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Hare and Hounds Hotel
Ranked #2 of 17 Hotels in Newbury
Certificate of Excellence
Andover, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
205 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
“New Year's Eve at the Inn”
Reviewed 1 January 2014 via mobile

We had the pleasure of staying here on New Years Eve. We met quite a few of the staff and they were all very pleasant and friendly. We had a lovely dinner in the restaurant in the evening and a fair few drinks from the bar......enough said :-/

The room was as expected, clean and with all the facilities we needed. Breakfast was perfect and my request for a super size full English was delivered with a smile and very tasty.

The owners obviously work hard to make the guests feel welcome. This establishment is an old coaching inn and is quaint in many ways and well priced. We would certainly visit again. Well done to the entire team for a great night.

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Mark P
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Jonathan N, Owner at Hare and Hounds Hotel, responded to this review, 21 January 2014
Dear Mark1466

Our memories of New Years Eve will live long here at the Inn. What a lovely night , with so many happy faces!

We can't wait for next year when we will have our new "Barn" restaurant!

Thanks for your review, come back next year for a 5* night!

Jonathan, Jean and all at the Inn
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Reviewed 21 December 2013

Had a fab weekend recently at the Hare and Hounds great place to stay with the girls for a weekend at a Newbury Races. Accommodation was perfect, clean and tidy. Had evening meal at the hotel food, service everything was great. Will defo return next year with the girls.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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hareandhounds, Owner at Hare and Hounds Hotel, responded to this review, 23 December 2013
Dear Melanie

Be it the races, Highclere (Downton Abbey) Castle, or any of our areas many attractions, we are just pleased that we play a part in making a break away relaxing and enjoyable.

Thank you for taking the time to leave your review, we really do appreciate it!

Have a lovely Christmas and Happy New Year and will look forward to welcoming you back and showing you all the hard work with planning our new Barn was worth it!

Jonathan and all at The Inn
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Wakefield
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2013

Perfect weekend at the Hare and Hounds.
Great atmosphere in the bar and restaurant and first class staff made for a great weekend.
Accommodation was exactly as described clean and comfortable.
Perfect location for visiting Highclare Castle which we enjoyed.
The food at Hare and hounds is excellent. We had lovely breakfast on both mornings and a delicious meal on Sunday night.
We really appreciated the friendly atmosphere in the bar area created by the efficient staff.
Thank you for a lovely weekend

Room Tip: Our room number 28 was just right for us
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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hareandhounds, Owner at Hare and Hounds Hotel, responded to this review, 23 December 2013
Dear Alfie & Lulu

"Every day in every way we get a little better" at least that is the aim we set ourselves!
In what has been a very busy month at the Inn, it is so nice of our guests to take the time to leave their comments. Our staff truly work hard and care very much. We are rightfully very proud of them!

Hope to see you again soon, have a great Christmas and a Happy New Year

Jonathan & Jean and all at "The Hare"
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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 December 2013

Lovely hotel stay here. Rooms comfy and warm. Stayed in a great family room with two rooms really spacious. Made to feel so welcome again by all staff. Fantastic food and drink at reasonable prices. See you next year!!

  • Stayed November 2013
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hareandhounds, Owner at Hare and Hounds Hotel, responded to this review, 23 December 2013
Dear Alic

It would seem that we were quite lucky for our guest over Hennessy as all seemed to do reasonably well against the bookmakers too! Long may that last!!

We look forward to another successful year next year and to showing you our new Barn. There are preview pictures on our website link above and a table by the log burner awaits your return!!

Have a great Christmas and Happy New Year

Jonathan and all at The Hare
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2013

I was in Newbury for a dinner with friends and needed somewhere to stay. This hotel was great, the staff were lovely, very friendly and efficient. I travelled with my small dog and she was welcomed warmly. The hotel chose me a room with outside access because of the dog - very handy.
I only needed a drink and a snack - the bar area was full of cheery people who had obviously had a very good lunch! Breakfast the following morning was tasty and quite sufficient for the cost of the room.

Room Tip: My room faced the road and was near the road. I was not aware of the road until 8am the following d...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
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hareandhounds, Owner at Hare and Hounds Hotel, responded to this review, 23 December 2013
Dear Carefree

It is always a pleasure to have such nice comments, but particularly those from ladies travelling on their own.

It was our pleasure to look after you, have a lovely Christmas and a Happy New Year

Jonathan, Jean and all at the Inn
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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2013 via mobile

A very Comfortable room, enjoyable good food and welcoming attentive staff. A good choice for our trip to the racing, less than 15mins by taxi even with very busy Gold Cup roads, will visit again. Thank you.

Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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hareandhounds, Owner at Hare and Hounds Hotel, responded to this review, 10 December 2013
Dear Miller F

I trust you had good luck at the races too!

We fill quickly for all race meetings, so please book early when you return. Our staff are a constant source of pride and we are only too aware that they are what really makes "The Hare" a good place to really get away and relax.

Enjoy Christmas and we may even see you for the Dec 28th meeting?

Thanks again

Jonathan & Jean
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Swindon, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
106 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2013

We were attending a party locally and booked the hare and hounds. what a great choice, the staff were friendly and attentive.
Free box of chocs on the bed due to a special offer!
Bathroom was on the small side with just a shower, but it was fine for a one night stay.
Breakfast was tasty plenty if it and freshly cooked.
Plenty if free off road car parking.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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hareandhounds, Owner at Hare and Hounds Hotel, responded to this review, 10 December 2013
Hi Nicki

Thanks for a great review, we sincerely appreciate your taking the time.

We get asked about the chocolates, so excuse me for a plug!!.....

Above the reviews at the top of the page is a link to our website where you will find the best rate available, guaranteed, and also get a box of Dairy Milk, or Harry the Hound, or Holly the Hare FREE.

Plug over sorry!!

Jonathan, Innkeeper
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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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