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Newbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Arranged my birthday dinner here for 8 of my family and friends. Lovely room in the Barn, felt very Christmassy with a fire and nicely decorated and was particularly helped along by a local choir who were enjoying a Christmas meal and entertained us with a few songs. Service was very friendly, attentive and prompt and although there was a...

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Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First time to the hotel, would definitely go again. Visited last month for Newbury racecourse. Stayed in a cosy room upstairs in the main building, breakfast was included and good. If I find myself in need of a place to stay around Newbury, I will return.

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Bordeaux, France
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our large family booked a Christmas meal here in their relatively new barn restaurant. The food was very good (pudding less so - rather plastic) and the service was admirable considering the size of our party. Unfortunately, the rooms were slightly on the small size and their walls quite thin, so the accommodation was not as good as others we...

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Newbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

My Wife and i popped in here on a Friday Lunchtime.After asking if they did food we were escorted to their Lovely Barn and Seated.After choosing from the Menu we waited a minimal time for our Starters to arrive.Fresh home made Tomato Soap.It was hot and very Delicious.My Wife Ordered the Fish pie for a main.I had Ham Egg and...

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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Hare and Hounds. Very comfortable room and delicious food. Your staff are unfailingly excellent; patient, kind, tolerant and good humoured! We were part of a party of 9, a family gathering, and all wanted different dinner and breakfast requirements, all met with courtesy and patience! Thank you, happy to give you 5 stars.

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Jonathan N, Owner at Hare and Hounds Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Miranda Thank you so much for you kind words. We do pride ourselves on our wish to ensure all who visit us have a relaxing and enjoyable time and really appreciate your taking the time to let us know you had a great time. On behalf of all the great fold we are proud to work with, Thank You...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided on booking Hare & Hounds for my brothers birthday meal. He lives in Newbury & had eaten here twice previously with no issues therefore recommended the restaurant. The rest of us had travelled from Cumbria so we were particularly looking forward to a nice family catch up over a good meal. On arrival we were told that they...

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Jonathan N, Owner at Hare and Hounds Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Tamar I can only apologise for the shortcomings you highlight. It was the busiest weekend of the year and we made a mistake in our judgement of the volume of trade. In some ways this shows that we are popular, but you are right, we should and normally do, achieve a better level of service. Suffice to say that...

Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the fourth time we have stayed here and will more than likely be the last. I consider this to be way over priced. A lot of money has been spent on the new barn restaurant area and the rooms are being neglected. Our room as at the top of the main building and bed was very very firm....

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Jonathan N, Owner at Hare and Hounds Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Stumpie We pride ourselves on having built our business from a great deal of repeat business and as such it is even more upsetting to read your review. We have spent money in all the main inn rooms on new oak furniture, carpets and beds, so please do not think we have deliberately neglected our dear old Inn! I...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After staying here previously and not having the best experience we thought we would give it a second chance. The family room had sloping ceilings,a window that a child could open and the possibility of them falling out of it,plus it did not shut properly,the shower was dirty,the toilet still had faeces on it. Other guests coming in late making...

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Jonathan N, Owner at Hare and Hounds Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Load of Rubbish I apologise that your experience was not good. We do try to show images of all rooms, including the main Inn ones with sloping ceilings. The windows are actually 4 foot from the floor but I will have my maintenance manager look at the locks immediately. We pride ourselves on truly caring about our Inn and...

Paris
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was in a hurry when I booked this hotel and didn't follow my usual rule of not reading reviews by British people of British hotels (sorry). I have very different standards, apparently. This hotel is right by an extremely busy road, and the windows of the room we were assigned were literally about ten feet from it diagonally. Of...

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Jonathan N, Owner at Hare and Hounds Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Bracing I am sorry that you felt we did not live up to your expectations, nor that our British customers reviews are to your exacting standards! All that we are is displayed deliberately clearly on our website and on Trip Advisor. We price according to the local market. And our garish lights sit in an oak framed restaurant, The...

Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really enjoyed my stay. Food in the bar/restaurant was very good and reasonably priced. Bedroom had space and was well-lit (an increasingly rare occurrence these days). Breakfast was nicely cooked and tasted great. Will stay here again.

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Jonathan N, Owner at Hare and Hounds Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Montalbano Many thanks for your review. We do believe in a freshly cooked breakfast and I have a great dislike for the buffet style and cheap bacon and sausage offerings. We are British and we have a truly great tradition first thing in the morning. It may not be healthy, sic, but we here have been doing it for...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
All you would expect from a modern Coaching Inn; don't take our word for it, read our reviews. We're rightfully proud of our Inn and particularly so of our greatest asset our staff! New for 2015 Our new restaurant THE BARN is now open!See the photos , it's stunning! Well appointed, modern bedrooms with free wireless internet; highly popular restaurant; friendly locals Pub & dining bar; Extensive free parking. Located 3 miles from M4 jct 13, and 1 mile from A34, ideally situated for business or leisure. We are just a mile from the town centre and 3 miles from the famous Newbury racecourse, and are in close proximity to all major businesses. Privately owned by the Nelsey family since 2005 this 17th Century Inn has recently been refurbished to reflect both it's heritage and the needs of both local and travelling guests. The stable and cottage style bedrooms are arranged around parking for 60+ cars, with the coach rooms being in the main inn (the stairs are a wee bit steep). Come inside to experience the warmth and style of our bar and restaurant. Relax, while you enjoy a choice of 3 real ales, beers, quality wines, excellent food, and all in the comfort of our refurbished Bar and Restaurant. The Inn keeps growing from strength to strength, thanks mainly to the friendly staff and management. But don't just take our word for it, come stay with us and find out for yourselves. We look forward to welcoming you Jonathan & Jean Nelsey and all the staff. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hare and Hounds Hotel

Address: Bath Road | Speen, Newbury RG14 1QY, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Berkshire > Newbury
Price Range: $115 - $195 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hare and Hounds Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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Hare And Hounds Newbury
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#4 Family Hotel in Newbury
#4 Business Hotel in Newbury
#5 Romantic Hotel in Newbury
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“Choose a superior room if possible that's not attached to the main building”
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 of 5 bubbles Bracing, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
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