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The William Hardwicke

$$ - $$$, , Pizza
12 High Street, Bognor Regis PO21 1SR, England
+44 1243 868165
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good26%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible10%
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“carbonara” (4 reviews)
“pizza” (4 reviews)
“italian menu” (4 reviews)
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Gastropub, Bar, Pizza
$$ - $$$
12 High Street, Bognor Regis PO21 1SR, England
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1 - 10 of 106 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bit dark and dingy inside but has beer garden at back!! Ordered some starters as light bites for lunch!! Delivered to table very quickly, well cooked, tasty and reasonable price!! Staff friendly and attentive.

Thank Gordon1309
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Don't let the slightly run down exterior put you off. Really nice friendly staff who couldn't be more helpful. Good tasty food, freshly cooked, at a reasonable price.

Thank Sean B
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Very helpful staff who recommended the tastiest carbonara I've ever had. Great prices great location will return.

Thank adamlyle
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

Went here to grab a quick bite to eat told it would be half an hour after we'd paid for the food 45 minutes later still nothing. Got our money back and left! They don't have a clue!

Thank Clare R
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

I like coming here for a drink and there's a lovely beer garden but staff need to work on people skills. Aren't very friendly here and unless you are known to them then you tend to be ignored

Thank Tizzy K
William H, General Manager at The William Hardwicke, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

Hi I am very sorry that you had this experience. Staff training is something that we take very seriously here, can you let me know roughly what time you visited our establishment on the Sunday?

Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

The inside is very boring. People sit outside overlooking London Road, the main shopping street. Seating outside at the rear. No atmosphere inside.

1  Thank Jilliana R
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Clearly need more staff. Over a 30 minute wait to order a cocktail on a Saturday evening as there was only one person behind the bar and he was not a pleasant man. Extremely rude to several people, not the kind of staff they should...More

Thank patience2809
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Popped in today with my family for lunch, pub looks very pretty and welcoming with all the lights, I had been told there was a new menu as it had mainly been Italian before, my son and I had the carbonara and my daughter the...More

Thank sharon p
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Had to struggle past several people playing snooker. Area dimly lit and tables a bit sticky. Service was pleasant but slow and I felt coffees were quite expensive for size and quality

Thank cashay2016
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Visited this pub a few times for drinks with friends. Its ok but always seems a bit sticky. Ladies toilets are the rear were flooded and in a disgusting state. I went one eve when they had a good singer on and it was quite...More

Thank Chazgirl
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Questions & Answers
16 May 2015|
Response from l0ves_2_travel_l0ts | Property representative |
Hi, we have ramps going to all of the pub if you enter via the rear terrace and through the back doors
11 January 2015|
Response from l0ves_2_travel_l0ts | Property representative |
Hi, the CARVERY is open from 12 today. If you want to book a table please call us on 868165 Thanks
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$15
Gastropub, Bar, Pizza
Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 High Street, Bognor Regis PO21 1SR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Arun District  >  Bognor Regis
  • Phone Number: +44 1243 868165
  • E-mail
One of Bognor's best known and well loved pubs, The William Hardwicke has something for everyone!

We have just launched our new restaurant 'Little Italy' serving authentic Italian cuisine seven days a week, from 12:00pm until 3:00pm. All food is freshly cooked and prepared in our kitchen by our experienced chefs.

Our coffee shop is open all day, everyday, with our trained barista’s making the finest Illy coffee and Damman Freres tea with delicious cakes and pastries.

Our cocktail bar is open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 6.00pm. Alex and his team are excellent mixologists and create heaven in a glass. Cocktails are 2 for £8 from 6-9 each night. Please check our reviews................ lots of people say we are the best cocktail lounge on the South coast!

In the Evening we like to provide you with entertainment, ranging from a fun quiz and bands on a Sunday, karaoke on a Tuesday and DJs at the Weekend. We have 2 huge outside spaces, separate drinking and eating areas, plus a coffee shop......we can guarantee you will have a great day and night.
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