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Reviewed 10 July 2016

Stayed here one night whilst visiting friends. The hotel is all you need and all you want in a stay. The rooms are clean, well proportioned and great value. The staff are super friendly but more than that they are super professional. Restaurant staff were very attentive and the breakfast we had was lovely. We would like to stay for...

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

Dear Johno Thanks for a great review! left me wishing we had managed to get a 5 star from you, it does seem that TA have changed something. I guess the lesson is to put all at 5 if you can as the difference it makes to literally all of us is more than you can imagine!! Sorry just my...

Reviewed 27 June 2016

I stayed overnight and it was very pleasant. Staff were very helpful particularly the yung man who helped me with wi-fi and internet connection. There's plenty of parking, my room had lovely furniture, a box (big) og chocs on the bed and was lovely and quiet. I had a nice steak pie for an evening meal and an ample continental...

1Thank farfromhomeReading
hareandhounds, Owner at Hare and Hounds Hotel, responded to this review

Dear FFR Thank you for your very kind comments. I am actually pleased you mentioned the carpets as we are currently replacing them room by room. Indeed, we have done 4 just this week! Hope to see you again soon Jonathan & Jean

Trumbull, Connecticut
Reviewed 26 June 2016

We like this hotel so much we came back for a second visit. They leave a box of chocolates on your bed! If you stay here, eat at this restaurant, and get the fish pie. It is delicious. Great shopping nearby, and a nice laundromat in town also.

1Thank imirish2016
hareandhounds, Owner at Hare and Hounds Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Imirish Thank you for taking the time top leave your lovely review. You will know that you chose the chocolates as a thank you for booking direct on our website. (for those reading, there is a link at the top of the page and you can even get a cuddly hare and hound!) I first came up with our...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 June 2016

A massive thank you to Jonathan and his team at the Hare and Hounds for ensuring our wedding day went smoothly. You made sure my wife and I had nothing to worry about on the day and more importantly the run up to the day because of your meticulous planning. All of your team are extremely professional, with 2 special...

1Thank Simon P
hareandhounds, Owner at Hare and Hounds Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mr/s Powell!! Thank you for a great review! You know us all pretty well by now, and as such will realise just how much your words will mean to everyone here. The very fact that we have a limited number of weddings each year, in order to ensure we look after our restaurant dining trade, does mean that we...

Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 June 2016

Hotel was booked mainly due to its closeness to the Watermill Theatre at Bagnor. Nice friendly greeting when we arrived. Room was just across the car park from the main building. Cooked breakfast in the morning was excellent. I will certainly be looking to use this hotel again.

1Thank David R
hareandhounds, Owner at Hare and Hounds Hotel, responded to this review

Dear David Many thanks for a great review!! Our Full English breakfast has long been included in all our rates and we are particularly proud of our sausages from Vicars of Ashamstead! We look forward to seeing you again Thank you Jonathan, Jean and all at the Inn

Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Stayed here with colleagues. Food was completely fantastic, could not fault it at all. The menu is vast and lots of options to suit all. Staff really friendly and a lovely building, the barn itself is beautiful. The rooms are basic and a bit dated but do the job.

2Thank amy w
hareandhounds, Owner at Hare and Hounds Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Amy Thank you for your lovely comments on our restaurant & Bar. We were lucky enough to win the WB Independent Restaurant & Bar of the year award 2015 for The Barn, thanks to the support of all our guests. We are updating our rooms even further this year, with new furniture, carpets and beds so hopefully you will...

Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

Very clean room, food great. Stayed here on business for a week. The pub below has a speaker directly below my room so when I am in bed all I hear late on into the night is load music and then early in the morning it is the same. Although, bed was comfortable and the room was adequate.

2Thank Loza94
hareandhounds, Owner at Hare and Hounds Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Loza I am glad your enjoyed the room and our restaurant, and only sorry and a tad surprised that the background music was this loud, and have spoken to all about monitoring it. We shall live and learn and thank you for your review Yours Jonathan

Peterborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Lovely inn. Excellent staff, service and accommodation. Lovely hot and fresh breakfast. Could not fault a thing. We booked at 9.00 pm on the same day as we were travelling and that was no problem to them.

2Thank Evelyn D
Reviewed 8 June 2016

The room was nice, it was larger than I expected. It was a large bed and the facilities were good. The food was a very good standard, a little slow but nice. The price was pretty good for what you get.

1Thank Dan S
Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

Room was clean and tidy and the breakfast was superb and service. They also except dogs at no extra charge,as we were down in for the southern county's dog show which was only 6 miles away. If we're in that area again I wouldn't look anywhere else.

Thank Paul E

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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 

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Address: Bath Road | Speen, Newbury RG14 1QY, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Berkshire > Newbury
Price Range: €74 - €134 (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 Hotel Newbury, Berkshire
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