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“Tasty - not fancy - not pretentious- super friendly- and loves dogs”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Hare & Hounds Pub

Hare & Hounds Pub
Ranked #49 of 132 Restaurants in Bridport
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Sturminster Newton
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3 reviews
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“Tasty - not fancy - not pretentious- super friendly- and loves dogs”
Reviewed September 29, 2012

My husband and I were on a day out with my 90yr old father-in-law
We were en route to Charmouth from Sturminster Newton and wanted to find a dog-friendly pub on the way for lunch
Not knowing this was possible we entered 'dog-friendly pub' into our google map and found the Hare and Hounds
We didn't know the area and we were sort of taking a risk. And just trusted the reviews.
Well, can't really describe the experience
Walked into the small bar and the locals sitting there made us instantly feel at home
Our recently adopted dog was completely welcomed in and given dog biscuits from a jar on the counter!
90 yr old dad was also happily welcomed
It was a beautiful warm day and we sat outside
Amazing views and huge garden space to explore with our dog
Food was genuinely home-made
Tasty - not fancy - not pretentious
My cottage pie was just that - a very tasty cottage pie with vegetables
It wasn't very busy - mainly locals - and most importantly the pub wasn't trying to be anything more than it was.
No airs and graces
Nothing flash and pretentious
Just very real, friendly if you are friendly
Check it out - pubs like this are very rare

  • Visited September 2012
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2 Thank Andrew S
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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
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“Great country pub”
Reviewed August 11, 2012

We had homemade Beef and Stilton pie straight from the oven and it was delicious. We ate in the well tended garden overlooking the Dorset countyside on a balmy, sunny August evening. Truly magic.

  • Visited August 2012
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bridport, dorset
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103 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
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“A great little English country pub!”
Reviewed January 3, 2012

This pub has the most amazing views over the Dorset countryside, with a beautiful big garden with footie nets for kids, and a host of flowers in summer. A peaceful delight! The pub itself is cosy with a fire, genial hosts and terrific food! The home made meat pies are fabulous, packed full with meat; the lasagne is excellent too. You cant fault the food, most (90%) of which is home made with generous portions served. The ginger Bread and Butter pudding is mouth watering! There is a cosy snug and bar, and a reasonable sized dining room. Excellent toilets. Dogs are very welcome and dog treats are on the bar! Help yourself!

  • Visited December 2011
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2 Thank deefletch
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