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Hopping Hare

) #22 of 422 Restaurants in Northampton €€ - €€€ Bar, British, Pub
18 Hopping Hill Gardens | Duston, Northampton NN5 6PF, England
+44 1604 580090
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“sunday roast” (14 reviews)
“cheese board” (7 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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18 Hopping Hill Gardens | Duston, Northampton NN5 6PF, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the restaurant after few years, after it changed hands and completely restored. Great decor and is run as an inn with bedrooms available. The Sunday Lunch was amazing. Good professional service. Shall use the place for special occasions mealsMore

Thank Mohan1946
david g, Owner at Hopping Hare, responded to this review

Dear Mohan, Many thanks for your feedback and kind comments. Very much appreciated. I'm really pleased that you enjoyed our Sunday lunch offer which I believe is outstanding quality (recently attained 2 AA Rosette recognition) at value for money prices. The Hopping Hare is great...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here on bank holiday Monday for food. Have to say, the new chef is fantastic. The food had been a little hit & miss about a year ago but with the new (masterchef semi-finalist!) at the helm things have really improved. Everyone enjoyed...More

Thank Amy W
david g, Owner at Hopping Hare, responded to this review

Dear Amy, Many thanks for your feedback and kind comments, very much appreciated by us all. We have always sourced our produce from the very best suppliers and cooked every dish in house, but you are absolutely correct in that we have taken the opportunity...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a fantastic meal here, excellent choice so much so i could have ate anyone of the dishes. The young lady who served us was excellent and very friendly taking time to chat as well.More

1  Thank John S
david g, Owner at Hopping Hare, responded to this review

Dear John, Many thanks for a great review and for awarding the team top marks. Excellent customer service and outstanding quality food at great value prices are our highest priorities and I am pleased we delivered on both. Please call again soon to try out...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Impromptu business trip, the food surpassed expectations! The service was great very attentive, wasn't over impressed with the room, it was clear and roomy but a little shabby around the edges however that said the price and breakfast were well worth it! Will definitely return!More

1  Thank pkwe1975
david g, Owner at Hopping Hare, responded to this review

Dear Pkwe, Thank you for your feedback and we look forward to your next visit. We do try to keep all our rooms at a very high standard with regular and ongoing maintenance, painting etc. However, we always appreciate specific customer feedback on points to...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Called in there for breakfast before we started our holidays thought it will give us a good start to the holiday. I wish we never bothered, order a breakfast, my sister explained she was a vegetarian, all they did was bring the same breakfast as...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
david g, Owner at Hopping Hare, responded to this review

Dear anonymous, I'm sorry you were disappointed, however I do believe that our breakfast menu is outstanding quality and excellent value for money. All our room rates include breakfast but you should not have been charged extra for toast and we will address this point.

Reviewed 2 April 2017

Just had a Sunday roast and I can honestly say it was one of the best roasts I have had eating out. Staff lovely too. Well recommended.More

2  Thank Anniej053
david g, Owner at Hopping Hare, responded to this review

Dear Annie, Many thanks for your kind review and for awarding The Hopping Hare top marks, very much appreciated by all of us. We take great pride in the quality of our food offer. All our food is cooked in-house by our team of excellent...More

Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

A lovely place for lunch or dinner with some great Ham that was nice and sweet with hand cut chips with some perfectly cooked eggs followed but sticky toffee pudding and ice cream was a great meal.More

2  Thank Rickytrips1234
david g, Owner at Hopping Hare, responded to this review

Dear Ricky, Thanks for a great review and for awarding us top marks. Very much appreciated by us all. Great choices you made. Our menus are varied with a wide selection of dishes and I believe that the quality of our food offer is outstanding...More

Reviewed 29 March 2017

As we have had many enjoyable meals we decided to book our anniversary meal at the Hopping Hare last evening. When the staff found out about our anniversary they went the extra mile to make the evening extra special for us. Our meal itself was...More

2  Thank Jennifer P
david g, Owner at Hopping Hare, responded to this review

Dear Jennifer, It is always great to see you both and thank you so much for choosing The Hopping Hare for your anniversary dinner. The team really do love helping guests to enjoy themselves and their kindness is a great asset to the business. We...More

Reviewed 29 March 2017

Loved our innovative meal and dessert. The garden room is a really nice light place to sit and eat with friends. Tables not placed too close so that you can chat without being disturbed by other tables. Great for a treat.More

2  Thank paulex2016
david g, Owner at Hopping Hare, responded to this review

Dear Paul, Many thanks for your review and for awarding the team top marks. The team do give 100% commitment to delivering excellent customer service and it is heart-warming when their efforts are appreciated. I do believe the quality of our food offer is exceptional...More

Reviewed 19 March 2017

Being told that the table you had booked for the restaurant two weeks before has been given to someone else and that you need sit in the bar was not a great start to a romantic Saturday evening especially when there were at least 4...More

1  Thank Cat U
david g, Owner at Hopping Hare, responded to this review

Dear Cat, Thank you for your review and I apologise for the mix up with your booking, but I am pleased that it was resolved. All our food is cooked in-house and to order by out team of highly talented chefs, using the very finest...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$39
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Hopping Hill Gardens | Duston, Northampton NN5 6PF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northamptonshire  >  Northampton
  • Phone Number: +44 1604 580090
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  • This restaurant is at Hopping Hare
The Hopping Hare is a restaurant, pub & hotel. FoodThe quality of our food is really important to us.That's why everything is prepared from the finest ingredients, the freshest produce and the very best meat and fish.Our head chef has hand picked suppliers who support our food ethos and knows where the meat is reared, how the fish is caught and where the vegetables have been grown. We source locally as much as possible.Our Menus are updated regularly offering slowly braised, heart-warming comfort food when it's chilly outside, and lighter, pan-fried dishes with tender fresh vegetable and salads during the summer months. We offer chef specials every day, while Sunday's menu offers you a choice of Great British roasts with all the trimmings. It's always advisable to book to ensure a place in our relaxed conservatory restaurant.Table service is also available in the contemporary dining room with its more casual atmosphere.DrinkWhen the temperatures dip outside, we get the log fires burning to create a warm welcome, while in summer the sun streams through the open doors to reveal a large decked area that's perfect for outdoor days and balmy evenings.The contemporary dining room area is cleverly zoned by interior design to accommodate groups of all sizes. There are perfect spots for business people, backed up by free WiFi throughout the building. You will also find quiet, intimate corners for couples, fireside sofas and seating clusters for small groups as well as semi-formal table arrangements. We provide newspapers every day.Our bar staff know a thing or two about serving the perfect drink for all occasions. A range of super chilled lagers sit happily alongside cask ales - all kept in tip-top condition by our cellar manager. A well balanced wine list includes something for all tastes and is available by the glass or the bottle, and there's an extremely well stocked spirits range. Soft drinks & freshly brewed teas or coffee are available at all times.For very special occasions we stock a range of champagnes.