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Hatch

A gateway or cover for a divide between decks of a ship. See also: International trade.
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IN CHARGE: The manager and the tea he sells; SMOKE SIGNAL: The serving hatch in the new cafe where customers can buy and smoke cannabis; POT: Cannabis tea is sold in the cafe, under this unconnected leather shop
The old serving hatch for off-sales still exists - a reminder of when children were not allowed into pubs but were sent to the window by the side of the bar to collect beer in a jug.
The convenience sector is increasingly opening for longer hours, and some are moving towards round-the-clock trading even if it is through a serving hatch.
The good-sized lounge, which opens into the dining room/study, has a serving hatch to the kitchen and a door to a private balcony.
Thinking I would get a few supplies for the journey I tried at the serving hatch but the person behind the counter looked at me as if I was from another planet.
If you can squeeze to a serving hatch, you'll find pies, pasties, sausage rolls and pizza pods.
There's a door to the pantry and serving hatch to the galliered dining room, which has a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams and a balustrade overlooking, and stairs leading down to, the main reception room.
A feature fireplace with a coal effect living flame gas fire is the focal point in the lounge, while an archway leads to an extended dining room with a serving hatch to the modern refitted kitchen and patio doors to the garden.
In the reception hall there is access to the living rooms and cellar as well a stained glass leaded light door to the back garden and serving hatch into the kitchen.
The rather unusual serving hatch in the dining room was the result of a talk by a retired explosives expert who grabbed the live version of a rocket launcher prop by mistake on his way to the engagement.
Over the decades, the Rendezvous Cafe, which has been run by the same family since the early 1960s, has supplied the very best homemade ice cream from the serving hatch on the side of the building.
After the incident police said in a witness appeal that a man had climbed through the serving hatch window and stole cash from the tills, then left on foot.