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The Hare & Hounds

4.5
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1176 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 1176 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

really lovely food, great staff and the most amazing view, we were sat right by the window. Really recommend

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Adored the venue!

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PansyC
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We usually enjoy eating here, but Sunday evening was busy so the noise level was quite high. The service seemed a bit random, several servers milling around not doing very much. I was disappointed that we had a long wait for 2 starters, one of which was from the children's menu. This meant that we didn't get our main course till 7.10p.m. an hour and 10 minutes after we arrived, which was too long for those who hadn't had a starter. While the rest of the family enjoyed their meals, the beef in my roast was grisly and tired looking, probably been cooked a lot earlier in the day?
Not quite the birthday celebration we had anticipated.

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LauraD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent, one of the beat Sunday lunches we have had. Would definitely go again

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Upon arrival we were made to feel very welcome, whilst adhering to new COVID protocols. The service was fab, the waitress was polite and cheerful and very attentive. The food was outstanding and great value for money. The roast sharing board is a must!!

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AntonyC
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been dying to try The Hare & Hounds for a long time and finally went there for a Sunday roast. We were not disappointed!! Service was wonderful and the food when it arrived was absolutely delicious. By far the best roast in Bath. We will definitely be back, on a regular basis!!

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JeremyR
Berkshire
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice relaxed ambience, good food, decent beer (H & H's own brew) and nice staff - what more do you want?

SG
SirGordonChalk
Kent
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely breakfast and good service in the circumstances. A good pub for all sorts of occasions.

Breakfast was of a very good quality.

MB
MelanieB
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Last minute 50th birthday lunch requested table with view which we got lovely.

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JaneE
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Food and service are fine, tables too close too to comply with social distancing.

JB
JacquelineB
Bath
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Not sure who is the audience for this reply but Inattentive staff meant I actually spent less than I had planned!

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MAMartin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience5

The actual place is just gorgeous. The food slightly disappointing. I expected rustic dishes cooked beautifully, gastro pub like. But it was a bit average, both the food offer and the actual cooking skills. The atmosphere was really nice and the wine list not bad, suitable to all budgets.

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Mike
Bath
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I came to meet somebody for a working lunch. The ambience, the food and most of the service were good, and I look forward to eating at the Hare and Hounds again at some time in the future. I chose mussels, which were very good, and they come with what looks like a delicious sauce or soup. If I had been provided with a soup spoon - or our waitress had attended to us after we had been served or just been nearby to be called - I would have been able to taste it.

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HazelH
Bath
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place, well organised ,friendly staff, good service ,lovely food .

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Bazz
Bath
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Always enjoy the Hare and Hounds, for a drink and meal.
The marquee on the lawn ,very good idea, very safe and friendly staff.

LM
vipLauraM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We walked up from bath city, it was a tough climb but well worth it when we got to this cozy, authentic local pub restaurant. Service very agreeable. Must eat the Camembert, rosemary honey board for sharing. View was terrific and walk back to the city very enjoyable downhill!!

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PaulH
New England
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

We were served by a staff member who was having his first day on the job. He had not been sufficiently trained and was clearly struggling to handle the job. Not enough knowledge had been imparted as to what w drinks were available and the ordering system. This resulted in a number of mistakes. The manager helped to rectify the situation and did not charge us for the dishes that were delivered late. The staff member needed to be properly trained and supported.
When we were at the pub at the end of August the service was great so hopefully this was not a typical experience.

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Jasper
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great and the staff helped to accommodate us despite a busy day with a few over bookings, food was excellent and everything came fast including drinks, will definitely return.

JD
JohannaD
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent outdoor pizza area. Lots of space, great for kids. Great pizza and service.

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sunshine99
Buckinghamshire
3 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service. Manager and staff were very understanding with regards to the fact that I was hearing impaired and lipread. Thank you for removing your masks to ensure I could lipread you. Lovely pub with lovely atmosphere and we enjoyed our meal too. Thank you!

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Georgina
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent pub with great food and views over Bath. Will be returning soon!

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SusanH
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We sat in the conservatory bit. Error! The noise level made it virtually impossible to carry out a conversation without leaning in and destroying safe distance. Both have half list voices today from having to shout.
Not H&H fault. We’ll make sure next time we sit in a quiet corner with proper acoustics.
Food and service great.
Will still go back there.

PJ
PhilipJ
London
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Service was terrible, wrong drinks, wrong food!!! Our server just didn’t have any common sense.

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AnneMB
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely service and atmosphere. Staff doing amazing job in these very difficult times whilst keeping customers safe and welllooked after.

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SeanaB
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I visit frequently, it's that good, both for breakfast and lunch, mainly. Parking is easy, lovely old building, fabulous country views (marred somewhat, hopefully only during Covid, by a marquee for the bar drinkers on the lawn). It is definitely noisy when busy, but not deafening, and really very calm when not. The menu (for choice) is fairly basic fare of favourites in pubs, but with some welcome, more interesting, sides and starters. Importantly, the standard of the actual cooking is very good indeed. My friend and I chose to have four starters instead of a main course: garlic squid (excellent) duck terrine with sourdough (good), beet salad (delicious) and a chicory and orange salad (crisp and fresh, also lovely). If you're not looking to pay twice as much to get a more eclectic menu, then this is an excellent place to come for value and quality.

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vipBristolbaz
Bristol
4 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely breakfast in lovely pub.

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Ellob
Bath
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu and atmosphere that contributed to an enjoyable evening. Social distancing was observed throughout.

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SarahW
London
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food in an attractive setting. Will definitely recommend to friends and be visiting again !

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CharlotteT
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely lunch at the peaceful and pretty Hare & Hounds! During our time there, a couple who hadn’t pre-booked came in and were unbelievable rude to the team when they couldn’t immediately find them somewhere to eat, I was taken aback by how professional and calm the team were in such an intense situation. Hats off to the fantastic staff! And the food was delicious - would recommend!

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oddjob5
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Great view, clean and efficient service, good food.

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Dolphin
Bath
3 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We sat in the conservatory along with some loud diners, who when they greeted each other disregarded any Covid advice too! We did feel a little vulnerable. Food and service was excellent as usual. We’ll be back.

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HelenS
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Always good and did not disappoint. Lovely setting great company

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SophieC
Bath
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I visited Hare and Hounds with my family on Sunday. We had the roast sharing platter and it was AMAZING! The staff were lovely and very accommodating. Would definitely recommend

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EllieC
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a perfect Sunday lunch. My mother and I picked up my son from university and had a relaxed Sunday lunch whilst catching up. The food was well cooked, good value for money and the service was impeccable. Best of all, we were not “rushed” through, giving us plenty of time to catch up with each other. Will definitely visit again.

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DenisH
Edinburgh
6 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent evening ,thank you.The table location was impressive, as was the service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a really lovely time! Highlight was the superb vegetarian options

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SiobhanC
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Nice relaxed lunch and the staff where exceptional. One thing I would say the vege burger was good but the chips portion was a little on the small side, But apart from us being greedy it’s a lovely pub!

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PennyJ
Bath
12 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal with the family plus dog! Staff were friendly and super attentive in a good way. Food delicious and felt totally safe with their COVID measures. Highly recommended the Hare and Hounds as we always have an excellent experience whenever we go.

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FelicityW
Bath
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow, the baked Aubergine was out of this world. Great service and delicious food.
Their COVID precautions were excellent, but did not interfere with a lovely evening out.
And they didn’t try and get rid of us after an hour and a quarter like lots of places do atm.

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family
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I was very impressed with the Covid 19 precautions and they made me feel that i would eat there frequently if i lived in Bath. With my daughters in Bath i certainly will when i visit.
I have eaten here 3 times and it has always been very good.
Great venue, ambiance and staff.

FAQs

The Hare & Hounds is rated 4.5 stars by 1176 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.