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The Hare and Hounds

$$ - $$$, British,
104 Sopwell Lane, St. Albans AL1 1RL, England
+44 1727 855565
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible7%
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“sunday roast” (7 reviews)
“lamb” (7 reviews)
“burgers” (5 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
104 Sopwell Lane, St. Albans AL1 1RL, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Sun lunch meat well over cooked. Cabbage & carrots. It must have been cooked since early morn .standing at bar waiting for a drink all looks like a good deep clean would not be out of order. Not for me would not return

Thank bripaulnu88
Reviewed January 9, 2018

We visited there over Christmas, heard great things, just a drink but the bar owner (male) was so rude. Since telling people about this, they too have experienced the same thing, food is okay, but bar staff so rude. they have to realise without 'us'...More

1  Thank lacky12018
ElaineHare, Owner at The Hare and Hounds, responded to this reviewResponded January 11, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We apologise for the bad experience however we would say that "rude" is a relevant term. I.e. If a customer tries to order food after the kitchen has closed and is told this, and they then...More

Reviewed January 9, 2018 via mobile

Had lunch here on Saturday. Great choice from the menu and specials board. 2 of us has burgers which tasted amazing, you can tell the meat was quality and my son had fish and chips. The fish was perfectly cooked with crispy batter. My husband...More

Thank woodyebe05
ManagerHareandH0unds, Owner at The Hare and Hounds, responded to this reviewResponded January 13, 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. We really appreciate it and look forward to seeing ou again soon

Reviewed December 30, 2017 via mobile

Visited this pub with a group of friends and was really pleasantly surprised. The staff were so attentive, polite and helpful, the wine was great and the food was really really good! A wide varied menu with really reasonable prices - we had the sliders...More

Thank travelbug1984sta
Reviewed December 23, 2017 via mobile

Popped in for Christmas drinks. Great place. Nice atmosphere. Good beers on offer. They seem to do nice food too.

Thank stuartbeesley
Reviewed December 18, 2017

Dropped by for a Sunday roast yesterday. The service was excellent and both starters and main roast dinners were exceptional. Excellent quality and sized portions and a super range of beer to compliment. Highly recommended!

Thank Harpenden_Wanderer
ManagerHareandH0unds, Owner at The Hare and Hounds, responded to this reviewResponded December 19, 2017

😊 What a lovely review. Thank you

Reviewed December 10, 2017 via mobile

Treated my family to a weekend here in early November. We had previously come in February to check that it would suit our needs. Our room was lovely and spacious, with a view of the garden. It was spotlessly clean and I love the Molton...More

Thank Jan R
Reviewed November 7, 2017 via mobile

Had a wonderful afternoon/evening celebrating my sons 28th birthday with family and friends. The staff were all so happy and helpful .Nothing was too much bother .The food was delicious as was the wine . A big thank you to all the staff especially Dawn...More

Thank scjlonrush
ManagerHareandH0unds, Owner at The Hare and Hounds, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2017

That’s great to hear! We’re really happy that you enjoyed your experience. Thank you for taking the time to review us

Reviewed November 5, 2017 via mobile

Popped in for a well deserved pint after a nice walk We wanted chips but got a lovely bowl of roast potatoes instead as it was Sunday Dog friendly and the staff were incredibly helpful, decent selections of wine and beers and good value Would...More

Thank Simon D
Reviewed October 27, 2017 via mobile

We have now been here a few times for Sunday lunch. This time it was my wife’s birthday and we had friends with their new dog visit. The landlady couldn’t have been more accommodating. The service was spot on, the food fantastic and the beer...More

Thank John C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$4 - $20
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 104 Sopwell Lane, St. Albans AL1 1RL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  St. Albans
  • Phone Number: +44 1727 855565
  • E-mail
We provide an extensive menu including smaller dishes, a burger bar and homemade desserts. Sunday Roasts are very popular as we source our meat from a local farm and it is advisable to book in advance. We also have weekly Tex Mex nights (Tuesday) and fresh fish nights (Friday) to accommodate every taste. We welcome children and well behaved dogs (except in restaurant). We have a large South facing family garden with children's activities to keep them happy.
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