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Hopping Hare

€€ - €€€, British,
18 Hopping Hill Gardens | Duston, Northampton NN5 6PF, England
+44 1604 580090
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“trout” (5 reviews)
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Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
18 Hopping Hill Gardens | Duston, Northampton NN5 6PF, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Disapponting sunday lunch. Terriblynoverpriced prententious pub! Yorkshire pudding ciabatta inatarters was cild. Roast potato not crunchy or tastu at all. Small neat portion. Disappointing meal not lived up to hype and expectations!

Thank Tava52
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I had not been here in years since moving away from Northampton. We were a party of six and had booked well in advance knowing how busy Mother's Day always is. When we arrived we were shown to our table and drinks order taken quickly....More

Thank Dean S
david g, Owner at Hopping Hare, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Dean, Many thanks for your kind comments and for your feedback. Our food is excellent quality (2 AA Rosettes) and I believe we offer great value. The team give 100% commitment to delivering excellent customer service and thank you for commenting on this. Sorry...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent meal and service food beautifully presented and extremely tasty,very attentive but not too intrusive service from staff,would highly recommend and will certainly be returning and telling friends about this restaurant.

Thank 52kmstav
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having just moved to Northamptonshire we are slowly discovering places to eat, and the Hopping Hare is one that will be added to our list. My sons booked ia table as a Mother’s Day surprise for lunch. The staff were very attentive and efficient, the...More

Thank Duncan N
david g, Owner at Hopping Hare, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Duncan, Many thanks for your kind review and for awarding the team top marks, very much appreciated by us all. Excellent quality food at great value prices and wonderful customer service are our highest priorities and what you can expect at The Hopping Hare....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been here a several times now and feel fortunate that such a lovely place is within walking distance. I simply love the food at this place. I have never had a bad meal yet! I came here for a spontaneous Saturday lunch with...More

Thank ljjs33
david g, Owner at Hopping Hare, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear ljjs33 Many thanks for your very kind words and for taking the time to post a review. It is always great to hear feedback from regular guests. Outstanding quality food at great value prices, alongside excellent customer service are what The Hopping Hare is...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food and service were really good, all beautifully cooked and presented with great care - efficient, pleasant, unobtrusive service. We were disappointed not to have the tasting menu, which we had mentioned when booking, but this was dealt with well. Superb starters and mains,...More

Thank zeldaDevon
david g, Owner at Hopping Hare, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Zelda, Many thanks for your kind review and for highly recommending The Hopping Hare, very much appreciated by us all. We have several awards and accolades, including 2 AA Rosettes and our priorities are to deliver outstanding quality food at great value prices, alongside...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow. So I was on a business trip and rather than stay at the Hilton we got to stay here and I am so pleased we did. The food was fantastic, I had venison and sticky toffee pudding. Couldn't fault a thing. Service was good...More

1  Thank Bubulish
david g, Owner at Hopping Hare, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Bubulish, Many thanks for your WOW review, we love WOW reviews. Our offer is outstanding quality food (only restaurant in Northampton with 2 AA Rosettes) at great value prices, alongside excellent customer service. We don't have a gym or a swimming pool, but we...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nine of us visited this evening for a double birthday treat, loved the ambience, great service, lovely food, i would have given it a 5 but none of the puddings are served with custard.....come on guys, honest English food needs custard !More

Thank Linda O
david g, Owner at Hopping Hare, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Linda, Many thanks for your feedback and for choosing The Hopping Hare for a double birthday treat. I will probably be shot by our Head Chef but the next time you book a party please make a special request for custard and I am...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a really enjoyable lunch with a friend. The food was really great. Will definitely be back and highly recommend.More

Thank Diana J
david g, Owner at Hopping Hare, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Diana, Thank you for your kind review, recommending The Hopping Hare and for awarding the team top marks, very much appreciated by us all. Excellent quality food at great value prices, alongside first class customer service are our priorities and I am pleased we...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I don't expect to be referred to as "guys" in a restaurant with 2 AA rosettes. Not satisfactory. Train your waiting staff property!

1  Thank milstead01
david g, Owner at Hopping Hare, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Milstead, Apart from this annoyance, I do hope you enjoyed your meal. We will have a quiet word. Kind regards, David

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$22 - US$42
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, Accepts Credit Cards
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Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Bar Scene, Romantic
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.
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