The Hare & Hounds

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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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Bath
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

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

OD
London
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

NS
Bath
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

OT
Bath
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

PN
Buckinghamshire
6 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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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JD
Bath
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Allocated a table with a panoramic view. Service spot on, menu not exciting but the food ordered was good and up to expectations. We enjoyed the the visit and will try it again shortly.

The Hare & Hounds
Responded on 9 October 2019

We are very pleased you enjoyed yourselves and we look forward to seeing you again! Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review and we will take on board your feedback and share it with the team.

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AM
Bath
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and the most amazing setting with views to die for. Would highly recommend!

The Hare & Hounds
Responded on 9 October 2019

Thank you so much for such a great review! We look forward to welcoming you again another time!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and atmosphere, we'd return again and again!

KW
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very dog friendly. Lovely Sunday roast will be back!

The Hare & Hounds
Responded on 3 October 2019

Thank you for your review! Yes we love dogs! So please bring yours in again soon!! Glad you enjoyed your roast, too!

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JT
Bath
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Every time we visit this place gets better and better

The view from the terrace is fantastic
Staff are friendly and welcoming

The Hare & Hounds
Responded on 3 October 2019

Thank you so much for your lovely review! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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DH
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Lovely food and attentive friendly staff. A bit noisy in the conservatory as there was a large party in

The Hare & Hounds
Responded on 25 September 2019

Thank you for your review! We apologise for the noise levels in the conservatory, in the future if it's a problem we will endeavour to move you away from the noise where possible!

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K
London
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Sunday roast...incredibly friendly team and fantastic view over the countryside. Loved the interior - right mix between rustic, but modern and airy. Food is incredible, hands down the best Sunday Roast I’ve had.

The Hare & Hounds
Responded on 24 September 2019

Thanks so much for your great review of The Hare and Hounds! So glad you enjoyed yourselves and that you think our roast is the best! We look forward to welcoming you again soon!

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F
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice location, very friendly efficient service. Food well prepared and presented. Excellent Sunday lunch. Will return soon

The Hare & Hounds
Responded on 24 September 2019

Thank you so much for your lovely review! We look forward to welcoming you again another time!

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d
London
6 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We visited on a sunny Saturday for lunch. The pub is lovely and the kids loved playing in the garden after lunch. It was extremely busy so the waiter and waitress got a few things wrong (forgot the water and the ice cream for my afogato arrived late and already melted) but staff were all very pleasant and a lovely time was had.

The Hare & Hounds
Responded on 24 September 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review of your recent visit! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed yourselves and we are really appreciative of your understanding for the mistakes made. I can assure you this is rare, but as you noticed it was a busy day! We hope to see you again soon!!

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WH
London
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 4food 3service 1ambience 3

The view is incredible, and the food very good. Sadly we were served by someone so young that it must have been their first job. Didn't ask us how we liked our steaks cooked, didn't know about anything on the menu. Slightly spoiled the experience.

The Hare & Hounds
Responded on 25 September 2019

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. I am disappointed to hear this as we train all of our staff before they are put into waiting and none of our waiters and waitresses are below the age of 18. I apologise sincerely for the inadequacy of the service you received and will investigate this further with the team. I do hope it has not put you off returning in the future as we would love to welcome you again another time!

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GW
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

A clearly irascible chef, insufficient staff, kitchen sequencing of meals evidently below par, octopus salad starter had good flavours but the octopus was rubbery indicating poor selection and poor preparation/cooking and it took a long time to pay bill. Otherwise, the main courses were good and redeemed what would have been a far worse review.

The Hare & Hounds
Responded on 25 September 2019

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. I will pass your comments through the team and let the chef know about your comments on the octopus. I am saddened to hear you did not enjoy your visit (but pleased you enjoyed your mains) and I hope that this experience does not deter you from visiting us again another time. Thank you again for taking the time to leave us a review.

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P
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

3 of our 4 meals were really nice but the vegan Thai green curry was not very nice. Was a bit of a mush or vegetables in a thin sauce. Service was slow too.

S
Bath
3 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Family get-together. Lovely food, great service, but very loud fellow diners, couldn’t hear one another on our table. However, that apart (and not fault of Hare & Hounds) we enjoyed our meal and the stunning views. Staff very attentive to fact that I have a nut allergy. And our waitress was lovely.

The Hare & Hounds
Responded on 24 September 2019

Thank you for your great review! We apologise for the noise and we do everything in our power to keep the noise levels low, sometimes it can be quite difficult especially on during busy times (which is most evenings) Glad to hear your service was good and you enjoyed the food! We look forward to welcoming you again soon!

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K
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 2

The noise level was v bad. We have been previously when it has been v noisy but Thursday early evening everyone was shouting to hear themselves heard and it wasn’t that busy. I would emphasise that it could be a problem with any recommendation. Shame as everything else was great. Doubt we will bother again:(

i
Bath
15 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I had Hake (sometimes a bit of a risk in restaurants due to fish being overcooked) the Hake I had at the Hare and Hounds was cooked superbly -

The Hare & Hounds
Responded on 24 September 2019

Thank you very much for your review! I will be passing your lovely comments on to the kitchen!

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JR
London
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We eat here regularly and always have a great meal, lovely staff and just great value...love it.

The Hare & Hounds
Responded on 24 September 2019

Thank you so much! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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LT
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

We have been to the Hare and Hounds a few times and usually love it but this time it was a real let down. Staff were inattentive, food was average and my cocktail was not made well at all - just tasted of soda water. A real shame!

The Hare & Hounds
Responded on 24 September 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave us some feedback of your recent visit. I'm terribly sorry to hear you did not enjoy your recent visit and we feel short of our usual high standards. We will endeavour to not make the same mistakes again and we are constantly training our floor and bar team to improve our service. I hope to see you again soon so we can change your minds about The Hare!

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RB
Bath
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

The staff were lovely, the food great but it was so noisy you couldn't hold a conversation

The Hare & Hounds
Responded on 24 September 2019

Thank you for your review! We are so glad you enjoyed the food and felt our service delivered but we apologise sincerely for the noise levels. Unfortunately due to the style of the building it can get very loud in here. I will take your comments on board and see if there's something we can do to assist in reducing the noise levels.

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DK
Bath
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, wonderful views and very attentive service

RA
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent would highy recommend food great view amazing

The Hare & Hounds
Responded on 24 September 2019

Thank you very much for your fab review of The Hare and Hounds! We hope to see you again soon!

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J
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Can never quite understand why this place gets so busy but I suppose it’s the only pub around the whole area. The service from our young inexperienced waitress was actually fine and she was trying her best in the face of clear lack of training and was very sweet. The food is very mediocre, the toilets were DISGUSTING even at 6pm before it got busy and had clearly not been looked at all day and barely cleaned ever it seems from the amount of flies in there.

The general level of service from all though is minimal. Shame as it’s such a great location but it seriously needs a good managerial team who actually put some work and effort into staff training. Oh and a better chef wouldn’t go amiss either.

The Hare & Hounds
Responded on 24 September 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave us some feedback from your recent visit. I am saddened to hear you did not enjoy yourself and that we fell short of our usual high standards on this occasion. We check our bathrooms three times a day and I'm very unhappy to hear that this clearly was missed that day and I can only apologise for this. It would be fantastic for you to return another day and see how we really do things here at The Hare and Hounds.

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GD
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a lazy lunch on the terrace looking at gorgeous views

The Hare & Hounds
Responded on 24 September 2019

Thank you for your lovely review! We couldn't agree more about our beautiful views on a sunny afternoon!

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RH
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

Loved our meal at the hare and hounds
Lovely food by the window and great service.
Will definitely go again x

The Hare & Hounds
Responded on 24 September 2019

So pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit! We look forward to welcoming you again soon!

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JB
Bath
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely dinner. Food was very nice. Would love a better drink range. And vegan options.

The Hare & Hounds
Responded on 12 September 2019

Really glad you enjoyed yourselves! We will take your comments on board and the menu is amidst changes so watch this space for vegan options! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a lovely review!

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JS
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We love the Hare and Hounds. It’s the best place around. Fabulous and delicious food. Friendly, smiley staff and fantastic views. Always a buzz in the pub and a warm welcome. Xx

The Hare & Hounds
Responded on 10 September 2019

Thank you so much for your fantastic review! We are so glad you enjoy coming to visit us and that you are happy with your latest visit! We look forward to welcoming you again very soon!

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JM
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

Food was lovely but waitress was very miserable. She did not smile & threw plate down, with chips flying off the plate. No apology for this.
Would come here again if we had a different waitress

The Hare & Hounds
Responded on 9 September 2019

Thanks for leaving a review of your recent visit to The Hare and Hounds! We are so glad you enjoyed your meal with us but we are very sorry and disappointed to hear about the service not being up to scratch! I can assure you this is a great rarity with our team as we pride ourselves in our friendly, smiley service and I will pass your feedback on to them to ensure this won't be repeated on your next visit! We look forward to seeing you again and thanks again for providing us with your feedback!

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MS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 4

So disappointed. An beautiful building in extraordinary surroundings. The service was indifferent - we were not told about the specials, for example. Unfortunately, the quality of the food was really very poor. The starter of prawn cocktail was swimming in water, presumably from the defrosting of the prawns. The main course of sirloin steak was ordered to be rare. Unfortunately, it arrived simultaneously raw and tough, and it had not been seasoned. Most of our food was returned, and the manager didn’t charge us for them. However, the overall experience was so disappointing that I couldn’t recommend The Hare and Hounds at all, particularly when there are so many excellent establishments in Bath.

The Hare & Hounds
Responded on 9 September 2019

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. I am terribly sorry to hear you did not enjoy your food and that you thought the service was a little lack-lustre, I can assure you this is not the high standard of food and service we expect from our team. Please feel free to contact us directly if you wish to discuss your feedback further.

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OT
Bath
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and ambience- a little on the pricey side but still worth it.

The Hare & Hounds
Responded on 7 September 2019

Thank you for your review! We will take your comments on board, but we are very pleased you enjoyed yourselves!

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F
London
9 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A spacious restaurant with stunning views over the valley. The ambience is warm, the food tasty and the attitude of the staff second to none in welcome and service

The Hare & Hounds
Responded on 7 September 2019

Thank you for your review! We are so glad to hear you had a lovely time and that you enjoyed the food, service and the restaurant itself. We would love to see you again soon!

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CS
Bath
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

We booked well in advance of my wife's birthday. Yet we found ourselves in the bar which looked worse than a Liverpool pub in the 60's. (I should know since I was born there) The noise was appalling and the floor looked as if it should have been covered in sawdust. On the plus side, the food and service were good. However, we will not be recommending the establishment to anyone.

The Hare & Hounds
Responded on 24 September 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. I am pleased you enjoyed both the food and the service you received but I'm disappointed that you felt the establishment itself didn't hit the spot. We are constantly looking for ways to improve and I will make sure to pass on your feedback for us to do so!

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RL
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding lunch and selection of beers. Great service and comfortably busy to give a great ambience

The Hare & Hounds
Responded on 5 September 2019

Thank you very much! We are really glad you enjoyed yourself!

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OT
Bath
3 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Sunday lunch

The Hare & Hounds
Responded on 5 September 2019

Thank you!!

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S
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food in a great location. The service was friendly and efficient. Quite expensive.

The Hare & Hounds
Responded on 5 September 2019

Thank you for proving us with your feedback! I will pass your comments on to the team, and hopefully see you again soon!

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DM
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Pub is set in a beautiful location but I found the dining experience there very average.
The service started well and then our waitress disappeared (may have ended her shift) and we were left with nobody to look after us.
The food was OK but overpriced for what it was.
Finally the conservatory area was very noisy. We had to shout to each other which was not very relaxing.

The Hare & Hounds
Responded on 5 September 2019

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. I am disappointed to hear that you did not enjoy your experience with us and that your service was not up to our usual high standards. When our servers finish their shifts we do a handover to another server so I will be ensuring that is definitely happening every evening as it should be. We apologise for the noise and that you did not feel especially relaxed as this is the exact opposite of how we want our guests to feel!

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