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Hare and Hounds Hotel
Ranked #2 of 17 Hotels in Newbury
Certificate of Excellence
Hartford, null, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Different”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2013

I stayed there as I didnt want to use the Hilton.
Small main building but surrounded by cottage rooms which were quiet and spotless free wi fi the room I had was adequate for my over night and some work.
Table booked for 7 menu was varied with some specials all home cooked and my Fish Pie was great no frills just good food at a good price.
All staff were great and were efficient and accomodating.
for an overnight its great and good parking
more charachter than the HILTON with Humans as staff

Room Tip: i would always go for a courtyard room
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled on business
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Thank Alex P
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Jonathan N, Owner at Hare and Hounds Hotel, responded to this review, 21 January 2013
Dear Alex P
As long as there are those like you who take the time to search out character Inns like ours, the traditions or Great British Innkeeping will continue to flourish.
Our great new website simply says EAT, DRINK, SLEEP, (a link is now above under our picture)
I'm pleased you enjoyed all three!!

Hope to look after you again soon and keep up the good work!

Thank you
Jonathan, Head Innkeeper
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Melbourn, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2013

My partner and I spend Christmas with our separate children so always look forward to a new year break together. This one did not disappoint. Food was truly excellent and we were very comfortable in our room. Our hosts were very welcoming and we thoroughly enjoyed the evening.

Room Tip: We stayed in room 6 for one night. It was fine although a bit small for an extended stay. We didn...
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Jonathan N, Owner at Hare and Hounds Hotel, responded to this review, 21 January 2013
Hi Alison

Thank you so much for your comments. This was our most successful New Year's Eve to date and is still being talked about by our locals. What better way to end such a wonderful 2012!
Well done to Claire, Rob and all for making our New Year celebrations memorable, and thank you both, we hope to see you again soon.

Jonathan & Jean
PS rm6 is one our smallest but as you say still comfortable and the shortest walk from the bar!
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Shropshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2013

Booked this hotel last minute for a business meeting in the area and luckily they had a room at a reasonible price. Upon arriving the staff where very friendly and accomodated me with a table in the bar for an evening meal even though they had christmas partys in there.

The bar is very clean and staff are friendly especially the owners, the food is very tastey and plenty of it. I got the pie and the gravy was out of this world a must try.

The room is seperate to the pub and has everything you would need in a room, i only had a few issues with the room was the noise from the car park was loud with constant door shutting but i put this down to christmas time with lots of partys :-) The extractor in the room was quite loud and was no way to turn it off if you wasn't showering. The last thing was the kettle which had no filter so the limescale came out into the cup but i told reception about this and they replaced it straight away.

Overall a nice place to stay at a very reasonible cost

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled on business
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Thank Jonathan M
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Jonathan N, Owner at Hare and Hounds Hotel, responded to this review, 21 January 2013
Dear Ranuth

So pleased you enjoyed your sta, and thank you for taking the time to leave your comments..

Our Steak Pie and indeed Famous Fish Pie are our most popular dishes and we are indeed very proud of both.

We were busy with parties, we do try to ensure there is little or no disturbance from diners leaving, and apologise this affected you.As you would expect, the other issues have been dealt with.
Thanks again

Jonathan & Jean
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Newbury united Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2012

Great food at very reasonable prices very varied menu .good selection of beers and wines very friendly staff nothing to much trouble ,a place with old world charm were one can really relax and chill out .

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Jonathan N, Owner at Hare and Hounds Hotel, responded to this review, 21 January 2013
Hi David

Many thanks for your comments. We do pride ourselves in our choice of menu and the fact that it is all made fresh by our talented kitchen team!

Hope to welcome you back soon

Jonathan & Jean
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2012

great place to stay for business or pleasure it is easy to get to and lots to explore around the local area, they are very flexible and they make you feel very welcome, this is how hotels should be. The rooms are very clean and tidy, the rooms are a good size.
the customer service is very good and better than the major chain hotels.
free wifi is a bonus,if you ever want to stay in newbury i would recomend a stay here.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled on business
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Thank deano577
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Jonathan N, Owner at Hare and Hounds Hotel, responded to this review, 11 December 2012
Hi Deano577

We do like to think that the essence of a true Coaching Inn is its ability to please as hotel, restaurant & bar. As such we hope to create a true home from home and make being away on business that little more enjoyable.

Thanks for taking the time to leave your review, it is a pleasure for all of us here to read and reminds us that our historic Inn and those who sail in her really should be proud. And we are! Thanks again

Jonathan
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Gloucester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2012

We were stopping over at the H&H having travelled for a nearby wedding, Arrived early a.m. and made very welcome, they made a spare room available to get suited and booted before going to function. Snacks and bits before we departed for the function. Our booked room was fresh and tidy, with breakfast a proper treet compared to others we have stayed at (the plates were heated to ensure nothing went cold) having stayed at many, many places, the Hare and Hounds is a stand out for good service, good staff and a reasonable price. All in all, Quality.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with family
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Thank Pete G
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Jonathan N, Owner at Hare and Hounds Hotel, responded to this review, 11 December 2012
Dear PeteG
Its always pleasing to know that the little extra we give makes such a difference. We are all really pleased that we contributed to a happy weekend!

Hope to see you next time your are in the area and many thanks for your review

Jonathan & Jean
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2012

Have been staying there for four months four nights a week staff are good company and look after you well ,, there are other guest staying there longer than us so of an evening in the bar it's a good laugh and the night flys by ,, great food to many choices to mention ,, the good old boy real ale is very good,, a must try if you like real ale. Rooms nice and clean and warm extra blankets and heater in the room if you really feel the cold ,, nice flat screen tv with free view ,,, and breakfast is very nice and cereals and cooked or both anyway I'm rambling all I can say is this is a 5 star Hotel in my eyes and worth a visit,,,, enjoy your stay I have been

  • Stayed November 2012
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Thank Paulosulli
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hareandhounds, Owner at Hare and Hounds Hotel, responded to this review, 16 November 2012
Dear Paulosulli
We all really appreciate your taking the time away from the Good Old Boy to write a review!
Its good to know that we are a home from home when work means staying away, We are well aware that being away from family is not pleasant, so if we are making it that little bit easier then we are proud to do so.
On behalf of us all, including our nice owner! Thank you

Jonathan & Jean and all the staff
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Additional Information about Hare and Hounds Hotel

Property: 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 (Based on Average Rates): £
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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