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The Hatch Inn


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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$16 - $44
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Bar, British, Pub
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Highchairs Available
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All reviews rack of lamb apple crumble cod and chips sunday roast sea bass ice cream salad ashdown forest the pub lovely old pub eton mess booked a table varied menu service was prompt great lunch friendly welcome lovely meal
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tucked away in a beautiful corner of the Ashdown Forest. A traditional old English pub with amazing food and ambience High quality roast with excellent staff and service. VFM indeed.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Rog N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As ever Sunday lunch at the Hatch was superb. Great portion of roast beef with all the trimmings served in this atmospheric pub in Ashdown Forest popular with walkers. Friendly service and reasonably priced wines. Booking a must at weekends especially Sunday lunch.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Nobbystravels
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow What a lovely traditional English Pud. Set in the most beautiful Sussex countryside. All Staff very friendly and helpful and Welcoming. A nice selection of the finest local Ales and we were spoilt for choice on the menu very well presented and nice Hearty...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Heathie52
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We used to eat here regularly several years ago and the place was outstanding. Everything was as it should be. Returned at the weekend, after returning to the country, for a family celebration to find it has changed hands. Warm and friendly welcome. The service...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank carlbM5151PT
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are a tourist and searching for a quaint traditional pub that has a real old english vibe to it, then look no further than The Hatch Inn. Even though we just stopped by for a drink last week, it was a really lovely...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank feed346
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We love this little pub. But last Saturday was really disappointing (and embarrassing). We had raved about the pub to London Friends who were down for the weekend. Popped in for a drink on Saturday early evening, 4 kids, 4 adults after a walk on...More

Date of visit: March 2019
1  Thank 955clareb
Reviewed March 3, 2019

Arriving on time for a pre-booked Sunday lunch we were served good food but had to wait an hour before we got anything to eat! The menu choice was o.k. but nothing special and the prices seemed to be a touch on the high side.

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank Shly-54
Reviewed February 28, 2019 via mobile

Enjoyed a quiet drink at the bar which has a great atmosphere and is extremely dog friendly. The bar staff in Henry and Abs are always attentive and make the evening very enjoyable

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 210,325
Reviewed February 15, 2019

We arrived a the pub a about 14:08 today to be told that the kitchen had closed we thought this was a bit early so on returning home we checked and it should of been open till 14:15 which would of given us plenty of...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank Bob P
nicksand, Owner at The Hatch Inn, responded to this reviewResponded February 16, 2019

Dear Bob, I have investigated this issue which I am clearly disappointed about however I must defend our position here in that your stated time, which you suggest was 'about' 14.08, was in fact somewhat later & certainly post our lunchtime closing time for food.

Reviewed February 13, 2019 via mobile

Quick visit back to UK & could not resist going back to my favourite pub! Had to do Sunday roast this time & did not disappoint!! Generous & v tasty! Nice service from staff as well! Hope to return soon!

Date of visit: February 2019
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February 4, 2019|
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Response from janisslaceland | Reviewed this property |
Yes, well behaved dogs are allowed!
August 27, 2016|
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Response from MandS3 | Property representative |
Hi. We would be very happy to reserve a space close to thec pub for blue badge holders, and will endeavour to support those less able during their visit.
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