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Hare and Hounds Hotel
Ranked #2 of 17 Hotels in Newbury
Certificate of Excellence
Bracknell, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Good value for money”
Reviewed 5 May 2014

The room was great; spacious and well-equipped. The location is on the outskirts of Newbury town centre but it's dog friendly and there are some good places to walk them nearby, notably the golf course. The staff were really friendly and helpful. Food is standard pub food but nicely done and good value. For the price, it's excellent value and the free gifts add a nice bit of feel-good to your stay.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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hareandhounds, Owner at Hare and Hounds Hotel, responded to this review, 10 May 2014
Dear Nevann

Thank you for your kind words!
I should clarify that the free gifts are the mini Harry the Hound, Holly the Hare, or a box of Dairy Milk, that we give as a thank you to those booking through our website, (link above).
Its always good to hear that we offer good value.
Thank you again for your lovely review
Jonathan, Jean and all at The Hare
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Billericay, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 May 2014 via mobile

Being someone that stays in Newbury on business on a regular basis and has done for many years; my colleagues and I were running about of places to stay as were so fed up with inflated prices and dreadful service in all surrounding hotels. Thank god we decided to stay at The Hare and Hounds for the last couple of stays .... Great service / friendly staff / clean rooms / great food! Job done we are sorted for future business trips!

Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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Thank MummaG64
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hareandhounds, Owner at Hare and Hounds Hotel, responded to this review, 10 May 2014
Dear MummaG64

See I told you we were half decent!
Seriously though, thank you for a lovely review. It really does mean a lot to all here that our guests are willing to take the time to post a review.
We look forward to seeing you all again soon.

Jonathan and all at The Inn
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Reviewed 28 April 2014 via mobile

What a little beauty! My son and I enjoyed a two-night stay in this family-owned little inn. The staff are very friendly and welcoming. Make sure you walk to the castle ruins nearby and be back in time for nice dinner in their cosy little restaurant. Will definitely come again!

  • Stayed March 2014
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Thank Victor O
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hareandhounds, Owner at Hare and Hounds Hotel, responded to this review, 10 May 2014
Hi Victor O
I was very pleased to see how much you both enjoyed your stay. I was looking through our reviews before our monthly meeting, (when we read all out) and it is a credit to our hard working staff that they get mentioned for their service and friendliness in just about every one!
So I join you in saying Thank You all, you know how much we enjoy working with you, Well Done!
Thank you again and hope to see you again
Jonathan
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Darlington
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Reviewed 28 April 2014

There's not a huge amount of accommodation in the area so thank goodness The Hare & Hounds steps up to the mark. Ok, the "recently renovated" rooms are a touch inadvertently retro (a Boutique Hotel it isn't!) but everything is spotlessly clean, the rooms are well-equipped - Freeview, iron, hair dryer and free wifi! - and everything works. Another added bonus is the top quality cooked breakfast, served with excellent coffee.
The helpful, friendly staff, good bar & restaurant together with it's individual charm make this a better alternative to the standard, soulless boxes offered by the national chains. I would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Patrick G
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hareandhounds, Owner at Hare and Hounds Hotel, responded to this review, 10 May 2014
Dear PadGDarlo

Thank you for your review! And for listing all the attributes that we believe do make us great value!
EAT DRINK SLEEP, we keep it simple and do our best to ensure that we take care of our guests.

Thank you again

Jonathan, Jean and all at The Hare
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Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 April 2014

This was our second stay at The Hare & Hounds at Speen and was not disappointed. We were welcomed warmly and immediately shown our rooms which are comfortable and serviceable but our bathroom was very small. We had booked dinner for 5 of us and had a fab meal, particularly enjoying the Thai Chicken Cakes. The pub has a great "local" feel about it and The Manageress does everything she can to make your stay enjoyable. When in the area we will certainly stay again!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Thank wendy_woo19
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hareandhounds, Owner at Hare and Hounds Hotel, responded to this review, 10 May 2014
Hi Wendy

We are so lucky that we have many guests who return having enjoyed their stay, and it is so kind of you to take the time to let us know you enjoyed your stay.

Claire send her thanks too!

hope to see you again soon

Jonathan
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Sydney Australia
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19 reviews
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Reviewed 26 April 2014

Charming, comfortable and great service..free wifi too. All the great room needed was a suit of armour. Dinner was wonderful also. Staff very friendly. You could tell they liked what they did. Loved our brief stay.

  • Stayed April 2014
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Thank Janis N
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hareandhounds, Owner at Hare and Hounds Hotel, responded to this review, 28 April 2014
Hi Janis
I am so pleased you had such a great time! Our friends at Highclere are open for a short stint and we are once again showing our famous old Inn off to those from far and wide!
Fortunately our reviews mostly mean we don't need a suit of armour!!
Once again thank you and I am pleased we lived up to your expectations for your visit.

Jonathan & Jean and all at the Inn
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 April 2014

We have stayed here once a year, for the past 8 years as a base for a birthday weekend to the races.
We have always felt the hotel represented good value for money, with a nice bar and restaurant, with good food. The rooms were a little under par in recent years, but we didn't expect much for the money. Having said that, on our most recent visit, we found that the rooms have been upgraded and felt much more in keeping with the overall feel of the hotel.
The staff are always very helpful and courteous, and make you feel welcome. We have built a good rapport with them over the years, and despite the fact that we only stay once a year, it's nice that they always recognise and treat us in a friendly manner.
The bar has a good buzz about it, the food in the restaurant is consistently good and the breakfast is always freshly cooked.
For a good value hotel in the Newbury area, we can recommend it!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank James C
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hareandhounds, Owner at Hare and Hounds Hotel, responded to this review, 28 April 2014
Hi James

Thank you for your continued visits, we always enjoy seeing you and are glad you enjoyed the new rooms! We did both the Stable and Cottage rooms last year, others will follow soon as we continue to upgrade. Hopefully you will have seen "The Barn" plans. We will keep a table for you in there for next year!! By the fire, under the beams, something to look forward too!!

See you soon and thanks again

Jonathan, Jean, Claire and all at The Hare
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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 Business Hotel in Newbury
#4 Family 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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