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“Superb country fare”
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The Hare & Hounds
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“Superb country fare”
Reviewed 26 June 2014

Superb location, good quality country pub serving excellent food. The cheese soufflé is a masterpiece, perfectly cooked with good delicate flavours. Steak & ale pie was a winner with 4 of our party - who ate it all despite the size of the generous helping - there was talk of trying to buy a whole one to take home....
Good, helpful, relaxed service combined with excellent food makes this place highly recommended

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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kerry p, Manager at The Hare & Hounds, responded to this review, 11 July 2014
Than you for your great review, We really love it when people have enjoyed their time with us, we could certainly make a larger pie for you next time!
hope to see you back again soon
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York, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 June 2014

We are here on Saturday night, early with our young daughter. The pub was very busy and full of a nice atmosphere by 7pm when we left. Really enjoyed the meal, as with all of the pubs in the lake district it was slightly more expensive than "chain" pubs in our local area but so much nicer due to the lovely atmosphere of a country pub. Steak was delicious and the "Duck and Damson burger" special was absolutely massive and apparently extremely nice! Nice staff, lovely location, we will be back next time we are in the Lyth Valley

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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kerry p, Owner at The Hare & Hounds, responded to this review, 11 July 2014
Thank you for the lovely review! our burger is a very popular choice and I'm pleased it was enjoyed. we do hope you will visit again next time you are in the area
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 June 2014

We have just come back from the most beautiful place, the hare and hounds has got everything a country pub should have excellent food, a lovely welcome and the most friendly staff. unfortunately we only stayed one night, but the room we stayed in was gorgeous, roll top bath included!
this is the second time we have come here and again could not fault it. The only very small thing I could say on the down side, there could be some comfy seating, if you have finished your meal there isn`t anywhere really to get up from your table to sit just for a drink.
Our breakfast was cooked to order and just what we love, a great full English.
Highly recommend this lovely pub to anyone.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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kerry p, Owner at The Hare & Hounds, responded to this review, 11 July 2014
Thank you so much for your lovely review, i'm so please you enjoyed another stay with us, we did discuss a great deal when we took over the pub about an area for people to be able to just sit and relax on a sofa or lounge chairs, but unfortunately the pub really is just a bit too small for this kind of furniture, we will keep this in mind and if its ever a possibility we would certainly like to implement this idea.
we do hope to see you again soon
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

We stayed for one night on a lovely sunny weekend. Lovely room, large bathroom with a very nice bath and a separate shower. Friendly staff. Relaxing. My husband loved his meal - 'best steak pie ever'. My starter (a soufflé) was delicious (presentation could be improved with a little green salad), the roast leg of lamb and the sticky toffee pudding were both a little dry and I was quite disappointed. We did eat quite late so perhaps that was why. Breakfast was delicious.

Room Tip: I think the bed was a double which seemed small, but I slept very well all the same.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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kerry p, Owner at The Hare & Hounds, responded to this review, 2 June 2014
Thankyou so much for your kind review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay.
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Reviewed 10 May 2014 via mobile

We stayed 3 nights b&b which was fantastic the staff could not do enough for us,we also took our border collie dog Charlie who they made very welcome.
The rooms are beautiful and very well equipped with everything you need.
The evening meals are fantastic and large portions(we would recommend the steak & ale pie-beautiful) could not fault anything about The Hare & Hounds,apart from the rain everyday,we will definatley go back

  • Stayed May 2014
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kerry p, Owner at The Hare & Hounds, responded to this review, 29 May 2014
Thankyou so much for your lovely review, we hope to see you again soon!
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2014

Those of you who know Cumbria will know that finding good food and service in the county is akin to climbing everest on a pogo stick with a dodgy spring wearing only flip flops. Even those places rated as good are usually only passable - they didn't make anyone ill so deserve recognition. THIS PLACE IS DIFFERENT - the food is genuinely excellent and can be compared to the best around. Service excellent and surroundings very good. We went on a rainy (typically lakeland) day for lunch and the atmosphere was great. Candies on the tables, happy clientele but above all great food. I can't praise the place enough. If you're heading for the Masons Arms save the trip up the hill abd stop here - you will not be disappointed!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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kerry p, Owner at The Hare & Hounds, responded to this review, 29 May 2014
Thankyou so much for your lovely review, we hope to see you again soon!
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Reviewed 7 May 2014

We stayed one night at this lovely country pub in a superior room. It was really lovely, clean and newly refurbished with a roll top bath and separate shower. The heating was controllable and there were opening windows so although no air conditioning the room was not too hot ( although it was only Early May). The food was delicious, hearty and wholesome. The breakfast cooked to order was also delicious. The staff were friendly and helpful. I thoroughly recommend it.

Room Tip: Superior room was lovely, in the eaves.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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kerry p, Owner at The Hare & Hounds, responded to this review, 29 May 2014
Thankyou so much for your lovely review, we hope to see you again soon!
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Property: The Hare & Hounds
Address: Bowland Bridge LA11 6NN, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Bowland Bridge
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Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Bowland Bridge
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Hotel Class:4 star — The Hare & Hounds 4*
Number of rooms: 3
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