The Raven

Hexton, Hitchin, United Kingdom, SG53JB
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Opening Information

Bar opens at 10.00 am. Food service is from 12.00 until 21.00 every day.

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Outside Seating Area
  • Families and Children Welcome
  • Children's Menu available

About The Raven

A traditional village Pub/Restaurant located on the edge of the Chilterns 5 miles west of Hitchin and 5 miles north of Luton offering traditional pub fayre.

Cuisine: British
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Sunday, 16 June 2019

Ten of us went for lunch for cousins reunion. There was an excellent choice of food which we all enjoyed. The staff were friendly and helpful. We weren’t rushed at all giving us plenty of time to chatter. The atmosphere and ambience was excellent. We would certainly book again.

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Visited On Sunday, 16 June 2019

Absolutely wonderful place for Sunday lunch. Delicious food, brilliant service, generous portions and excellent value for money. I just wish that we lived nearer so we could visit more often!!

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Visited On Friday, 14 June 2019

Fabulous light lunch at The Raven with 2 friends. 2 of us had the Rump Steak,Stilton and Caramelised Onion in a Baguette. The steak was beautifully tender and the whole dish was really tasty. Our other friend had the Chickwich Baguette which was crammed full of chicken. The service was excellent the staff extremely efficient and welcoming. Thoroughly recommend this pub based on our experience.

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Visited On Sunday, 09 June 2019

Lovely little pub, great food and a nice family garden

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 June 2019

Lovely food and great services! Dining here is never a disappointment!

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Visited On Tuesday, 04 June 2019

My booking was for 8:45pm. Unfortunately I was unable to get there until 8.59pm due to a local road being closed. Upon arrival we were told that we would not be able to eat as the chef had turned off all the grills. Some other customers had literally just been served their food as we were discussing this. There didn't seem to be any real concern that we had a booking and the question is why would you even take a booking that late. It would often take longer than 15 minutes to get drinks and decide what to eat. The bar staff even said that the latest they take food orders is 9pm. I said that it's literally 9pm now so I should be able to order food. It all just seemed like a bit of a laugh to them so we ended up leaving in total shock. Very disappointed as I've eaten at the raven many times over the years. There wasn't even a manager on site to discuss it further which again is disappointing and unprofessional.

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Visited On Tuesday, 04 June 2019

Food was cold and my friend had to wait so long for her dinner the rest of us had finished. Staff were rude about it as well.

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Visited On Saturday, 01 June 2019

Lovely meal husband had fish pie but not as good as it used to be got told changed recipe

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Visited On Thursday, 30 May 2019

My friend and I received our lunches but my two sons were forgotten. We had to wait another 5 mins for their steak to cook whilst our dinner got cold as we waited for theirs. Staff did apologise but when ordered together they should come together.

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Visited On Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Lovely food, I just felt you were under staffed.

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Visited On Sunday, 26 May 2019

Food was expensive for what it was, poor quality. Some members of staff miserable and not welcoming. Overall very average.

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Visited On Saturday, 18 May 2019

We love coming to the Raven and when my friend comes to visit from London she loves to come to Raven. It is a very friendly restaurant and the staff are all so lovely. The couple that run the restaurant make you feel very welcome. They are just wonderful people.

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Visited On Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Lovely food as always and very generous portions.

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Visited On Sunday, 28 April 2019

Really friendly welcoming pub, great for families, delicious food and reasonable pricewise too. Will definitely be coming back!

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Visited On Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Always a lovely experience. Staff are fabulous and great menu choice. Service superb. Will definitely be back.

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Visited On Sunday, 14 April 2019

We've been coming to The Raven for years. We love it here. Cosy, homely, reliable. Also decent portion sizes!

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Visited On Sunday, 14 April 2019

Food was very good. Staff were friendly but we did get forgotten about a couple of times. Plus, when paying by card the waitress started the transaction then left me to serve someone else.

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Visited On Saturday, 13 April 2019

Once again we had a fantastic meal served by amazing staff who have a real presence 😊

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Visited On Friday, 12 April 2019

Warm and friendly welcome . Very accommodating for our special needs son . Food excellent .

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Visited On Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Please stick a wider range of non alcoholic beers

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Visited On Sunday, 07 April 2019

The Sunday roast dinner my wife and I had was most enjoyable.

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Visited On Sunday, 07 April 2019

Nice sunday lunch

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Visited On Saturday, 06 April 2019

Quality of food was good as usual and fair value, but drinks a little on the high side unless of course I am out of touch with these sort of things. We will be back as we like to get away from our usual local establishments and we are always greeted in a welcoming manner.

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Visited On Friday, 05 April 2019

Great service, friendly staff and decent pub grub.

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Visited On Wednesday, 03 April 2019

Bradley was very good serving our table.

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