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The Hatch Inn (Freehouse)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Harvey's - Old Ale (or Sussex XXXX Old Ale)Excellent2
Larkins - TraditionalGood2
Larkins - Best BitterGood1
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterNot Tried0
Harvey's - Armada AleNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Timothy Taylor - LandlordNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Hatch Inn, Colemans Hatch, East Sussex

Visits Details

02 Aug 2018 (Magnus Greel)
Mid evening and fairly busy inside and out, pleased to find this unspoilt pub as appealing on the inside as on the outside, yet to be converted to an IKEA showroom. Alas was on the motorbike so a pint of Coke had to suffice.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Larkins - Traditional3.40Not Tried
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
26 Dec 2012 (Trevor)
Went to meet my brother-in-law and family around lunchtime to find the place packed both inside and out. Managed to get a table in the warm as a group left as we arrived. Outside there was a barbecue and drinks and the forecourt was heaving with people awaiting the arrival of morris dancers. A very convivial atmosphere.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Old Ale (or Sussex XXXX Old Ale)4.30ExcellentA very pleasant dark ale which even my brother-in-law went for and liked.
Larkins - Traditional3.40Not Tried
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Triedunavailable
26 Nov 2011 (Trevor)
Very busy in both bar and restaurant areas for our lunchtime visit to celebrate my brother-in-law's ruby wedding anniversary. We had very tasty meals in a convivial environment with pleasant service.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Old Ale (or Sussex XXXX Old Ale)4.30ExcellentI really enjoyed this dark ale.
Larkins - Best Bitter4.40Good
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
28 Aug 2011 (Andrew)
We arrived at just past 12 (when it opened) and were surprised to see people sitting outside drinking and plenty of people the inside of the pub too. Popular place. We sat in the garden at the side (which I'd never realised was there before) and let Isabel run about.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Larkins - Traditional3.40AcceptableIn good condition but no flavours. Where's the toffee gone?
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Harvey's - Armada Ale4.50Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
26 Dec 2004 (Andrew)
Boxing day afternoon and it was packed. There was a morris dance troop in the pub playing the accordian and singing rude songs. The pub interior is full of character and this is just the type of pub I want to be in on a cold winter's afternoon
BeerABVScoreNotes
Larkins - Traditional3.40ExcellentSlightly more syrupy than usual but still a very good pint of beer.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried

About The Hatch Inn

The pub sign. The Hatch Inn, Colemans Hatch, East Sussex

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent3
Good1
Acceptable1
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Colemans Hatch, East Sussex, TN7 4EJ.

A fantastic 15th century pub in Ashdown Forest. Although lots of signage shows Harvey's Brewery it is not one of their tied pubs.

We have visited this pub 5 times, seen 7 different beers and tried 3 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN7 4EJ