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The Hook & Hatchet, Maidstone

Church Road
Hucking
Postal town: Maidstone
ME17 1QT
Phone: 01622880399
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Hook & Hatchet

Remote country pub, with a weatherboarded elevations, that you would never find by chance. Partly opened-out inside with most of the tables in the original building and rear extension set aside for those dining. However, there are a few general tables near the bar and quite an expansive beer garden at the back too. I found London Pride, Youngs Ordinary and Session Pale Ale from Cellar Head (£4.10) on offer from three of the four handpumps.

On 10th July 2021 - rating: 7
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. Wittenden left this review about The Hook & Hatchet

An isolated weather boarded pub high on the North Downs,close to the Woodland Trust's Hucking Estate.Since E TA's visit the pub had been sold by Shepherd Neame, and after a lengthy period of closure, was bought and refurbished as a freehouse by a private couple.
Light and airy,furnished in a cafe or bistro style,on our mid afternoon visit on a Saturday a week before Christmas,the Hook was busy with groups of diners and drinkers, while the staff moved furniture in readiness for a musical performance.
Whatpub forecast a largely "national" beer list-London Pride and Youngs-however these stalwarts were joined by a couple of guests from Whitstable Brewery, from down the road at Grafty Green. The East India Pale Ale was decent, if not great:the food-burgers in our case-good value.
Good to see this pub reopen-I last came here in the 70s or 80s, and we'll probably return , as it looks as if it will be a good base for walks locally.

On 16th December 2017 - no rating submitted
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E TA left this review about The Hook & Hatchet

The Hook and Hatchet is an old country pub which has undergone a sympathetic renovation in recent years and now consists of a lapboarded and brick structure, reasonably large, in the middle of nowhere. The hill next to it used to be known as Hucking Fell, but for some reason this name has dropped out of usage and doesn't appear on the maps. Outside is a large car park (for those unfortunate enough not to have arrived on horseback), very well-kept garden and stalls with water buckets to tether your horse while you pop in for a pint or a coffee. Inside is a large, cosy bar with oak boards, a mix of comfy chairs, pews and tables, a tv and a log burner. The ceiling has oak rafters, but on closer inspection some of these proved to be purely decorative. Haynets and human snacks were not available this time, though they usually do roast dinners and an a la carte menu for the bipeds. The staff were very friendly and welcoming, although some of the locals were a bit stand-offish. There were 3 handpumps on the bar but only one ale on - Spitfire, which was in perfect condition. Well worth dropping in if riding past, and worth seeking out if travelling by car down the A249, though be aware the country lanes can be a bit dicey. It's a good place for hoofing down a few pints or just enjoying a snack.

On 10th June 2012 - rating: 8
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 12 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 12 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 12 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 12 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 12 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 12 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Dog Friendly : Yes - In the bar only and on a lead - last updated 12 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 12 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Live Music : Yes - Alternate Thursdays - last updated 12 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 12 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Quiz Night : Yes last updated 16 December 2017 by . Wittenden
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 12 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 12 January 2017 by ROB Camra
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