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Colchester, United Kingdom
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 and the chocolate and orange sponge for dessert. All of the staff are friendly, we...

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 July 2016

My partner and I were "greeted" by Kerrie the owner, who was rather cold and unfriendly towards us upon our arrival which pretty much ruined the stay. The bedroom was a converted outbuilding - it had seen better days with scratches on table (conveniently hidden by a drinks tray) and lightbulbs that needed replacing. The wall mounted tv bracket was...

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charleebob, Owner at The Hare and Hounds, responded to this review

Good morning My name is Kerry king I am the landlady of the Hare and Hounds. When you visited us I was actually on holiday so it was not me that greeted you, I wish it had been as you would definitely have got a better reception than the one you received. I can only apologise for your reception and...

Colchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 May 2016

My husband and I got married on the 9th April. We held our reception at The Hare and Hounds surrounded by our family and friends and we both had the most perfect evening and this was in no small part thanks to Kerry, Mark and their fabulous team. The planning and execution of our event was flawless from start to...

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Colchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 February 2016

We arrived on the 12th Feb 2016 for a booked meal and were greeted by Jessica who looked after us extremely well. The bar was friendly, always with good beer and the restaurant was well themed for Valentines Day. The meal was outstanding, I had a blue fillet steak and it was world class. Well done to the team, the...

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Colchester
Reviewed 23 October 2015 via mobile

Went to this pub tonight to have an evening with my in laws. There were four of us My first concern was the condition of the men's room. Damaged plaster, tile falling off the wall and dirty floors. We then sat down and a nice friendly waitress came around to take our drink order. She came back with the drinks...

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london
Reviewed 10 February 2015

After having read the reviews was expecting great food but in actuality it was quite bland. Apart from that nice pub, lovely setting, good atmosphere and definitely worth a visit. Had the sausages and mash which can be very good but the reviews led me to expect more, u Unfortunately in our case the food was rather unexceptional.

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England
Reviewed 18 January 2015

Summary Wonderful atmosphere Excellent food, Excellent service Great value for money. We went to the Hare and Hounds for a meal to celebrate my son’s birthday. There were 11 of us and I was extremely impressed. The atmosphere and style of the pub was lovely, the waitress was very attentive without being overbearing and we felt completely relaxed. We ordered...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 November 2014

Stayed here last weekend , room had seen better days with regards to scratches on table and paintwork behind the table falling off. TV didn't work and the room smelt incredibly damp all stay which needs to get rectified. The shower was abysmal, no pressure whatsoever and the temperature control extremely temperamental, went from freezing cold to scalding hot however...

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Reviewed 6 October 2014 via mobile

17 of us went for a 40th birthday on a Saturday night and the whole evening was faultless. The table was decorated with banners and sparkly things and we were given a warm welcome. As expected, we were required to Pre-order but there was no issues with tweaks made on the night. The service was prompt and all the food...

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Colchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 August 2014

The restaurant at this beautiful Essex country pub is more than worth a visit, the atmosphere is great, service is excellent but it's greatest draw is the pure quality of the food, we have visited several times now, the hosts are friendly too, the standard of the food here is way above the standard of most pub restaurants, thank you...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Hare and Hounds

Address: Crayes Green | Layer Breton, Colchester CO2 0PN, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Colchester
Number of rooms: 2
Also Known As:
The Hare And Hounds Colchester, Essex
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“Read the reviews before staying here - there are mixed reviews”
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