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Review of The Hare & Hounds

The Hare & Hounds
Ranked #63 of 113 Restaurants in Deal
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $33
Cuisines: Pub
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Nestled in the heart of the Kent countryside, The recently refurbished Hare and Hounds, Northbourne offers an exciting locally sourced menu, an excellent international wine list and expertly kept real ales.Built in 1628, the Hare & Hounds is situated in a small village between Dover, Deal, Sandwich & Canterbury. Northbourne is the Home of Lord Northbourne and family to whom the Queen mother was a regular visitor. All of our food is carefully prepared from fresh locally sourced ingredients in our new kitchen. Our chefs make every dish from scratch, and nothing is bought in pre-made or prepared: no shortcuts, and no compromises. Children’s portions of all meals are available at a reduced cost. Please ask for more information.
Reviewed December 5, 2012

Yes it is a nice pub and looking out of the window last night we saw a fox walking up the quiet street but I find others comments over rate the H&H. It was quiet when we arrived and the staff are friendly but appear very much to be in the novice group. Asked for Fiery Chicken Wings and got the sweet molasses version! Main courses were OK - biggest portion of beef in red wine in a Yorkshire Pudding (not crisp) ever seen and correctly cooked very rare steak but unimaginative vegetables and chips were not straight out of the fryer. Wine - the wine list was out of date and asking for what they had for a merlot we were shown 2 opened bottles! One late appeared on the bill as a Rioja. The pub had a friendly atmosphere and was full of locals who were having a good evening. But, and it is a but, to say cooked to perfection and delicious - not really. Sensible prices and probably what you would expect in a local pub but in no way outstanding.

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Reviewed November 23, 2012

Since my last review we have visited the Hare and Hounds on a further five occasions on different days of the week, some at lunch time and some in the evening. You simply cannot fault this establishment. They have varied menus, great offers food cooked to perfection and great service. I have been recommending to everyone I speak to. Keep up the good work!

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Reviewed November 11, 2012

We had a delicious sunday lunch here, it was £16 per person for three courses and I found them all to be delicious. The staff are really friendly and the pub has a nice atmosphere.

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Reviewed November 5, 2012

very very good service from an attentive waitress. Three people had steaks and all wanted them cooked different and all of them came back spot on. Nice touch of an Amus- bouche to start and a Granita to finish to cleanse the Palate. Will go back again and try the other meals on the menu.

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Reviewed September 22, 2012

Our first meal at the refurbished Hare and Hounds in Northbourne and such an improvement since the last owners! The choice on the menu was excellent and it was aparent food cooked fresh to order. The service was attentive and it was so nice not to have to queue at bar for drinks. There were two vegetarians in our party and they were happy with the choices available. We will definitely recommend to friends and will be returning.

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Thank 013monkey
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