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Hare & Hounds Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Stayed 1 night for business. Rooms are nice and clean. True 4 star facilities from a local Hotel; unlike other hotels who claim 4 star but have no ironing board, or no late check-in, etc... Would recommend and stay again.

I recently stayed here in a party of 6, as we were visiting Highclere Castle. It is only a 15 minute drive from here. A few months ago, a member of my party informed the hotel that her elderly Mother finds it difficult to walk so they would require a ground floor room. Sadly when they arrived, nobody could recall the booking. However, they were given two single rooms which were on the ground floor. The elderly member of our party had difficulty in opening her room door, found it difficult to sleep due to the traffic on the main road, and was very grateful for the heater in the room as she found it extremely cold. Upon arrival my sister and I found our twin room also very cold, however the Manager was very accommodating and informed us that the radiators were on a timer and kindly turned them on for us. We were also grateful for the heater in our room as it did get cold at night. The bathrooom was very small and a bath tub would have been a great addition, however you certainly had everything you needed for a brief stay. The room was very clean and modern with a TV and kettle. More lighting would have been great, but we really appreciated plenty of power sockets which were available in the room. I did not have any bath towels, however again a lady who worked at the hotel was very accommodating and gave them to me as soon as I asked for some. The wifi was a bit slow sadly. I found the best part of the stay the breakfast! It was cooked to order, and we also ate at the restaurant 'The Barn' twice, and again the food was excellent. We did find the food a bit expensive, however it was certainly quality. All the staff we encountered were very polite and did as much as they could to ensure our stay was comfortable. I certainly recommend staying here if you wish to visit Highclere Castle, as well as eating at The Barn if you are looking for a delicious meal.

We stopped at the Hare & Hounds coming from London to Cornwall, very nice to stop on the way. Kind atmosphere and good service. We had to eat in the pub area as we had a small dog, but equally nice. The food was very tasty, we had pork, lamb and steak, all very good. We also stayed in the hotel. Was good for the price. Breakfast could be a bit better.

Booked at short notice . Staff very helpful. Room adequate very clean . Plenty of breakfast available. Would stay again. We didn't use the restaurant as arranged to eat with family athough looked very appetising will try next time.

Back again with the family, 7 of us in all, for lunch at the Hare and Hounds after a break of about eighteen months. Once again the service was highly professional and responsive, the menu extensive and innovative, the food delicious, the beer tremendous and the overall value astonishing. Well worth the journey in every way!

My daughter and stopped her with her two bridesmaids on the way to a spa weekend at Chamneys and were delighted with the impromptu choice, The Barn restaurant is beautiful, bright and friendly and the menu very impressive, service is excellent, very professional and the food was outstanding. What a delight to set us on our way to and excellent weekend of celebrating.

Room very clean, and had everything you would need for an overnight stay. Breakfast was lovely, but they forgot to bring toast (which we ordered with our cooked breakfast), this was not a problem as we were quite full anyway, so didn't see this as an issue. I'm sure, if we had mentioned it, then they would have brought it out to us. absolutely stunning evening meal. I had the Bertha pulled beef burger and can honestly was the BEST burger I've ever had. Will definitely stay here again.

As a family group of 12 we met for Mothers day lunch. We were not disappointed, service was first class and the food was great. We have dined here on several other occasions and every one has come up trumps. A great venue with easy access and a reasonable sized car park. We have not stayed in the hotel as it is local for us...

I have been to two work Christmas meals here and have been back on other occasions with my family. The choice of menu is really good and the quality and presentation of food is excellent. It's become one of my favourite go to places to eat as attested to by the fact it's 25 miles from where I live! The staff are lovely too.

We stayed here last week and booked three rooms. There was a hiccup with the room allocation on arrival and the manager sorted it out immediately. The staff were all extremely friendly and helpful. We arrived too late to eat at night but the breakfast was delicious. The rooms were clean and had everything we needed. I would definitely recommend this hotel.

20 Bath Road Newbury England

Hotel highlights

  • Free English breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Located within a mile (2 km) of Deanwood Park Golf Course, Hare & Hounds Hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Donnington Castle. This 3-star hotel has 30 guestrooms and offers conveniences like 2 restaurants, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Newbury Town Hall and Watermill Theatre are also nearby.


Free English breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning. This hotel is home to 2 onsite restaurants, perfect for a quick bite to eat. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service.


Hare & Hounds Hotel's 30 rooms are individually decorated and provide coffee makers, phones, and ironing boards. Guests can expect free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with digital channels and DVD players. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Desks are also available.

Property features

At Hare & Hounds Hotel, guests have access to free WiFi in public areas, a library, and express check-out. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle (available on request) for GBP 80.00 per vehicle one way. Staff members are on hand to provide dry cleaning/laundry services, tour or ticket assistance, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a terrace, laundry facilities, and a garden.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

84.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 703 reviews