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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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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
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Non-smoking hotel
Complimentary instant cofffee
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Grade: 36 out of 100
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Lolly wrote a review Yesterday
Northampton, United Kingdom177 contributions42 helpful votes
We went for dinner last night and it was so good I had to write a review. My boyfriend had the scotch egg which was amazing. I had the smoked salmon and I honestly have never tasted salmon quite like it. Beautiful. We both had the short beef rib and it just melted off the bone. Nothing was too much trouble. They bought extra gravy for my northern boyfriend and wrapped our bones to take home for our dog. We highly recommend and will be back soon!
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
ScotKaz wrote a review Dec 2020
78 contributions9 helpful votes
Had to write another glowing review for my favourite Northampton restaurant. Visited last Thursday evening and from start to finish,everything was just lovely,difficult for sure in these Covid 19 times,but the Hopping Hare have got it right,faultless in all ways. Food,as always, was perfect in quality and presentation. Staff,both friendly and attentive.A good atmosphere on a fairly busy night,which was nice to see. Thank you for yet another wonderful dining experience.Happy Christmas and a better New Year to EVERYONE who makes this restaurant the special place to me that it is.xx
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from David George, Owner at Hopping Hare
Responded Dec 24, 2020
Dear ScotKaz, Many thanks for a Fabulous review. Our offer is excellent quality food at great value prices, alongside first class customer service and it is so pleasing when our guests really enjoy The Hopping Hare experience. 2020 has presented lots of challenges to everyone and we have a few more difficult months ahead. However, we will be back and we very much look forward to seeing you again when we reopen.Let's hope for a great 2021. Kind regards, David.
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Rochelle M wrote a review Dec 2020
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Me and my partner went for a meal , we were seated at our table right next to the door , so eveytime the door was opened we’d get a very cold gust of air , the table was bare not even a candle or flower . How ever the food was beautiful , was absolutely amazing but the second we finished our starters they were straight out with the mains , it felt very rushed .
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from David George, Owner at Hopping Hare
Responded Dec 16, 2020
Dear Rochelle, Thank you for your feedback and I am very pleased that you enjoyed your meal at The Hopping Hare. Our priorities are to serve excellent quality food at great value prices, alongside first class customer service and it is very disappointing that you felt rushed as there is usually a very relaxed and laid-back feel and a great atmosphere. The bare tables at present are the result of following Covid-19 hygiene guidance to set tables when guests arrive. We are very much looking forward to a time when our tables are fully set, along with flowers etc. Please visit again and I an highly confident you will have a great time. Kind regards, David.
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Bobbie T wrote a review Oct 2020
Brighouse, United Kingdom5 contributions6 helpful votes
We booked this having reviewed trip advisor comments ,we had plans for dinner so did not sample the restaurant food in the evening , but breakfast was delicious! Service throughout our stay was good and the room was clean and well presented . Great value for money and a lovely little find . Would recommend to anyone looking to stay in a homely but stylish boutique style hotel .
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from David George, Owner at Hopping Hare
Responded Oct 21, 2020
Dear Bobbie, Many thanks for your very kind review and for recommending The Hopping Hare, very much appreciated. The team is fully committed to maintaining the very highest standards as you experienced and we very much hope you can stay with us again. Kind regards, David.
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olliesalter333 wrote a review Sep 2020
Northampton, United Kingdom8 contributions2 helpful votes
My partner and I visited The Hopping Hare tonight with another couple. We were all absolutely blown away by the quality of the food, we all had 3 courses and every single course was impeccably presented and even tastier than it looked. The wine list was extensive with a huge variety of reds, whites and rosè. The bar had a great selection of premium lagers and real ales, and a complete set of flavours from the Warner Edwards gin range. The service was just incredible, as soon as you asked the waitress for something it was with you within a couple of minutes, the food was nothing less than absolutely delicious, fresh, hot and served with a smile (at least I think they were smiling through their mask), and as I mentioned earlier; immaculately and beautifully presented. Given the current pandemic we are in, it felt like nothing was too much to ask for. We all very much enjoyed our time here and will be back again very soon - thank you Hopping Hare staff, it was a pleasure to eat and drink in your pub this evening.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from David George, Owner at Hopping Hare
Responded Oct 4, 2020
Dear Ollie, Many thanks for your kind review and for recommending The Hopping Hare. I am absolutely delighted that you had such a great time. The team is totally committed to giving friendly, welcoming service and creating a great atmosphere to boot. We are proud to be the only 2 Rosette restaurant in Northampton and our offer is excellent quality at great value. We very much look forward to your next visit. Kind regards, David.
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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.