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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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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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141 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Delicious gastro pub food with a good choice, acceptable and sensibly priced wine list and friendly courteous service. Will go there again when next in the area.

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Thank SussexChap1
david g, Owner at Hopping Hare, responded to this review

Dear Sussex Chap, Many thanks for recommending The Hopping Hare and we very much look forward to seeing you again when you next visit Northampton. Kind regards, David. More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Usually have lunch here as I work nearby but decided to go for dinner on a Saturday night. I was really happy with the menu & the food was amazing. The whole family 8 adults agreed their meals were tasty. Will definitely go back

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

Dear Carrie, Many thanks for your kind review and it is great when a regular week day business customer visits at the week-end as well. I am really pleased you enjoyed a Saturday night at The Hopping Hare. Please try our Sunday lunch offer, which is always exceptional quality and outstanding value for money. We look forward to seeing you... More 

Gloucester, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow, amazing food, excellent service, very reasonable price £20 for 3 courses. Staff were great, nothing too much trouble. I had ham hock terrine to start, then roast lamb with all the trimmings and more and finally chocolate torte. Everything was cooked to perfection, can't be beaten, only shame it's a 2 hour drive for me!

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

Dear Shelley, Many thanks for your kind review and for awarding the team top marks, very much appreciated by us all. Our Sunday lunch offer is exceptional value for money and outstanding quality, with every dish cooked in house, using the very best quality produce. It is a long time to travel, but we look forward to your next visit... More 

northampton
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had roast dinners which were good ,drinks are expensive over £12 for a glass of wine and a pint, don't understand how they charge £4-35 for a pint and only £2 for a half pint, shortly two half's should be the same as a pint not 35p cheaper.

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1 Thank turtle12349
david g, Owner at Hopping Hare, responded to this review

Dear Turtle, I am pleased you enjoyed our Sunday roast dinners. They are indeed very high quality and outstanding value for money. I closely monitor our drinks prices and I believe they are fair value and in line with competitors. We have 9 wines we sell by the glass and prices range from £4.25 for a regular glass (175ml) to... More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Busy smoothly run, modern design gastropub (and hotel) in edge of Northampton. Attentive staff and good, if slightly unadventurous, menu. As is the current fashion the provenance of all ingredients is stated. Pigeon starter and belly pork mains particularly good. Reasonably priced for quality. Would visit again.

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

Dear Ian, Thank you for your feedback and for recommending The Hopping Hare. Very much appreciated by us all. We do regularly change our menus around every six weeks. We will very shortly be focusing on our Christmas menus but we will be introducing exciting new menus very early in the New Year. We look forward to your next visit.... More 

Northampton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for a friends birthday celebrating in July really enjoyed the starter and the desert. I ordered a roast lamb as. My main but. The lamb was. Very fatty

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

Dear Jeanette, Thank you for posting a review and I am really pleased that you enjoyed your friend's birthday celebration. I am also pleased that you enjoyed your starter and dessert. All our meat is supplied by Woburn Country Foods and is exceptional quality. We look forward to your next visit. Kind regards, David. More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely atmosphere, good food and reasonably priced set menu for Sunday roast. Service was good although tables were quite close together and it was like have dinner with the couple next to us. I would definitely recommend and go back!

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

Dear PP, Many thanks for your kind review and for recommending The Hopping Hare, much appreciated by us all. Excellent quality food and first class customer service are our highest priorities and we have achieved great consistency, having been awarded Certificates of Excellence by TripAdvisor for each of the past 5 years. Please visit again soon. Kind regards, David. More 

Northampton, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We had an evening meal with friends at the Hopping Hare on Saturday.This was our first visit there. It has a good sized car park and offers a warm welcome when you go in. Table service was excellent and the food we had (Kedgeree, Beer battered Fish and chips, Pan roasted Lamb, Woburn Black ham and eggs and Banoffee sponge)... More 

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

Dear Mike, Many thanks for your kind comments and I am very please you enjoyed your first visit to The Hopping Hare. Excellent food and first class customer service are our highest priorities and I am pleased we delivered on both. As you noted the layout comprises a bar lounge area and our conservatory restaurant (plus garden dining in the... More 

n,pton
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We just needed a quick bite..luckily beat the lunch time rush. Good service.nice fresh pitta sandwich...best chips for ages ...

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

Dear hrhN, Really pleased you enjoyed your lunch and it is always good to beat the crowds!! Our lunch snack menu is outstanding value for excellent quality food, as indeed are all our menus. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, David. More 

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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely Sunday lunch here however felt a little underdressed as we thought should have been wearing our formal wear rather than casual. Neither of us liked our starters however our mains were delicious. Rather expensive for something we only half enjoyed.

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Thank Kayp1989
david g, Owner at Hopping Hare, responded to this review

Dear Kayp, Thank you for your feedback. The atmosphere at The Hopping Hare is very warm, welcoming and relaxed. Casual wear is very much the norm so I am sure you could not have been underdressed. Sorry you were disappointed with your starters. We really do appreciate customers speaking to The Manager on duty on points like this. Kind regards,... 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$38
Cuisine
British, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings
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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