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

Happy Thanks Giving...

Following the success of our themed dining evenings we are delighted to announce that we will be holding a Thanks Giving Feast on Wednesday 19th November 2014.

A fabulous menu expertly created by our culinary team, giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest of the current and preceding year.

These evenings are extremely popular, please book early to avoid disappointment!

Below are a few images taken from September's sold out New England Shell Fish evening.

We hope to see you soon :)

Coming Up

The Hare and Hounds famous firework display will be taking place this year on Saturday 8th November.

Tickets are now on sale, adults £4 and children £2.



The Hare and Hounds invite you to the spooookiest night of the year, the annual Halloween Ball...

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...

We are delighted to announce that we are now taking bookings for Christmas 2014.

Whether you are looking for the perfect corporate Christmas party, a special Christmas day meal with the family or a festive knees up with friends... The Hare and Hounds is the perfect venue.


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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Childrens Menu.pdf Childrens Menu.pdf
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Breakfast Menu.pdf Breakfast Menu.pdf
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Christmas Party Menu (Entertainment).pdf Christmas Party Menu (Entertainment).pdf
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Christmas Day Menu.pdf Christmas Day Menu.pdf
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New Years Eve Menu.pdf New Years Eve Menu.pdf
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Coming Up


Friday 31st October Halloween Fancy Dress Party

With live music from Capital FM DJ Andy Smith.


Wednesday 5th November Quiz night

Saturday 8th November The Hare and Hounds Annual Firework Display

Wednesday 19th November Thanks Giving Feast

A night to celebrate the years harvest and bless the harvest of the year to follow!

Friday 28th November Live Music from Rockingdad

A new band to The Hare and Hounds, come along and show your support.


Crayes Green, Layer Breton, Colchester, Essex CO2 0PN | 01206 330 459