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!

Choose Our Picturesque Pub Accommodation in Colchester

Whether you’re looking for a romantic weekend away or a short break with friends, our pub accommodation in Colchester, Essex, has got you covered. With two converted barns on-site, we offer excellent bed and breakfast accommodation for guests, as well as welcoming campers and caravan clubs in our 2-acre grassed paddock. With friendly staff and idyllic surroundings, we offer the perfect destination for a relaxing countryside break. Get in touch today for more information.

The Rooms

Each room comfortably sleeps two adults and offers a contemporary chic environment within the rural village of Layer Breton. Facilities include:

The Rooms

  • En-Suite Shower Rooms

  • Flat-Screen Televisions

  • Tea- and Coffee-Making Facilities

Rooms may be booked at the rate of £50 per night mid-week and £60 per night during the weekend. Prices include a continental breakfast, but a full English is available at a supplement of £5 per head. Contact our team today for further information about mid-week deals and late bookings.


If an evening under the stars appeals to you, come and enjoy a truly rural break at The Hare and Hounds Pub and Restaurant. Our paddock is perfect for campers looking for a peaceful countryside getaway, with beautiful landscapes and an award-winning pub and restaurant to enjoy. If you have any further enquiries about booking, don’t hesitate to contact our friendly and welcoming team.

Caravan Club

With a beautiful paddock overlooking the glorious Layer Breton Heath, we offer a caravan-friendly retreat to holidaymakers from across the UK. There is plenty to see and do during your visit, so if a tranquil weekend in the countryside is what you’re looking for, this is the place for you.

As well as the delightful views, you’ll have all the amenities of our family-friendly pub and restaurant on your doorstep. The Hare and Hounds welcomes Caravan Clubs and Rallies and offers meal deals for parties over 20 when you choose to dine in our popular restaurant. We also offer a reduced night rate for clubs of 10 or more vans.

For more information or booking enquiries, get in touch with our staff and speak with Kerry King, who will happily negotiate a package that suits your club.

Stay the Night with Us

Ideally located in Layer Breton, our pub accommodation includes en-suite bed and breakfast, as well as facilities for campers and caravans.

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