The Hare and Hounds Award winning country pub and restaurant with accommodation
Come and try your luck against our quiz master!
£1 entry per person, Teams of up to 6 players.
The winning team take the lot and win the pot!
Feeling peckish? Why not book a table and join us for Dinner? You can keep your table all evening.
The quiz starts at 8:30pm. Don't miss out!
Fresh cut flowers, soft music, candlelight and mouthwatering food. It can only mean one thing, St Valentines Day at The Hare and Hounds.
We would be pleased to welcome you and your loved one here on Tuesday 14th February 2017.
Our Award Winning culinary team are currently putting together an absolutely stunning St Valentines Menu for you to enjoy.
Book your table early to avoid disappointment.
Situated in the picturesque village of Layer Breton, this idyllic country pub has everything a bride and groom could wish for.
A wonderful room to hold your reception (up to 40 for the sit down meal and 90 guests for the evening), 2 acres of grassed paddock for those all important photos, as well as award winning chefs to cook the meal of your choice.
We would love to hear from you if you are planning your big day this year and we are certain we could help make it extra special. Read more...
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.
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.
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!
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.
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 ***
WILL BE NOW BE DISPLAYED WITHIN THE RESTAURANT DURING SERVICE.
10 FESTIVE SPECIALS PER DAY THROUGHOUT DECEMBER 2016.
DAILY FRESH DESSERTS
CHECK OUT THE DESSERT BOARD ABOVE THE FIREPLACE INSIDE THE RESTAURANT.
Crayes Green, Layer Breton, Colchester, Essex CO2 0PN | 01206 330 459