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The Hatch Inn Hartfield

4.5
4.5
257 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 26 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

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What 257 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

NoiseModerate

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  • East Sussex

    Best Overall

  • East Sussex

    Best Food

  • East Sussex

    Best Service

  • East Sussex

    Best Ambience

  • East Sussex

    Best Value

  • East Sussex

    Fit for Foodies

  • East Sussex

    Group Bookings

  • East Sussex

    Lunch

  • East Sussex

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • East Sussex

    Outdoor Eating

  • East Sussex

    Romance

  • East Sussex

    Special Occasions

  • East Sussex

    Sunday Lunch

  • East Sussex

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • East Sussex

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  1. WS

    WillS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Food is excellent, The chef is extremely good, just missing one or two parts to make it out of this world. The brie was warm, not hot. The Mackerel Pate had slightly not enough Mackerel, and maybe a crack more pepper however as I say above this would of only made the meal even better as it was superb. As a personal preference i would prefer that and slightly less portion size as we were stuffed! My steak was perfect and the Chicken Pie is utterly delicious (give me the recipe please!). Service is awesome both waitresses have their own service style and complement each other brilliantly. What a great find I cannot wait to go back, soon which we will be, although the price dictates its not an every week place to eat, which i wish it was, although we went so ott due to my birthday that it could well be! Cannot wait to go back

  2. e

    ellieg81

    West Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service and food. Really enjoyed the meal.

  3. SM

    SamM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    lovely pub full of character, very helpful staff and excellent food. would highly recommend!

  4. CW

    CharlotteW

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful Sunday Lunch. In beautiful surroundings, with excellent staff.

  5. B

    Bangles

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful old pub .. great ambiance.. lovely food.. great staff

  6. TS

    TobeShaw1

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Just delightful a proper English pub with an open fire . Fish cakes superb and so wast he Melbec wine ! Thoroughly recommend The Hatch

  7. G

    Gilly

    London

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience4

    It’s not the standard it used to be. It used to be restaurant quality but last night’s meal was pub grub at restaurant prices. It is our local pub but won’t be returning for food anytime soon. Haven’t been since Covid so guess a change of chef etc

    The Hatch Inn HartfieldResponded 6 days ago

    Hello Gilly, I am sorry to read your recent review. I have looked into your meal order which shows that your party of six only ordered three starter sized fishcakes, two cod & chips & two portions of fries. You state that we are your local but at the same time say that you haven't visited us since the start of Covid? I hope you will come & see us again & sample some of our main course dishes. Our chefs have been here for a considerable time so no change of chef.

  8. E

    Emma

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Fabulous food and ambience. So welcoming to our Family and young children (no specific kids menu, but will do smaller portions). Had a couple of large parties in that day, so food service was slower than normal, but it was very much worth the wait. Will definitely be visiting again.

  9. MW

    MadeleineW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 October 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Lovely warm, friendly atmosphere & sevice. Great food. The Hatch never lets us down - it’s a very special place.

  10. LB

    LizzyB

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    fabulous food and really attentive and friendly service - would definitely recommend

  11. JT

    JohnT

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 19 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Lovely lunch as ever. Steak was exceptional along with the new Malbec!

  12. M

    Miltons

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Brilliant pub lunch for my husbands birthday. Dog and son also welcome, food absolutely excellent. Highly recommend.

  13. S

    Sandy

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great location. Staff amazing and food fab. A place definitely to visit

  14. RL

    RobertaL

    East Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 October 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Was welcomed and acknowledged it was my birthday which was lovely , they even gave me a gift of chocolates. The food was very nice, didn't like the red cabbage was too sweet but that's personal choice. The dessert needed a fork and spoon rather than just a spoon. All in all service very good felt welcome. Will be back for sure.

  15. BB

    BeverleyB

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 October 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    The Hatch was great, food was of a good quality and very good varied menu. Great choice of drinks too. Service was a little slow but we didn’t mind as we were not in a hurry. It was initially good but deserts and hot drinks took a little while to come out. However desert was worth waiting for was delicious. We will certainly go back !

  16. KS

    KarenS

    Kent

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food. A lovely atmosphere , friendly attentive staff.

  17. GR

    GRow

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 October 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    The Hatch is a lovely rural venue offering good food in a cosy atmosphere. The staff are friendly and in our case patient as we were busy talking rather than looking at the menu! It would be nice to have more selection on the menu but our meals were delicious as was the wine to complement it. A good choice of gins too. My first visit to The Hatch didn't disappoint and I would happily revisit and recommend them.

  18. W

    Wildwater

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Thoroughly enjoyable, good friendly service. Food very tasty. Nice fire going but the place felt chilly- cold air coming though open door. The door did get closed but it didn’t warm up. Pretty sure it’d be a cozy place in the winter.

  19. M

    Marj

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 October 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    The only problem was the Harvey’s bitter was a little flat. No head on it

  20. JB

    JosieB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our first visit to the Hatch but it won’t be our last. Friendly welcome, menu with lots of choice and beautifully presented and tasting food

  21. V

    Vines

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 11 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a lovely evening at The Hatch. The food was traditional pub food and delicious. Staff particularly friendly and great service.

  22. H

    Home8

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Such a characterful and charming location. The service was superb and the food excellent.

  23. W

    Whitey

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 October 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Was a very nice place to met friends for Sunday lunch. Great to have a mix of roast and menu items on a Sunday to choose from

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    East Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Very enjoyable meal, good quality food and service

  25. CS

    CliveS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 October 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    A VERY GOOD LUNCH WITH FRIENDS - THE HATCH WAS VERY GOOD IN ALL WAYS

  26. JT

    JohnT

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 3 October 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Great Sunday lunch as ever!

  27. MG

    MarkG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Friendly and inviting as always. Comfortable seating both inside and out.

  28. CW

    CharlotteW

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 26 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Brilliant Sunday lunch. With excellent service and knowledgeable staff .

  29. IS

    IanS

    East Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and great service in a lovely place.

  30. KM

    KeithM

    West Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great welcome, good prompt and friendly service. Food was great quality and generous portions

  31. C

    Chrissy

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 September 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    It was ok. Food was nice but expensive for what it was. Where we were sitting was chilly (by the outside bar) and one of the staff didn’t seem very with it. The owner was lovely and made a fuss of our dogs. There was a strong stagnant water smell in the garden which was rather off putting

  32. MD

    MaggieDave

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 September 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Service was excellent, food fantastic, overall a very pleasant experience. Will be returning and recommending.

  33. AT

    AnneT

    West Sussex

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 24 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing as always. I took a client with me who said the chips were the best he had ever tasted and the vegan chocolate brownie was utterly delicious. Faultless. The staff are incredible - very friendly, helpful and happy!

  34. KS

    KarenS

    Kent

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The staff were welcoming . They were prompt to serve us and food was delicious . Waiting staff were knowledgeable about the menu and polite and friendly .

  35. S

    Sooky

    County Durham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A warm friendly welcome, lovely food, water for the dog and a birthday treat - - it does it all so well

  36. H

    julietH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food, charming venue and warm, attentive staff. Could not ask for more!

  37. CH

    CarolineH

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 September 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Lovely setting with a friendly atmosphere. Staff are very accommodating and professional. Food was good.

  38. JH

    JohnnyHastings

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 21 September 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience3

    Overall a pleasant enough experience. Food was typical modern pub fayre, not unduly exciting. Triple cooked side of chips a bit steep at £4.50 a portion and actually not that fantastic. A good meeting place

  39. PB

    PeterB

    East Sussex

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 September 2021

    overall2food3service4ambience1

    State of the marquee very poor with mould on canvas and smelly straw on floor

  40. RP

    RachelPhillips

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food, helpful, professional waiting staff, a great meal

FAQs

The Hatch Inn Hartfield is rated 4.5 stars by 257 OpenTable diners

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2 people

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Booked 26 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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