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18 Hopping Hill Gardens Duston, Northampton NN5 6PF England
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#3 of 26 hotels in Northampton
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When my family bought the Hopping Hare in 2006 our aim was to create an escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, somewhere just a bit different. A place to dine, stay or meet up and relax with friends, family or colleagues. We didn't want it to be stuffy, intimidating or over the top. We set about creating luxurious rooms, a subtle, sophisticated bar with a great selection of quality drinks and a restaurant offering some of the best food to be found in Northampton. As a family owned and operated business, we set the standards on service, value for money, atmosphere and personality. No detail has been overlooked in creating a hotel, restaurant and bar in Northampton with an individual blend of 21st-century chic, high standards and a laid back friendly feel that we are sure you'll begin to notice as soon as you step inside. We've got to know some of our guests well because they come back time after time. In fact, 2010 saw the completion of an extension to the hotel to meet increased demand for accommodation from a growing clientele. My team and I would love to welcome you to stay for brunch, lunch, dinner or just a drink. Once the Hopping Hare is on your radar we guarantee you'll be back. David George, General Manager
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bar / lounge
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
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Room service
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Coffee / tea maker
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Non-smoking rooms
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36Car recommended
Grade: 36 out of 100
11Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
2Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
647Reviews1Q+A100Room tips
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Sally M wrote a review Jan 17
Bedford, United Kingdom164 contributions123 helpful votes
Seven of us had a very late lunch here after two of us were married. This place is so impressive and we were so pleased to have found it as nothing else is open on a Monday and if it was, it probably wouldn't be open for lunch at 3pm. And this is really more like fine dining than a pub restaurant. Everything is made and cooked to a really high standard, the service is excellent and we ate in the part of the building they call the conservatory which is quite special. The lemon tart is the star of the show for me, such fine, crispy, sweet pastry - probably the best I've ever had. Other dishes we had were: partridge with roasted celeriac, duo of pork, soft-yolked Scotch egg, fish (haddock) and chips - best chips ever - delicious mushroom soup, steak, vegan gnocchi - they have a vegan menu not just the one dish - smoked salmon, goats cheese mousse, hot chocolate mousse, apple and cherry bakewell, homemade sorbet. And we couldn't fault any of it - delicious food. This was just perfect for us and we're so glad to have found it. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: January 2022
Hunstrel wrote a review Jan 11
Greater London, United Kingdom13 contributions15 helpful votes
Spent one night at the Hopping Hare as a treat for my wife for her birthday as a visit to the Northampton Museum had been arranged. The staff were charming and helpful, the food and service were excellent and the room was comfortable and clean. It was a lovely experience!
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
The foodie wrote a review Jan 7
14 contributions12 helpful votes
Amazing evening, food was exceptional with service to match. You can tell that the staff and chefs really care about the ingredients and what they are serving. This is our one of our favourite restaurants to go to in Northampton. Can’t wait to return and try something different next time.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Yvette wrote a review Dec 2021
38 contributions52 helpful votes
Stayed at the hotel whilst visiting family over Christmas. The hotel is immaculately clean and rooms are of high standard. We have stayed twice in the last 6 months and both times are rooms have been spacious. Very comfy, no noise from the pub/restaurant. Towels are lovely and fluffy. Special touch on Christmas Day when the rooms were not being cleaned a "Christmas Tray" from housekeeping had been left outside to replenish the towels and tea tray. Breakfast was lovely and service was excellent. We found all staff to be friendly and very welcoming . Will definitely use this hotel when we are next paying a visit to family.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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lydia c wrote a review Dec 2021
Cheltenham, United Kingdom4 contributions3 helpful votes
My family visited here for a Christmas lunch , The food was ok , The turkey was delicious but the roast potatoes weren’t crispy , they tasted more like Toby Carvery sit around spuds which was disappointing, The gravy was a bit stingy as were the sauces that accompanied the puddings , Our server was a friendly girl and the ambiance was lovely , I don’t think it’s worthy of two rosettes as the attention to detail wasn’t there in the cookery but it was ok overall.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
$98 - $123 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hopping Hare
Which popular attractions are close to Hopping Hare?
Nearby attractions include Battle of Naseby Obelisk (0.10 miles) and Dallington Park (0.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hopping Hare?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Hopping Hare?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hopping Hare?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hopping Hare?
Conveniently located restaurants include Poppy Field Farm, Dining & Carvery, The Hopping Hare, and Cinnamon.
Are there any historical sites close to Hopping Hare?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Althorp House (2.5 miles) and Battle of Naseby Obelisk (0.10 miles).
Is Hopping Hare accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.