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

Awards for The Hare and Hounds Pub and Restaurant

Here at The Hare and Hounds Pub and Restaurant, we pride ourselves on our fantastic service, warm and welcoming atmosphere and above all our ability to cater for your every need. We are proud to have received several awards and accreditations from industry bodies. Get in touch today to obtain more information before you visit our family-friendly pub and restaurant.

The Cask Marque Award

We are extremely proud to have been recognised as a Cask Marque accredited pub. The scheme is operated by the independent Cask Marque Trust, an independent, non-profit organisation run by an elected management committee. Its members 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 in the summer and the winter. The assessor will check all cask ales on sale for:

The Cask Marque Award

  • Temperature

  • Appearance

  • Aroma

  • Taste

TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence Award

The Hare and Hounds has received this award from TripAdvisor for 3 consecutive years. The Certificate of Excellence award honours excellence in hospitality and is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor.

Establishments awarded the Certificate of Excellence are located all over the world and represent the upper echelon of businesses listed on the website.

Essex Pub of the Year 2015

We are grateful and honoured to have been named Pub of the Year 2015 at The Essex Life Fine Food & Drink Awards. Established as the most prestigious food and drink awards within the county, these accolades 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.

Finalists were selected by a panel of expert judges and the winner was announced at a glittering award ceremony at Down Hall Country House Hotel in Hatfield Heath. The Hare and Hounds was represented at the ceremony by our hard-working manager Sara Hoad and her partner Ricky Canning. We would like to thank our loyal staff, the local community, and every one of our customers for this achievement.

Best Community Pub 2015

The Hare and Hounds was crowned the winner of the Best Community Pub in the East Midlands and East Anglia region at the Great British Pub Awards 2015. It beat off the challenge of numerous local pubs 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”

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The Perfect Pint – Guinness

Our pub has also been recognised for pouring the perfect pint of Guinness! A prestige accreditation presented by Guinness themselves.

The Good Beer Guide

You can find The Hare And Hounds listed in The Good Beer Guide. The guide is packed with 4,500 of the best real ale pubs in the UK, including information about key beers produced by every real ale brewery currently operating.

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With an array of industry awards, our family-friendly pub and restaurant welcomes all customers.

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