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The Old Hatchet Pub and Restaurant

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 09/25/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 09/25/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed October 25, 2020

Rainy day outside but delicious lunch inside, came in for a lunch with a friend, staff are friendly and quite attentive.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed October 3, 2020 via mobile

Visited with our daughter and her friend for Saturday lunch as they school nearby. The food was excellent as was the service. Everyone enjoyed their choices and the sign outside saying “you must eat here” is pretty much on the money. Top job team Hatchet.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed September 24, 2020

This was our first visit to a bar following the easing of lockdown and we were so impressed by their covid protocols. Since then we have enjoyed a superb sunday lunch and dined several times under the bedouin style tent, complete with lighting and heating,...in the large garden area. The food is excellent and beautifully presented served by a well trained and knowledgeable team. The emphasis is clearly on using top quality ingredients skillfully prepared. The menu offers a good choice with daily specials, "Wings Wednesday" has developed a strong following and on Friday there is a a fish special.The wine selection is well balanced and very reasonably priced. The Old Hatchet is a great addition to our local dining choices. Highly recommended give it a try.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed September 20, 2020 via mobile

One of my favourite places to eat but today had an awful roast lamb Sunday lunch. So much fat on the meat, I never ate any of it. Pointed it out to the waitress who didn’t do anything. Coupled with a flat Diet Coke that...had to be replaced - very disappointing birthday lunch. That said the chocolate brownie was delicious so (brownie) points for that!More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 16, 2020

Last year, a road closure led us on a different route, saw the Hatchet & decided to pop in for lunch; so glad we did as we keep coming back! Great food especially whitebait, fish & chips and the burger (best I have ever had),...plus a recent change of the amazing pie to my favourite of steak & kidney pudding! Post closure, they have done a great job managing the whole distancing, table service & track-trace, plus a great clean down post leaving. Best I have seen in the way they have approached it, staff all masked up & quick order to delivery time on drinks / extras. Have invested in bringing the inside outside with a huge awning / marque has allowed more people to eat in the current climate whilst undercover. It is now our No.1 place to go & wish it was our local within walking distance vs a 15 min drive, the best combo of ales and food I have had. Well done, keep up the great workMore

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 4, 2020

Superb pub, loved the food, service and atmosphere. Will definitely return, food of a very high standard, and all the staff were excellent. Very covid friendly, all processes in place to make you feel safe. Thank you x

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 4, 2020

Really nice pub with great food - great flavours and well presented. Lovely atmosphere and great staff - could not ask for more.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 1, 2020

Went for the first time last week and although it wasn't a "Eat Out to Help Out" day it was still busy so we were pleased that we'd booked. Food and service were great and it was nice sitting out in the garden under cover...with lights and heaters as a bonus. Now we've discovered the Old Hatchet we'll definitely return!More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed August 28, 2020

Four of us went for a Sunday roast including a 12 month old baby. The pub was very friendly and baby friebdlt Since Covid they have a really lovely outside seating area and are following guidelines The roast dinner was really good and I would...really recommend it. The only thing I would say is there were a few tables with dogs and they were walking there dogs around and getting close to the tables. When my daughter became restless in the high chair and we took her away from people to have a look around while we waited for the bill we were told to go back to our table due to Covid guidelines. However, those walking dogs around the tables and getting close to us were not told the same advice.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed August 23, 2020

A friend and I visited for the first time yesterday evening and were both driving so just ordered two glasses of wine. We weren’t offered a wine list or advised of any prices. When we looked at the bill after departing The Old Hatchet, we...saw we’d been charged £20 for two glasses of wine. We were really shocked and felt ripped off. What a shame....More

Date of visit: August 2020
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July 27, 2019|
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Response from Theoldhatchet | Property representative |
We sure do! We have introduced a Vegan menu which has been a real hit. We hope to see you soon!
December 18, 2017|
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Response from IndianaDee | Reviewed this property |
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June 30, 2017|
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Response from paulcP1192RL | Reviewed this property |
Hi the music is well away from the restaurant
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