The Hare & Hounds

4.3
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829 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
A stunning stone building with picture-perfect countryside views, The Hare and Hounds offers British dishes and pub favourites. Corn-fed chicken, rosemary spring lamb and matured steaks are just a few of the favourites at the Bath gastro pub, plus check out their daily specials board. Dine amongst the spectacular greenery in the al fresco garden, or inside with a blend from the extensive wine list.
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1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Myself and my colleagues (Party of 10) had pre-booked a Christmas meal with Hare and Hounds. Booking was super easy and we paid the full amount before arriving in order to save time for both us and the team there.
Upon arrival we all had name cards with our orders which was a huge help - we were given Christmas Crackers which was a nice addition.
The food was exceptional and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the atmosphere was just right for a team Christmas Lunch.
Definitely recommend!

TM
London
9 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food, service could be improved - like pouring the wine rather leaving it on the table for us to pour.

The Hare & Hounds
Responded 6 days ago

Usually we would be pouring wine at the table, some of our waiting staff are still training and gaining confidence in doing this so perhaps that's why! I apologise as we do encourage them all to do this as often as they can!

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Aberdeen
4 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Conservatory very cold. Apart from that it was brilliant

JP
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had Sunday roast. It was amazing, plenty of it and very tasty

The Hare & Hounds
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for your lovely review! Very pleased to hear you enjoyed yourselves and that you rate the food so highly! Hopefully we'll see you again soon!

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C
Bath
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My party of four thoroughly enjoyed our first visit to The Hare and Hounds. We all had Sunday roasts, including one vegetarian, and our meals were delicious. We had a super walk before lunch following the pathways map provided by the pub. Our dog was made welcome but the dogs were not prominent or intrusive. All round, a lovely family lunch in a great atmosphere!

The Hare & Hounds
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for such a lovely review! So pleased you all enjoyed yourselves! We hope to see you again soon for another enjoyable lunch!

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SH
Bath
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place, everything was perfect from start. To finish.
Highly recommend, the food was worth the trip.

The Hare & Hounds
Responded on 4 December 2019

Thank you for leaving us such a lovely review!! I'm really pleased to hear you enjoyed yourselves and thanks for taking the time to leave us your review!

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FY
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The food was nice, it just took ages to come to the table. We had to wait for drinks and go up to the bar, when it was supposed to be table service. The roast chicken was supposed to come with bread sauce but it didn’t arrive. The table was by the fire but also the door and it was freezing!

The Hare & Hounds
Responded 6 days ago

I'm sorry that you didn't have as good an experience and we would have liked you to. Unfortunately we must have fallen short of our usual very high standards on this day and for that, I can only apologise. I do hope you come back and we can show you that we usually perform much better than this!

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OT
Bath
4 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Fantastic location and great food - one my favourite places in Bath!

The Hare & Hounds
Responded on 4 December 2019

Thank you!! Glad it's one of your favourites - We'll see you next time!

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MC
Bath
3 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food is simply amazing at this gastro pub. Always tastes so fresh, tasty and satisfying. Absolutely perfect!

The Hare & Hounds
Responded on 4 December 2019

Thank you for leaving us a great review! Great to hear you always enjoy the food with us!

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BS
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent food and atmosphere really enjoyed our experience and returned from last year

The Hare & Hounds
Responded on 4 December 2019

Always great to see our returning customers! So pleased you enjoyed yourselves, hopefully we'll see you again soon!

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BS
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first date so it had to be special and The Hare & Hounds delivered in spades in every quarter. Well done, and thank you for making it such a memorable experience for us. We will be back, and recommending your lovely pub to our friends & family.

The Hare & Hounds
Responded on 4 December 2019

Firstly, thanks for choosing to come to us for such a wonderful and special occasion - I'm so pleased to hear we made it memorable for you! We look forward to seeing you again soon - and so kind of you to recommend to others! Thank you!

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OT
Bath
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, relaxed atmosphere. A lovely cosy place for a nice meal during the winter months.

The Hare & Hounds
Responded on 4 December 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review! Hopefully we'll see you again soon!

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ME
Bath
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed everything about our meal here. The service was fab, the seating was comfortable and table was a good size. Service was brilliant and the food was amazing.

The Hare & Hounds
Responded on 4 December 2019

Thank for leaving us such a lovely review! I will pass your compliments on to the team and hopefully we will see you another time!

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B
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Glorious deliciousness! Extra Yorkshire’s, extra cauliflower cheese, extra pigs in blankets! Wrap me in a blanket and let me live here

The Hare & Hounds
Responded on 4 December 2019

What an amazing review! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave it for us! Hopefully we'll see you again soon (or perhaps I'll find you in the pub somewhere wrapped up in one of our blankets!)

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B
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent, big portion sizes and Me and my partner agree the sticky toffee pudding we’ve ever eaten (we shared the mini dessert and it was enough after a big meal). We ordered bar snacks/bites as the starter which were very nice. One of the waitresses was very helpful in recommendations and helping with a slightly modified order and was very prompt and smiley. The only negative of the night was a second waitress having no idea about drinks and being adamant about their selection. I popped to the bar and ordered a drink she was determined they didn’t serve. 2 minutes later I was sat at our table enjoying said drink. We plan to return in the summer to witness the amazing views in daylight and to enjoy their wonderful food.

The Hare & Hounds
Responded on 25 November 2019

Thank you so much for your review! Really pleased you enjoyed everything and we were able to sort out the confusion with the drinks! I apologise for the servers not knowing all of the drinks lists, I will investigate further and endeavour to get some training done for all the servers as they don't deal with drinks an awful lot, especially our weekend team! Thanks again for taking the time to leave us a review and we hope to see you again soon!

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f
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautiful food, great atmosphere & very dog friendly. Would recommend

The Hare & Hounds
Responded on 25 November 2019

Thank you for such a great review! We really appreciate you taking the time to write tot us!

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OT
Bath
4 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

We had a lovely meal which was great quality and super portion sizes so unfortunately unable to fit in dessert (which looked amazing when on the pass).
Plenty of parking available and accessible entrance. We had a table with a lovely view.
Staff were courteous in manner during our visit.

The Hare & Hounds
Responded on 25 November 2019

Thanks so much for a lovely review! I'm really pleased you enjoyed your visit with us, Hopefully we will see you again another day to enjoy our yummy desserts!

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VC
Bath
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing venue, great sunday roast especially the pork belly! (The chicken was a little dry) but overall excellent, and great value for money!!

The Hare & Hounds
Responded on 18 November 2019

Thank you for leaving us such an amazing review! I'm so pleased you enjoyed your Sunday roast with us (and apologies for chicken being dry - I can assure you this doesn't usually happen!) Hopefully we will have the pleasure of welcoming you again soon!

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EG
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

We waited more than two hours for our food as our order had been lost.

The Hare & Hounds
Responded on 18 November 2019

I'd like to apologise once again for this mix up on Saturday. Having taken both rounds of drinks off of your bill as an apology, I had hoped to have made the problem a little better. We tried our very hardest to get your food to you as quick as we could once your order had been found and unfortunately I can only apologise again for what happened. I do hope that you return another day to see that what happened is very irregular and that our standards of service are usually much, much higher.

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k
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Our hostess was very attentive until the restaurant got busy, when there was a noticeable change in standard of service. Food was almost excellent but we were not asked for sauces etc on arrival of food, which meant waiting till we could grab someone’s attention. Child meal was delivered promptly and was a sensible portion, although our two year old still couldn’t manage it. Perhaps a smaller portion for younger children would save the customer and restaurant money.

The Hare & Hounds
Responded on 18 November 2019

I'm glad you enjoyed what you'd ordered and I apologise that our service began to slip as we got busier, Sunday's are incredibly busy for us and it does sometimes mean that all of our servers have many tables to keep on top of at once, for this I am very sorry as you should not have been over-looked in anyway just because we were busy. Thank you, though, for your high scores for food and service!

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MJ
Bath
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Limited menu. One item selected by our party was unavailable. It would have helpful if we had been told this earlier.

The Hare & Hounds
Responded on 18 November 2019

I apologise you were not given all the information you needed before ordering, you're right - it definitely would have been helpful! I will endeavour to make sure this happens in the future. I do hope what you did go on to order was enjoyable and you enjoyed the rest of your visit with us!

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KB
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Sunday roast, thank you. Best pub in Bath!

The Hare & Hounds
Responded on 18 November 2019

thank you for leaving us such a lovely review! Glad you enjoyed yourself, and best pub in Bath - that's praise indeed!

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VR
London
8 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the west pub in Bath

SB
London
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Roast was wonderful as always. Was a little saddened that the coconut rice pudding was a cold dish - it was lovely, but on a cold day I would have ordered a hot dessert if I had realised.

The Hare & Hounds
Responded on 18 November 2019

Thanks for your review!! really glad you enjoyed yourselves. I appreciate your feedback on the rice pudding, perhaps we'll look at making this more apparent on the menus!

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TM
London
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great morning after a birthday celebration

DH
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another splendid evening at the double H.Delicious food from a changed menu.Thank you.

j
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

As always the food was very good but the service was exceptional and we will be back!

The Hare & Hounds
Responded on 11 November 2019

We are so glad you enjoyed the food and even more glad you felt the service was 'exceptional', I will pass your comments to the team who, I'm sure, will be delighted that we made such an impression! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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CM
Bath
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good venue, excellent service and food. Will visit again.

The Hare & Hounds
Responded on 11 November 2019

thanks for taking the time to leave us such a great review! We are very pleased you enjoyed yourself and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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JS
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good food and a lovely atmosphere with helpful staff.

The Hare & Hounds
Responded on 11 November 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We really appreciate your comments and we are very pleased you enjoyed your visit!

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CA
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I love how the team always make you feel immediately at home. It's obvious from the first hello you're in good hands and can just relax and enjoy good food, great views, and friendly service. Super dog-friendly and knockout views.

The Hare & Hounds
Responded on 11 November 2019

What a wonderful review! Than you so much, and we are so glad we make you feel so at home here! I've passed on your lovely comments to the team and we hope to be welcoming you again soon!

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G
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

As always the food and service is excellent. Good choice of Sunday roasts and specials made it a difficult choice. Good selection of beer and wine. Definite recommend.

The Hare & Hounds
Responded on 31 October 2019

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review - especially such a great one! We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit on Sunday! Thanks for coming and hopefully we will see you again soon!

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S
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Would've been nice to get a little something with the espresso we ordered after our meal, definitely at least a teaspoon. However the meal was lovely and atmosphere very nice with a beautiful view. Also surprising to only have two ales available.

The Hare & Hounds
Responded on 31 October 2019

My apologies for you not receiving a teaspoon with your espresso - this was clearly missed by a member of staff as they're generally handed out with one. I'm glad, however, that you enjoyed your meal! In the winter, it is not economic for us to serve more than two ales as they just don't sell so much and we end up wasting lots of beer, which is shame. We try to offer the best selection we can within our restrictions, but as I'm sure you're aware ales are very temperamental and subject to expiry!

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JG
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really nice atmosphere. Good food, on the pricier side but tasty. Yorkshire pud could have been better

The Hare & Hounds
Responded on 24 October 2019

Thanks so much for leaving us a review, we are glad to hear you enjoyed your food, but I will pass on your comments to the team about the yorkshire pud! Hopefully we will see you again soon!

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SD
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I love it here only problem was we arrived a bit early to enjoy a drink before eating but could not sit anywhere as every seating area was diners . Only place to sit was outside which my 84 year old mum could not cope with so we had to go elsewhere.

The Hare & Hounds
Responded on 24 October 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, we are sorry we couldn't seat you anywhere for a drink before your Sunday lunch. Sunday's are very tricky in that sense as it is our busiest day of the week and the space we usually have for drinkers is generally taken by larger parties. I take your feedback on board and will see if there's anything we can do to rectify this for future Sundays. Once again I want to thank you for taking the time to post us your thoughts!

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OT
Bath
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

I had an enjoyable meal with my brother in law and his wife

The Hare & Hounds
Responded on 24 October 2019

Thank you for leaving us a review! Really great to hear you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again!

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OD
London
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant from start to finish and such a nice surrounding. Will be making sure to return

The Hare & Hounds
Responded on 24 October 2019

What a lovely review, thank you so much! We hope to see you again very soon!

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NS
Bath
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were unfortunately sat by the door, so was a bit draughty, noise level was high and dogs barking, however couldn't fault food or service.

The Hare & Hounds
Responded on 24 October 2019

I'm sorry to hear you were not happy with your seat in the restaurant, but very pleased that you enjoyed the food and couldn't fault the service! We hope to see you again soon and if you let us know you'd rather not sit by the door we would be happy to accommodate you to the best of our ability! Thanks again for taking the time to leave us a review!

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OT
Bath
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant nothing is too much trouble and the food is amazing 😊

The Hare & Hounds
Responded on 24 October 2019

Thanks so much for a lovely review, so glad you enjoyed it. Hope to see you again very soon!

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PN
Buckinghamshire
6 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for dinner whilst visiting our son at Bath University.

Great views, really laid back and relaxing atmosphere, good selection of wines and beers, lovely food and our waitress couldn’t have been better.

We all agree we’d found a great venue and will definitely return.

The Hare & Hounds
Responded on 14 October 2019

Thank you so much for such a fantastic review! We are really pleased you enjoyed your evening with us and we look forward to seeing you again another time!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good food good service

The Hare & Hounds
Responded on 9 October 2019

Thank you for a great rating and for you kind comments. We really appreciate that you took the time to leave us a review!

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