The Hare & Hounds

4.4
1457 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 1457 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.4
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4.1
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Tina
Bath
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely eve. We ate the Onglet Steak for the first time which was very tasty. Staff were friendly and professional. Will be back again.

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DF2021
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely atmosphere, was quite busy but we were sat an in area with plenty of space. Good food, drinks menu doesn't have all options so had to ask a few times what options they had and the waitress was new so had to go back and forth to check, but not a problem

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ZoeH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Lovely high end pub food, although very noisy. Good service!

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Lisa
Leicestershire
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great to find a dog friendly pub. Food and service both excellent and would certainly visit again.

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SueP
Bath
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food1service1ambience4

I believe in giving a fair and honest review. When we arrived, my sister and brother-in-law had been waiting half an hour for a coffee! My BIL had chased this up after 15 or so minutes and was told they were on the way. My husband and I ordered coffee and waited at least 20 minutes for ours to arrive. My sister's was ordered at 11:30am and ours at 12 noon on Saturday 19th June 2021. Food was ordered and that took a long time to arrive - about 40 minutes. My sausages and mash was piping hot, my husband steak and chips was warm, BIL had a salad but my sister's Vegetarian burger had to go back as it was cold. The staff handled the complaint as would be expected and a new v. burger ordered for my sister, and that item was removed from the bill. We elected to eat our meals as they were. When the bill arrived one item had been incorrectly overcharged and a 10% service charge was included so no tip was left. We eat here a couple of times a year and this is the first time we have ever experienced service like this. No sure if we will return or not at this point.

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DaveB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food4service2ambience5

Booked breakfast for 5 people, service poor took 20minutes to get a coffee, then they were wrong. Another 25minutes for the rood to arrive. Great view but service the worse we have had in a long time. No apologies

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MRam
Berkshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service, excellent setting, excellent value. Love the place.

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MrsC
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food with beautiful views, service was great, will visit again when next in Bath

FK
FayK
Bath
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

All staff were very friendly and helpful. Food was good and service quick and efficient.

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Fantastic spot with outstanding view on balcony. Food was excellent. Service brilliant.

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AudreyH
Bath
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From being greeted on arrival and thereafter, the service was excellent. Our waiter was helpful, friendly and alert to our needs. He was new at the Hare & Hounds but need to hung onto.

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WillM
Bath
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Stunning place, excellent food and friendly staff.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Beautiful setting with good food!

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JamesP
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2021
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

TM
TimM
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
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 on 12 June 2021
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 on 12 June 2021
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 on 11 June 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

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

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Steve
London
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
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 on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

EM
ElliottM
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2021
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 on 10 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

TG
TedG
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2021
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 on 9 June 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent quality meal and service on the outside terrace

JJ
JeanetteJ
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2021
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 on 9 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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

CH
ClareH
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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

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DenisH
Bath
7 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent evening yesterday.Very attentive service and delicious food.

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Ralph
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2021
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.

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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!

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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 on 8 June 2021

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

FAQs

The Hare & Hounds is rated 4.4 stars by 1457 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.