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Hare & Hounds, Esher

The Green
Claygate
Postal town: Esher
KT10 0JL
Phone: 01372465149
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moby duck left this review about Hare & Hounds

From the exterior The Hare And Hounds looks to be the most pubby of the three pubs I passed by on the main drag through Claygate, It is however quite food orientated with a fair bit of the inside area set out for dining, there are though,bar stools along the bar area so it seems drinking only is also welcomed.
Six Hand Pumps all in operation with the choice of London Pride ,Tribute,Old Peculiar,6x,Brightwater Daisy Gold and some beer from Caledonion I now forget.
I tried a pint of the locally brewed Daisy Gold, a 4.0% beer fairly average as it turned out, the most remarkable thing about it was being charged £4.20 for the pleasure.
Its a nice enough spot for a pint if you are prepared to pay the ridiculous prices,I think I will pass it by next time.
As Rex discoverd some five years ago there were a few "bonjours" flying around, marginally better than "have a nice day" I suppose.

On 13th June 2015 - rating: 5
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Malden man left this review about Hare & Hounds

A long space with the formal restaurant bit at the right, partially separated by hiding behind a large brick chimney and fireplace. The bar is on the back wall, the ceiling has dark exposed wooden beams and the floor is carpeted at the drinking end, wooden boarded elsewhere. It felt fairly homely with a smell of wood smoke and a friendly little white dog roaming around checking people out; the corner TV was off and background music was playing at a lowish volume. Mostly standard seating for the drinkers at square tables for four although there was one high table with a few newspapers scattered across it.
I didn't check out any menus as I didn't see any but a chalkboard listed rather upmarket sandwiches for between £6 and 7.50 although they do come with soup or chips. The vinegar and ketchup on the tables suggest the English menu may be more pub grub than the French version.
Decor is not much more than a few framed prints and cartoons although there were a few Champagne bottles on the window cills as well as the obligatory white candles here and there.
For somewhere like this the beer range was pretty reasonable if not adventurous, Pride, Tribute, Old Peculiar, Youngs Bitter and Bombardier with Thwaites Wainwright advertised as next on.
Certainly more of a place for a meal than a session but it was fine for a quick half of Tribute (£2). The outdoor terrace to the front looks like a good spot for a nice day too.

On 8th January 2013 - rating: 6
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Old Blue left this review about Hare & Hounds

Pleased to report that as at yesterday's visit, this pub had started speaking English again and didn't display any of the pretentiousness that Rex encountered previously. It is still doing its "L'Auberge" foodie thing, but that seems largely to happen in the room to the right, whilst the main pub feels like, well, a pub. The five handpumps were serving Thwaites Wainwright (a good pint of which I had), Spitfire, Bombardier, and Courage Best (x2). Service was friendly and efficient, and custom was comfortably steady. I would come here again if passing.

On 27th June 2011 - rating: 6
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Old Blue
Claygate, 0.5 miles, 9 min walk (show)
Hinchley Wood, 1.37 miles, 26 min walk (show)
Chessington South, 2.45 miles, 47 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Hare & Hounds, Claygate
13th Jun 2015, 07:27
Review submitted by moby duck amended by moby duck
 
13th Jun 2015, 07:27
Review submitted by moby duck amended by moby duck

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  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 13 June 2015 by moby duck
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 10% - last updated 30 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 13 June 2015 by moby duck
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 13 June 2015 by moby duck
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 13 June 2015 by moby duck
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 13 June 2015 by moby duck
  • Micropub : No last updated 13 June 2015 by moby duck
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 04 October 2013 by Rex Rattus
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 13 June 2015 by moby duck
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 13 June 2015 by moby duck
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