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

Coming Up...

Wednesday 3rd February Quiz Night

8:30 PM start, £1 per player, maximum 6 players per team.

The winning team pocket the lot and get the chance to play for The Landlords Pot!

Peckish? Book a table for dinner first and keep it all night!

Friday 12th & Saturday 13th February St Valentine's Weekend

Fresh cut flowers, soft soulful live music, candlelight, mouthwatering food and a warm bed and breakfast (should you require it)... 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 the 12th and 13th February 2016. Our Award Winning culinary team have put together an absolutely stunning St Valentines Menu for you both to enjoy which will be available on both evenings. 


Sunday 6th March Mother's Day

Treat your Mum this Mothering Sunday with a mouthwatering meal, here at The Hare and Hounds.

Tables are selling fast so please book early to avoid disappointment.



Friday 22nd - Sunday 24th AprilA St George's Day Beer Festival


Beer Festival Friday 22nd - Sunday 24th April 2016

Celebrating local British beers!

What Great British weekend would be complete without the celebration of Beer? Here at The Hare and Hounds, (Award winning for its exciting collection of real ales, ciders and mouthwatering food) have happily obliged  on this key ingredient with lots guest ales running throughout the weekend, bringing you the very best British real ales and ciders! Over 15 in total as well as a special menu for 


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 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...


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.


 “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 has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award for the second 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. 


Chef's Special's will also be available on Friday and Saturday evenings, please get in touch if you wish to know the menu. 

**** If you would like to know the Sunday Lunch Menu please feel free to contact a member of the team, who will be happy to help. Contact Us... ****

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