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Hare and Hounds

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Durnstown | Sway, Sway, New Forest, Brockenhurst SO41 6AL, England
+44 1590 682404
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were staying in Sway so it was good to have a pub so close. There's a lovely atmosphere and the staff are freindly. Unfortunately the food is very basic - it seemed to be microwaved and very thrown together with no seasoning. They were very busy but it definitely wasn't worth the money. We went back for a drink... More 

Thank Hoverosie
Eccleshall, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We called in for a quick drink as new to the area. Hubby didn't rate the beer and the mini bottled prosecco was awful! It seemed to attract the older members of the population rather than a mixed age group. This place could be an absolute goldmine as its on the edge of the forest in a fantastic spot, but... More 

Thank Claire F
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A group of 9 of us ate at the Hare and Hounds today. The food was good and the staff were very friendly and attentive.

Thank Gill T
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lots of delicious dishes and many suitable for vegetarians. A nice little settlement with lots of history behind it. Sunday lunches are a real highlight. Locally sourced, fresh ingredients and clearly homemade dishes. Dogs welcome. One of my favorites.

Thank Sam L
Milford on Sea, United Kingdom
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265 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited this pub for dinner having been a few times for drinks and thinking the food always looked good. Warm welcome and wide choice of food. I had the liver, as did my husband. It looked great but was overlooked and the accompanying bacon was so salty it ruined the whole taste for us. Not something we felt we should... More 

Thank Kim11052011
Worthing, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I always make time for a meal at this pub when I am in the New Forest. This week I went with my young grandchildren. As vegetarians we are used to having to choose from at most 2 veggie options but the Hare and Hounds offered 7 different choices as well as anything a carnivore may wish to eat. The... More 

Thank pammiep25
Solihull, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found this pub via 'near me now' and decided to give it a try as the reviews were mostly good - we weren't disappointed. We both had the pie of the day - chicken & mushroom. It was excellent and a bit unusual as the pie used puff pastry. Good portions, we couldn't manage a pud & good local... More 

Thank TheFlipfloppers
Southampton, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thank goodness we booked this place is so popular . The roast dinner was the best I have ever had. It came with a separate dish of vegetables which were cooked to perfection. The staff were brilliant . The homemade puddings well they were fabulous and very tasty. Excellent meal , a good price and brilliant happy staff . Highly... More 

Thank tmp1967
Bath, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an excellent meal in the Hare and Hounds last night, we were staying locally and popped in to see if we could get a table. Food was excellent, and the menu very varied with 6 choices of main meals for vegetarian, the staff were most kind and helpful.

Thank emmalucy2010
London, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Some pubs that are 'local pubs' can feel unfriendly but we were welcomed in this pub. The food was very good for pub food and was freshly made. We were in Lymington for a week and went twice and this was our favourite pub restaurant


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
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: Durnstown | Sway, Sway, New Forest, Brockenhurst SO41 6AL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  New Forest  >  Brockenhurst  >  Sway
  • Phone Number: +44 1590 682404

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?