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“An unexpected dining pleasure in Hurst Green” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Clay Pot

The Clay Pot
London Road | Hurst Green, Etchingham TN19 7QP, England
01580 860858
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Ranked #1 of 5 Restaurants in Etchingham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Kingsville, Canada
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“An unexpected dining pleasure in Hurst Green”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

The restaurant was recommended to us by our hosts at the B&B down the street. We entered with empty stomachs and without expections. We rarely eat Indian cuisine so we asked our server to recommend a a few dishes. Starting with the fresh baked naan bread and apetizers, and continuing with the various curried lamb and chicken dishes, as well as sweet items, we thoroughly enjoyed all that was brought to our table. The total cost was very reasonable. Throughout our dinner, many locals were seated, and others stopped by for take-away. We drove to London the next day, otherwise, we would have made a reservation for another meal.
Don't let the exterior and somewhat plain interior fool you, the meals and the attentive service is worth trying. Cheers!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Fairlight, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“always a good meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

we have been here a few times now, and the service and food are always really good. Hope to go back again soon

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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East Sussex
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Excellent Indian”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

local so used frequently as a restaurant and take away, the best indian around for sure. Service is very good but could do with getting cranberry in to add to my vodka!

Visited June 2013
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Lincoln, England, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Imaginative menu, good service, nice atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

We are glad we chose the Clay Pot, we had been told it was a good Indian restaurant and we completely agree, We found the menu had a good choice and not just all the old regulars. We each chose different dishes and none of the food was just hot as it is in some Indians, the flavours were varied and interesting. The service was quick but we were not hurried by the staff and we thought the whole place had a good feel to it.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Horrible Frozen Reheated”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

Got a take away on a friday night, was cooked promptly and was hot as we arrived home, was looking forward to the meal, we plated up and sat at the table, and I was greeted with near on half a pint of water to the rim of my plate, submerging the rice, and the huge chunks of chicken were like eating a wine bottle cork, dry and like well done steak. The dish I ordered was chicken madras, and my partner ordered a chicken korma, which tasted fine but was swimming as well. Very disapointed for over £25. Tried to call the restauraunt and got hung up on. If this is the best they have to offer then I won't spend money there again on frozen, re-heated and expensive garbage. Threw it in the bin in anger and made my own curry. AVOID.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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