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.

The Wedding Breakfast

Our main aim at The Hare and Hounds has always been to provide the most personal yet professional service possible in Colchester.  To this extent we have 3 set menu wedding packages, our Gold, Silver and Bronze. 

With that said  we pride ourselves on our ability to tailor-make a menu or dish to your specific requirements, as this we feel, allows us to offer you exclusive cuisine and service unparalleled here in Colchester, all at in-exclusive prices.

All our dishes are entirely seasonal and home-made, with nothing pre-prepared.  Our team of highly talented chefs are always delighted to produce that favourite dish for your special day, so should Gumbo or trifle, done your own particular way, be the order of the day, we shall be delighted to assist, bringing each and every customer their own unique experience.

Just as each customer has individual tastes, the way we select, prepare and cook each dish is just as individual, we also carefully analyse the cost of each item we produce.  We do not have set menu prices, leaving that to others, who do not match our quality and service, each menu is carefully budgeted and accounted in relation to the number of people being catered for as well as the menu selection.


Please telephone to make an appointment for an informal chat, alternatively you can E-mail us or fill out the enquiry form on the CONTACT US page.