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The Hare and Hounds

The Green | not Esher, Claygate, Esher KT10 0JL, England
+44 1372 465149
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“sunday roast” (12 reviews)
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French, Bar, British, Pub, Soups, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
The Green | not Esher, Claygate, Esher KT10 0JL, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A charming pub with lovely French food which isn't pretentious. Call ahead and book a table as gets very full. Great service, not a huge menu which is a very good thing as everything is available, along with specials.

Thank JuliePotter
Reviewed 1 week ago

My expectations were high and I was preparing for gastro-pub quality, however, the dishes that were brought to us were not presented in the most appetizing way. Nevertheless, they were delicious, the service was polite and speedy and I would happily return there again.

Thank Vera K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This looks like a typical English pub on the outside and the inside but the menu is French and the food is authentically French and very good. We were there mid-week and it was not very full but a pleasant ambience nonetheless. What was disappointing...More

Thank 97pearl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Must admit that I have been here a few times before but today finally made me sit up and write a review. Food is good (as ever) and the service remains excellent.....but today surpassed that.....my wife spilt her drink very quickly and they replaced it...More

Thank tim j
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been a few times. A French flavour. Staff are French. They’ve upped their game recently. Food was excellent. Heaving-ly busy. A good sign. Avery pleasant experience pre concert.

Thank Crossruff
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We do not know the area but we're taking some friends out for lunch. The garden and entrance area are well kept and welcoming, but we decided to eat in. A suitable table was found for us even though there was a large private family...More

Thank Ken H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had been to the pub a few times but was the 1st time we had eaten, the food was great and so was the service. Can recommend the lamb cutlets.

Thank Matt D
Nick S, General Manager at The Hare and Hounds, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dar Matt D Really pleased you enjoyed your meal, we love the Lamb cutlets too! Hope to see you again soon Nick

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been to nearly all the wine evenings at this award winning pub and I never thought they could get any better and I was wrong. This was the "Bordeaux" wine evening and at the present time the wines are not as popular as...More

Thank watchman2015
Nick S, General Manager at The Hare and Hounds, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear watchman2015 Thank you so much! Really pleased you enjoyed the evening so much, it's always a delight to look after you and your friends. See you soon Nick

Reviewed September 6, 2017

Booked lunch for 6 of us after a morning tenpin bowling. Not disappointed. The food and atmosphere was great and we couldn't have wished for better service. Definitely to be booked agsin.

Thank Pauline H
Nick S, General Manager at The Hare and Hounds, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Pauline H Thank you so much for your lovely review, brilliant that you and your friends enjoyed it so much. Hope to see you again soon. Nick

Reviewed September 2, 2017 via mobile

A great pub in the heart of Claygate. Good cold beer and decent food. Everything you could want from a village pub!

Thank Thomas M
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October 3, 2017|
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Response from John D | Reviewed this property |
Hi, we were there during the week and so did not think of looking for the Sunday Roast options. I’m sorry not to have been more helpful.
Jo R
August 12, 2017|
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Response from Talya F | Reviewed this property |
Hello - yes there is a nice, separate play area next to the car park
August 29, 2016|
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Response from Nick S | Property representative |
Dogs are absolutely welcome in the bar which has plenty of big dining tables and naturally they are fine outside too.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $24
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Green | not Esher, Claygate, Esher KT10 0JL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Surrey  >  Esher  >  Claygate
  • Phone Number: +44 1372 465149
  • E-mail
The Hare and Hounds in Claygate is a lovely friendly village pub, offering great English and French food, ale and wine. We have a wonderful outdoor dining terrace, safe family garden. Our dining room also makes the perfect Private room for special occasions with its own delightful deck overlooking the garden.
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