The Hare & Hounds

Newbury, Berkshire
+44 (0)1635 521152
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A light, bright, Georgian coaching inn with super-efficient staff, a fairy-lit garden, sumptuous rooms and excellent, seasonal food


30 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

There’s a sense of tradition here, naturally steeped in horse racing, with village locals rubbing shoulders happily with the walkers and foodies who flock here. A regularly changing menu from a rich source of local suppliers helps the chefs stay loyal to the region from fine dining in the restaurant to pub classics in the bar and garden. Sup a craft ale from the White Horse and Tilbury Breweries, choose from the hand-picked wine list or try gin from Highclere Castle (just eight miles away.)

While away an evening in the garden where music plays and blankets, fires and hot water bottles keep you warm. Some bedrooms are in the main building, others in The Stables or The Paddocks. All have robes, slippers, Nespresso machines, smart TVs. If you bring your dog you’ll find treats for them too.

A sturdy breakfast sets you up for days out – you’re less than a mile from Newbury, an historic market town with a rare medieval Cloth Hall.

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We think you'll love

  • Unwinding in your room or at the bar after a day out walking in the countryside
  • Exploring Donnington or Highclere Castle
  • Being so well looked after by such friendly, knowledgeable staff
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You should know

  • Not all rooms are dog-friendly so book ahead. Dogs are £20 per night extra
  • The restaurant is open to the public and gets busy, so remember book a table for dinner
  • The road can be noisy so ask for a quieter room if this bothers you


  • EV charger
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
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No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Bar snacks from £2.95. Starters from £5.95. Mains from £13.95. Puddings from £4.95. Sunday roasts from £14.50.


Nightly price
from £125
Extra bed/sofabed available £30 per person per night.
3 Suites for 2
From £150
27 Doubles
From £125



This place just oozes quality! Beautifully designed interiors throughout, fantastic atmosphere and attentive team on hand to ensure you have a wonderful stay. A real gem!

Nicole, Sawday's Inspector

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The neighbourhood

You're on the main road to Newbury in the small village of Speen. The Vineyard, one mile away, has an excellent spa with various day packages including a pool. Highclere Castle (eight miles) has events and tours throughout the year, and lovely gardens to wander and Donnington Castle - a striking 14th-century gatehouse is a 20-minute walk. Book The Woodspeen, for cookery courses and dining.

Local points of interest from The Owners

  • Hare & Hounds is a 17th Century Coaching Inn. We are located less that half a mile from the A34, 3 miles from the M4 (Chieveley) and only 1 mile from Newbury City Centre.
  • We are 1 mile from the Watermill Thearte, 8 miles from Highclere Castle (the Real Downton Abbey) and a stones throw from Donnington Castle, so plenty to do locally to explore the local area or quickly get to an A road or Motorway to travel the South.


The Owners

The owners have vision and a good eye for design. You're looked after by a friendly, professional, welcoming bunch who are happy to help in any way they can.