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The Hatch Inn

Forest Row, Coleman's Hatch TN7 4EJ, England
01342 822363
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $16 - $44
Cuisines: British
Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
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English first
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

It was my husbands birthday so we tried our luck after a recommendation ! So pleased we did! Luckily we booked as it was a Tuesday night but full! It was very busy so service was slow,hover this didn't matter as the lady/owner was apologetic and delightful which made all the difference! I had the prawn tempura with a homemade... More

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England
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54 reviews 54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Picture postcard setting, excellent food, and a really good selection of beers. The service was excellent, Toby and his lovely assistant certainly worked hard as they manned the bar, two outside areas, and the split dining room with impeccable service, a must visit destination.

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Wadhurst, United Kingdom
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85 reviews 85 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We have just returned from a lovely roast lunch I had pork and it was beautiful. The crackling was perfect! The roast beef was pretty good too! It took quite a time to arrive so the starter of prawns in chilli sauce was most welcome! Then we had coffee outside in the sunshine. All in all a lovely meal and... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

A lovely pub with a varied menu.Very friendly and charming host . The food was ver good but way overpriced.

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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We had a very nice lunch here with friends. Good quality menu and very nice country pub. Close to the Ashdown Park Hotel where we were staying.

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London
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

The Hatch is a lovely pub with an extremely friendly and relaxed atmosphere, it has charm and character and is ideal for a quiet spot of lunch in the beer garden on a sunny day, whilst enjoying the great views of Ashdown. An all around winner if you're looking for a rustic country pub with great food and drink!

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I guess we have been spoilt by our favourite very pretty pubs in Hampshire and Sussex (Horseguards Inn, Tillington/ Purefoy Arms/ Wellington Arms, Baughurst amongst others) but this pub could be so much better with a little TLC and imagination. After a fairly long drive and an unexpected traffic jam in East Grinstead, arriving through the lovely forest, we arrived... More

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Lewes, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Dropped in to this pleasant spot after a dog walk and picked up menus from the bar whilst waiting to be served a drink. Ordered beers with menus in hand and were then told that they were too busy in the kitchen and we "really needed to book", this despite there being plenty of empty tables and no one as... More

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Dorking, United Kingdom
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91 reviews 91 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Took our daughter's French pen friend, husband and three children for lunch. It was all well-cooked and served with great cheerfulness. We sat indoors, as the weather was changeable, but the garden is extremely pretty, with lots of tables to chooose from.

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London
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014 via mobile

The Hatch Inn has a lot going for it – good location near the Ashdown Forest, traditional without being dated, friendly and efficient staff. The pub is clearly popular too. Unfortunately, our visit was let down (to a degree) by fairly average meals sold at above average prices. Rib-eye steak and chips came in at just under £20 – not... More

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nicksand, Owner at The Hatch Inn, responded to this review

Dear Sir, thank you for your review in which you express your disappointment. I am obviously sorry that we fell short of your expectations on this occasion but I am sure you will appreciate, that, as a serial Tripadvisor reviewer, your comments are against the 'flow' of reviews on this location. It is a shame that you neither asked us... More

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