The Hatch Inn
The Hatch Inn was originally a row of three cottages said to date back to 1430, which means that they were there before the Newbridge furnaces were blowing, and might well in due course have housed the workers from this local water-driven hammer mill at the bottom of the hill. It was not until the eighteenth century that the cottages became an inn, called at that time "The Cock"; or was chark the word used and then corrupted by time, for a landlord tells of its use by the charcoal burners, who working in the forest came toiling up the long hill for refreshment.
Ollie Lothbrook, Head Chef, is a highly dedicated, professional and talented individual with a flair for producing imaginative dishes for our discerning clientele. Ollie has worked in a number of key establishments before joining the team in April 2019. Ollie is assisted by Mazzie Smith and Pawel Szlazak.