The Hare & Hounds

4.4
1444 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
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1444 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
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4.4
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JamesP
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked for my wife’s birthday and it did not disappoint. Food was fantastic as was the service. Gave us a table outside so we could enjoy the amazing evening views

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TimM
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Best pub Sunday lunch I have ever had. It was blazingly hot so we sat inside.

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Gareth
Bath
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Service was excellent polite & friendly - location stunning - but food was very average - Mackerel pate was a generous portion with 2 triangles of tiny toast - asked for some more we got 2 slices although burnt - fish & chips although looked amazing were quite bland in particular the tarta sauce was tasteless - expensive meal really with limited choices - I did also tell our waitress about the state of the toilets they were absolutely disgusting - she was very apologetic - so to sum up the location view & staff amazing but very disappointed in standard of food.

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DWP1
Bath
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Order taken quickly for drinks but ages for them to come but good food, lovely surroundings and great views. I’ve been lots of times and will continue to visit and enjoy.

TK
TessaK
London
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The pub has a wonderful view but he food is average and quite expensive

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Steve
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food, beautifully cooked. Very good wine selection. Very friendly and helpful staff. Great for families with little children.

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KelliO
Bath
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, stunning views, amazing, friendly staff. Will be coming back!

EM
ElliottM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

all the staff were helpful polite and respectful of covid rules. No bad points to add

DG
DuncanG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great location with a stunning view, lovely food and welcoming staff, will be definitely visiting again

TG
TedG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The different plates we had, the fish and chips, salad nicoise and mussels. They were all delicious. Very friendly service. We would thoroughly recommend

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vipOpenTable Diner
Bath
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent quality meal and service on the outside terrace

JJ
JeanetteJ
Bath
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good service. Limited menu choice but enjoyed what I had. Say outside at well distanced table with a stunning view.

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CorinneH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good menu, and a pub with a spectacular view. Wonderful on a sunny day!

CH
ClareH
Surrey
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely pub with beautiful views and great food. Service also excellent

DH
DenisH
Bath
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent evening yesterday.Very attentive service and delicious food.

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Ralph
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very welcoming, great ambience and spectacular view. Delicious dinner served in a timely manner despite being busy. Dog also loved it!! Would recommend to humans and dogs alike!!

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SueH
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I would have liked a window table. Maybe I will call rather than book online next time.

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TroyD
London
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great food, great staff and a view to die for, one of Baths best venues.

SH
SteveH
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was our first visit after lockdown. It was good but not excellent. We thought car parking was going to be an issue but got lucky. By 8pm it was getting crowded indoors.

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ShannonB
Bath
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is absolutely incredible. The views, the food, the staff and drinks! Not one thing to complain about and our waitress Jess was fantastic! Hopefully return soon.

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CharlotteK
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best risotto and view ever! Highly recommend booking!

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AlistairG
Devon
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Decent pub food in pleasant surroundings. Stunning view from our table overlooking the decking at the rear. Just nice to be able to go out for something to eat that we haven't cooked ourselves.

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Hakster
London
4 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always. Great food, views and service.

JM
JustinM
Bath
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent evening. Felt safe and secure. We could relax and enjoy the food and atmosphere!

MO
MOMO
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Having been to Hare and Hounds many times were were expecting the same quality. But not so. It took an age to place our order. Then discovered that it had not been 'put through' so by the time we received our meal it was an hour after we had arrived. The same thing happened with dessert. The wine we received was also not that which we ordered. On top of that the food was mediocre and the portions small. What has happened! There was an apology but we were very disappointed.

The Hare & Hounds
Responded 7 days ago

Hi there, I am in work today until 5pm should you wish to discuss or 12-2300 tomorrow? The pub number is 01225 482682 Best Wishes, Hana

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SarahH
Bath
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience3

When we first walked in looked very busy as staff was running around like headless chickens! Like a scene from faulty towers. They were short staffed only 4 serving food and drink. Limited menu I had a Burger and it was nice.. food came out quite quick which was a pleasant surprise. My son had pitta which should have a feta dip but instead had tomato soup cold. Wife had niscoise salad which came without egg so had to ask and one small potato.
Would not recommend and would not come here again.

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Bathonion
London
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Since the 2021 lifting of restrictions on hospitality I have made the Hare and Hounds my go-to destination for food and drink. The staff are friendly and helpful, and the atmosphere is convivial

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HiteshD
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great views nice atmosphere.
Would highly recommend this place.

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Flyboy
London
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Had a lovely breakfast in the sun for my husband’s birthday.
However the Service wasn’t the best as our server was not very friendly. Also failed to deliver our orange juice with the breakfast too.
The full English Breakfast was good however my scrambled eggs were dry and the slice of toast tiny! Coffee was very watery too.
Loved the place and views but food and service failed to deliver.
We are going to come back for a roast though when we can get a table.

DW
DavidW
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We booked in advance as it was BH weekend .... as there was an outside table (and it was a glorious evening) they kindly offered us an outdoor table which was a bonus.... considering that it was BH Monday and other places in Bath were struggling our experience was excellent (great a service by all staff- Darcy our main waitress)..... we made an evening of it and ate at our own pace (they even staggered out order for us)...... thanks guys and we’ll recommend to other visitors ..... but of a ping walk up from town with kids! But we made it!

The Hare & Hounds
Responded on 7 June 2021

Hello David, Thank you so much for your feedback! I am glad Darcy took a great care of you and I am honoured to have such a great person in our team. I am also glad you enjoyed your meal and we hope to see you soon again. Hana Deputy Manager

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newladynixalot
London
18 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Beautiful views and mostly good pub grub - my in-laws really liked their fish and chips. The service was pretty slow though (almost 45 mins for mains to arrive which wouldn’t matter that much but we had two children in our party who were very bored). My salad Niçoise had undercooked potatoes in it so probably wouldn’t order again.

The Hare & Hounds
Responded on 7 June 2021

Hello, Thank you very much for your feedback, we really appreciate it. I do apologize for slow service. It has been a tough week during bank holiday weekend with half term together and I assure you our staff was doing their best but in some point it could get so busy that the service is slower. Thank you for your feedback about the salad, I will discuss that with a chef. I hope we will see you soon again and I also hope that next time we will impress you. Thank you very much again, take care.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outside space is lovely with a spectacular view. We enjoyed excellent service and great food. We’ll worth a visit while the sun is shining ☺️

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Karen
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Hare and Hounds could get by on its view alone, but happily the service and food are also excellent. Highly recommended!

CB
ClaireB
London
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a perfect lunch here and were able to sit outside and enjoy the amazing views. The staff were the perfect level of friendly, the food was good and there was a relaxed but quietly lively atmosphere.

The Hare & Hounds
Responded on 7 June 2021

Hi Claire, Thank you very much for your amazing review! We really appreciate it and we hope we will see you soon. Hana Deputy Manager

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HayleyA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Booked a brunch with some friends and we were all very disappointed.
Between us we ordered 3 full English breakfasts, 1 sausage bap with extras of bacon & egg & 4 coffee's. After 15 minutes one oft he coffee's was bought over but then the other 3 didn't come for another 10 minutes.
When the food arrived the sausage bap was missing the sausage and the full English's were cold and very unappetising. For the price of these there was very little food and as a brunch lover this was the worst breakfast we have ever had. I would not recommend and as such; have just cancelled a table booked with another group of friends to avoid further disappointment.

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Victoria
London
7 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view can’t be beat - and a great brunch! Will definitely be back.

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AndrewG
Bath
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great to be back for breakfast. We sat outside, the sun shone, the food was very appetising and staff polite and attentive. A great start for a birthday!

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Edjen
Bath
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Visited for breakfast, fantastic friendly service. Food wonderful with a fantastic view over Bath

TB
TinaB
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food excellent: service and attention to detail very good. Drinks expensive but overall very good service. The outside area is excellent with fantastic views. Would highly recommend and will be returning very soon.

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SusanH
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Really great venue with fabulous outdoor and indoor space.
Cheerful but incredibly busy staff.
Salad nicoise good but not generous . Fish and chips very generous as was the pate.
Overall, can thoroughly recommend.

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The Hare & Hounds is rated 4.4 stars by 1444 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.