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Review of The Hare and Hounds Hotel

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The Hare and Hounds Hotel
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Tetbury
Certificate of Excellence
Leeds, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
97 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Nice but not good value”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013

This is a beautiful looking place and the staff are extremely helpful and peasant, but are there enough of them?
The room was comfortable and breakfast was nice. This was a great place to stay for a concert at the nearby arboretum.
However, when it comes to the bar at Jack Hare's, it is small and understaffed, queues form quite rapidly and service is extremely slow. This is not the fault of the staff but of the management in my opinion. It was hot but they ran out of ice, surely a crime when serving expensive drinks.
I would stay here again but would do it differently. Someone really needs to take notice of some of the more negative comments as it would be a shame for a place such as this to gain a bad reputation

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank John A
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harehounds, General Manager at The Hare and Hounds Hotel, responded to this review, August 3, 2013
Thank you for your recent review. I appreciate your observations regarding Jack Hare's bar which was definitely very busy with concert goers and a number of wedding guests as well. A terrible time for the ice machine to break down; I am very sorry that the standard of drinks fell below expectations.
We do take notice of guests comments and try to use the feedback to help us all to see our hotel from the reviewer's point of view.
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28 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2013

My wife & I stayed at this hotel earlier this week. The Hotel has lovely grounds & is generally well appointed and comfortable. However it just falls short in a couple of aspects. It doesn't quite know where in the market place to position itself, this is best shown by the restaurant menu. The choices are over fussy and strange, as a result under achieving.
I wouldn't say no to staying there again, but feel they could do better with little effort.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SwiftSenior982
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harehounds, General Manager at The Hare and Hounds Hotel, responded to this review, August 3, 2013
Thank you your review of the Hare and Hounds Hotel. It is always helpful for us to hear how guests percieve the hotel as everyone's view is different. We aim to present a comfortable, welcoming environment offering excellent quality accommodation with a 'home from home' feel. Two dining options give guests an opportunity to enjoy great quality ingredients and classical dishes with a modern twist in the Beaufort Restaurant with the focused service style which suits it and a wide and varied 'Brasserie' style menu in Jack Hare's relaxed and comfortable bar.
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Aylesbury, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2013

We stayed for one Saturday night, to attend a Forestry Concert at the Westonbirt Arboretum. When I book it stated it was the last room available, which could explain the lack of view in our room. On arrival the staff were lovely, helpful and showed us to our room in the main building. The room was fine, the little extras were nice - lovely biscuits!

We arrived just after 3pm so decided to have a snack in the bar. Although the menu stated limited choices for this time in the afternoon, we selected the sandwiches - which were very tasty, and the Calamari was the best I'd ever tasted. But we were a little disappointed when we saw afterwards that people had ordered from the full menu, it would of been nice to have been told the full menu selection was available.

There was a wedding on during our stay, but this really didn't effect our stay. The bar was adequately staffed and the food came quickly. An enjoyable and relaxing time spent in the bar before and after the concert. The concert was only 10 minutes walk from the hotel, so it was nice to leave and not worry about getting caught up in the traffic.

Breakfast was lovely and again service was prompt and friendly.

My only negative would be the temperature in the room, which was quite warm. The radiators were switched off, so we presumed the heat was coming from pipes under the floor.... well it is an old building.

We cant wait to see which concerts will be on next year so we can visit again. This time with friends and we will probably plan to stay longer to make the most of the area. Although we will ideally book the hotel earlier.... to get a better room for our money!!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MBH77_12
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harehounds, General Manager at The Hare and Hounds Hotel, responded to this review, August 3, 2013
I am so pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable time both with us at the hotel, and at the concert at Westonbirt Arboretum just minutes away. Thank you for reviewing your positive experience in Jack Hare's bar before and after the concert, I am sure this will prove useful for other travellers.
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Wigan, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2013 via mobile

Arrived and we were welcomed and taken to our mini lodge which was our accommodation. It was for a wedding and the food all day was fantastic. The bar prices were fine and the gardens were perfect. Great hotel I would recommend it to anyone for a weekend break.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Marcus P
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harehounds, General Manager at The Hare and Hounds Hotel, responded to this review, August 3, 2013
It is really good to hear a Wedding guest's point of view. We all enjoy the atmosphere of those special days, and feel proud that so many couples choose the Hare and Hounds.
Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2013

We are fortunate enough to have stayed here almost 10 times over the last few years. Why do we keep coming back? It is simply wonderful. The rooms are spacious, stylish and very comfortable. The public rooms are relaxing with views over the lovely grounds.

The food in the Beaufort restaurant is fine dining, and although the portions are not huge there are so many 'extras' that we have always left the table feeling very well fed and having enjoyed the superb food. The breakfasts are always delicious and cooked to order.

One of the hotel's great strengths is the service and quality of the staff. Nothing is too much trouble and they are professional yet warm and friendly. Restaurant service is smooth, attentive and efficient.

We enjoy all aspects of our visits and hope to return many more times. We have recommended the hotel to several friends who have been equally impressed.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Persephon
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harehounds, General Manager at The Hare and Hounds Hotel, responded to this review, July 12, 2013
Thank you for mentioning the staff in your review of the hotel, it is a great maorale boost for everyone to know that their hard work is appreciated. I am delighted by your 'home from home' accolade, it is exactly what we strive for . We all look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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Mandurah, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2013

We just spent one night there in July 2013, and it really is a fantastic hotel, the staff are all very friendly and the food is very good too. Lovely place to escape the rat race and unwind and explore the lovely Cotswolds. Its nice to see a hotel provide quality products and attention to detail, the bread and toast at breakfast was delish!

We wish we could have stayed longer....

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank KarenP33
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harehounds, General Manager at The Hare and Hounds Hotel, responded to this review, August 3, 2013
When a guest says 'we wish we could have stayed longer' we feel we have done our job. We aim to offer the kind of welcome, comfort and service which will make our guests long to return for another 'feel good' experience. Thank you for your review which I am sure will be helpful for other travellers.
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Coventry, England, United Kingdom
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274 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2013

This was our 3rd visit to the Hare & Hounds and we had another amazing stay. The hotel itself is beautiful, set in a fantastic location. Service is always exceptional from reception to bar staff! We had a fabulous meal in the evening, service was slower than usual but there was a wedding on as well which explains why. Food was delicious! Room was spotlessly clean and beautifully furnished as they always are. Complimentary turn down service was a nice touch! Treat yourself and book in!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Ema S
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harehounds, General Manager at The Hare and Hounds Hotel, responded to this review, August 3, 2013
The staff are always interested in guests opinions about the hotel and service, so your review will be posted on our staff notice board. It will be a great boost to morale at this very busy time of year.
Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review, I hope we may have the pleasure of your company again in the future.
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Property: The Hare and Hounds Hotel
Address: Westonbirt, Tetbury GL8 8QL, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cotswolds > Tetbury
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Tetbury
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Hare and Hounds Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A charming hotel set in beautiful gardens and woodland - ideally located with excellent road links to M4 and M5 motorways. The hotel offers 44 individually furnished bedrooms and suites. There are two spacious lounges plus a choice of dining. The elegant Westonbirt Restaurant offers a fine selection of dishes utilising seasonal and local produce wherever possible. The informal menus in Jack Hare's are also seasonal and are served in traditional pub surroundings. ... more   less 
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