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Hopping Hare

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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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61 reviews 61 reviews
11 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Always have a nice dining experience at this place and we as a family always think of the hopping hare when we are wanting a nice relaxing evening. The food is always really well presented and really well cooked but I have always noticed that the chef puts some really crazy combinations of food together which can sometime ruin a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great staff, Very friendly and welcoming. Superb food, superb rooms, great stay. Enjoyed a very nice evening meal, staff brilliant - particularly Vicky - very smiley and polite !!!!! Would highly recommend this hotel.

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

Dear Tim, Many thanks for your great review and for recommending The Hopping Hare. In particular, thanks for praising our brilliant staff, who really do give 100% effort to help our guests really enjoy their stay. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, David. More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Rooms are always comfy here and the hotel also offers a nice selection of cooked breakfasts. only bad thing is the tvs in this hotel appear to have the audio discription turned on their tvs and I cannot find a way to turn it off, this has been in the last three rooms I've had however I will stay here... More 

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

Dear John, Many thanks for your review and for choosing to stay at The Hopping Hare when you visit Northampton. Excellent quality food and outstanding customer service are our two highest priorities and the team do an incredibly good job in delivering both. Thanks for pointing out the audio description on the TVs. I'm sure we will be able to... More 

Gravesend, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
7 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited on an early March Saturday evening (5pm) and were shown to our booked table for 2 in a large and nicely decorated conservatory situated at the front of the venue. Modern furnishings and professionally arranged tables and chairs leant to the feeling this was going to be "worth it"! It wasn't busy when we took our seats but... More 

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

Dear Bob, Many thanks for your complimentary review, it is much appreciated. Excellent food and first class customer service are our highest priorities and I am pleased we delivered on both. All our food is freshly prepared on site every day and we source produce based solely on quality. Please visit us again when you are next in Northampton. Kind... More 

Northampton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect surroundings! Outstanding food with great service. We went for a meal for my husband & mother in laws birthday & regularly return as we have never ever been disappointed! The menu is regularly altered with a great variety of dishes making it a pleasure to come back. 10 out of 10.

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

Dear Joanna, Many thanks for scoring us 10 out of 10. This is really appreciated by the team and we all read every review. It is great that you are a regular customer and that you chose The Hopping Hare for your mother in law's birthday treat. I am sure that you will have enjoyed a fine meal and were... More 

Northampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 weeks ago

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 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Everything about our wedding reception was amazing. Food was delicious and outstandingly prepared by their lovely chefs Who we asked to meet. The staff were attentive and obliging. The management could not have done more for us. The rooms were lovely too. We'll furnished and perfect. Our special day was all more special thanks to them

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

Dear Russ, Many thanks for such a complimentary review, which is very much appreciated by the team. It's great that you had a chat with Jennie and Kim and that you were so pleased with their excellent food. We are all delighted that you chose The Hopping Hare for your extra special day and we look forward to seeing you... 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 5 weeks 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 February 16, 2015

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 

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