Amzing little place in a picture perfect setting. Sat in the bar after a good meal and enjoyed some of the cask ales, all very pleasant and well priced. We will be back!
90% EL 25/08/2010 www.godine.co.uk
"A notable inn within the twenty miles radius of Stamford, The Hatton Arms has transformed enormously over the past few years. Believed to be the second oldest pub in Northamptonshire, the original part of the building dates back to the early 14th century. Owners, Julie and Neil Smith are continuing to make a success of this attractive inn that bears the name and coat of arms of the Hattons of nearby Kirby Hall, a jewel in the crown of English Heritage.
Freshness abounds in the cooking and the kitchen relies on local suppliers for sourcing quality ingredients. Traditional British home food is the theme that runs across dishes and you could begin with a classic prawn cocktail or a slow roasted plum tomato served with goats' cheese, pepper mousse and crisp Parma ham. Grilled sirloin steak, served on roasted flat mushroom, and braised lamb shank served on a buttery mash with a redcurrant and rosemary sauce are two hearty options that follow.
Great choice of well-kept real ales including Marston's 'Pedigree' and changing guest ales are to hand."Restaurant-Guide.com 24/5/2010
"Neil & Julie
thank you for two great evenings with exceptionally great food to go with
them. It was our first visit to the area (won’t be our last) and what a
fantastic find. The pate (made by Neil) was so good I had it twice, once as
a starter and then again as a main course. My wife had the sea bass that she
said was to die for. If it wasn’t a bit too far from Worthing the Hatton
Arms would be my local (we may have to move)."
Graham & Sarah 15/11/09 www.diningpubs.co.uk
"Hi Julie, Neil, Just to say a big thank you for your hospitality last night. We all enjoyed ourselves enormously. The food was superb and I want to say the Mussels were cooked perfectly." facebook Oct 2009
"Rushton Hall’s fantastic restaurant is a no-brainer option for dinner – after all, there’s nothing better than enjoying an amazing meal and a bottle (or two) of vino, all in the knowledge that your bed is within staggering distance. However, if you fancy a more relaxed alternative, The Hatton Arms in the pretty village of Gretton (www.thehattonarms.com Tel: 01536 770268), about twenty minutes from Rushton, is a proper country gastropub, with hearty British dishes and great beer, all in a gorgeous 15th-century inn."http://www.theweekenders.co.uk/venues/rushton-hall-v59.html
"Just a short note following our meal last night to thank and your staff for a wonderful evening. We were looking for a 'halfway house' to meet with long lost friends - we live in Melton Mowbray and our friends in Kettering. We couldn't have found a more perfect retreat to 'wine and dine' - a lovely relaxing atmosphere, excellent food and efficient service - with a smile (often a rarity these days). So many thanks once again - we will most certainly be back.
Good luck for the future"
20/4/08 "A lovely old pub with top food - just the kind of thing you want from an English pub. They really make an effort with sourcing local produce and cooking it properly. Thoroughly recommended." www.diningpubs.co.uk29/12/06 "Having discovered this pub in August 2006 it has now become our regular watering hole. Top class food which you could expect to pay a lot more elsewhere. Excellent range of real ales." www.diningpubs.co.uk