Food Collaboration & New Menu Launch

The Hare and Hounds are proud to announce we are collaborating with Simply Nutritious Foods to bring some mouth-watering healthy dishes to our new summer menu!

As well our fantastic pub classics and grill menu we have also introduced a fresh tasty vegan/vegetarian menu, however we pride ourselves in using the highest, freshest ingredients, so we require a 24 hour pre order on some of our vegan dishes which can be viewed on line.

Launch Night Friday 13th May

With a free glass of bubbly for every diner and founder of Simply Nutritious Foods Julian Saunders will be serving every diner a free assiette of dishes created by Simply Nutritious Foods which will be featuring on our Weekend Chef Specials Board in the coming weeks, so look out for those!

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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