The Hare and Hounds Pub and Restaurant

Award-Winning Pub and Restaurant


About The Hare and Hounds Pub and Restaurant

Based in the rural, picturesque village of Layer Breton, The Hare and Hounds Pub and Restaurant is an award-winning, family-friendly pub and restaurant. Welcoming customers from Colchester, Essex, and the surrounding areas. Serving delicious food, real ales, and fine wines, we welcome customers of all ages. Get in touch to speak with our friendly and professional staff.


Built in 1662, our pub has a fantastic reputation for delicious food and a warm and welcoming environment. Since its original construction, the building has come a long way.

The original barn outbuilding has been converted into 2 stylish lodges, providing en-suite bed and breakfast accommodation. The meadow which overlooks the glorious Layer Breton Heath has also been adapted and shaped to provide superb camping facilities and a fabulous spot for outdoor events and functions. We also have a relaxed yet chic restaurant that is renowned for its fine dining experience.

Ideally located in Layer Breton, our pub and restaurant offers a great place to meet and relax, either before or after you explore the delights of the surrounding area.

Any Questions

If you have any further enquiries about our family-friendly pub and restaurant, our team will be happy to answer them for you.

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