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Hopping Hare

18 Hopping Hill Gardens | Duston, Northampton NN5 6PF, England
+44 1604 580090
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Overview
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“trout” (5 reviews)
“sunday roast” (14 reviews)
“fish and chips” (12 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
18 Hopping Hill Gardens | Duston, Northampton NN5 6PF, England
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1 - 10 of 487 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had a really enjoyable lunch with a friend. The food was really great. Will definitely be back and highly recommend.More

Thank Diana J
david g, Owner at Hopping Hare, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Diana, Thank you for your kind review, recommending The Hopping Hare and for awarding the team top marks, very much appreciated by us all. Excellent quality food at great value prices, alongside first class customer service are our priorities and I am pleased we...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I don't expect to be referred to as "guys" in a restaurant with 2 AA rosettes. Not satisfactory. Train your waiting staff property!

Thank milstead01
david g, Owner at Hopping Hare, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Milstead, Apart from this annoyance, I do hope you enjoyed your meal. We will have a quiet word. Kind regards, David

Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here for lunch and we were presently surprised: absolutely delicious food, good choice on the menu, friendly staff. Would recommend and will definitely come back again.More

1  Thank Lucie E
david g, Owner at Hopping Hare, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Lucie, Many thanks for your kind review and for awarding the team top marks. Very much appreciated by us all. Excellent quality food (2 AA Rosettes) at great value prices, alongside first class customer service are our highest priorities and I am pleased we...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great way to end our weekend break after visiting the area. After reading other reviews, we decided to try out the Hopping Hare’s Sunday lunch, while meeting up with family and we all loved it. Upon arrival we waited at the bar, and...More

1  Thank sarz190807
david g, Owner at Hopping Hare, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Sarz, Many thanks for a great review and for awarding the team top marks. Very much appreciated by us all. As are all our menus, I believe our Sunday menu offers exceptional quality at great value prices. We have an exceptionally experienced and skilled...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The front page on trip advisor says it's 'vegetarian and vegan' friendly but it's nothing of the sort! There are no specific options for either and staff themselves acknowledged that the restaurant struggled making vegetarians and vegans feel welcome! When we went last time the...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
david g, Owner at Hopping Hare, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear ? You have raised an interesting point. We do cater very well for vegetarians and vegans. To clarify : We always have at least 2 vegetarian dishes on our menus, but we have not been notating them with a (V). We have now added...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been here several times over the last month and family stayed here. It is very nice place inside it obviously has had a big refurbishment. Stayed for dinner a couple of times and the food was delicious and well presented. My favourite was...More

Thank Jackie S
david g, Owner at Hopping Hare, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Jackie, Many thanks for your kind review and thank you for being a regular visitor over the last few weeks. All our food is cooked in house by our excellent team of chefs and we source from the very best suppliers. We aim to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow, Wow, Wow! Food was amazing and beautifully presented. The paté and 3 little pigs from the a la carte menu were delicious. Service was just what we needed it to be - plenty of time between courses, but attentive too. Pleasant and rwlax3d ambience....More

Thank Michael W
david g, Owner at Hopping Hare, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Michael, Many thanks for a WOW review and for awarding the team top marks, which is very much appreciated by us all. Fantastic quality food ( 2 AA Rosettes) at great value prices, alongside exceptional customer service summarises our offer and it is this...More

Reviewed 11 January 2018

Had great Sunday lunch at last food was just great and well worth the coast . It was the best we had well done PS green pea soup and ham was delightful Thank you you have restored my faith in resturants in NorthamptonMore

1  Thank exmouthdavy
david g, Owner at Hopping Hare, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2018

Dear Davy, Many thanks for your kind review and for awarding the team top marks. Very much appreciated by us all. Our priorities are to serve outstanding quality food (2 AA Rosettes) at great value prices, alongside excellent customer service and I am pleased we...More

Reviewed 31 December 2017

Visited over the Christmas period, we wanted a relaxing meal with tasty food and lovely atmosphere and that is what we got. The waitress was very pleasant and helpful at making us comfortable, and offering advice where requested. The menu is perfect for us, we...More

1  Thank Estg905
david g, Owner at Hopping Hare, responded to this reviewResponded 1 January 2018

Dear Estg, Many thanks for your kind comments and I am really pleased that you enjoyed your visit. Excellent quality food at great value prices and first class customer service are our highest priorities and I am pleased we delivered. We look forward to your...More

Reviewed 7 December 2017

Three plus would be more accurate for this restaurant. The starters ....very good The main course was over cooked but tasty. The vegetables costs extra, for goodness sakes what is all this meal without veg it’s unreasonable to serve a meal without vegetables of some...More

Thank Mary C
david g, Owner at Hopping Hare, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2017

Dear Mary, I am sorry you were disappointed as our objectives are to deliver excellent quality food at great value prices, alongside first class customer service. Every dish is cooked in-house by our strong team of experienced and skilled chefs and we source our produce...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$22 - US$42
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Hopping Hill Gardens | Duston, Northampton NN5 6PF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northamptonshire  >  Northampton
  • Phone Number: +44 1604 580090
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  • This restaurant is at Hopping Hare
Description
The Hopping Hare is a restaurant, pub & hotel. FoodThe quality of our food is really important to us.That's why everything is prepared from the finest ingredients, the freshest produce and the very best meat and fish.Our head chef has hand picked suppliers who support our food ethos and knows where the meat is reared, how the fish is caught and where the vegetables have been grown. We source locally as much as possible.Our Menus are updated regularly offering slowly braised, heart-warming comfort food when it's chilly outside, and lighter, pan-fried dishes with tender fresh vegetable and salads during the summer months. We offer chef specials every day, while Sunday's menu offers you a choice of Great British roasts with all the trimmings. It's always advisable to book to ensure a place in our relaxed conservatory restaurant.Table service is also available in the contemporary dining room with its more casual atmosphere.DrinkWhen the temperatures dip outside, we get the log fires burning to create a warm welcome, while in summer the sun streams through the open doors to reveal a large decked area that's perfect for outdoor days and balmy evenings.The contemporary dining room area is cleverly zoned by interior design to accommodate groups of all sizes. There are perfect spots for business people, backed up by free WiFi throughout the building. You will also find quiet, intimate corners for couples, fireside sofas and seating clusters for small groups as well as semi-formal table arrangements. We provide newspapers every day.Our bar staff know a thing or two about serving the perfect drink for all occasions. A range of super chilled lagers sit happily alongside cask ales - all kept in tip-top condition by our cellar manager. A well balanced wine list includes something for all tastes and is available by the glass or the bottle, and there's an extremely well stocked spirits range. Soft drinks & freshly brewed teas or coffee are available at all times.For very special occasions we stock a range of champagnes.
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