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Hopping Hare

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18 Hopping Hill Gardens | Duston, Northampton NN5 6PF, England
+44 1604 580090
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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visited the Hare for a wedding reception. The food was good and hot and well prepared. Service was good and the staff were pleasant and helpful. A good experience.

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1 Thank crusty582016
david g, Owner at Hopping Hare, responded to this review

Dear Crusty, Hopefully back soon. Many thanks for your kind review and for awarding the team top marks, which really pleases me as everyone is committed to delivering excellent quality food and forst class customer service. Please visit again soon. Kind regards, David. More 

Northampton, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place to visit. Good for special occasion. Friendly staff. Drinks are great. Overall worth the visit

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Thank Y4950YHannab
david g, Owner at Hopping Hare, responded to this review

Dear Hannab, Many thanks for placing a review. Our drinks are good, but our food is truly exceptional. Everything is cooked from scratch and to order by an excellent brigade of chefs and we source from the very best local suppliers. Every dish is beautifully presented and tastes awesome. Have a meal on your next visit and I am sure... More 

Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lunchtime visit. Contemporary decor is well above average, properly maintained and looked great. Went years ago & children not welcome whatsoever. More recently cancelled a visit as the published menu online didn't inspire me. What I had the choice of today was far superior as we dropped in when passing. Went for decently cooked Scotch egg, great butchers steak (think... More 

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1 Thank mark c
david g, Owner at Hopping Hare, responded to this review

Dear Mark, Many thanks for such comprehensive feedback and for recommending The Hopping Hare. The team is delighted that you have awarded top marks. Our priorities are to deliver first class customer service and to serve excellent quality food and I am pleased we delivered on both. Please visit again soon and try some of our other dishes. Kind regards,... More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

1 again a returned visit to hopping hare and why not always excellent food and service when we come here can't fault this place at all lovely eveing and we'll mannered staff

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Thank paulachicks9
david g, Owner at Hopping Hare, responded to this review

Dear Paula, Thank you very much for your kind review. Excellent quality food and first class customer service are our highest priorities and I am pleased we delivered on both. Please visit again soon. Kind regards, David. More 

New Milton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are regular visitors to the hopping hare and it is always a certain that the young bar staff will be accommodating and extremely friendly. The bar area is always clean and warm and the food we have had is highly recommended Give it a go :-)

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Thank 415philj
david g, Owner at Hopping Hare, responded to this review

Dear Phil, Many thanks for awarding the team top marks. Very much appreciated and always extra special from a regular visitor. We look forward to every visit. Kind regards, David. More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I ate here with my Dad on his birthday - for a week day it was fairly busy - the food we all had tasted good - perhaps lacked seasoning in some places and the dishes needed brightening up a little - they weren't very colourful - and my heritage carrots weren't cooked enough for my liking - this place... More 

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Thank Michael H
david g, Owner at Hopping Hare, responded to this review

Dear Michael, Thank you for your review. As you noted we have been awarded an AA Rosette for the last four years and we are in the process of implementing plans which will move us to a higher standard very quickly. Please visit again soon . Kind regards, David More 

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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

If your looking to go for a nice meal then go here! Lovely food and your not rushed at all . Friendly staff , book before you go as it gets busy .

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1 Thank Burkefox
david g, Owner at Hopping Hare, responded to this review

Dear Burke F , Many thanks for your kind review and for awarding the team top marks. Very much appreciated by us all. Our highest priorities are to deliver excellent quality food along with outstanding customer service and I am pleased we delivered on both. New menus are going live in the next few days so please try them out.... More 

Northampton, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

We'd eaten at the Hopping Hare, maybe a year ago, and had an excellent meal, so for a first ever Christmas Day with no parental duties, why not have Christmas Dinner prepared, cooked and cleared away for us? And it turned out to be a great decision! Shown to our table we were exceedingly well looked after by our friendly... More 

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Thank Revrjl
david g, Owner at Hopping Hare, responded to this review

Dear Revrjl, Many thanks for your kind review. Our team is totally committed to delivering exceptional customer service and it is very satisfying when their efforts are appreciated. I am really pleased that you enjoyed an excellent Christmas Day at The Hopping Hare and please do visit us again soon. Kind regards, David. More 

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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

A pub trying to be classier than it is. Long waiting times and very pricey Food & service good but can get same standard elsewhere for cheaper. Waitress never new what types of ice creams was on the menu . I asked for the most basic one thinking she would bring me vanilla but got brown bread ice cream instead... More 

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Thank Danny M
david g, Owner at Hopping Hare, responded to this review

Dear Danny, I am sorry that you were disappointed but I do believe we offer outstanding value for money. We source from the very best suppliers and every dish is cooked in house as ordered. We are the only restaurant in Northamptonshire to be included in the most recent list of outstanding value fresh-food restaurants in Britain, published by The... More 

Northampton, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

I had heard of The Hopping Hare but wasn't impressed with how it looked from the outside. Definately a case of don't judge a book by its cover. The staff were very friendly and attentive. The menu was very good and the food was delicious and very well presented. Even though the place was full we were not left unattended... More 

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Thank julie h
david g, Owner at Hopping Hare, responded to this review

Dear Julie, Many thanks for your kind review and for recommending The Hopping Hare, very much appreciated by us all. Excellent quality home cooked food and first class customer service are our highest priorities and I am pleased we delivered on both. Interesting comment about the outside appearance. The Hopping Hare was originally a Manor House and does have several... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$37
Cuisine
British, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Hopping Hill Gardens | Duston, Northampton NN5 6PF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northamptonshire  >  Northampton
  • Phone Number: +44 1604 580090
  • This restaurant is at Hopping Hare
Description
The Hopping Hare is a restaurant, pub & hotel. FoodThe quality of our food is really important to us.That's why everything is prepared from the finest ingredients, the freshest produce and the very best meat and fish.Our head chef has hand picked suppliers who support our food ethos and knows where the meat is reared, how the fish is caught and where the vegetables have been grown. We source locally as much as possible.Our Menus are updated regularly offering slowly braised, heart-warming comfort food when it's chilly outside, and lighter, pan-fried dishes with tender fresh vegetable and salads during the summer months. We offer chef specials every day, while Sunday's menu offers you a choice of Great British roasts with all the trimmings. It's always advisable to book to ensure a place in our relaxed conservatory restaurant.Table service is also available in the contemporary dining room with its more casual atmosphere.DrinkWhen the temperatures dip outside, we get the log fires burning to create a warm welcome, while in summer the sun streams through the open doors to reveal a large decked area that's perfect for outdoor days and balmy evenings.The contemporary dining room area is cleverly zoned by interior design to accommodate groups of all sizes. There are perfect spots for business people, backed up by free WiFi throughout the building. You will also find quiet, intimate corners for couples, fireside sofas and seating clusters for small groups as well as semi-formal table arrangements. We provide newspapers every day.Our bar staff know a thing or two about serving the perfect drink for all occasions. A range of super chilled lagers sit happily alongside cask ales - all kept in tip-top condition by our cellar manager. A well balanced wine list includes something for all tastes and is available by the glass or the bottle, and there's an extremely well stocked spirits range. Soft drinks & freshly brewed teas or coffee are available at all times.For very special occasions we stock a range of champagnes.

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