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The Raven

) #65 of 141 Restaurants in Hitchin ££ - £££ , British,
Village Street | Hexton, Hitchin SG5 3JB, England
+44 1582 881209
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good21%
  • Average25%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“scampi” (3 reviews)
“fish cakes” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
Village Street | Hexton, Hitchin SG5 3JB, England
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

mediocre food basic pub food, over attentive staff, not an enjoyable meal, went for daughters birthday lunch, wont be going back any time soon

Thank Judyc2655
Reviewed 29 April 2017

We have eaten here three times, very good pub grub at a fair price, nice staff. Pub run by an Italian couple, a good free house with good selection of beers.

Thank julesHertford
Reviewed 11 April 2017

5 of us visited the Raven for lunch the food was good and we had an excellent waitress who was very friendly 2 people had fish cakes which we were told had salmon and dill when we tasted them we weren't impressed as they contained...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

We were recommended this place when the original place we visited was closed for refurbishment, so along we went, Grandma, myself, child and babe in arms. The garden area was lovely and had a great climbing frame for my four year old. The food came...More

Thank Dibbles69
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Visited yesterday with family having booked a table of 9. Table was ready when we arrived. Service was good, friendly and attentive. The food whilst definitely not cheap was very good quality. I can recommend the whitebait starter and the highland coffee was excellent. Overall,...More

Thank HatterWilko
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We popped in for a quick, light lunch on a week day. We hadn't been to the Raven for a very long time and were very pleasantly surprised. Every customer received a very warm, friendly greeting and we really felt like they appreciated your business....More

Thank escapeesluton
Reviewed 2 March 2017

visited at lunch time on a Monday food was ok bit over priced for what you got £11.00 plus for a steak and Stilton salad with not much steak and to much dressing just drowned the taste of the food

Thank Philip P
Reviewed 27 February 2017

I have been here several times good service friendly staff and no complaints about the food, and always made welcome

Thank Frank G
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Went to The Raven for dinner with my boyfriend after lots of recommendations from people. It was very empty when we arrived and the guy behind the bar was very welcoming and friendly as were all of the staff but the food is a massive...More

Thank HollyLan
Reviewed 3 February 2017

We use this pub quite alot as there is and extensive menu to choose food from which is very good and plentiful and they cater for gluten free and other dietry needs. Good selection of drinks from the bar and there is a play area...More

Thank Hunyani
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Village Street | Hexton, Hitchin SG5 3JB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Hitchin
  • Phone Number: +44 1582 881209
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Situated in the village of Hexton just outside Barton Le Clay and within easy reach of Luton and Hitchin you can always expect a warm welcome at The Raven. In the winter the pub is warm and cosy and during the summer you can enjoy dining alfresco on our heated patio or in the garden. We always have four cask ales on tap and also have up to 24 wines available by the glass as well as a comprehensive range of bottle beers, minerals and spirits. Families are especially welcome, we have a children's menu and an outside play area. Meals are served every day and we recommend that you book at weekends or for larger parties.
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