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

 

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

All of our table centerpieces are hand crafted here at The Hare and Hounds!

Christmas Quiz Night Wednesday 7th December

£1 entry per person, max 6 players per team. 

The winning team get the lot and a chance to play for the landlords pot.

The landlords pot is currently worth £250!


Why not book a table to eat first and keep it for the night?

There will also be a raffle and we will have complementary mince pies and sausage rolls.


Come and get your Christmas groove on...

Kick off the festivities this Christmas at The Hare and Hounds.

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


Capital FM DJ Andy Smith will be here playing all of the party classics!


Christmas Eve

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all thro’ the house,

Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,

In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;

Need a BIG table? It's no BIG problem...

If you have a larger group looking to dine together it needn't be a big problem! Perhaps a family get together or a social event for a club or business, we have it covered.

If you are looking for a festive get together, we still have availability before and after Christmas Day, including Boxing Day!

Here at our award winning country pub, our restaurant boasts a huge table that seats up to 20 diners. The table is laid out socially so that each diner can interact with their fellow guest. Not rows of seats so that you can only speak to the guest next to you.

We can even provide tailored menu's for large groups, so just get in touch, tell us your requirements and we will do the rest.

Christmas 2016
Take the stress out of December and book today...

Mark, Kerry and the award winning team will soon be opening the doors at The Hare and Hounds for Christmas 2016, and they promise it will be a magical one with gourmet banquets, live entertainment and lots and lots of festive cheer!

This section of the site is entirely dedicated to this years festive season, and will keep you bang up to date with what is coming up. 

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

 

Welcome to 2017...

New Years Eve - "Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Let's write a good one."

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The Hare and Hounds are officially The Essex Life Fine Food and Drink Pub of the Year 2015!

Words cannot describe how grateful and honoured we are to win the award!

The Essex Life Fine Food & Drink Awards are now established as the most prestigious food and drink awards within the county and aim to celebrate all that is great about the local food and drink industry, giving valuable recognition to producers, growers, suppliers and hospitality venues across the region.

There are 13 categories to enter covering a broad range of activities across the food and drink industry!


Finalists were selected by a panel of expert judges and the winner was announced at a glittering awards ceremony at Down Hall Country House Hotel in Hatfield Heath.

The Hare and Hounds were represented by our hard working manager Sara Hoad and her partner Ricky Canning. 


2015 has been an outstanding year of achievement for the team here, and that has been aided by you, our loyal staff, the local community and every one of our customers!


Thank you all xxx


THE HARE AND HOUNDS 

THE GREAT BRITISH PUB AWARDS - EAST ANGLIA & EAST MIDLANDS REGIONAL CHAMPIONS - BEST COMMUNITY PUB!

The Hare and Hounds are THRILLED to announce that we have WON Best Community Pub for the East Anglia & East Midlands regional category for this years Great British Pub Awards!

We couldn't be prouder, it is an amazing achievement!

Of course, none of this would have been possible without the support of our dedicated staff and our customers, we would like to thank each and every one of you.

Sadly we missed out on being crowned the overall category winner at the glitzy ceremony held at London's Hilton Hotel, Park Lane. However, winning the Regional title is a HUGE achievement and we are over the moon!


For more information visit The Great British Pub Awards website...


Newspapers...

Don't forget that you can order and collect your favourite newspapers and magazines directly from us!


Guss and his Mummy like to collect their papers on the morning ride :)


For more information please pop in or contact us online...

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.

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The Hare and Hounds has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award for the third consecutive year. 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. 

 “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).

*** PLEASE NOTE THAT THE KITCHEN IS CLOSED ON A MONDAY *** 

DAILY SPECIALS

WILL BE NOW BE DISPLAYED WITHIN THE RESTAURANT  DURING SERVICE. 

FESTIVE SPECIALS

10 FESTIVE SPECIALS PER DAY THROUGHOUT DECEMBER 2016.

DAILY FRESH DESSERTS

CHECK OUT THE DESSERT BOARD ABOVE THE FIREPLACE INSIDE THE RESTAURANT.

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