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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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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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
2 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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28 reviews
12 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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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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43 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
Oxford, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Visited here as a treat with my hubby. First visit here and initial thoughts were it looks nice. Had 2 courses. Food arrived in a timely manner and presentation was good. Actual food could have been better. First course was caked in cranberry sauce which took away the delight in having deep fried brie. Second course found the fish pie... More 

Thank 2480mc
Thatcham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Food not as tasty or as good as other visits, staff seem to be more interest in messing around and chatting than serving

Thank fishthat
Winchester, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

Whilst driving along we spotted this location and decided to take a chance and stop for lunch. Totally unaware what we were getting, we walked in and found the friendliest of greetings and the most relaxed and pleasant atmosphere. The server was a charming gentleman and the service we received was second to none. The food was quick and tasted... More 

2 Thank Spridge
London, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Sunday lunch on a really nice sunny lawn. Cracking setting. Beef in the roast lunch was chewy but everything else was really well done. Certainly not a cheap option on food or drink. Not sure if I detected an edge in the landlords demeanour but the waitress was faultless. Nice spot

1 Thank bertiefaversham

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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
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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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