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The Hare & Hounds

4.1
4.1
28 Reviews
£25 and under
Modern European
Situated in Lingfield, home to the famed eponymous race course, The Hare and Hounds public house and restaurant has long been at the centre of the local community. A large blue painted old building given a whole new lease of life by its current owners, The Hare and Hounds remains full of charm and character, some of it integral to the pub but much thanks to the eclectic and quirky interior design in which boudoir chic meets country style meets gentlemen’s lounge. Outside, enjoy al fresco dining on decked terraces surrounded by greenery – the perfect way to relax during a lazy summer evening. The Good Food Guide 2010’s Pick of the Pubs, The Hare and Hounds not only offers a great line in drinks, ranging from the best local real ales to unusual wines from across the globe, but a stunning menu inspired by seasonal produce and the flavours of both Britain and France. Working with sustainable, local ingredients delivered daily the kitchen creates beautifully presented, delicious dishes.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Modern European
  • Hours of operation
    Mon - Sat: 11am - 11pm Sun: 11am - 8pm
  • Phone number
    01342 832351
  • Payment options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress

What 28 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.1
4.1 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.5Value

NoiseModerate

28 Reviews
  1. Nicky

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 28, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a great place for foodies to eat. Dining room to the back has been recently renovated and looks very smart. Great food and really friendly yet professional service.

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  2. DutchG

    London

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2015

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Although serving some pub classics, definitely beyond the average gastro pubs. Some fabulous taste combinations, executed with French flair. Quirky and comfortable, but tends to be quiet during the week. My favourite "pub-restaurant" in the area. Highly recommended.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    West Sussex

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2015

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My husband and I had Sunday lunch here last week and both enjoyed the mains which were the belly pork and the corn fed chicken, both excellent. Also had a sweet each which were heavenly. Will definately be returning in the future.

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  4. DaveR

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, superb service,lovely surroundings and great atmosphere.

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  5. Traveller2

    West Sussex

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2014

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We came with high expectations, as this was "the best restaurant in Lingfield". The welcome and service was very pleasant and the atmosphere warm and inviting. I didn't listen to the price of the special beef dish (as the general level of pricing was not cheap, but appeared reasonable) so I was very shocked when I saw it was just under 30 pounds. The crab starter was unexceptional, really poor value with a few clumps of crab strings interspersed amongst the greens and my beef was maybe 150gm - if that !! It was however, tasty. My wife's pork dish was excellent.

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  6. Skriney

    London

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2014

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was at best average. Expensive and then you have to pay for your sides on top. Chips £4.95!!! Would not eat here again, building needs external decoration as do the toilets. If a pub is full then normally a very good sign - this pub was empty now we know why. Sharpen your act or reduce your high prices. One positive comment the waiting staff were very polite and efficient.

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  7. Foodie

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2014

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We ate at the Hare and Hound on Easter Sunday and it was surprisingly very quiet. Although the restaurant was quiet there were a few occasions where we were left waiting for a waitress but overall the service was very good. The only down side is that there are no baby changing facilities at the restaurant so I was encouraged to change my baby on a rather small ledge over the hand basin. There are also no high chairs for babies but they do have a booster seat.

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  8. Earlydiner

    Surrey

    31 reviews

    2.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2013

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We were rather disappointed with our evening at the Hare & Hounds. We had to ask for the music to be turned down so we could talk comfortably. There was a draught around our legs. The service was extremely indifferent. We waited ages to place our order despite there being only 2 other diners. We asked for tartare sauce only to be told there was none - surely a staple in most restaurants ? The food itself was fine, but there was generally a lack of concern.

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  9. palacemason

    London

    54 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2013

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    What can I say about this place that I haven't already? Another excellent meal, that burger is truly mental and worth every penny. Recommended.

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  10. CB17

    London

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2013

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always an excellent menu choice, updated frequently. Must go back...

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The Hare & Hounds is rated 4.1 stars by 28 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for The Hare & Hounds

Lingfield Common Road, Lingfield, East Grinstead, West Sussex RH7 6BZ

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    East Grinstead
  • Hours of operation
    Mon - Sat: 11am - 11pm Sun: 11am - 8pm
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Modern European
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    None
  • Payment options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Counter Seating, Full Bar
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