The Hare & Hounds | Pub in Berkshire | Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay

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The Hare & Hounds - Pub in Berkshire

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Bath Rd Speen, Newbury, RG14 1QY, Berkshire
England, United Kingdom

The Hare & Hounds
+44 (0)1635 521152(landline)

A light, bright, Georgian coaching Inn with super-efficient staff, a fairy-lit garden, sumptuous rooms and excellent, seasonal food

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There's a sense of tradition here, naturally steeped in horse racing, with village locals rubbing shoulders happily with the walkers and foodies who flock here. A regularly changing menu from a rich source of local suppliers helps the chefs stay loyal to the region from fine dining in the restaurant to pub classics in the bar and garden - and Sunday lunches are superb. Sup a craft ale from the White Horse and Tilbury Breweries, choose from the hand-picked wine list or try gin from Highclere Castle (just eight miles away.) While away an evening in the garden where music plays and blankets, fires and hot water bottles keep you warm. You're less than a mile from Newbury, an historic market town with a rare medieval Cloth Hall and this is a great place to unwind after a long walk in the countryside.

Wheelchair access
Wheelchair access to some public rooms and to wc's.
Children welcome
Children of all ages welcome in some public rooms (highchairs not necessarily available).
Wireless internet access available in the bar.
Public transport
Within 2 miles of a bus/train station.
Vegetarian meals
Good vegetarian options on the menu.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.
Dogs welcome
Dogs welcome in some public rooms.
Handpumped ales
Pub serves four or more handpumped ales.
Wine list
Pub serves eight or more wines by the glass.
Food all day
Food is served all day long.

Local points of interest from The Hare & Hounds:

Local points of interest from
The Hare & Hounds:

  • We are 1 mile from the Watermill Thearte, 8 miles from Highclere Castle (the Real Downton Abbey) and a stones throw from Donnington Castle, so plenty to do locally to explore the local area or quickly get to an A road or Motorway to travel the South.
  • Hare & Hounds is a 17th Century Coaching Inn. We are located less that half a mile from the A34, 3 miles from the M4 (Chieveley) and only 1 mile from Newbury City Centre.
Points of interest

Guest feedback
"This place just oozes quality! Beautifully designed interiors throughout, fantastic atmosphere and attentive team on hand to ensure you have a wonderful stay. A real gem!"

Nicole - Sawday's Inspector, United Kingdom

February 2022

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Bar snacks from £2.95. Starters from £5.95. Mains from £13.95. Puddings from £4.95. Sunday roasts from £14.50.




Bath Rd Speen, Newbury, RG14 1QY, Berkshire


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