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“Superb Eating Experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hare and Hounds

Hare and Hounds
Durstan | Hampshire SO416AL, New Forest National Park, Lymington, England
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Ranked #55 of 102 Restaurants in Lymington
Cuisines: English
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Bognor regis
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Superb Eating Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013 via mobile

We visited this pub after eating at the sister pub The Smugglers Inn in Milford on Sea the previous lunchtime where we had a wonderful lunch. My husband and I ordered from the specials board and enjoyed Fillet of cod with a cheese rarebit crust with parsley sauce accompanied by perfectly cooked vegetables. The staff were very friendly and chatty and made us feel very welcome. We stay in the New Forest regularly and will most certainly dine here again.

Visited May 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Southampton, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“re-visiting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

Had not eaten here for a while. Warm welcome as always and re decoration, new tables and upholstery have lifted the standard. Make sure you are hungry! The portions are generous from a varied menu, but the specials board holds some real treats.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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North Wales
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Lovely cosy pub, lovely friendly staff, excellent food,”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

Staff were very flexible and helpful, helping us to move a table around a little bit so we could sit by the fire and engaging with us in an each time they came to stoke it. The food was fantastic! Wish we'd been in walking distance too cos the beers were great!

Visited April 2013
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Herstmonceux, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Inedible Food”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

We visited the Hare and Hounds as we were aware that it was dog friendly. Unfortunately this wasn't the case. We had to sit at a table at the back of the pub as it was a busy Saturday night. Our dog wasn't made to feel welcome as we got told that he can't sit on our laps which as he is a small dog we allow. We went to the pub especially as we thought that our dog would be made to feel welcome but they made us feel like we shouldn't be there.
Unfortunately the food was also awful. I ordered a cheese and chutney baguette which came with chips. The chutney was disgusting and tasted like tomato ketchup which isn't what I expected and didn't go at all with cheese. I ended up scraping as much as I could off and feeding the rest of it to our dog. The chips were nice so I ordered some more to try and fill myself up. The chips came within 30 seconds of ordering which was good. However it was clear then that they had been sitting for a long time and they were shrivelled and cold so even the chips were horrible! My partner ordered the lasagne which was a good portion size but the lasagne had been sitting for a long time and the meat was dried up and burnt. In the pubs defence they were very busy but we wanted a nice relaxing meal with our dog in a dog friendly pub and we were made to feel unwelcome and the food was inedible. We wont return and we have found other pubs which are genuinely dog friendly like the Rising Sun.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Suffolk
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55 reviews 55 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Good portions, fairly priced”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

Picked this place totally at random off the internet. What a good choice. The food doesn't arrive quickly but it's well worth waiting for. If you're going here make sure you're hungry as the portion sizes are MASSIVE, and I'm a big eater. There's plenty of choice for vegetarians and us carnivores as well. They not only offer a child's menu but will do child sized portions off the main menu as well. The place is clean, tidy and well decorated with efficient customer service. Nice friendly welcome with attentive, polite staff. Would recommend to anyone.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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