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The William Hardwicke

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€€ - €€€
Italian, Bar, Pizza
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12 High Street, Bognor Regis PO21 1SR, England
+44 1243 868165
10:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 02:00
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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 review

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? More 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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1,699 reviews
783 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 435 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The bar looks very run down and the hot chocolate wasn't anything special a bit tasteless for my liking.

Thank Ed E
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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704 reviews
390 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 248 helpful votes
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
Chichester, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 9 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 be employing if he can't handle a busy patch and be polite to customers. Send... More 

Thank patience2809
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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 chicken wrap, food was absolutely gorgeous carbonara was very fresh, creamy and tasty as was... More 

Thank sharon p
Chichester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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
Horsham, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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 busy. On some other eves in the week it has been dead as. On the... More 

Thank Chazgirl
Chichester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Decided to pop in for lunch, went into the bar, gentleman was standing at the bar waiting to be served, no one appeared. Sat down for five minutes, gentleman gave up and left and we followed......

1 Thank JJMagnolia80
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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895 reviews
601 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 577 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

We swung by here after a show at the theatre during the South Downs Folk Festival last year, and truly thought this was a gem of a pub. They were holding an ale festival at the same time, and had some great options at reasonable prices. The session was lively and the clientele friendly; evidently the pub is popular, and... More 

1 Thank GandalfTheDrunk
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

The William Hardwicke is great and really ticks a lot of boxes. I hadn't been in for the last 10 years or so, but since the management changed a few years ago, I've been in more frequently. As a pub it is large and lively, especially on weekends where the loud music hits. I thought I'd feel out of place... More 

1 Thank Fionamillsart

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$16
Italian, Bar, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, 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
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
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
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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