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“Disgusting!!” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Abinger Hatch

Abinger Hatch
Abinger Lane | Abinger Common, Dorking, England
01306 730737
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Ranked #30 of 86 Restaurants in Dorking
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
surrey
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Disgusting!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

I saw the most horrific thing! a customer was being served by a tall plump gentleman (i think the manager) he order a pint of ale, after pouring the "manager" tipped the remains from the drip tray in the top of this man pint! surely thats against health and hygene?!arrived at 12.15 and had to wait 20 mins for a menu as they werent printed, no childrens menu, no sandwhich menu just overpriced fancy pub grub. food took along time to come out, over an hour. The restauarant was overally full but the 7 staff they had on seemed to be running around like headless chickens, no one knew what anyone was doing so we never found out why out food took so long! very disappointed and will not be returning

  • Visited June 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Not as good as last time, what a shame”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

We have already been to this pub in October last year, after a nice walk in the English countryside we had what I still consider the best Sunday roast ever eaten.

We went back to the Abinger Hatch with our taste buds ready to be satisfied by the same delicious blade of beef roast we had last time.
The pub was full of people and it has a mention in the Michelin Start guide 2013 (we saw the sticker) and the ownership changed just a few weeks before.
We had a table in the garden, which was nice because the day was sunny, and we immediately had been told that we had to wait 45 minutes for the food because there were only 2 chefs and there was a wedding party.
We ordered the beef roast, the food arrived after 75 mins and it wasn't as good as the one we had in October. The meat slice was quite tiny (it seemed like they tried to serve more people by reducing the portions) and the Yorkshire puddings, which I considered the best ever, were overcooked and dry.
All of us agreed on the fact that we wouldn't have been back if the food was like that before as well.
Maybe it was just an unlucky day (a chef less and a party going on) or the new ownership made changes.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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London uk
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“What a shame”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

Dinner .... After an hour and a half wait a some what busy Tuesday night two other tables in the place, the food eventually arrived, the chips with the fish cakes were like a child's portion 3 small leaves for veg or garnish not sure, fish cakes were tasty but sooo hungry any thing would have been, with the meal being predominately fried not to sure why the wait long long wait, no vegetables or vegetarian food well gnocchi...... Pasta again!!! A drink or bread on the house would have been nice felt ignored, the waiter seemed somewhat over whelmed!!! And was unable to even turn on the back ground music in the restaurant side...... But we did!!!!!!! What a shame we won't return.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Mytilene, Greece
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Beware ... Waiting time.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

I will say, firstly that the food, was very good ... BUT having ordered main courses, only, at 14:15 and asking for an update at 14:55, I was not overjoyed to be told I had ordered only ordered at 14:42! The food finally came at 15:27 one hour and twelve minutes later..... still waiting for dessert!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Guildford, United Kingdom
1 review
“Well worth a try - much much improved!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

This was our first visit for a long time, having had so many bad experiences in the past. We were tempted back by the many good reviews and were glad we did. The atmosphere is inviting and the staff were all friendly and welcoming. The food, both starters and mains, was really tasty and the coffee was particularly good. Prices are mid range and the size of portions is adequate but not overbearing. However, the new owners are still drawing up the wine list so the choice is presently very limited.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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