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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Impressive committed cooking with glorious views

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At a glance

Open all year
Private dining
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access
Service charge
Credit cards accepted

A mile and a half north of Bath, The Hare & Hounds is an enticing bolt hole with glorious views from its hilltop location. Huge leaded windows look over the terrace and allow light into the neat interior where wood proliferates: tables, chairs, panelling and floor. It's relaxed and informal, but the kitchen has a serious commitment to food and draws on top-grade produce. Starters might include pan-fried scallops with black pudding, cauliflower purée and hazelnut butter, while main course could bring venison shepherd's pie with spiced red cabbage and parsnip crisps. Desserts are another strong suit: try rice pudding with mulled pears and winter fruits.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 3
  • Dinner served from: 5.30
  • Dinner served until: 9

Chef

  • Chef: Ashley Woodland

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 42
  • Wines over £30: 15
  • Wines by the glass: 28

Price guide

  • Starter from 5
  • Main course from12
  • Dessert from3
  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Assist dogs welcome

Facilities

  • Seats: 70
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 14
  • On-site parking available

Additional information

  • Seats: 70
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 14

Getting here

M4 to A46 Bath for 4m, right A420 Bristol. After 0.8m take left to Bath Racecourse for 1.5m, then left towards Bath. Hare & Hounds on left in 2.5m

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