Here at The Hare and Hounds we pride ourselves on our fantastic service, warm and welcoming atmosphere and above all our ability to cater for your every need.

Your opinions are vital to help us continue to deliver you an absolutely outstanding service when you stay or visit as our guest.

If you've visited us and you have a comment, please drop us a line or send us an E-mail... we really do read everything that's sent to us and your comments and suggestions will be incorporated into our plans for the future.

Below are just a few of our most recent awards and accreditation's. 

The Cask Marque Award. We are extremely proud to have been recognised as a Cask Marque accredited pub.

The Cask Marque scheme is operated by an independent body called Cask Marque Trust which is a limited company, limited by guarantee, and a non profit making organisation. The company is run by a management committee elected by its members. The members who pay a subscription include representatives from brewers, retailers, trade bodies and consumer groups.

Pubs that join the scheme are visited unannounced by an independent assessor at least twice a year. In the first year they are visited twice in the first three months and in subsequent years they are visited once in the summer and once in the winter. The assessor checks all cask ales on sale for – temperature, appearance, aroma and taste.


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. 




The Hare and Hounds are OFFICIALLY ESSEX 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 & Hounds in Layer Breton, Essex, has been crowned winner of the Best Community Pub 2015’ for the East Midlands and East Anglia region in the Great British Pub Awards 2015.  

It beat off the challenge of numerous pubs in the region to claim the title. 
“Judges commended Kerry and Mark on creating the pub as a real community hub for locals, with many special events organised at the pub to support and encourage the local community. Kerry and Mark are so passionate about the pub they go above and beyond to help and support the locals” 



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. 





The Hare and Hounds has also been recognised for pouring the perfect pint of Guinness! A prestige accreditation presented by Guinness themselves. 







We are in this too! The Good Beer Guide is packed with 4,500 of the best real ale pubs in the UK and information on every real ale brewery currently operating and their key beers. 

So its a real honour or the entire team that The Hare and Hounds have been listed.