The Hare and Hounds   The home of high end casual dining & accommodation just south of Colchester.

Coming Up...

Saturday 27th September Abba Night

Come and let your hair down and dance the night away at our ABBA Tribute Night!

It promises to be another fantastic evening at The Hare and Hounds so don't miss it!

Fancy Dress is optional, there will be prizes on the evening for the best fancy dress. Read more...

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.


"Take a hike"... To The Hare & Hounds 

We have beautiful country walks here at The Hare and Hounds which are popular with Rambling societies. The groups are welcome to use our car park free of charge while on their walk. The Hare and Hounds are an ideal base for these walkers and with this in mind we have created a bespoke Ramblers Menu. You can order your lunch before going on your walk then your lunch will be ready on your return. No group is too small or too big! We have a page dedicated to various walks throughout the surrounding countryside Click here...

Below you can view our Menu which can be downloaded or emailed.

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 “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. 

*** Dine and Stay Offer ***

Why not take advantage of our special offer on dining and accommodation?

From as little as £80.00 per couple you will be our guest for the evening in one of our luxury en suite lodges and will dine in our popular restaurant for a three course meal all prepared by our award winning chef, we will even throw in breakfast. Read more...

We are delighted to announce that we are now taking bookings for Christmas 2014.

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


View our Menu's

We now use gluten free flour for our beer battered fish, Yorkshire puddings, and some of the home-made desserts, we advise you to check on the day of booking. If you have special dietary requirements, such as an allergy or restricted foods, then let us know.

Daily specials are available, we have an example below. Please contact us for todays specials.

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Coming Up


Saturday 27th September Abba Tribute Evening

Canapés & Cocktails await you, come and let your hair down and dance the night away at our ABBA themed evening!

We'll have our own exclusive 70's & 80's inspired cocktail bar where our staff will shake you up some thirst quenching delights from the era such as Tequila Sunrise, Pina Colada, Grasshopper, Pink Lady or perhaps you would prefer Sex on The Beach? Waitresses will also be serving delicious cocktail food, all made in our award winning restaurant. 

Tickets are priced at £15 per person and are limited so book now to avoid disappointment.


Wednesday 1st October Quiz Night

Wednesday 15th October Steak Night

Friday 31st October Halloween Fancy Dress Party

With live music from Capital FM DJ Andy Smith.


Wednesday 5th November Quiz night

Saturday 8th November The Hare and Hounds Annual Firework Display

Wednesday 19th November Curry Night

Friday 28th November Live Music from Rockingdad

A new band to The Hare and Hounds, come along and show your support.


Crayes Green, Layer Breton, Colchester, Essex CO2 0PN | 01206 330 459