I ended up walking to this place with the friends that I was staying with. It's close to the flat, so it's their go-to pub. After having the food, I can see why. More on that in a moment.
If this is your first pub experience, I think it would be easy to get confused about what kind of place it is. Americans in particular are not necessarily used to seeing a lot of gorgeous custom woodwork in...more
Seeing the previous reviews and their date of posting then take my review below; the challenge for Qype is keeping reviews relevant especially when a Gastropub has changed its function for the reviews below mine have in effect become void.
About twelve of us gathered at The Hartley to meet and exchange gifts whilst supping drinks and enjoying fine food.
More of a contemporary pub with...more
The Hartley is my 'local pub' and as such I always receive a warm and personal welcome from the well-mannered and well trained bar staff. There are a multitude of beers on tap and the food served at this gastro pub is of a high quality. Historically it served as a pub for the Hartley Jam Factory workers, and as such it has maintained a certain decor and ambience fitting of such a history. Its...more
This is a great gastropub that is quite central at the same time.
It gets very busy on Sundays but even in the week it can be packed but at a much calmer pace. But once you taste the food it's easy to see why. They do everything in a simple way, yet they use good ingredients and cook them well. Mix that with a great choice of wine and ales and suddenly you find yourself feeling that the...more
Any pub that has battleships is a winner in my book. Seriously, there is something incredibly satisfying about sinking pints as you sink your drinking buddies ships. The Hartley is a decent gastro-pub which has been reviewed countless times by pub and food critics always to high standard (note the huge array of newspaper clippings adorning the window as you walk in)
Good Music, good food, lots...more