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The Hare & Hounds, Speen, Newbury

Bath Road
Speen
Newbury
RG14 1QY
Phone: 01635521152
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Michael Wright left this review about The Hare & Hounds

Return visit, lunchtime on a dull Monday mid Jan 2015. Visit was mainly food led, lunch basically. Beer not tried this time, driving duties, but seems same old favourites still available, GOB etc.

The pub / hotel has had work done, most of the garden has gone and is now replaced by a large conservatory style building named The Barn, it is barn size and spacious, pictures submitted. I suspect now hotel is catering for wedding trade this fits that function nicely, we remained in the original bar area, would have seemed like two loose peas rattling around in The Barn

Food remains same high quality, as does the service, although I never had any beer it seemed popular with what were obviously regular customers, again the food lunch trade mainly, but certainly not locals in overalls off a building site

The car park has not been affected by The Barn building

One thing to note, there is now a direct entrance from car park, through The Barn, however there are about half a dozen stone steps down [can't be helped, it is on a hillside], if in a wheelchair or walking frame, go to right from car park and use the original side door, only one step down to bar.

I noticed a small, silent, TV has now appeared in part of the bar, not obtrusive but could distract

I will return, it is close to A34 road home, no complaints, warm & friendly enough, reasonable prices for reasonable food, with large car park

Ok if in area, or on A34 / A4 and need a break

On 26th January 2015 - rating: 6
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Quinno _ left this review about The Hare & Hounds

Roadside pub with a surprisingly small bar given the size of the building, long and quite narrow with some small semi-booth seating overlooking the road (I was reminded somewhat of an American roadside diner in pub form eg the carpeted floor). Food and accommodation offered. Two local ales, West Berks GOB and Two Cocks Golden (a bit warm but OK) served by a single overworked barman. Fair enough stop without being overly memorable.

On 5th December 2013 - rating: 6
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Michael Wright left this review about The Hare & Hounds

Just update, visit on Thursday lunchtime, hot & sunny day early September 2013

This time i can remember what I drank, pint of West Berkshire Brewery "Good old boy" which was excellent, shame I was driving or would have had another. Alternative ale was Doom Bar. Both £3.50 a pint

Partner had coffee, from a hissing thingy machine, judged as excellent

Again our main mission was lunch, and it was all good, absolutely no complaints whatever

Pub / hotel seems to be having a bit of a tasteful spruce up, fresh exterior paint, all in best possible taste, not garish

Still remains food based, but given it is hotel, ex coaching Inn, then that is to be expected

Staff polite, friendly & helpful

If you are in area give it a try

On 5th September 2013 - rating: 9
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Jonathan Wilde
Newbury, 1.81 miles, 34 min walk (show)
Newbury Racecourse, 2.12 miles, 40 min walk (show)
Kintbury, 5.13 miles, 1 hr 39 min walk (show)
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24th Jan 2022, 20:04
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24th Jan 2022, 20:04
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  • Accommodation : Yes - It is also hotel - last updated 05 September 2013 by Michael Wright
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 05 September 2013 by Michael Wright
  • Beer Garden : Yes - no play equipment, but pleasant, secluded, couple of tables, grass & flowers - last updated 05 September 2013 by Michael Wright
  • Car Park : Yes - Nice & large - last updated 05 September 2013 by Michael Wright
  • Darts : No last updated 05 September 2013 by Michael Wright
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 13 May 2018 by Komakino .
  • Jukebox : No last updated 05 September 2013 by Michael Wright
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 05 September 2013 by Michael Wright
  • Pinball : No last updated 05 September 2013 by Michael Wright
  • Pool Table : No last updated 05 September 2013 by Michael Wright
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 05 September 2013 by Michael Wright
  • Real Cider : No last updated 15 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes - There a coupls of steps [pub on hillside] But not too steep, and the sraff are so polite and pleasant I am sure they would assist if requested to - last updated 05 September 2013 by Michael Wright
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 05 September 2014 by Michael Wright
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