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The Hare and Hounds

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The Green, Claygate, Esher KT10 0JL, England
+44 1372 465149
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12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Claygate, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The hare & Hounds is still my No. 1 place to visit: Great atmosphere, friendly and helpful staff, welcoming to children and a tasty menu. I thoroughly recommend the minted lamb sausages - they are to die for and as for the steaks, they are out of this world! Son Tom says the fries are the best ever!

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1 Thank shearmantony
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked a table for 9 for Sunday evening in bar. The table wasn't ready, not enough chairs. The whitebait starter was mostly breadcrumbs and overcooked. The pork loin roast was 3 thin slices, the size of bacon rashers. The vegetables were over-cooked. The roast potatoes seemed to have been re-heated from earlier, darkish brown and soft. The batter on the... More 

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Thank Helen H
Nick S, General Manager at The Hare and Hounds, responded to this review

Hi Helen I have contacted Steven directly about this, your Whitebait was overcooked and not charged for, normally we are very good at recovering from a poor start and I have used this sorry tale as a training opportunity. Kind regards Nick More 

Guildford, United Kingdom
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132 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were 6 with 2 children and have made 0 reservation. It looks preferable to book if you wish a place in the bar area, but lucky we were redirected to the restaurant area. The waiter was very patient as we were very undecided but great sense of humour. the atmosphere was great, the menu very international, offering French, Spanish... More 

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Thank JVG2012
Weybridge, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been in Hare&Hounds many times. For drinks, but for food mainly. I really do enjoy the food here with great service. I can't complaint. Will return soon ;)

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Thank Michaela R
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Popped in for an impromptu lunch on Friday afternoon and was delighted with the great service and fantastic food we were served. Will definitely be returning.

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Thank Stephen V
Esher
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A couple of years ago, I reviewed the Hare & Hounds for Sunday lunch, and gave it 5 stars. We revisited recently for Sunday lunch and, if anything, the meal and the whole experience were even better. The staff are friendly, good fun and very accommodating. The meal was served quickly and was very fresh - the meat was perfectly... More 

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2 Thank HappyTripper94
Dorking, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice place and excellent staff, but have to mark them down slightly for slow service at the bar - often in the back chatting. I haven't eaten there but friends who have say the food is good.

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Thank Hywel T
West Sussex
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Met friends here for lunch today. A first visit for all of us and we could've been better looked after by friendly and efficient. Staff who served us delicious food. Our only complaint is that we live too far away to make it our Local!

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2 Thank marbar66
London, United Kingdom
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254 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The H&H is a good local pub and was very busy on the Saturday evening that we visited. It had a good atmosphere. There is a decent selection of courses and of real ales too. food is cooked well and service was welcoming.

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1 Thank Chris L
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in as we were in the area and required food, was hopeing for a simple pub menu but it wasn't, The food was lovely but pricey, the service was excellent and we left a lot poorer but very happy with our Adhoc visit, would recommend for family's or couples

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $22
Cuisine
French, Bar, British, Pub, Soups, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Green, Claygate, Esher KT10 0JL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Surrey  >  Esher  >  Claygate
  • Phone Number: +44 1372 465149
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?