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

Book Our Wedding Venue in Colchester

Discover your ideal wedding venue at The Hare and Hounds Pub and Restaurant in Colchester, Essex. Located in the beautiful village of Layer Breton, our establishment offers incomparable venue hire services for couples looking to tie the knot in style. Suitable for photographs and receptions alike, our extensive grounds are the perfect place to host your special day. Get in touch today with any further enquiries.

The Hare and Hounds
Wedding Packages for any Saturdaybetween March & October 2022

To Include…


• Wedding Breakfast in our beautiful Restaurant for up to 50 guests based on a 3 course meal

• One welcome drink per guest on arrival

• One glass of prosecco per guest for the wedding toast

• Up to 14 bottles of house wine to have during your wedding breakfast • Evening buffet for up to 70 guests • Exclusive hire of the restaurant for your wedding breakfast and buffet

• Exclusive hire of our beautiful garden room for you evening wedding reception
Whole package price £3,750.00

Upgrades and add on’s can be made at an extra charge, please ask for details


Why Choose Our Venue?

Appreciating that every wedding is different, our family-run business pay close attention to the bride and groom’s unique requirements. Every wedding we host is tailored to your requirements and we will always go the extra mile to make your day as special as possible.

There’s a wide array of reasons to choose The Hare and Hounds Pub and Restaurant as your wedding venue, including:

Why Choose Our Venue?

  • A Large Room to Host the Reception

  • A Large Outdoor Paddock for Marquee Receptions

  • Picturesque Surroundings for Photos, including 2 Acres of Grassed Paddock

  • Award-Winning Chefs, Cooking the Meal of Your Choice


At The Hare and Hounds Pub and Restaurant, we have always aimed to provide the most personal yet professional service possible. Priding ourselves on our ability to tailor a menu or dish to your specific requirements, we offer exclusive cuisine and services that are unparalleled in Colchester.

Whether it’s breakfast before the ceremony or a sit-down meal for your guests, all our dishes are entirely seasonal and homemade. Our highly talented chefs are always happy to produce your favourite dish, freshly made for your special day. We will be delighted to provide a unique experience for each and every customer.

We offer a wide range of dishes for wedding receptions, including hog roasts, buffets, and BBQs for a less formal feel. Please enquire about our menus today to receive more information.


Please use the basic outline below as a guide for costing our venue hire services:


  • Exclusive Hire of the Restaurant – £1,000

  • Exclusive Hire of the Paddock With Outside Bar – £1,200

  • Full Decorating Service for the Paddock and Marquee – from £1,000

  • Full Decorating Service for the Restaurant – from £600

Please Note for Decorating Services, You Will Need to Provide Decorations or a Budget for Us to Obtain Them for You.


To ensure that our venue meets all your needs, we always begin by inviting brides and grooms to our premises for an informal chat about your needs and desires. As well as venue requirements and guest numbers, we will discuss food and sit-down meals and provide an estimate for our services. We can also recommend companies we have worked with for marquees and other services. Contact our team today to make an appointment.

Make Your Special Day Unforgettable

Offering first-class wedding venue hire services, our friendly and experienced staff pay close attention to all of your needs.

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