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The Hare and Hounds

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Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Pets Allowed
Wheelchair Access
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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...More

Date of stay: July 2016
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Response from charleebob, Owner at The Hare and HoundsResponded 16 July 2016

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...More

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...More

Date of stay: April 2016
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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...More

Date of stay: February 2016
Thank Nick C
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...More

Date of stay: October 2015
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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...More

Date of stay: February 2015
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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
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Free Parking
Breakfast included
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Wheelchair Access
Room Service
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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The Hare And Hounds Colchester, Essex
United Kingdom > England > Essex > Colchester
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The Hare And Hounds Colchester, Essex
United Kingdom > England > Essex > Colchester
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"Read the reviews before staying here - there are mixed reviews"
5 Jul 2016
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"These lodges are both very quiet as they are situated slightly away for the pub itself"
21 May 2016
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