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Hare and Hounds

$$ - $$$, British,
Durnstown | Sway, Sway, New Forest, Brockenhurst SO41 6AL, England
+44 1590 682404
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Durnstown | Sway, Sway, New Forest, Brockenhurst SO41 6AL, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This has to be one of the best places in the New Forest for a decent roast the meat is always good quality and the veg cooked to perfection. A faultless meal .

Thank tmp1967
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Ok for food but bog standard pub food, not fresh ingredients. We hadn’t booked and couldn’t get a table inside, so ate in the garden. Reasonable food at a reasonable price, not much more to say, except staff plentiful and friendly. There was a lovely...More

Thank ducatitourer
Reviewed 5 days ago

Visited here last weekend on recommendation, had really good meal which was tasty and well cooked. Staff excellent and really couldn't fault it. Raved about it to friends and decided to drive out there last night with family. Pub and staff were really busy and...More

Thank drinkersinc
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great seafood pie - would return for that alone. Nice to sit in courtyard on a beautiful day. Convenient to walk to from The Manor at Sway.

Thank Stefan C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quite a find. The New Forest may be full of tourists in May but few seem to stray to Sway, even with that name. Good service despite over a dozen friends. Great warm food, good choice, reasonable prices. A pleasant atmosphere inside and out. Do...More

Thank PhilipT411
Reviewed 1 week ago

We haven't been here for a while. We were really hungry and after waiting almost an hour we were even more hungry when our plates arrived. We both ordered a Roast trio today. All 3 meats were dry, flavourless and held no resemblance to any...More

Thank Jenny C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The pub itself is well located in the Forest & is a lovely pub , nicely furnished and decorated. Made to feel very welcome as soon as we arrived. Good choice of very good cask Badger beer. Menu was very varied with a specials board....More

Thank Neil K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While staying in the New Forest, visited 3 times. A large menu choice with local produce and beers. Butchered meat on premises .Portions were large ( with some smaller portion options). Everyone was charming and helpful My favourite was the game pie which I had...More

Thank jacky h
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The pub and garden is lovely. Food was ok. The staff on the other hand, wow! The men are rude, grumpy don’t speak to you! Feel like your very unwelcome! It’s awful.

1  Thank Melody S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had high hopes having eaten at its sister pub in Milford. Chewy/ grisly meat in the steak and kidney pudding, undercooked potatoes and near raw cabbage. Beef stroganoff ok but nothing special. Underwhelming.

Thank 163Magsy
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19 May 2018|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
Yes dogs are very welcome , choice of beds and blankets for them to lay on and there’s a big garden at the back of the pub
29 December 2015|
Response from fenhenderson |
Yes in one half of the pub, bar and garden :)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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