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The Hatch Inn Hartfield

4.5
4.5
344 Reviews
£26 to £40
Gastro Pub

As a quick note to customers we would like to inform you that all of our reservable outdoor tables are under cover and have heating. Also standard seating is indoor seating.
Proprietor Nicholas Drillsma and partner Sandy Barton have built an enviable reputation over the past 25 years in producing the highest quality, locally sourced food, complimented by an extensive wine list.
The daily changing menus reflect our customer profile in delivering quality food and service in a cosy, quintessentially English public house.

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Booked 13 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Sat 12:00–23:30
    Sun 12:00–16:00

  • Phone number

    01342 822363

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

Menu

At present, we do not have menu information for this restaurant. Please see their website or wait to visit the restaurant to learn more.

What 344 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • East Sussex

    Lunch

  • East Sussex

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • East Sussex

    Outdoor Eating

  • East Sussex

    Special Occasions

  • East Sussex

    Sunday Lunch

  • East Sussex

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • East Sussex

    Most Booked

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  1. TW

    TWPaul

    Kent

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    All great, as per usual!

  2. P

    Patricia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food5service3ambience2

    Was disappointed that there was no decaffeinated coffee. Our table was in front of the outside door so was very draughty and cold (especially as customers/staff came in and out leaving it open), the staff were unable to move us. This really took any enjoyment away from the good quality food.

  3. SB

    SallyB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    Whilst it was good to see the hatch was busy and the service was friendly, they were clearly understaffed. i did not receive any sauce with my chips as requested. I was also charged £9.50 for a SINGLE gin & tonic which is extortionate .

  4. BS

    BobbyS

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Brilliant place to eat and drink. The service is fantastic and the quality of the food is perfect all in all it’s a perfect venue.

  5. DM

    DavidM

    East Sussex

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Great Friday lunch at this old favourite

  6. RM

    RogerM

    East Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Been many times. A lovely place with lovely food and a great atmosphere.

  7. SB

    SaraB

    London

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 10 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Cute, cosy pub in the Sussex countryside. Good food, nice atmosphere

  8. M

    Madge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 January 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Staff were extremely helpful and pleasant. Service was prompt. Dog well looked after with fresh water and biscuit.

  9. p

    pollys

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food. Great wine. Fantastic ambience and friendly staff. We really enjoyed it

  10. CT

    CeciliaT

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 January 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience5

    The service was terrible, the food was OK, nothing special , the pub is lovely but the staff were rude particularly one , I think she was tha manager , I will not recommend and will not come back.

    The Hatch Inn HartfieldResponded on 9 January 2022

    Hello Cecelia Having discussed your visit with the team I understand that following your initial online reservation you called us to ensure that we allocated a specific table to you, given your choice of table is a table for six (6), we were unable to honour this. You took offence to this & requested we cancelled the table which we were happy to do but as it was short notice would have incurred a charge. Clearly your visit was tainted prior to your visit suggesting the reason for this review.

  11. WS

    WillS

    Kent

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food is absolutely fantastic. Service 5 stars. One of the best pubs in the area and we are trying them all! Highly recommend and cannot wait to try Sunday lunch. Thanks everyone at The Hatch. Great evening.

  12. SA

    SAugier

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 7 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and the best service around.

  13. SF

    SussexFamily

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Quintessential English pub. Great food, lovely location.

  14. LH

    LisaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our favourite local! Never disappointed and always a delight to eat at the Hatch. We recommend the Hatch to many of our clients because we can guarantee that we are sending them to somewhere really good.

  15. IM

    IvorM

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    We had a lovely meal. The size of the portions were enormous. We shared a starter and only ate half a pie for the main course. Everything was great

  16. N

    Nick

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Cosy ambience. Menu not very large but enough choice. Portions large. Quality of food very good. Pies to be recommended especially.

  17. HG

    HeleneG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 December 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Fantastic service throughout - great experience - a joy considering the times we are in and how good service is very hard to come by these days. Food was very very good with copious portions! :-) Will definitely come again!

  18. ES

    EmmaS

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 December 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    The bar staff made our Christmas Eve just perfect, they were great fun, attentive but also respectful. Food was great, a thoroughly enjoyable evening, thank you.

  19. ST

    SueT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 December 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Excellent service even under pressure on Christmas Eve, always with a smile, great atmosphere!

  20. CW

    CharlotteW

    London

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 23 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service and the puddings were amazing.

  21. CG

    CarolineG

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really lovely atmosphere , blankets and hot water bottles.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was really nice and the service was excellent!

  23. k

    kerryh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a treat. Especially during the festive season.

  24. C

    Canuckville

    London

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 20 December 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience5

    The food was much more simplistic than previous times I visited. To be fair, I think this is due to the covid situation and lack of clarity from the government. It's hard to choose supply when you don't know if you will be locked down week to week! Still worth a visit. Lovely ambience and great people

  25. TP

    TerryP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We enjoyed a very nice meal. The food was very tasty, served pretty quickly considering it was busy and served with a smile. A thoroughly enjoyable lunch.

  26. M

    Miki

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic outdoors winter lunch, warmed by terrific food, great service and v effective heaters! Looking forward to next visit

  27. SK

    SallyK

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love everything about this pub - great staff, wonderful food and lovely ambience.

  28. M

    Madeleine

    East Sussex

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 December 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    You can’t beat Sunday lunch at the Hatch & yesterday didn’t disappoint. It’s a very special place & my family over from Australia were delighted to be back there after so long.

  29. A

    Allan

    London

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 19 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Glad we discovered this place. The food was lovely, service excellent, ambience perfect. We were two couples, with three dogs between us. Really enjoyed ourselves.

  30. T

    Tunworththunderbolt

    West Sussex

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 December 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Lovely atmosphere, pleasant staff and great food. Recommended

  31. l

    lucyf

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely roaring fire, beautiful Christmas decorations and delicious food and steaming mulled wine. Very pretty old pub in attractive setting.

  32. DL

    DebbieL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and atmosphere. Will definitely be coming back.

  33. RP

    RonP

    Gloucestershire

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 15 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely wonderful from start to finish - very warm welcome and brilliant service - fabulous food and the whole occasion was just so warm and welcoming.

  34. SW

    SueW

    West Sussex

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 December 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Nice cosy old pub with good service and good food but with no car park so you have to park on country road.

  35. J

    Jack12

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 December 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    The staff were friendly and fish cakes delicious but the £6.50 charge for a few pieces of bread , some olives and oil with balsamic vinegar seemed excessive. The service was very slow.

  36. B

    Bahnhof

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 December 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Warm and friendly local pub, good food and very good service

  37. JG

    JohnG

    West Sussex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food, great service, atmosphere was just as expected from a 15th century pub.

  38. HM

    HMontgomery

    East Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Hatch never disappoints. Always the best of country pub food and amazing ambience. Great. As always!!

  39. S

    Steve

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 December 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Good food and beer with a nice atmosphere in the pub. Remember to contact the pub in advance if you want a meal from their Christmas menu.

  40. RL

    RobL

    East Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and very friendly staff. Great place to visit after a tough walk or bike ride, the portions were huge!

FAQs

The Hatch Inn Hartfield is rated 4.5 stars by 344 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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2 people

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Booked 13 times today
Google Map for The Hatch Inn Hartfield

The Hatch Inn Coleman's Hatch Hartfield, East sussex TN7 4EJ

  • Area

    Hartfield

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Sat 12:00–23:30
    Sun 12:00–16:00

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    On street parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Beer Garden, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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