The Hare & 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 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 famous fish pie is a must try and is made to a recipe that Jonathan has been using for 25 years, with fresh 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 established as firm favourites. The team is best known for its Friday steak and grill nights, and the amazing value two-course midweek lunch at just £10.95. Whether you visit to eat, drink or stay in one of the 30 bedrooms, you’re assured of a warm welcome; so do give The Hare & Hounds a try – you won’t be disappointed.