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The Hare Restaurant & Bar

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European, British, Bistro, Gastropub
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Ermin Street | Lambourn Woodlands, Hungerford RG17 7SD, England
01488 71386
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: The Hare Bar & Restaurant in Lambourn Woodlands is a Grade II listed...
The Hare Bar & Restaurant in Lambourn Woodlands is a Grade II listed former coaching inn dating back to 1630. Extended in 2009, it features a modern lounge/bar and a restaurant almost double in size.A relaxed and pleasant ambiance pervades the comfortable dining areas, each with its own distinctive appeal. The Garden Room is available for private parties and can be closed off from the other areas.In the summer months, we offer al fresco dining under a purpose-built gazebo accommodating up to 44 diners to make the outdoor dining experience even more pleasurable.Set in an area of outstanding natural beauty above the valley of the racehorse, The Hare Bar & Restaurant is situated mid-way between Newbury and Swindon, three miles from Junction 14 of the M4.
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 57
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Terrific venue

Each time I've been to 'The Hare' there's been a great atmosphere, enjoyable food and friendly staff. Last week was no exception. Very reasonable prices... Would thoroughly recommend...What more could you want!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 9, 2015
NLA2015
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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106 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
London, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Each time I've been to 'The Hare' there's been a great atmosphere, enjoyable food and friendly staff. Last week was no exception. Very reasonable prices... Would thoroughly recommend...What more could you want!

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I have been going to the Hare for the last 25 years. We went yesterday for lunch having booked and waited nearly an hour for our meal. I was interested to see Raffaella's review on 27 February 2014 re very slow service...We were served after two near by tables who came in after us. There were only very few tables... More 

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South West England, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

This was our second time at the Hare. First time was around 6 months ago and was very good. However to night we had a very poor meal, my partner paid £18 for a sirloin steak that was sat in a pool of Grease, and obviously was slapped straight from pan to plate with 4 chips that were cold and... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This was my 2nd visit (last in April) and it was for a midway family Sunday lunch again. Very similar to last time as the food was lovely but the service could be improved. The young ladies were not as attentive as they could have been and we had to work quite hard to get their attention to get more... More 

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Marlborough, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Having visited this place on several occasions and had nothing but excellent food and service, I decided to book a sunday lunch for my family and friends. The food was not quite up to service, portions very much smaller than on previous visits and desserts clearly bought in (not the usual home made that I had become used to), the... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

I have used this restaurant about seven times in 2014 and the issue is the huge variability in the quality of the food and the service, and even the landlord's welcome. Such a shame because it can vary between excellent and awful - too much of a lottery, so i can no longer trust this place for a special occasion.

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Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

My husband and I stopped here for dinner on our way to a b and b nearby. We thought the menu offered a varied selection and the decor complimented the age of the building. Our food was delicious and plentiful. The only slight and minor disappointment was that the cheese board had very ordinary biscuits, when there are so many... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Forget the food, nothing ruins an experience more than a completely rude man in charge. Not a friendly experience in the West Berks area. I would nt bother going back.

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Cirencester, United Kingdom
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We chose this place as a half-way meeting point for lunch with friends. We were very early, so decided to have a drink whilst waiting. The décor is very pleasant and on trend, so when I ordered a dry white wine I felt confident that what I was served would be good. Wrong! Was not keen at all (thought it... More 

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Watford
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Hadn't planned to stop here at all. We were passing through on the way to Somerset and decided to stop somewhere for a country lunch. Came across The Hare Inn. We arrived slightly earlier than lunch time, about 11.45am. We thought the restaurant was very well done out, lots of tables to chose from, very clean and tables nicely set... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Ermin Street | Lambourn Woodlands, Hungerford RG17 7SD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Hungerford
  • Phone Number: 01488 71386

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 30
  • Cuisine: European, British, Bistro, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

The Hare Bar & Restaurant in Lambourn Woodlands is a Grade II listed former coaching inn dating back to 1630. Extended in 2009, it features a modern lounge/bar and a restaurant almost double in size.A relaxed and pleasant ambiance pervades the comfortable dining areas, each with its own distinctive appeal. The Garden Room is available for private parties and can be closed off from the other areas.In the summer months, we offer al fresco dining under a purpose-built gazebo accommodating up to 44 diners to make the outdoor dining experience even more pleasurable.Set in an area of outstanding natural beauty above the valley of the racehorse, The Hare Bar & Restaurant is situated mid-way between Newbury and Swindon, three miles from Junction 14 of the M4.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?