we have  been awarded a
Certificate of Excellence for 2015 on Trip Advisor for the Hotel and Restaurant.
We all here, really appreciate your kind comments, Thank You

Newbury Hotels
The Hare & Hounds Hotel  Newbury
Halfway from London to Bath on the old Coaching routes


Welcome To
The Hare & Hounds Hotel

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Our privately owned Coaching Hotel, located on the outskirts of Newbury, has continued to offer bed & breakfast and a warm welcoming bar & restaurant for over 250 years.
Since 2005 the inn has been family owned and run by Jonathan & Jean Nelsey. During this time substantial investment has transformed “The Hare” into a modern hotel, restaurant & bar, whilst retaining its unique olde world charm.
Our modern quality
accommodation of 30 en suite bedrooms is found both in the main Inn and around our gardens, and extensive free car park.

Our restaurant and bar retain the charm of our inn, and will be joined in early 2015 by "The Barn", our purpose built restaurant and wedding venue.

Visiting Newbury, Hungerford, or West Berkshire, for business or leisure, you will be hard pressed to find a friendlier welcome. Ideal for Highclere Castle, yes "Downton Abbey" is 5 minutes away!, Hungerford, Reading,A34, M4, Windsor and Ascot. Our accommodation is well situated for Thatcham and Newbury business parks, and Vodafone Headquarters.

We are pleased to continue this great tradition of Innkeeping in Newbury and to rated so highly on review websites. Our relaxed but professional service offers a true home from home.

We hope to be able to welcome you soon!!
we have again been awarded a Certificate of Excellence for 2015 on Trip Advisor. We all here, really appreciate your kind comments, Thank You

FREE WIFI - we have just revamped our system to ensure full coverage throughout the Inn and all rooms.

CLICK to go to "THE BARN" page
APRIL There once was a chewed up old car park, but in readiness for the upcoming 20 weddings in 2015, we have had it relaid and lined, giving us an extra 9 spaces.
MARCH And "Bertha", our new charcoal oven has arrived. If you like your staeak and grills cooked over open fire, get along and taste the real difference.
FEBRUARY, Valentine's Day, and our first wedding in THE BARN Congratulations M/rs Mark & Elaine wheeler, you can see the pictures on THE BARN page. She looked staunning, as did Elaine!!
JANUARY The opening weekend was a great success, with our Lady Mayor Joan Day performing the formalities, with a word form our great friend Peter Baker.
DECEMBER Say it quietly but The Barn is ready for a "soft "opening
OCTOBER The frame is cladded, seems a shame to cover it up, but then we know it'll still be the star of "The Barn"
AND WOW the frame is just beautiful!
SEPTEMBER Foundations laid, dwarf wall up, just waiting for 9th October and the frame arrives!!
JULY Our new Green Oak framed "The Barn has started
JUNE 2014 I take a few days off and BAM!! a new kitchen has risen, well the shell at least!
Due to be completed early July when we start serving FOOD ALL DAY
MAY 2014 Eureka!! Ground is broken, watch develpomants on our Facebook

CLICK to go to "THE BARN" page

Read what our most recent guests said about us, thank you to you all!

“First Class Hotel & Restaurant!!”

Stayed for one night only, wish it had been more, the Staff were second to none and couldn't do enough for you.
the Barn restaurant is spacious and beautiful with a menu to match. The food was out of this world so compliments to the chef and the team
Well done to everyone you have an amazing place there, keep up the good work

April 2015

"A Great Characterful Hotel, with food that excels!"

Where do I start?..... Fabulous rooms with great character, Spacious parking and its free!!! The friendly staff cant do enough to make you feel welcome.
Check out the new Barn Restaurant, superb in character with ambience that compliments a great eating experience.
Book early for a great meal, you could chance it on the day and they will try and fit you in. Don't be disappointed if they have to say "Sorry, we are fully booked"

April 2015

"Excellent Value Stay for Downton area”

Really friendly staff, good dinner, slight issue with one of the meals was resolved promptly. Stayed as a family and enjoyed having choice of DVD to watch. Atmosphere in the barn was warm, cosy yet modern. Room very clean, the third single bed fine for woman or child but probably not enough for a large man. Overall, very enjoyable stay and would stay again.
April 2015
All displayed reviews are sourced from websites or our guest's comment form
  and are absolutely genuine.
To all who take the time,Thank you, We very much appreciate it!!
 Jonathan, Jean and all at The Hare
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