try the Dosas, they are...massive and delicious! The chicken Shashlick is absolute incredible too, really delicious. It’s my favourite. So succulent and moist! The staff and management are always attentive, friendly and make sure your drinks are topped up. They have got it absolutely spot on. Try it, you won’t be disappointed!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 7 January 2024

It was ok we had a curry each it tasted like it had been warmed up in a microwave. we were rushed main cause turned up while we were eating out starters

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 4 January 2024

Great selection of English and Indian food at the Hen. Good value for money. Fresh Fish & Chips with peas £13 and great Indian mixed grill for £17. Our party of 10 had a great night with the friendly staff very helpful

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 2 January 2024

Very good food and tasty , dosa was very nice . Been here several times and always walked out feeling very happy with the food . Staff are amazing and very attentive.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 30 December 2023

Food was awful, small portions and undercooked- complained and the manager was terrible- shouting and aggressive- other diners were shocked by this behaviour. Luckily got full refund from my credit card.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 26 December 2023

Christmas dinner- Awful! Starter was ok but the main was not a Christmas dinner it was more like a £1.00 microwave meal from Aldi and as for pudding we had a bowl of vanilla ice cream, even though we order mint! The other choices of...pudding was a Christmas pudding that looked like it had been sat on or a Baileys (not really a pudding!) Basically we would have had a better meal in Wetherspoon’s at least you get a burger and a pint for £6.50 and a half decent pudding for les than £3.00! Very disappointing as we were really looking forward to this and has made us want to stay at home and cook next year!We left still hungry with empty stomachs but wallets a lot lighter as the meals were over £60 a person 🙈 Shame as for Indian for this pubs great but Christmas dinner is a huge No.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 26 December 2023

Everything the last person said happened to us on Christmas day , we got two Brussels, 2 small carrots, one persons carrots were still frozen, no parsnips, one roast potato and one Tesco value frozen Yorkshire, im not even going to mention the meat. We...are still on Boxing day waiting for a pudding. It ruined our day, the food was beyond disgusting, the service a disgrace and no apology and too make it worse they over charged us, unbelievable.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 26 December 2023

I am so deflated from my experience in Xmas day! This pub should not have advertised the turkey roast dinner as an option on Xmas day! It was absolutely shocking. Totally miss advertised. I am never one to usually complain, but I am well within...my consumer rights to complain about the low standard of food for a 'Christmas day'. The one time is should have felt special. I wouldn't even be writing this bad review if the man behind the bar didn't react the way he did! Shouting at us so that all the pub could hear! Demanding cash for it all, even though we refused to eat it so of course I'm not going to hand over £65 for a dinner I was dissatisfied with and didn't eat! It was really poor hospitality and the fact that he didn't even give a damn about upsetting me and my family on Christmas day was absolutely disgusting, with no apology and made us look like we were the bad ones for not eating the poor quality of food. Shame on you.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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BELAL AHMED, Marketing at Hen & Chicken, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2024

Hi John, Thank you very much for your review, i want to come point by point explanation. £65 ( glass of prosseco on arrival/ minced pie/ 4 piece starter / choice of mains with side / dessert or coffee) in Christmas Day yes on Christmas...More

Reviewed 26 December 2023 via mobile

So we went to the Hen & Chicken for a traditional festive turkey roast. We got there and the place was rammed with people leaving and people trying to get in, because there were 2 time slots for dinner. They was trying to rush the...earlier slotted people out, as to get the later slots people in, it was mayhem. Once we got our table nobody knew what was going on, then a waiter turned up with our starter, 1 chicken wing, 1 lamb chop in a tandoori sort of marinade, 1 small prawn in breadcrumbs and bit of lettuce and a small mint dip. There was no choice, we just got what we were given and a tiny plastic flute of prosecco. None of us really liked any of this, but ate a bit of it anyway. Then the main course Omg, for a festive turkey roast, we had a slice of turkey, which had been microwaved, 1 roast potato, yes that's right not a plural, just 1 roast potato. With 4 tiny Brussel sprouts, a parsnip that looked like it had been split between the 4 meals as their was 4 of us. A tiny Yorkshire pudding that was from a frozen pack. And a couple of tiny carrots. So if I'm generous, I would have paid about £7 for what looked like child portions. There was no pigs in blankets, no stuffing, no sausage meat, no fresh decent vegetables. There was no green on the plate. The total came to £65 each person. So we went to the bar to speak with the manager, who was very ill tempered, shouting in his own establishment, telling us that out of 250 we were the only people that complained. What we was un aware of, is the fact that, it was now a curry house (obviously being called the Hen & Chicken in a small country pub). Almost everyone else was eating curry and had massive portions. So after creating a big seen, and being very unprofessional, The manager just asked us to pay for our drinks, which we happily paid for. But after ruining our Christmas day meal embarrassing us, over a meal that clearly was not worth £65 and I even begrudge paying the £10 deposit for. The manager was angry that we had lost him money, even though he'd earned in about 6 hours the grand total of £16,250, that's 65 x 250. It was ment to be a special dinner for me, as I would not have been alive this Christmas, if it wasn't for my liver transplant this year. I can safely say we will not be eating at this establishment ever again. 😡😡😡More

Date of visit: December 2023
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BELAL AHMED, Marketing at Hen & Chicken, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2024

Hi John, Thank you very much for your review, i want to come point by point explanation. £65 ( glass of prosseco on arrival/ minced pie/ 4 piece starter / choice of mains with side / dessert or coffee) in Christmas Day yes on Christmas...More

Reviewed 21 October 2023

Love this place as the food is so delicious and staff very attentive . Never had a bad meal here 😊

Date of visit: October 2023
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Hi We allow dog 🐕.. outside in beer garden where we have big decking with heating and music .. we don't allow dog inside the pub . Thanks
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Yes, we welcome dogs and have treats on the bar for them.
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Our food service times are 12 till 2:15 Tuesday to Sunday. We do not offer food in the evenings.
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Hen & Chicken is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5