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Hare and Hounds Hotel
Ranked #2 of 17 Hotels in Newbury
Certificate of Excellence
Gloucester, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Top Quality service”
Reviewed November 17, 2012

We were stopping over at the H&H having travelled for a nearby wedding, Arrived early a.m. and made very welcome, they made a spare room available to get suited and booted before going to function. Snacks and bits before we departed for the function. Our booked room was fresh and tidy, with breakfast a proper treet compared to others we have stayed at (the plates were heated to ensure nothing went cold) having stayed at many, many places, the Hare and Hounds is a stand out for good service, good staff and a reasonable price. All in all, Quality.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Pete G
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Jonathan N, Owner at Hare and Hounds Hotel, responded to this review, December 11, 2012
Dear PeteG
Its always pleasing to know that the little extra we give makes such a difference. We are all really pleased that we contributed to a happy weekend!

Hope to see you next time your are in the area and many thanks for your review

Jonathan & Jean
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Reviewed November 9, 2012

Have been staying there for four months four nights a week staff are good company and look after you well ,, there are other guest staying there longer than us so of an evening in the bar it's a good laugh and the night flys by ,, great food to many choices to mention ,, the good old boy real ale is very good,, a must try if you like real ale. Rooms nice and clean and warm extra blankets and heater in the room if you really feel the cold ,, nice flat screen tv with free view ,,, and breakfast is very nice and cereals and cooked or both anyway I'm rambling all I can say is this is a 5 star Hotel in my eyes and worth a visit,,,, enjoy your stay I have been

  • Stayed November 2012
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Thank Paulosulli
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hareandhounds, Owner at Hare and Hounds Hotel, responded to this review, November 16, 2012
Dear Paulosulli
We all really appreciate your taking the time away from the Good Old Boy to write a review!
Its good to know that we are a home from home when work means staying away, We are well aware that being away from family is not pleasant, so if we are making it that little bit easier then we are proud to do so.
On behalf of us all, including our nice owner! Thank you

Jonathan & Jean and all the staff
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Manchester
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Reviewed November 6, 2012

Enjoyed my nights stay in a comfortable room (room 12), the decor fitted the coach house style. The food was great value and served by friendly staff. Ample parking spaces and well situated for Major road networks,

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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Thank Paul N
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hareandhounds, Owner at Hare and Hounds Hotel, responded to this review, November 16, 2012
Dear Paul N
Many thanks for your review. We do try hard to be a modern Coaching Inn ie the combination of comfortable rooms, quality restaurant and relaxing "pub" bar. Its great to know that we are keeping the good name of British Innkeeping going. Long may this traditional continue!

Thank you once again, hope to look after you again soon
Jonathan, Jean and all at The Inn
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Reviewed October 17, 2012

Needed a place to meet up with a business colleague so great location for us just south of M4 and adjacent to A34.

This is a privately owned former coaching inn with rooms in the inn and in a courtyard setting which proved very comfortable with convenient parking on the doorstep.

Food was of a good standard, not gourmet dining but very acceptable.

You get more than you pay for so all in all very good value matched by a friendly welcome and cheerful staff

Room Tip: If you do not want to carry your luggage too far book a courtyard room.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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hareandhounds, Owner at Hare and Hounds Hotel, responded to this review, November 2, 2012
Dear Johnny

I am so pleased you enjoyed your meet up and felt your cottage room and our food and service were such good value.

Many thanks from us all here

Jonathan, Jean and all at The Hare
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Reading, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 15, 2012

We were recommended this hotel as it was close to our wedding reception - we booked in advance as was told very popular when races are on at Newbury.
I advised them where we were going in advance and if they could provide taxi numbers which they did which was great.
Got to our cottage - room was very nice and good size bathroom, water pressure in shower wasnt great but at least it was warm water. Bed was very comfortable however when we arrived the room was extremely hot, since we were heading out for the night we turned the radiator down hoping that would reduce the heat, unfortunately it didnt - we ended up not sleeping in the bed covers as the room was like an oven.
during the night, middle of morning the doors were rattling, the bedroom door and the external door which then woke me up, and where we were located, we had the car park outside - though it was morning, it was early for us (we had an alarm booked for 8am) and all we could hear was people talking out by their cars so for me a restless night sleep.
The breakfast was very good and the staff were excellent, unfortunately we were placed at a table for breakfast where it was so tight, i couldnt place my legs under the table cause of the table legs, so it was very uncomfortable - being tall i expect to have some difficulties, but can normally sit with my legs under the table rather than sitting out to the side.
It was a good location and if we ever needed to come again we would use this hotel, and we would recommend to friends.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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hareandhounds, Owner at Hare and Hounds Hotel, responded to this review, November 2, 2012
Dear JoB

Firstly, I am pleased that you would return to the hotel and that you enjoyed our food.

I hope that the reason for your wish to return is partly that you rightly trust that when problems are highlighted to us as private owners, we will rectify them immediately. Following your comments all the rooms are having the door draught seals replaced and we have replaced the thermostatic valve in your room. hopefully this will ensure future guests have a peaceful nights sleep!

Many thanks

Jonathan
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Verwood, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 12, 2012

I stayed for two Monday evenings. Meals are great. Breakfast - great. Service is great. Beds are great. Sleep was great both nights. Showers: yes, pretty good. Comfortable? Definitely. There's a big mixed clientele. It works (and the staff work - they're...well, you've got the adjective by now). Downsides? The first room had a slightly fusty smell in the bathroom.
So I'd go back. Like a shot. Recommend it. It's a comfortable, pleasant place to be, and they've clearly given a lot of thought to what they do and how they do it. I was in two very different states of health when I arrived - and I was equally pleased with both experiences, though what I ate, and what I wanted, were very different.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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Thank stevshep
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hareandhounds, Owner at Hare and Hounds Hotel, responded to this review, November 2, 2012
Dear StevShep

Thank you so much for your review.

We do look to take every care with our guests and service and it is great that our food exceeded your expectations Our style of service is indeed quite deliberatley relaxed in keeping with our aim to be a modern Coaching Inn. We private owners must keep the true traditions alive whilst adapting them to the modern day!!

I have, as you would expect, taken on board your comment re the bathroom and replaced the fan.
We look forward to welcoming you back in the future and sincere thanks again from

All at The Hare

Jonathan
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Columbia, Missouri
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Reviewed September 26, 2012

This is a property with an old brick houses surrounded by simple brick cottages. It is situated on a fairly busy road, so there is street noise. The walls and doors are fairly thin and you can hear neighbors a little too well. However, the place has lots of charm and is clearly owned and patronized by the locals. Lots of character.

The prices are average for the type of the property and the area. Certainly no London-like price shock. The rooms are very simple, but functional. Bedding is good. My room had space to work and spread out a little. I love the English tradition of always having a tea pot with tea and biscuits on hand. Very civilized. The bathrooms are English - which means separate hot and cold faucets and quirky toilet flushing scheme. My room had no bath, but had shower. Alas, it was the flexihand shower with water saving head. You can JUST get clean, but not much more than that. If I owned a hotel: item 1 - good bedding, item 2 - good shower. But I digress....

Wifi Internet is free and very strong. And there is no login - plug and play. I loved it. (3 - Free Internet).... The breakfast was full english. I like it. Restaurant was a wonderful example of a classic English pub with all of the dishes you would expect. It is very popular in the area and gets filled up fast. Great place. The service is efficient, friendly, and full of English charm. If you have business in Newbury or traveling nearby this is a very good choice.

Room Tip: Request a cottage furthest from the street to reduce the noise.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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hareandhounds, Owner at Hare and Hounds Hotel, responded to this review, October 9, 2012
Dear One Poet

Many thanks for taking the time to write such a full review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and the character of our Inn.

I believe you would have been in one of our standard rooms and take on board all you say. We are about to install power showers in these rooms by the end of November latest. Whilst the rooms are smaller than the cottage ones, we hope that as you rightfully say, this will tick the missing box. Comfy bed, good shower, Free WiFi, quality fresh food and professional friendly service.

As ever we work to constantly improve The Hare and continue to invest in her, and are thankful for your balance and fairness

We hope to welcome you back

Kindest

Jonathan & Jean
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Additional Information about Hare and Hounds Hotel

Property: Hare and Hounds Hotel
Address: Bath Road | Speen, Newbury RG14 1QY, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Berkshire > Newbury
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Newbury
#4 Family Hotel in Newbury
#5 Romantic Hotel in Newbury
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hare and Hounds Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
All you would expect from a modern Coaching Inn; don't take our word for it, read our reviews. We're rightfully proud of our Inn and particularly so of our greatest asset our staff! New for 2015 Our new restaurant THE BARN is now open!See the photos , it's stunning! Well appointed, modern bedrooms with free wireless internet; highly popular restaurant; friendly locals Pub & dining bar; Extensive free parking. Located 3 miles from M4 jct 13, and 1 mile from A34, ideally situated for business or leisure. We are just a mile from the town centre and 3 miles from the famous Newbury racecourse, and are in close proximity to all major businesses. Privately owned by the Nelsey family since 2005 this 17th Century Inn has recently been refurbished to reflect both it's heritage and the needs of both local and travelling guests. The stable and cottage style bedrooms are arranged around parking for 60+ cars, with the coach rooms being in the main inn (the stairs are a wee bit steep). Come inside to experience the warmth and style of our bar and restaurant. Relax, while you enjoy a choice of 3 real ales, beers, quality wines, excellent food, and all in the comfort of our refurbished Bar and Restaurant. The Inn keeps growing from strength to strength, thanks mainly to the friendly staff and management. But don't just take our word for it, come stay with us and find out for yourselves. We look forward to welcoming you Jonathan & Jean Nelsey and all the staff. ... more   less 
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