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The Hare Restaurant & Bar

$$ - $$$
British, Bar, European, Pub, Gastropub
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Ermin Street, Lambourn Woodlands, Lambourn RG17 7SD, England
+44 1488 71386
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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London, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Called in on the off chance after a morning visiting Snowdrops in Welford near Newbury. How glad am I we stopped? Warm welcome to a very busy restaurant by the owner. Very comfortable seating and plenty of room for four on table. Main courses of Lamb and Beef and myself had the Seabass. We all completed the staff on the... More 

Thank alan8498
Lambourn, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food, beer and fine wines served by friendly and capable staff. Always a welcome and the fact that they are always busy says it all!

Thank Paul S
Level Contributor
18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

This place used to be amazing! The staff were great, very attentive and friendly, But this time we were disappointed by a few things..... Vegatables that seemed to have been microwaved, what looked like shop bought pate, Tirimisu that was runny and had what looked like shop bought fingers, that were still hard - not soaked in coffee. It had... More 

2 Thank cooperxWiltshire
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252 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

On a busy Sunday the staff quickly found us a seat in the bar. The butternut squash curry and fish pie were great, and it was nice to have the option of not having a roast. The fish pie was particularly impressive with large pieces of fish and not loads of potato (thanks for not adding cheese). We wish we'd... More 

1 Thank JAC-B-321
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Been here few times for drinks but first time had a meal. Me and my partner had Roast Dinner and we very much enjoyed it. Staff are very friendly and always welcoming too. Will be visiting again.

1 Thank jeanie121
Hungerford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Have eaten at the Hare on many occasions since living locally for ten years. Good menu with varied choice for all tastes. Starter of Beetroot cured salmon was good, needed some extra acidity, followed by lamb shank that could have used some more seasoning. Sticky toffee pudding was excellent. The interior of the restaurant is looking a bit tired as... More 

1 Thank Julian T
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Visited The Hare for Sunday lunch with my picky 15 year old son. We were met by the landlord who made us feel welcome and chatted to us at the end of the meal. Friendly, smiley waitress who took our order quickly without making us feel pressurised. It was busy but we were not rushed. The pub is traditional in... More 

3 Thank Rachel H
Locks Heath, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Situated in the heart of the Valley of the Racehorse, with racing inevitably showing on the bar's telly. We went on a midweek lunchtime, and just had 2 courses.My wife pronounced her fish pie excellent, and thoroughly heated. I had tuna with sweet chilli sauce, plenty of tuna with a fairly meagre salad. The tuna was rarer than I would... More 

1 Thank Richard S
Marlborough, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

The food is good, but not great. It lacks the finishing touches, it often feeling like the chef set up a good menu and then left a group of amateurs to it. This would be fine if it was not so expensive. So what I am saying is that it is VERY over priced. Fine dining prices, but not fine... More 

Thank jalawrence199
Reading, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Went for a family meal and despite the table being checked in the morning, it wasn't set when we arrived. Food was good but could so easily be excellent! I had scallops with mango salsa for starter, this should have read Mango salsa with scallops (2 in fact) They weren't cooked brilliantly and weren't hot and feel that should have... More 

Thank Sally M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$25
British, Bar, European, Pub, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ermin Street, Lambourn Woodlands, Lambourn RG17 7SD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Lambourn  >  Lambourn Woodlands
  • Phone Number: +44 1488 71386
The Hare Bar & Restaurant in Lambourn Woodlands is a Grade II listed former coaching inn dating back to 1630. Extended in 2009, it features a modern lounge/bar and a restaurant almost double in size.A relaxed and pleasant ambiance pervades the comfortable dining areas, each with its own distinctive appeal. The Garden Room is available for private parties and can be closed off from the other areas.In the summer months, we offer al fresco dining under a purpose-built gazebo accommodating up to 44 diners to make the outdoor dining experience even more pleasurable.Set in an area of outstanding natural beauty above the valley of the racehorse, The Hare Bar & Restaurant is situated mid-way between Newbury and Swindon, three miles from Junction 14 of the M4.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?