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Hare & Hounds Hotel

4.5
41 reviews
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£25 and under
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English
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  • Lunch
  • Casual
  • Special Occasions
Our stunning oak framed restaurant, The Barn, opened in 2015 and was acclaimed West Berkshire Restaurant & Bar of the Year. In addition we have our Pantry and Library for less formal dining.
Our Head Chef and his team create many great dishes. With the arrival of our charcoal oven"Bertha" we serve some of the best tasting grilled food for many a mile! In addition we have bar classics and much more. Why not try our prime cut steaks, meat & fish specials, choice of burgers, made to our secret recipe, our famous Fish Pie, or a selection of lighter bites and bar snacks, you really will be spoilt for choice.
We are proud to use local suppliers and all our food is freshly cooked and our meat is British provenance sourced.
Why not treat yourselves to Friday Steak & Grill Night, Traditional Roast Sunday Lunch and regular promotions throughout the year.
We look forward to welcoming you to our historic Inn
Jonathan & Jean Nelsey 2005-2017
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
English, Grill, Steak
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Hours of Operation
Lunch
Monday - Friday 12-2.00 pm
Sunday 12-5pm
Dinner
Sunday - Thursday 5.00-9.00pm
Friday & Saturday 5.00-9.30pm
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Phone number
01635 521152
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Cross Street
A34/A4 junction
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Parking Details
Large Car Park for 60 vehicles
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Special Events & Promotions
Monthly Special Weeks, January 19th-20th is Italian Week, see our website for more details.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar
What 41 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.5
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4.4
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on 15 April 2018

Visited for a late Sunday lunch whilst staying in the area. Good welcome restaurant has a nice ambiance. Enjoyed a 3 course meal including a roast dinner. Really enjoyed the food and it was good value for money. Service was friendly and good.

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3.0Dined on 10 April 2018

2 out of 3 meals were ok. I had surf and turf, balanced on a plate too small to cut anything. I ordered the steak medium rare, but came cooked more like medium well done and was very tough. The prawns were cold and I am not sure the salt and pepper squid was on the plate. I did mention the problem with the steak and we weren’t charged for the desserts, but the main course spoiled the meal. I have eaten there before and always had a good meal,

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3.0Dined on 6 April 2018

The food was very good. The thing that let us down was the service. It took over 30 minutes to place our order and another 20 minutes for the starters to arrive. I do appreciate it was fairly busy however this is no excuse as they should have planned better for this or at least say there is a wait. No acknowledgement for the delay.

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5.0Dined on 1 April 2018

Really enjoyed Easter Sunday lunch here. Food was good, service was good and surroundings really nice. A relaxed atmosphere ...we enjoyed the three course set menu , which had plenty to choose from. My friend is a vegetarian and she was happy with her choice too...the baileys cheese packs with cream or ice cream was lovely 😊 I had prawn starter that was nice too , the roast beef I chose for main course was so nice and the portion of meat was plentiful.

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4.0Dined on 1 April 2018

Great food and great room but the service, while acceptable, was functional rather than friendly.

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5.0Dined on 24 March 2018

Very pleasant experience with great food and service. Would definitely go again.

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5.0Dined on 23 March 2018

A stunning venue supported by excellent well prepared food.

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4.0Dined on 23 March 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed our Friday night meal. Fillet steak was delicious. Only criticism was we didn’t receive one of the vegetable side order we ordered, otherwise excellent service and food in a very nice environment.

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5.0Dined on 10 March 2018

Wonderful evening spent with family, this is really becoming my go to restaurant. Always good value and great food.

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4.0Dined on 4 March 2018

I have been to the barn before with a group of people (Christmas) it was the first time I have been when it is quite and with just my wife. The food was good, the service was good, but there was one thing that wasn’t so good. The music, to the point of annoying. Remember, this is only our opinion, whilst a selection of music is ok, songs from the the 1950’ were not easy listening. For example “Love and Marriage” and some old jazz music to the Batman Theme, was annoying. We are in our late 50’ and it was not for us, so not sure what the younger generation think of the selection of music. Otherwise a really nice meal.

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5.0Dined on 26 February 2018

Great dining experience, good food selection, friendly atmosphere, lovely decor, attentive staff. Overall great evening. 👍

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5.0Dined on 25 February 2018

Love everything about the hare and hound. We will be back

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4.0Dined on 23 February 2018

My steak was cooked to perfection and the staff were friendly and attentive. It is always a pleasure to dine here.

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5.0Dined on 23 February 2018

Great service and the food was lovely.
Slow roasted pork shoulder is a must and the crumble dessert!

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5.0Dined on 14 February 2018

Devine food. Every course was superb ( Valentine's menu) the beef was melt in the mouth. Trio of desserts out of this world.
Tables well laid out, roaring fire, rose on each table. It was very very special. Well be back!

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3.0Dined on 6 February 2018

In general the food was up to expectations but one of the fish pies served to my wife was inedible. Rather then make a fuss when with a friend, she just left it. The rest of the meal was excellent.

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4.0Dined on 29 January 2018

We enjoyed a get together with friends - meeting at The Hare and Hounds as a sort of 'half-way' house. Staff very friendly, lovely dining area and good value week-day lunch menu.

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5.0Dined on 27 January 2018

Fantastic meal and value for money staff really friendly and the special touch given to my niece for her 18th birthday will come back again and recommend to family and friends never disappointed

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4.0Dined on 24 January 2018

Great place to meet up and eat, lovely food and service!

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4.0Dined on 14 January 2018

Above average meal. It is not the Ritz but better than most pubs.

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5.0Dined on 9 January 2018

Anniversary meal, excellent in all respects.
You will not be disappointed.😎

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4.0Dined on 6 January 2018

We had a meal for four on a Saturday evening with friends. Three of the four our meals was excellent. The fourth a mushroom and spinach pasta was slightly disappointing as it needed much more seasoning and we had eaten our meals before extra side ordered arrived, slightly disappointing but didn't ruin meal. Always find the atmosphere very good,lovely clean environment and staff friendly. Prices reasonable and will use this eatery again no doubt.

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5.0Dined on 31 December 2017

Excellent food - my slow cooked pork was delicious. Helpful and friendly waiting staff.

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5.0Dined on 23 December 2017

Excellent food staff very friendly and pleaseant always feel very welcome always clean never had any problems with food would recommend to friends and family great place for any celebrations will,go back again please thank staff for wonderfull service.

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4.0Dined on 21 December 2017

Wonderful food and the staff were very cheerful and attentive. The atmosphere in the barn was fantastic, we would definitely recommend to our friends.

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4.0Dined on 5 December 2017

Good friendly service and easy to book a table. Prompt service with a smile

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4.0Dined on 30 November 2017

We enjoyed a lovely meal matched with great service.
Our only critism is that the table we were sitting at seemed to be in a draught, so we needed to put on something warm. Not ideal when eating out.

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5.0Dined on 28 November 2017

We all had a great meal at the Hare & Hounds. As we had book an early time slot we had the full attention of the waiter till other diners arrived around 7ish. The Barn is a great space for dining. We will definitely be going again.

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4.0Dined on 26 November 2017

We were a little disappointed that two of the menu choices were not available, but otherwise an overall pleasant experience.
The waitresses were very friendly and efficient.

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4.0Dined on 14 November 2017

My friend and I had a wonderful time at the Hare and Hounds - excellent service, speedy delivery of tasty food and very reasonably priced. Good to find a place that isn't fussy and expensive and understands the importance of friendly service.

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5.0Dined on 10 November 2017

Took relatives for a lunch there, both were impressed with the food and ambiance. Will definitely go again

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4.0Dined on 6 November 2017

Really good pub food

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5.0Dined on 4 November 2017

Great place and really good and tasty food. If ever in the area I would go back

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5.0Dined on 4 November 2017

A very popular venue so went for a midday meal when it was relatively quiet. A very clean and tidy dining room situated in the old barn. Staff were courteous and friendly. The food was home cooked and very tasty. Good value for the money.

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5.0Dined on 2 November 2017

On arrival we were shown to our table straight away. We were told of all the specials they had on that day and they took our drink order. The food was great and the service was brilliant. Definitely recommend it and we will be visiting again.

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5.0Dined on 18 October 2017

A lovely venue, we have eaten in The Barn before but not the main area of the pub, which was just as nice! Staff were very attentive and friendly.

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4.0Dined on 15 October 2017

Although the restaurant was very busy with lots of covers for Sunday lunch the staff still managed to provide us with excellent service. The food was very good and excellent value for money, we all said we would definitely go back there for a meal.

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5.0Dined on 15 October 2017

Great service and food well worth the visit. The Sunday lunch was absolutely lovely.

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4.0Dined on 14 October 2017

We had two good steaks, one very good pork dish, and one less good chewy venison. Service was very good and attentive, ambience quiet allowing easy conversation, with our meal fortunately finishing just as a large boisterous and noisy birthday party arrived preventing further conversation. Overall a good experience, and will go there again

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5.0Dined on 13 October 2017

Great restaurant, great service, great food.

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