Old Hatchet

Old Hatchet

Pubs and Bars with Restaurants

0.5 miles
Hatchet Lane, Cranbourne, Windsor, SL4 2EE

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South of Windsor, on the edge of the regal Windsor Great Park and a few minutes drive from Ascot Racecourse, The Old Hatchet has plenty to be smug about. It is ensconced in an inviting listed building with low-beamed ceilings and flagstones, and as the name would suggest, it was also formerly a woodman's cottage. Pleasingly, it has managed to retain its original character but benefits from all the modernisation a busy restaurant requires, including ample parking. The meandering interior is naturally separated by log burning fireplaces, which adds to the intimacy of the venue.

Award-winning cask ales are always available, including the excellent Fuller's London Pride, ESB, HSB and Chiswick Bitter; in fact the pub has even earned a mention in the Good Beer Guide 2008 and is popular with CAMRA members; and if you are not a hop fan there are also plenty of adventurous wines to try.

Traditional dishes, flexible opening hours and a family friendly emphasis all combine to further create The Hatchet's wide appeal. When I visited I was delighted with my field mushroom starter, which was filled with goat's cheese and sun-dried tomatoes with hot spinach and nutmeg. Another winner was the dish of fresh sardines with garlic butter on crushed new potatoes with lemon dressing, which was delicious; I also decided that the wild boar and apple sausages from the specials board were a must.

During clement weather, The Old Hatchet's delightful beer garden has to be taken advantage of. Whether venturing outside to enjoy a pint in the sunshine, chat over a bottle of wine or dine alfresco, this little piece of grassy Berkshire is a treat.

Since taking over The Old Hatchet, the new management has clearly listened to their customers and have done all that is required to make the restaurant the obvious success it now is. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone.
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