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Hare and Hounds

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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SO416AL | Sway, Sway, New Forest, Brockenhurst SO41 6AL, England
+44 1590 682404
11:00 - 23:00
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All hours
Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We are regular visitors to the Hare & Hounds, we took friends this Saturday, first visit for them, we were ushered into a corner table having to ask already seated people to stand up to allow us room to sit down, so an annoying start. Our drinks and main meals in fairness were as expected but when asking for the... More 

Thank Leigh C
Barton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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143 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited on 1st December, of a midweek lunchtime. There were plenty of spare tables and whilst quiet when we arrived, for a midweek lunchtime there was a steady inflow of customers. It is on the edge of the New Forest, so is likely to be busy at weekends and during the Summer. The drinks and food were fine, although... More 

Thank John H
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195 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

As a group we had pre-booked our table for lunch at 1pm. We were allowed to park our cars in the car park which was a great help. At lunchtime we ordered our meals and drinks. We were pleasantly surprised how quickly the food arrived. This was well presented and there were clean plates all round at the end. A... More 

Thank Paul H
Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice country pub, lovely relaxed atmosphere. Log fire. Nice lighting. Very friendly staff. Gave us a nice welcome, treated us like locals. Good specials board. Plenty of food choice. Fresh, hot. Nicely cooked.

Thank Ann D
Poole, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The New Forest always throws up new colours,ponies and other treats. The Hare and hounds is one of those treats. We have been before but this is the first time we have reviewed it. We are glad we made the effort. It is welcoming without being over the top and appeals to locals as well as those seeking a special... More 

Thank peterwy434
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided to stop here on the spur of the moment at about 3pm on a weekday afternoon! We went to the bar and asked if there was a table for two free. We were shown to a table in the Restaurant. We ordered drinks and then ordered our meal. Our starters arrived, and they were delicious, but huge! We... More 

Thank HelenaMariaH
Swindon, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Had a meal here whilst staying in a local hotel. Wonderful food, staff were friendly and the atmosphere was lovely well done.

Thank Dawn W
Luton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

This pub had a real country feel to it. There were 5 of us eating dinner tonight and we all enjoyed our meals. I would recommend the liver with bacon. The staff were also very friendly and very nice. Thank you.

Thank Keelyimps
Hertford, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We have eaten here for the past 9 years when at our timeshare, the food is always reliable, well cooked and presented. Good value.

Thank Ray J
Lymington, United Kingdom
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142 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We went on a Friday evening and it was very busy early evening but by 8.30 it was quiet. I had minestrone soup which curiously was not offered with Parmesan cheese and Hungarian ghoulash on the specials board. That was good but the beef was in large pieces. Service was very slow even after the place emptied out. There was... More 

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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
Bar, British, Pub
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, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, 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: SO416AL | 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?