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“Disappointing”
Review of Hare and Hounds

Hare and Hounds
Ranked #4 of 4 Restaurants in Arreton
Price range: US$5 - US$19
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Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Child and dog friendly thatched pub in the heart of the Isle Of Wight. Inside & outside seating with a play area to the rear.
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
Reviewed 11 May 2014

We booked a table for 5 which was perfect. Having studied the menu for a while we then went to the bar to order our starters and main courses. The starter eventually arrived after a good 30 mins from ordering. The food was very good. The plates were then removed by the waiting staff. 45 minutes (yes 45 mins) later we asked where our main courses were. To be told they were just being dished up! Another 10 mins later our food arrived. Again the food was good, apart from the Belly Pork which was not as expected. Needless to say, we didn't order desserts as we could well have lost the will to live. Bearing in mind this was not during the high season and in fact the restaurant/tables were only at 50-60% full I dread to think how long the wait would be during the high season!!

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Jane M
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Paul C, General Manager at Hare and Hounds, responded to this review, 24 October 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review your visit. We appreciate all feedback as we truly believe that this is the only way of improving the food and service we provide. We are grateful that you have raised the issue of the waiting times with us so we may continue to monitor and improve. Thank you once again for your feedback.
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“Waiting time ridiculous”
Reviewed 10 May 2014

having to wait between starter and main for over 45 minutes is ridiculous! Would nt recommend if you want to eat at a decent pace (especially out of season)

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Chalk123
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Paul C, General Manager at Hare and Hounds, responded to this review, 24 October 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review your visit. We appreciate all feedback as we truly believe that this is the only way of improving the food and service we provide. We are grateful that you have raised the issue of the waiting times with us so we may continue to monitor and improve. Thank you once again for your feedback.
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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
259 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
“First visit for a while, impressed”
Reviewed 7 May 2014

Have been here before in the past and tbh was never a big fan of this place, messed up orders etc.

I went here last week with a couple of family members during a drive out in the daytime , my first visit here for about 3 years, and for whatwe paid , we all enjoyed ourselves.
We ordered 2 of the 2 course meals for a set price and a half roast chicken with chips and peas. In total with 3 drinks it came about £35 I think.

I believe this place is now owned by the same people who have another IOW pub, The Foley. They have got it layed out nice inside, nice decor etc. Plenty of seating both inside and out. The lady who brought our food over was very pleasant and did check back with us on both courses to make sure all was ok with our orders.

We were in there around 2pm and it was quite busy, once we ordered our food, the first courses were served within about 10 mins, then the rest was out about 15 mins later, which wasn't to bad seeing it was quite busy.

After not going here for a few years due to poor experiences in the past, i would now both return again myself in the future and recommend to others.

  • Visited May 2014
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Paul C, General Manager at Hare and Hounds, responded to this review, 24 October 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review your visit. We are really pleased to read that you had an enjoyable time. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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Isle of wight, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Very good service”
Reviewed 26 April 2014 via mobile

Often come here with my nan or my other half and generally find it's a clean, quiet and friendly place to eat. Would recommend to others to eat here, especially as they have an all day offer of 3 courses for £9.99 which is really nice :) never had a bad meal here

Visited April 2014
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Newport, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“FABULOUS”
Reviewed 26 April 2014

We visited on a particularly busy day. Their car park was full and we deliberated visiting but the children saw the play area and decided this was for them. A beautiful old traditional style pub with a varied menu for all and very reasonable prices. Staff were friendly and helpful and nothing was too much trouble. The food was lovely and 3 courses for £9.95 who could complain?! There was an hour wait on food but we were told this and as said they were very busy so we decided to take our chances and glad we did. Will definately be going back

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Phoebe W
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