If you’re looking for a rural retreat that serves fabulous food, outstanding drinks and the promise of fresh air and beautiful views, then the Hare & Hounds is the spot for you.
A pastoral masterpiece, the Hare & Hounds stands gracefully on the edge of the Charlcombe valley. Its interior is full of old skool charm, with rustic wood panelled walls, gorgeous Bath stone fire-places and timeless furnishings (including a church pew or two). In the main dining space, large wooden framed windows offer a breathtaking panoramic of the sweeping valley in all its glory; it’s a spectacular view anytime of day, but visit for breakfast on a particularly misty morning for a show stopping display as the edges of Bath slowly creep into view as the veil rises.
But don’t get us wrong; the Hare & Hounds is far from old fashioned. When it comes to its culinary delights, the kitchen team turnout some of the finest modern British plates we’ve had the pleasure of indulging in. From warm octopus salad with crushed avocado and smoked salted almonds, to braised ox cheek with maple-glazed root vegetables and cavolo nero, the Hare & Hounds keep things lively with a bountiful mix of British classics with a much loved oh-so-contemporary twist. Right up there with the best is their venison sausage cassoulet, served with rich and punchy braised red cabbage.
And what’s a rural pub without a fine roast dinner. The Hare & Hounds Sunday menu lives up to every expectation you’ve ever had when it comes to a roast: steaming seasonal ingredients, crisp golden potatoes and tender meats, this is a roast in all its finery. And with extra yorkshire puddings at just 50p a pop, you’re guaranteed to have you feel.
Escape the city and settle in for a stupendous culinary adventure at Bath’s finest.