The Hare & Hounds

4.3
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807 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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MJ
Bath
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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

KB
Oxford
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

SB
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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.

TM
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great morning after a birthday celebration

DH
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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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JD
Bath
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

KW
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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
Overall4food3service1ambience3

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
Overall3food3service2ambience3

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
Overall3food3service2ambience4

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
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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
Overall3food5service4ambience2

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
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall3food3service2ambience3

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
Overall3food4service5ambience2

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, wonderful views and very attentive service

RA
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall2food2service3ambience3

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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