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Hopping Hare

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18 Hopping Hill Gardens | Duston, Northampton NN5 6PF, England
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1 room 1 adult
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had lunch with a friend and found the whole experience very good. Service friendly and welcoming, plenty of choice on the menu and food a bit different from the standard fare you seem to get everywhere these days. The smoked salmon salad got high marks from my friend and as for the desserts - worth ignoring the diet for! I... More 

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Thank Diane47uk
david g, Owner at Hopping Hare, responded to this review

Dear Diane, Many thanks for your kind comments and for awarding The Hopping Hare top marks. Much appreciated by the team who do try hard to deliver excellent customer service. We are indeed very much different from our competitors as every dish is cooked in-house using quality produce, sourced as locally as is possible. Our menus are changed seasonally and... More 

Essex
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77 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I stayed here for four nights last week on business. First impressions were quite good from the outside, parking was easy and a pleasant looking building. Check in was OK but not as welcoming as most other hotels, particularly the larger chains such as Holiday Inns, or Premier Inns for example. I was allocated room 8 and when entering the... More 

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Thank thomps53
david g, Owner at Hopping Hare, responded to this review

Dear Thomps53, Thank you for your feedback. I am really disappointed with, and apologise for, the customer service at check out as one of our highest priorities is to deliver outstanding customer service and we failed on this occasion. Clearly we need to do training of some staff. Room 8 is one of our small double rooms and is priced... More 

Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I celebrated our wedding at the Hopping Hare yesterday (18/1/16) ....all I can say is Thankyou. The staff so courteous,polite and helpful,food and accommodation surperb. Would highly recommend it,and we have even discussed going back for our anniversary. Felt like a home from home......

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

Dear Martin, Many congratulations and a big thank you for choosing The Hopping Hare for such a very special occasion. We are all delighted you chose us. We very much look forward to your return for your anniversary but we do hope to see you many more times before then. Please look at our fantastic St Valentine's menu on our... More 

Northampton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here as a last minute walk in after hearing about the restaurant from friends. I would have to say that the service we received was way above what we expected and we expected and we expected it to be good due to reviews we have had. We were greated by a very well dressed and cortious man who... More 

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

Dear John, Many thanks for your kind review. I am always especially pleased when excellent customer service by the team is appreciated and Owen our Restaurant Manager sets a fine example. Our highest priorities are to serve exceptional quality food and to provide outstanding customer service and I am delighted we delivered on both. We look forward to seeing you... More 

Bedford, United Kingdom
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43 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Booked last minute It's rooms in a pub , car park gets very full , so could be hard to get a space if you turn up late Had a nice double room with shower room and sofa Room hot , had to open the windows only to find the smokers underneath Had dinner was ok Muffin was stale and... More 

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

Dear Louise. Thank you for your review and for recommending The Hopping Hare. and I am sorry about the muffin and will investigate. All our food is freshly cooked on site and we are recognised as one of the very best restaurants in the County and therefore disappointing feedback will certainly be acted upon. Kind regards, David. More 

Daventry, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

If you like exceptional quality,service ,and food to die for then look no further than the hopping hare.we stayed here new years eve 2015 and had a fantastic time,,great staff ,great food ,great atmosphere and above all great food .See you next year

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

Dear Mand, Happy New Year. Many thanks for posting such a complimentary review and for awarding us top marks, which is very much appreciated by the team. First class customer service and exceptional quality food are our highest priorities and I an very pleased we delivered on both. We look forward to welcoming you again next year. Kind regards, David. More 

London, United Kingdom
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236 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Great first impression - the place has been very attractively renovated. Restaurant - dinner with friends was excellent, my pheasant was really good and the chips which came with my husband's fish and chips were the best I've ever tasted. The staff were also very accommodating in moving us from our first table between two large parties to a quieter... More 

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

Dear Phebert, Thank you for your feedback and I am very pleased that you enjoyed an excellent dinner and that you found the staff to be helpful. I apologise for the problems you encountered in your room. I understand that it was several weeks ago that you stayed but I have today carried out a full inspection of Room 4... More 

Nottingham
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

A large carte menu. The menu choice is fantastic I had the pheasant it was delicious followed by the blackberry and caramelised apple spring rolls with salted caramel dipping sauce and ginger ice cream such wonderful combinations. My compliments to the chef a fantastic job. The staff are friendly professional and the surroundings very stylish and comfortable. I particularly like... More 

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Thank Mand070666
david g, Owner at Hopping Hare, responded to this review

Dear Mand, Many thanks for your kind review and for awarding us top marks, much appreciated by us all. I am delighted that you chose The Hopping Hare for your Christmas Eve lunch. All our food is home-cooked by our excellent chefs and we source from the best local suppliers and thank you for appreciating our outstanding quality. As recognised... More 

Northampton, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

I had never been to this restaurant before but went for a Christmas meal here with friends and it was excellent. We had pre-ordered, no doubt because of the time of year. We were seated as soon as we arrived and the service was quick and friendly. We had three courses, the starters were lovely, Goats Cheese fritters, Crab cakes... More 

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Thank Kitty114
david g, Owner at Hopping Hare, responded to this review

Dear Kitty, Many thanks for your kind review and for awarding The Hopping Hare top marks. Very much appreciated by the team. I am really pleased you all enjoyed our Christmas Fayre menu and I can confirm that every single dish is home-cooked on a daily basis, using fresh produce, sourced from top quality suppliers, locally wherever possible. We have... More 

Northamptonshire
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

The Hopping Hare was recommended to me by a friend some time ago. Although I booked well in advance, I could only book on the proviso that I vacated the table by 8pm. Nothing wrong with that - my wife and I are early eaters - so long as we don't spend our 2 hour dining slot waiting for the... More 

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

Dear Nigel, Many thanks for posting such a kind and positive review and for recommending The Hopping Hare. I certainly award you maximum brownie points. Also, a very special thank you for praising your waitress. The team really do give 100% effort to deliver outstanding customer service and it is really heart-warming when their efforts are appreciated. We believe we... More 

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