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The Hare and Hounds

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Room & Suite (1)
Ratings and reviews
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good0%
  • Average5%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible11%
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What's included
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Pets Allowed
Wheelchair Access
Pool
Room Service
Suites
Fitness centre
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The Hare and Hounds sits within the rural picturesque village of Layer Breton. The pub was built in 1662 and has a fantastic reputation for delicious food and a warm and welcoming environment. In 1906 The Hare and Hounds, then owned by the Colchester Brewery, was of brick and tile or...
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Location and contact
Crayes Green | Layer Breton, Colchester CO2 0PN, England
30.2 km to Southend Municipal Airport
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Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

The food is absolutely great the staff are the friendliest you will find in Essex and kerry and mark the landlords are lovely people, it is the best pub around by far . We have joined them for many music, quiz nights etc. They are...More

1  Thank Kim S
Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

After being snowed in we decided we should take a walk to the local pub , which is dog friendly ( our dog was having an off day so wasn't very friendly)warm and cozy with a log burner and an enormous range of Gin after...More

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Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Recently visited here for food and the food was absolutely amazing, the staff were lovely alongside the landlord and landlady who were super welcoming. The new garden area is amazing and is really unique. I liked the place so much I got a job there!...More

Thank Chloë B
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

This place is lovely.it was welcomeing and lovely and cosy. We had lunch in the reastraunt. My husband had soup for starters i had scotch eggs. Then my husband had steak i had cajun prawn and chicken salad my god both meals were amazing. This...More

1  Thank carole542015
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

I went with my in laws for lunch at the Hare and Hounds. The pub has changed a lot over the years and and looked very festive. The two fire places were beautifully decorated. I ordered the pate for starters, the lamb shank for mains...More

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The Hare and Hounds sits within the rural picturesque village of Layer Breton. The pub was built in 1662 and has a fantastic reputation for delicious food and a warm and welcoming environment. In 1906 The Hare and ...More Hounds, then owned by the Colchester Brewery, was of brick and tile or brick and slate, old but moderate with three bedrooms on the first floor and one small room. The Ground floor consisted of a kitchen, pantry, living room, sitting room, bar, bar parlour and club room with two cellars, a meadow and garden with several outbuildings. Back then it was worth a mere £1,650. The Pub has come a long way since then with one of the barn outbuilding having been converted into 2 stylish Lodges it now provides 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 is also a fabulous spot for outdoor events and functions. The Hare & Hounds has a relaxed yet chic Restaurant that is renowned for its fine dining experience and because of the pub's great location there is lots to do and see. Less
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Wheelchair Access
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Traveller (7)
Dining (1)
Room & Suite (1)
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"Read the reviews before staying here - there are mixed reviews"
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"These lodges are both very quiet as they are situated slightly away for the pub itself"
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