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All 28 Hungerford Restaurants

The Hare Restaurant & Bar

Ermin Street | Lambourn Woodlands, Hungerford RG17 7SD, England
01488 71386
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Ranked #12 of 28 Restaurants in Hungerford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $30
Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
South West England, United Kingdom
1 review
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
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71 reviews 71 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
3 helpful votes 3 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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75 reviews 75 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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67 reviews 67 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We visited on a warm, but windy, day in July. Quite a lot of garden to sit in but not much shade and the first umbrella we sat under blew right over the wall and might have landed on a passer-by! Luckily, no harm done, but shows that sunshades should be anchored. Too nice to sit inside but the garden... More 

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Newbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

OK, it was Monday lunchtime, but the car park was full and it does call itself a restaurant and bar, sadly for a place that once had Michelin star the experience was dire. Four of us arrived at just about 1pm. One of us on his birthday. First the good bits. We were allowed take our very placid dog into... More 

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Additional Information about The Hare Restaurant & Bar

Address: Ermin Street | Lambourn Woodlands, Hungerford RG17 7SD, England
Phone Number: 01488 71386
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Hungerford
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
Average Prices: USD 8 - 30
Cuisine: European, British, Bistro, Gastropub

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