A Charming Retreat - A Review of The Falcon at Hatton in Warwickshire

When we arrived at The Falcon at Hatton, I was immediately struck by its charming and welcoming atmosphere. Nestled in the heart of Warwickshire, this pub and restaurant exudes a quaint, historic feel that is both cosy and welcoming. Once inside, we were greeted warmly by the staff who made the check-in process smooth and efficient. Our initial impressions of The Falcon were good and it looked like we were all set for a comfortable and inviting stay.

The Falcon at Hatton

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The Falcon has served as a rest stop for travellers journeying between Warwick and Birmingham for centuries. It is believed that there has always been (going back to the 16th century) a tavern or an inn on the site where the Falcon is today. Its strategic location made it a favoured stop for refreshments and lodging for travellers passing by. Though the establishment has evolved over the years, it has preserved much of its historic character and traditional English pub charm.

Chef Krishnapal Negi, a celebrated culinary professional, with an impressive career spanning several decades is the man behind The Falcon's Indian menu. He has honed his skills in some of the most prestigious kitchens around the world including the Oberoi Hotels (India), 1947 London, Rasoi (London) and Tangawizi. He is known for his mastery in combining traditional cooking techniques with innovative flavours, creating unique and memorable dining experiences.

At The Falcon at Hatton, Chef Negi has brought his extensive expertise and creative vision to the menu, offering guests a remarkable blend of classic and contemporary dishes that highlight the best of Indian and British cuisine. And this was one of the reasons for our visit to The Falcon.

Accommodation at The Falcon at Hatton

The accommodation at The Falcon at Hatton is, adjacent to the pub, in a separate building that was once a barn/grain store. Parking is conveniently available right outside the rooms. 

Accommodation at the Falcon at Hatton

There are six double and two twin en-suite rooms, all with breakfast included. The rooms are also pet-friendly for an additional cost of £10 per pet, per stay. Whether you are travelling for business or pleasure and whether you are in for a short stay or a longer break, the accommodation at The Falcon is a great choice.

Double bedroom - The Falcon at Hatton

We stayed in one of the Double Rooms and it was a good sized room. The space was thoughtfully designed, combining comfort and practicality. The bed was neatly made with fresh linen and was comfortable to sleep in. The room was kitted out with essentials like tea and coffee making facilities, a mini fridge, a desk & chair, a small television for entertainment, free Wi-Fi, a pedestal fan, hairdryer and an iron & ironing board.

Double bedroom - The Falcon at Hatton

Double bedroom - The Falcon at Hatton

The en-suite bathroom was clean and a good size, featuring a separate shower and with all necessary amenities (fresh, clean towels and toiletries).


Overall, it was a cosy and well-equipped room, perfect for a relaxing stay.

Dining Experience at The Falcon at Hatton

Krishna’s is the modern Indian restaurant located within The Falcon at Hatton. It offers authentic and wholesome Indian cuisine crafted by award-winning chef Krishnapal Negi, inspired by his birthplace, the Indian Himalayas.

The Restaurant at The Falcon at Hatton

The Restaurant at The Falcon at Hatton

Krishna's Indian Menu features a selection of authentic Indian dishes, each one packed with flavour and colours.

We visited the restaurant on Father's Day and there was a special Father's Day Menu on that day. It was a menu that combined classics from both Indian and British cuisine. For the starters, we tried Warm Garlic Mushrooms Toasted Ciabatta (a delightful blend of flavours and textures) and Chicken Tikka (perfect balance of spices and a hint of tanginess from the yogurt). Both were great.

Starters at The Falcon at Hatton

Wild Garlic Mushrooms with Toasted Ciabatta

For the mains, we opted for Paneer Tikka Masala and Butter Chicken. It was served alongside freshly baked Naan and Pulao Rice. Both the curries were cooked to perfection. They were delectable with a perfect balance of creamy, tangy, and spicy flavours. The sauces were velvety and luscious, making them  indulgent and satisfying dishes. Both finger-licking good!

Indian Cuisine at the Falcon at Hatton

Indian Cuisine at the Falcon at Hatton

Indian Cuisine at the Falcon at Hatton

A satisfying end to our dining experience came by the way of Gulab Jamun - a much loved Indian dessert known for its rich, sweet flavour and delightful texture. The warm Gulab Jamuns were served with Vanilla Ice-cream and offered a burst of sweetness with every bite. We loved it. Great food and a lovely dining experience.

Gulab Jamun with Ice Cream

The drinks menu was inviting and in addition to a variety of local and international beers, you’ll find a selection of expertly crafted signature cocktails, alongside classic favorites. I tried Falcon's Herb Garden. The crisp gin base was beautifully complemented by the floral sweetness of elderflower. Fresh cucumber slices, lime and lemon, plus a sprig of rosemary infused subtle herbal notes. It was a vibrant and aromatic cocktail and I loved it.

Drinks at the Falcon at Hatton

The next morning, the breakfast service was also good. Sitting in the cosy, welcoming atmosphere, we started our day with steaming cups of coffee and tea, paired with a simple, freshly made warm breakfast. It set the tone for the rest of the day.

Breakfast at the Falcon at Hatton

Overall, our dining experience was great. The food was delicious and the service of the restaurant staff was efficient. They were attentive but unobtrusive and made sure that all our needs were met promptly.

When the weather is lovely, you can enjoy your food & drinks in the outdoor seating area.

Outdoor seating at The Falcon at Hatton

There is even the option for 'Dome Dining', an all weather option, where you can enjoy an unique and exclusive outdoor dining experience in a 360-degree crystal clear dome.

Dome Dining at Falcon at Hatton


Location and Surroundings

Like I mentioned earlier, The Falcon at Hatton is conveniently located near several notable attractions in Warwickshire. Some places of interest that we recommend are:

  • Warwick Castle: A stunning medieval castle with a rich history, offering tours, events, and activities for visitors of all ages.
  • Hatton Country World: A family-friendly destination featuring shopping, a farm village, and various activities such as animal feeding and outdoor play areas.
  • Shakespeare's Birthplace: Located in nearby Stratford-upon-Avon, this historic house museum is where William Shakespeare was born and offers insights into his life and works.
  • Kenilworth Castle: Another impressive historical site, this castle offers beautiful ruins to explore and learn about its storied past.
  • Warwickshire Golf & Country Club: For golf enthusiasts, this club offers excellent facilities, including a championship golf course.
  • The British Motor Museum: Located a short drive away, this museum houses the world’s largest collection of historic British cars.
  • Packwood House: A National Trust property, this is a beautifully preserved Tudor manor house known for its stunning gardens and historic interiors.
  • Charlecote Park: Another National Trust property, this is a grand 16th-century country house surrounded by picturesque gardens and a historic deer park.

In addition to all these attractions, The Falcon is a great base for a number of walking trails. Infact, there is one right at their doorstep - The Haseley Walk (pictures below) which takes in beautiful countryside and local landmarks. You can ask the staff for directions or check the information board near the parking area.

The Haseley Walk
The Church of Saint mary the Virgin Haseley

Overall Experience at The Falcon at Hatton

The hospitality at The Falcon at Hatton was great. From the moment we arrived, the staff greeted us with warm smiles and genuine friendliness, making us feel instantly welcome. Their helpfulness was evident in every interaction not just with us but with all the other guests as well. Manager Prasanna and his team were professional and courteous and ensured that every aspect of our stay was enjoyable.

The dining experience was also great. Chef Krishnapal Negi's menu is vibrant and delectable and has that authentic Indian touch. Great quality at competitive prices.

We will certainly be back when we are next in Warwickshire.

Book a Table / Stay at The Falcon at Hatton

Want to make a booking or reserve a table, use the details below to make your booking.

The Falcon at Hatton | Birmingham Road, Hatton, Warwickshire CV35 7HA
Phone: 01926 484281
Email: [email protected]


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