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

Coming Up...

Friday 29th May LIVE MUSIC

KaiLis is an established duo that has been performing all over London & the surrounding counties for over a decade. Formed by Kathy and Lisa.

It promises to be a fantastic night! Don't miss out!

Check out their website.

Wednesday 3rd June QUIZ NIGHT

Who fancies winning the Landlords Pot?

At the end of each quiz there will be the 'Landlords Question', the winning team will be given the opportunity to elect a team member to answer the question.

If you answer correctly, the Landlords Pot is yours, if you fail it will roll over to next month's quiz night!

Each month the LandLords Pot is increased by £25.00!

This month THE LANDLORDS POT is worth a WHOPPING £150.00!!!


Well done and thank you!

Livvy's family, friends and everybody at The Hare and Hounds are overwhelmed by the generosity of everybody who has donated prizes and money for Livvy's cause.

Your kindness and help has generated £40,000.00 so far for Olivia's cause!

Teenage Cancer is something that we should all be aware of, and Livvy is a remarkably brave young lady.

So if you haven't donated please dig deep, and be generous.

You can still show your support by donating to Livvy's Just Giving page:

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 whilst on a carriage ride with Alan Coe, after he suggested they wait until the rain had passed. They took the carriage drive together just before Livvy bravely underwent surgery to remove the tumour in her hip.

On Monday 5th May several pairs of horses were 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.

Local and national journalists and reporters descended onto the starting point... WATCH ITV'S REPORT HERE!


You can still 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. 

Exciting new weekend main & fish menus...

We are delighted to introduce two delicious new menus which will run on Friday and Saturday evenings.

Our new Entrée Menu will replace the Main Menu and we will also be running a specialist Fish Menu for these specific nights.

The new menus will run alongside our ever popular starters, steaks, burgers and desserts. So those will still be available.

The menus  will change every weekend according to seasonal produce, please contact us for an up to date menu if you are planning to visit. A member of the team will be happy to help.

To the right are examples so you can know what to expect.

Entrée.pdf Entrée.pdf
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Fish Menu (Weekends).pdf Fish Menu (Weekends).pdf
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Table D'Hôte will be available each and every lunchtime from Tuesday until Saturday.

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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Table D'Hôte.pdf Table D'Hôte.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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Sunday Lunchtime Sandwich Menu.pdf Sunday Lunchtime Sandwich Menu.pdf
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Breakfast Menu.pdf Breakfast Menu.pdf
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Crayes Green, Layer Breton, Colchester, Essex CO2 0PN | 01206 330 459