The Hare and Hounds    Award winning country pub and restaurant with accommodation

Coming up...

Time to start warming up your vocals and wetting the whistle... 

It's Karaoke time!!!

Saturday 24th January... Ear plugs are recommended but not supplied.

Don't miss out!

The team at The Hare and Hounds are putting together a menu that will warm your cold January evenings but won't roast your wallets!

Stay tuned for more information.


Burns Night Supper...

The Hare and Hounds annual celebratory tribute to the life, works and spirit of the great Scottish poet, Robert Burns (1759-1796).

A delicious night of traditional Scottish cuisine.

Our foodie evening's are extremely popular. Book early to avoid disappointment

Wednesday 4th February - QUIZ NIGHT! Read more... 

Where will you be on the most romantic night of the year? 

Come and spend the evening with us in our candle lit restaurant. 

Our culinary team have put together a mouthwatering menu that will melt your heart and warm your tummy!

Why not spend the night in one of our stunning lodges? Ask about our special valentines dine and stay offer.

Book early to avoid disappointment!

St Valentines Day Menu.pdf St Valentines Day Menu.pdf
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Go hard or go home... Livvy's Race Day 100 mile carriage drive fundraiser

Olivia was diagnosed with chondroblastic osteosarcoma, a severe form of bone cancer, in the left pelvis in February just days after her fifteenth birthday. After 30 weeks of chemotherapy at UCLH the tumour had not shrunk so the only option was to undergo major surgery. On 3rd November Olivia had an 8 and a half hour operation in which her left leg, pelvis and sacrum were amputated. She sat up for a few minutes for the first time on Tuesday and on Thursday sat in a wheelchair.

"Go hard or go home" is the expression Livvy used after I suggested we wait until the rain had passed when we took her for a carriage drive just before she bravely underwent surgery to remove the tumour in her hip.

On Monday 5th May several pairs of horses will be driven from the Hare and Hounds pub in Layer Breton, Colchester. Over 100 miles of non stop driving to Fakenham Racecourse in Norfolk on Tuesday 6th May for 'Livvy's Race', to help raise funds. Please all show your support for this incredibly brave young lady!

Show your support by donating to Livvy's Just Giving page:

Visit Livvy's Race Facebook page for more information and updates.

Horse Drawn Pub Tours

Looking for something a little special this weekend? How about a horse drawn pub tour courtesy of Layer Marney Horse Drawn Carriages and The Hare and Hounds.

They are a small family run business with over 30 years of experience. As passionate horse enthusiasts, the horses are not just 'tools of the trade' but very much loved family members.  

Tours will commence here at The Hare and Hounds and also finish here for a spot of lunch in our award winning restaurant.


 “Winning the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence is a true source of pride for the entire team at The Hare and Hounds, and we’d like to thank all of our past guests who took the time to complete a review on TripAdvisor." - Mr & Mrs King (The Hare & Hounds).

The Hare and Hounds today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honours hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide.  Establishments awarded the Certificate of Excellence are located all over the world and represent the upper echelon of businesses listed on the website. 

*** Dine and Stay Offer ***

Why not take advantage of our special offer on dining and accommodation?

From as little as £80.00 per couple you will be our guest for the evening in one of our luxury en suite lodges and will dine in our popular restaurant for a three course meal all prepared by our award winning chef, we will even throw in breakfast. Read more...

View our Menu's

If you have special dietary requirements, such as an allergy or restricted foods, then let us know.

Main Menu.pdf Main Menu.pdf
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Fish Menu.pdf Fish Menu.pdf
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Lunchtime Menu.pdf Lunchtime Menu.pdf
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Ramblers Menu.pdf Ramblers Menu.pdf
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Childrens Menu.pdf Childrens Menu.pdf
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Desserts & Ice Cream Menu.pdf Desserts & Ice Cream Menu.pdf
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Breakfast Menu.pdf Breakfast Menu.pdf
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St Valentines Day Menu.pdf St Valentines Day Menu.pdf
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Burns Night Menu.pdf Burns Night Menu.pdf
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Crayes Green, Layer Breton, Colchester, Essex CO2 0PN | 01206 330 459