The Hare & Hounds

4.5
1198 reviews
£26 to £40
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 1198 People Are Saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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NPHT
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This was just before lockdown 2, so we knew there would be a few things that weren’t as normal like the atmosphere etc. But it was lovely, great table by the window with amazing view, food was fantastic and dog friendly which is always nice too! Thank you!

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munk
London
5 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Enjoyable English breakfast.. can be inconsistent and this particular one was not one of the best ones I’ve had at H&H.. can be a bit hit & miss sadly.

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Dolphin
Bath
3 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual everything was good with our visit, lovely table too looking out over the view. Thank you to Barbara for looking after us again.

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ChristopherG
Bath
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic, our server Clara was excellent

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ChloeW
Bath
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always very tasty food and friendly staff. Great views in the daytime.

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AndrewSB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, been going on and off for years. This visit was my first time out since March lockdown due to sheilding (just before the next one lol) was finnaly nice to go somewhere where I didn't have to do the dishes :) staff and lovely and all precautions looked spot on for covid. Will definitely be back once lockdown is over again.

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TheresaG
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We had a lovely evening on Halloween. The staff had made a real effort and put beautifully carved pumpkins all around the pub which really made a lovely ambience.

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lesleyo
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Breakfast at H & H has always been excellent in my experience & yesterday, trying different items, porridge & various extras, veg sausage, spinach, field mushrooms & avocado together was wonderful: felt satisfied all day long.
Afterwards sat in the library chatting.
Highly recommended.

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danielac
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal at the Hare and Hounds and were allowed to keep our dog with us in the restaurant. The staff were very accommodating and we would definitely go back. It was horrible weather when we visited but the view from the pub was still beautiful and we would like to go back in spring or summer to enjoy the outside space which is very large.

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icejunky
Bath
21 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had breakfast here - the full works - it was quick, NOT at all greasy and all of it hot. Yummy.

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AngelaW
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

More than happy with food and service. Very cold when door opens would ask to sit elsewhere, fantastic views
Hoping to come back end of Nov for lunch instead of breakfast

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ArletteS
Bath
9 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Very nice atmosphere and good food. Its one of our favourite pubs in the area

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience2

The food was very good, though the service was poor. We waited quite a while for drinks and service, and I had to ask two waiters for water. They are quite busy and obviously very popular, so I’m sure the waitstaff are run off their feet. I also wasn’t crazy about sitting in the conservatory as the lighting is poor.

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Katja
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Our food and drink was absolutely delicious. We had a lovely trip out, especially as it was our first trip to a restaurant since March. We would have preferred if the mussels came with fries rather than ordering them separately but saying that the mussels were delicious and the fries were crispy and salty. We love it there, also felt really safe with hand gel on the tables and the staff insisted customers who came in without face masks purchase one from the bar so I commend them for insisting politely. Made for a safe and enjoyable experience.

EJ
EmJay
Bath
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Absolutely beautiful setting in Bath. Lovely, friendly staff. Slightly pricey food but it’s great quality and delicious so worth the money.

KM
KristelM
London
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great service! Great experience

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BobC
Bath
5 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

As always the staff were very attentive and the food good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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PuddingRedemption
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Really poor pork belly, barely a sliver topped with a jellified blob of fat that clearly didn't become crackling. Too expensive for what I had and frankly disappointing.

However you redeemed yourselves with the most amazing sticky toffee pudding (with salted caramel sauce) that I have ever eaten! Just incredible.

Story of two courses but in the end your pudding skills won out over a poor main course. Please take this feedback constructively because in the main it was a good experience.

SH
SimonH
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place great service.

Fish and chips perfect

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LizzieQ
London
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This fantastic local pub is a must-visit whenever we’re in Bath! The staff are lovely, the views are gorgeous, and the food is always incredible. Cannot recommend highly enough.

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melc
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Service wasn’t good wasn’t checked and not offered pudding so just asked for bill when we managed to get her attention and we weren’t seated at a very nice table. Used to love going here but won’t bother again.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Adored the venue!

PC
PansyC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
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 on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
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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Oakleigh
Bath
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a lovely meal at the Hare and Hounds to celebrate my daughter's birthday. Excellent food, great service and a fantastic view made it a truly memorable experience.

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AntonyC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
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 on 17 October 2020
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 on 17 October 2020
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 on 16 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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JaneE
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

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

JB
JacquelineB
Bath
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
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 on 14 October 2020
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 on 14 October 2020
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 on 14 October 2020
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!!

PH
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.

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The Hare & Hounds is rated 4.5 stars by 1198 OpenTable diners.

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