Hare and Hounds at Speen
Pubs and Bars with Restaurants
Since 1753, The Hare & Hounds has been serving traditional ales and quality food. Under the ownership of Jonathan and Jean Nelsey for over ten years, the recently refurbished inn has gone from strength to strength and is now among Newbury’s most popular dining venues.
The Barn, a truly stunning oak-framed construction that has to be seen to be fully appreciated, is a light and airy restaurant, which can be hired as a wedding venue or for a special celebration, and opens onto a heated terrace, deck and garden. The bar remains a true pub bar, while The Library is a casual dining and drinking area. The kitchen’s new charcoal Bertha oven enhances the flavour of all grilled food to give a true barbecue taste. Whilst grilled food is a speciality, menus are varied and seasonal. The fish pie is made to a recipe that Jonathan has been using for 25 years, using fish sourced from day-boats in Brixham. All meat, fruit and vegetables are from the area’s leading suppliers.
Food is served all day on Saturday and Sunday, with traditional Sunday roasts firm favourites. They are particularly known for their Friday steak and grill nights, and the amazing value two-course midweek lunch at only £10.95. Whether you visit to eat, drink or sleep (they have 30 bedrooms) you are assured a warm welcome. So do give The Hare & Hounds a try – you won’t be disappointed.