Bedroom view of Hare & Hounds, Newbury

Hare & Hounds – Newbury

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After many months of hard work, the newly-renovated 17th-century pub Hare & Hounds is celebrating a new dawn. Set at the foot of Newbury, in the beautiful village of Speen, it’s the type of place that suits everyone – be it for a fun-filled weekend, romantic escape or simply passing through. Plus, Newbury Racecourse is only a stone’s throw away. Dogs are welcomed with open arms, too. The 30 individual bedrooms, some with gorgeous roll-top copper bathtubs, are housed in four stylish buildings (The Stables, The Paddocks, The Hunter’s Lodge and The Coach House). Each, complete with racing-themed fabric, is packed with all the charm and character of a traditional coaching inn yet brought bang up to date with a contemporary twist. The Dining Room – settle down beside a crackling fire or in the garden – serves a menu of farm-to-table cuisine that celebrates local produce, accompanied by an impressive list of cocktails, craft beers and hand-picked wines. The Sunday Roast is fantastic, too, which you can walk off afterwards on the Berkshire Downs.

Doubles from £125+44

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Dining Room view of Hare & Hounds, Newbury
Dining Room of Hare & Hounds, Newbury