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Hare and Hounds Hotel
Ranked #2 of 17 Hotels in Newbury
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 3 September 2012

If motel style accommodation could be classified as quaint then this is it. Very handily placed near the busy A34 and easy to find.
The reception satff were fine if not over welcoming and the pub, a typical pub.
Rooms were adequate, not bad value for the area but a little on the musty side.
Breakfast was also ok although the waiting staff were a little stretched and one poor lad, obviously new, led us to a table that was already taken [ a little embarrasing] but these things happen.
If you are visiting Newbury then this is fine for a odd nights stay.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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riojaman1, Owner at Hare and Hounds Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2012

Dear MargateKid

Thank you for your review

Its a shame you did not perhaps have chance to experience us fully, the young man has just started and we will ensure he gets up to our normal standards soonest. Rest assured that we take your comments seriously.

Sincerely

Jonathan

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Reviewed 29 August 2012

We booked four rooms for a family wedding and stayed for 2 nights. Even before we arrived at the hotel I was impressed. I needed to update them on our stay and had a reply to my e-mail by return. The lady that delt with us was Debbie and nothing was too much trouble for her. A very able and competent lady. Upon arrival we had a very warm welcome. The hotel is very, very clean and there is everything you could need in the comfortable rooms. We had an evening meal which was excellent, as were the breakfasts. It was so nice to stay in a small independant hotel rather than a large, inpersonal chain. Well recommended and my advice is - book with confidence, you won't be disappointed, excellent value for money.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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Thank Karen M
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riojaman1, Owner at Hare and Hounds Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2012

Dear Karen

Now that is a review heading!! Thank You and again for the note on independent hotels. It is harder now than ever to compete and we really appreciate your comments.

I guess its natural that Claire and the guys and girls in the restaurant get so much of the plaudits and they do deserve it. However, Debbie truly is the steel that runs through the centre of The Hare and I personally would like to thank you for your kind words. Debs is rightfully still clucking now!!

Thanks Again

Jonathan

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Reviewed 26 August 2012

We stayed here for three days on our way from Cornwall to London after two weeks touring around UK. We didn't have a booking, just "dropped in" after recommendation from tourist office in Newbury. Right from check-in to housekeeping to resturant we found the staff VERY friendly and nothing was to much trouble. The room was very comfortable, the food first class and reasonably priced. We highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Dave C
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riojaman1, Owner at Hare and Hounds Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2012

Dear Dave

I kind of feel guilty for singing along last Ashes now!!

The problem I face is in coming back to find 5 reviews to answer and be personal to each, so excuse the above! Please!!

I guess the bottom line is we all care and enjoy what we do, THANK YOU for a truly great review

If your returning to Oz have a great trip and Thanks again

Jonathan

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Reviewed 20 August 2012

A group of us stayed for the race weekend and Jessie J concert, excellent location for getting to the racecourse. Loved the way the rooms were all in little outbuildings and very clean and comfortable. Staff were excellent,very friendly and nothing too much trouble for them. Would definitely recommend it and am sure we wil be staying again next year! FAB

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Thank PatsyW2807
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riojaman1, Owner at Hare and Hounds Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2012

Hi Patsy

Thank you for your review You made us NUMBER 3 in Newbury. Jean and I were away but were inundated with texts saying we had gone up from 4th!

Proof if it were needed how much yours and all the other kind peoples reviews really do mean to the great buch we have working with us!

The cottage rooms do look great, thank you, and we will complete the refurbishment of all of them by the end of September.

We look forward to welcoming you back

Jonathan, Jean, Claire and all at the Hare

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Reviewed 20 August 2012

Unfortunately I wasn't actually staying here at the hotel but the other 12 in the group stayed. I ate in the evening with them, and found the food to be great value for money, with a good variety of choices.

The most valuable assets at the hotel are the staff, who were friendly, helpful and went out of their way to please, nothing was too much trouble.

So thanks to ALL the staff.

Room Tip: All rooms were good, being away from the main hotel in separate outbuildings which were unique and v...
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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with friends
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1  Thank LizCheshireUK
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riojaman1, Owner at Hare and Hounds Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2012

Hi Liz

As ever our staff get top billing and rightly so!

I always hope when people review us that they appreciate just how much these reviews mean to The Hare and all who serve in her!

From all of us THANK YOU

Jonathan, Jean and all at The Hare

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Reviewed 19 August 2012

12 of us stayed here for the races weekend, only 10 mins from town, so perfect for getting to the race course. Real traditional Country Inn. Our rooms were all adequate and provide what you needed. The food was all home cooked, piping hot and excellent value for money

The main asset of the hotel is the Staff. They work very hard to please and they all offer a very personal touch. Nothing was too much trouble and we will definately be staying here again.

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riojaman1, Owner at Hare and Hounds Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2012

Dear Jane

Apologies for the delay in replying, Jean and I were actually away.

How lovely to come back to find such a nice review, especially your comments on the staff. It's always good to know what we do is appreciated and we are so proud things are equally as good when we are away.

Many thanks, hope to see you again soon

Jonathan & Jean

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Reviewed 31 July 2012

Great place to stay! Very cosy, clean rooms and very comfortable beds. Bathrooms very clean and great towels. We had breakfast, great food and service with a smile. Do not hesitate, very nice hotel. Actually old pub and rooms built around main building, pub welcoming and staff very polite. I would highly reccommend a stay at Hare & Hound! Easy access to M4, stop-over for West Country or if sight seeing to Stone Henge or HighClere Castle. Gardens lovely and outside beer garden welcoming as well...what more can I say....lovely!

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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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riojaman1, Owner at Hare and Hounds Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2012

Dear Prakash M

We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay, and that we finally have weather to enjoy our new beer garden,!

Sincere thanks for taking the time to leave a review, rest assured it is greatly appreciated by all at The Hare!

Hope to see you again

Jonathan & Jean

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Additional Information about Hare and Hounds Hotel

Address: Bath Road | Speen, Newbury RG14 1QY, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Berkshire > Newbury
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Newbury
#4 Business Hotel in Newbury
#5 Romantic Hotel in Newbury
Price Range: £59 - £108 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hare and Hounds Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
All you would expect from a modern Coaching Inn; don't take our word for it, read our reviews. We're rightfully proud of our Inn and particularly so of our greatest asset our staff! New for 2015 Our new restaurant THE BARN is now open!See the photos , it's stunning! Well appointed, modern bedrooms with free wireless internet; highly popular restaurant; friendly locals Pub & dining bar; Extensive free parking. Located 3 miles from M4 jct 13, and 1 mile from A34, ideally situated for business or leisure. We are just a mile from the town centre and 3 miles from the famous Newbury racecourse, and are in close proximity to all major businesses. Privately owned by the Nelsey family since 2005 this 17th Century Inn has recently been refurbished to reflect both it's heritage and the needs of both local and travelling guests. The stable and cottage style bedrooms are arranged around parking for 60+ cars, with the coach rooms being in the main inn (the stairs are a wee bit steep). Come inside to experience the warmth and style of our bar and restaurant. Relax, while you enjoy a choice of 3 real ales, beers, quality wines, excellent food, and all in the comfort of our refurbished Bar and Restaurant. The Inn keeps growing from strength to strength, thanks mainly to the friendly staff and management. But don't just take our word for it, come stay with us and find out for yourselves. We look forward to welcoming you Jonathan & Jean Nelsey and all the staff. ... more   less 
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