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Hopping Hare

4.0 of 5 18 Hopping Hill Gardens | Duston, Northampton NN5 6PF, England
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Northampton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My experience has been outstanding .. 28th Feb planning came to fruition for my daughters wedding at the hotel .. 50 guests were welcomed .. The 3 course dinner was served smoothly and every meal was delicious and not a single moan from any guest ..service was fabulous ... The evening buffet was the best I've ever had at any... More 

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

Dear Denise, On behalf of the team at The Hopping Hare, thank you so much for such a complimentary review. The team read all reviews and they really care about delivering outstanding customer service and it is great when their efforts are appreciated. I believe that you had a chat with Jennie (Head Chef) and Kim (Senior Sous Chef) and... More 

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

Went to my sisters wedding here, we all had such a great time nothing could be faulted. The rooms were amazing the customer service was outstanding, and the food was just amazing! it's just such a lovely place to stay in Northampton so do it!

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

Dear Shan, Many thanks for such a positive review and I am really pleased that everything went so well for your sister's wedding. I agree we are a great venue for wedding parties. In particular, thank you so much for appreciating the efforts of our team, who really give 100% effort to delivering exceptional customer service and they get a... More 

Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have stayed in Northampton several times while visiting our son and this is by far the best place we have stayed. The room was stylish and comfortable, the restaurant was very attractive and the food was delicious. Breakfast was also good. Will try to stay here again next time we visit.

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

Dear Townley Croft, Many thanks for your kind review and especially for your assessment that The Hopping Hare is by far the best place to stay in Northampton. This is really appreciated by us all. Excellent quality food and first class customer service are our highest priorities and I am pleased we delivered on both. We all look forward to... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took advantage of the dine and stay offer on Valentine's night (this is a regular offer they do). The food was quite frankly the best food I have eaten locally in a very long time. It was truly stunning. There wasn't one thing I would have changed. The Valentine's menu priced at £30 a head was such great value... More 

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

Dear Alice, Thank you so much for such a lovely review and I am really thrilled that you enjoyed a really special Saint Valentine's dinner at The Hopping Hare. I agree that our food is stunning. The kitchen brigade, led by Jennie Bowmaker, Head Chef, take great pride in their work and we really are one of the very best... More 

Exmouth, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have stayed at the Hopping Hare quite often since 2009 while visiting family in Northampton. Most of my family members live in Duston so this is a great location for me & it's also not too far from the town centre. I booked two rooms this time as my son was visiting too as we had a family birthday... More 

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

Dear Maria, Thank you so much for your kind words, for recommending The Hopping Hare and for being a regular guest. As you have noted, the team gives 100% effort to delivering exceptional customer service and ensuring that our customers really enjoy their stay and it is very uplifting when their efforts are appreciated. We look forward to seeing you... More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This country pub, restaurant & hotel is a very nice place for a long weekend the staf are very friendly and made us very welcome all the bed rooms are very good nice and big with large bathroom and the restaurant was very nice I would recommend it we had three nights and we would stay again

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david g, General Manager at Hopping Hare, responded to this review

Dear Raymond, Thank you very much for staying a few days at The Hopping Hare and for awarding us top marks, greatly appreciated by the whole team. Especial thanks for praising the staff as they give 100% effort to deliver exceptional customer service and really try to ensure that all our guests really enjoy themselves. We look forward to seeing... More 

England
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been here a few times over the years so knew what I was booking. Came for Xmas dinner here. I booked it for 16 people. Deposit paid, and was told there was no rush on the choices. That was good because some of the guests were a little slow in getting their choices over. The staff were great from... More 

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

Dear Wija, Many thanks for your kind review and in particular for praising the team who give 100% to ensure that all our guests have a great time and enjoy their visit. Outstanding customer service and excellent food are our highest priorities and I am pleased we delivered on both. Please visit again soon and we very much look forward... More 

Manchester, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I rang to cancel my booking as my business meeting had changed. However I was expecting to pay in full due to the cancellation policy. I was pleasantly surprised when i was offered to transfer the booking, which I was able to do and have since stayed. A very warm welcome, a fabulous bedroom and bathroom, great service in the... More 

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

Dear Angela, Many thanks for a great review, much appreciated by the whole team. We are an independently owned and operated business and not part of a national chain and the team really enjoy giving 100% to deliver exceptional customer service to ensure that guests enjoy their visit to The Hopping Hare. Thanks for the recommendations and we look forward... More 

Northampton, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service was very good. Our starter was excellent! (Hopping Hare Ploughman's...) It was too noisy soon after we finished our starters, the restaurant area seeming quite cramped, particularly when a large party had arrived, however we were moved to a quieter area with no problems the moment we made that request. The waiting staff were very accommodating in that... More 

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

Dear Dirk, Thank you for appreciating good service and an excellent starter. All of our food, sourced purely on quality, is freshly prepared on site every day and I am delighted that we have very recently been awarded an AA Rosette and we are the only restaurant in Northampton to have achieved this accolade. As regards the presentation of our... More 

Northampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I stayed at the Hopping Hare as a good base for going to watch Northampton Saints. Some friends joined us for lunch and were blown away by the food and incredibly jealous when they saw our room

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

Dear Steve, Many thanks for your kind review, it is much appreciated. If you were at the Wasps game, shame about the result but The Gardens is a bit of a fortress. However, you have now found an excellent hotel, ideally situated for the ground and we look forward to seeing you again on your next visit. Kind regards, David. More 

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Address: 18 Hopping Hill Gardens | Duston, Northampton NN5 6PF, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Northamptonshire > Northampton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hopping Hare 4*
Number of rooms: 19
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Hotel Style:
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