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

 

 

The August Bank Holiday Beer Festival Weekender

The Hare and Hounds Paddocks and terraces are two popular features - peaceful and secluded, open-air space in the heart of Essex.

Our award winning establishment offers the leading and most outstanding alfresco dining experience.

Plenty of space for alfresco quaffing, and also award winning real ales and ciders to compliment the selection of the finest locally sourced cuisine. 

It gets better, you'll also be entertained by the most sought after and hard working live bands in London today. With a huge variety of material that have a genuine passion for performance, each and every audience is guaranteed a night to remember


Be there or be ravenous :)


*** NEW STEAK NIGHT EVERY THURSDAY ***
What better excuse for a little mid-week indulgence?
Enjoy a succulent juicy steak EVERY Thursday here at The Hare and Hounds.

The menu will consist of a variety of steaks from cattle all locally reared here in Essex, and sumptuous sides to compliment the beef.

If you aren't a steak lover don't worry! The main menu & chef's specials will be running alongside the steak menu offering alternative dishes.
 
Thursday Steak Night Menu.pdf Thursday Steak Night Menu.pdf
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The steak night is very popular. We strongly advise that you book your table in advance to avoid disappointment. 
We also recommend that if you are visiting to sample something specific from our menu then to please call ahead to ensure availability on the day of booking.
 If you have special dietary requirements, such as an allergy or restricted foods, then let us know.

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.


DAILY FRESH DESSERTS

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

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Lunch & Lite Bites Menu.pdf Lunch & Lite Bites Menu.pdf
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Childrens Menu.pdf Childrens Menu.pdf
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Steak Night Thursday Menu.pdf Steak Night Thursday Menu.pdf
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Sunday Lunch (Example).pdf Sunday Lunch (Example).pdf
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