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The Hare Restaurant & Bar

Ermin Street | Lambourn Woodlands, Hungerford RG17 7SD, England
01488 71386
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Ranked #6 of 25 restaurants in Hungerford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $33
Cuisines: European, British, Bistro, Gastropub
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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.
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English first
Ashtead, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I arranged to meet a friend here for lunch as it is more or less half way between our respective homes. Unfortunately, what should have been a 45 minute journey turned into a two hour journey for me due to the horrendous jams on the M25. All I can say is, it was well worth the trip. The restaurant itself... More

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Guildford
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Met friends for a very enjoyable lunch, sat outside in the sun. Roast beef was delicious and served rare, roast lamb was tasty but cooked through. We will definitively be back. Waiting staff slightly hit and miss.

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We had booked for the four of us to go to the restaurant for lunch - my friend had booked via email well in advance although I'm pretty sure our booking wasn't in the diary - but luckily it was pretty empty inside. The restaurant itself has a lovely atmosphere - it looks like it's been done out very recently... More

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I found this restaurant having taken an unplanned detour off the M4 due to a traffic jam one day and decided at a later day to make a visit. The Hare has a very modern, easy going atmosphere, lots of wood but a clean line rather than shabby chic. The owners have really thought about the look and feel for... More

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newbury
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

Fantastic sunday lunch we r local thebeef was excellant however you wanted it cooked the service precise with a smile in the words of arnie il be back!!!!!

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Godalming
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47 reviews 47 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We wanted to meet up with our family and Hungerford and The Hare provided the halfway house between our homes. We booked it after consulting TripAdvisor and looking at the favourable reviews. We had a good run through and decided to have a cup of tea while we waited. We has a lovely warm welcome and we were soon enjoying... More

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Stroud, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Nothing was too much trouble for the lovely April. She greeted us with a happy smile and continued to smile throughout. The food was good; very pretty to look at as well as tasty, and the décor was pleasant, but as an employer, I always notice fabulous staff, and April would get 10/10. I think staff make or break a... More

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
167 reviews 167 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

I went to the Hare at Lambourn Woodlands for lunch mid-week. Not at all busy, but the service was very personal and attentive and the food good. A nice place for good hearty food - nothing too fussy.

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Lambourn, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Not worth the price and no one else there. I had a starter which was tasteless so did not order any thing else, my husband ordered a main but was unimpressed. Shame as we are local so wanted more places to eat out locally.

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England
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

the a-board outside said "open", the website suggests the bar should have been open until 8pm and the sign near the car-park said open until 8pm but when I walked in at 7:25pm on Sunday I was met with an empty bar and a chap in the corner who simply said "sorry, we're closed". entirely up to the the pub... More

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TheHareRestaurant, Owner at The Hare Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi, thank you for leaving a review, the catering industry as you know uses poetic licence at times with its opening hours, we serve "lunch" from 12-6 on a Sunday, hence why we normally close at 8. when you visited, we must have rounded up all the stragglers early and decided to shut up shop for a rest, apologies for... More

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