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Hare & Hounds Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We stayed for two nights as a mid week break. On arrival we were met by a flustered and agitated gentleman. Having completed our registration, we proceeded to the bar, met by the same person. Trying to make polite conversation before asking for a drink, I asked, 'How are you today, you seem a bit frazzled', to which he replied, 'this is actually my cleaning time!'. I found myself apologising for inconveniencing him by asking for a drink. So not a great start. The actual rooms, restaurant and pub area are very nice with a pleasant atmosphere. The food however was a bit hit and miss. I was unlucky with an issue with my starter, but the main course was lovely. A very professional restaurant manager had noticed I hadn't eaten my starter. I did not feel it appropriate to complain but he distreetly spoke to me later and removed it from our bill. Excellent service!! Debbie on reception and multi tasking in the restaurant was a breath of fresh air, friendly and very helpful. Breakfast was very nice and cooked to order. The house keeping staff were also all very polite and chatty. Did not like having to walk from the restaurant to our room through a number of staff smoking. I appreciate they are entitled to smoke on a break but a more suitable, discreet location would be more appropriate. With some small tweeks and changes this could be an very nice place to stay and would certainly consider going back. But not at the moment. Thank you to those that made our stay pleasant.

I stayed at the hotel last week and was impressed by the quality of the rooms. I was less impressed by my key and check-in form being left in reception for anyone to look at. Data protection should be a higher priority! But when I got to my room, I was really pleased. The bed was comfortable and I got a great night's sleep, something I don't always achieve in hotels costing 10 times the price.

We stayed as a family of 3 for 1 night as we were attending a family party in the hotel restaurant. We had a lovely spacious room which was very comfortable and had everything we needed. The room was very clean and the lovely tea/coffee and biscuits were a nice touch. As we booked online we also had the bonus of selecting a small cuddly toy or chocolates as a welcome gift. Our 5 year old loved Holly the cuddly rabbit! Dinner in the restaurant was great, we were in a large party but it was well organised and the food was delicious. Next morning breakfast was great. Lots of choice and really well cooked - thoroughly enjoyed it. On the whole I would definitely recommend this hotel, very good value for money and we had a really lovely, relaxing time.

We enjoyed our weekend away at the H&H. Staff were very attentive and the food was excellent. Breakfast and evening meals were both very tasty and the restaurant was very nice. Accommodation maybe not to our taste but very clean. We had to move rooms after the first night because our room was so hot and when opened the window the road noise was loud. We were given another room the next morning and this was done very efficiently. Newbury town was a nice 20 min walk away.

Stayed here for 2 nights with my husband, Mum, Dad and young daughter. Staff were really friendly and accommodation clean and comfortable. Breakfast was freshly cooked and well presented. We ate in the restaurant both evenings, the service was excellent and the food delicious. Would recommend the 4 Kingdoms adventure park nearby if you have small children. All in all a lovely weekend.

stayed the one night while attending a function locally - thought it would make a change to the vanilla chain offerings. room was lovely - compact but perfectly acceptable and was very clean throughout. had an early supper of fish and chips and this was excellent, beautifully light batter and lovely home made chips! staff were great and inclusive breakfast very good too. definitely recommended!

We stayed here some time ago. We can see some changes by the owners have taken place a new area to eat in called The barn - which has made a big difference. Some rooms given a face lift. We stayed 2 nights. The first breakfast experience was not great - the staff were not organised - brought in coffee and tea promptly - but no cups and saucers, brought toast and no plates - no menu on the table and wasnt offered one... had to keep asking for items - no attention paid to detail and no one overall seemed responsible. Morning 2 - Monday - 2 more mature staff - experience different - observant, offered us a menu - refill of coffee - seamless - so different ! They helped this review to sustain average. The block at the back of the hotel - was in a quieter location - but staff on mobile phones and sitting outside on breaks didn't give a great image. The rooms have improved .. but when we were just getting to sleep and the outside door and inside doors woke us up - they bang so loudly and if your room has a door very close you feel as if your neighbours are coming into your room. Sound proofing isn't great and fine if your neighbours are respectful but it doesn't always work like that. The room cleaning was ok but dirty toilet brush and hairs in the bath that hadn't been took out and dry wiped off and checked. Attention to detail seems to a theme. The hotel is diversifying to do weddings - I think if we booked again I would ask if there was a wedding party ... as this is a big problem when weddings even in big hotels have to run alongside hotel visitors ... its noisy usually and its hard to control and if you are looking for a quiet break forget it. Its fine if you are in the party - but if you are not you do get side lined. The larger groups in the restaurant on Saturday took preference and there were times when not one member of staff was around to ask - and we and we had to wait for quite a while till they came back. We chose this hotel in preference to one of the chains as we remembered it was small and a coaching Inn - that's we liked about it ... we accept things have to change and move on and as I first said ..the initial impression is positive ... the cosmetic improvements will only last for so long and its the consistency of staff service is a big contribution when recommending a place to anyone. We would recommend to plan an earlier arrival before the restaurant open to get parking nearer your room - or very late. Back of the block rooms quieter than near the busy road rooms. Try phoning and asking for a room direct, prices vary on websites,

Stayed here two nights. Nice rooms, very good value. We ate is the barn one night and the bar the other. It was extremely busy both nights, but that did not stop this being a great experience. Staff a real credit, great service, nothing fazed them and still found time to make sure everything was perfect. Can't wait to go back. Thanks!!

Overnight stay and dinner to break up a long journey back to London. A great find - very comfortable and welcoming. Nice rooms, lovely traditional pub and good food (and beer). Clearly run by people who care - professional but friendly and with individuality. Thank you.

we booked for a reunion last weekend,14 of us food great it all came at the same time an was really good!!!! rooms were clean an nice!! very good breakfast!! can not fault this place. would defo go again an also recommend it to others!!! 5* plus!!!!!

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. If you plan to drive, free parking is available. 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.

Room options

Standard Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Superior Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Family Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 4

Superior Suite, 1 Queen Bed with Sofa bed

Queen 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

84% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 652 reviews