The Hare and Hounds, Bath
On the north edge of Bath, this rustic pub has far ranging views with great walks and a gastro menu – we'd say that's a pretty perfect combo
Despite being a stone’s throw away from the city lights, The Hare and Hounds feels like it’s in the countryside. Not only are there amazing views across the Charlcombe valley, a large terrace and extensive gardens, but there are also walks directly from the pub (and back again).
Part of the Bath Pub Company (The Locksbrook Inn and The Marlborough Tavern are also in the stable), the Hare and Hounds on Lansdown Hill to the north of Bath city centre, combines a laid back atmosphere in a building that dates back to the 17th century with really excellent seasonal, freshly cooked food, beautifully presented.
The place is spacious, with a large main bar/restaurant with high ceilings, huge lead light windows and an open fire, as well as slightly more private areas and a conservatory.
It’s simply decorated with wooden church chairs, wooden pews, wooden floors and original art on the walls.
And the food? It’s inventive without being poncy, uses lots of local produce without being earnest, portions are generous – and we thought it was delicious.
This is a pub to come to for breakfast (after a walk with the dog), with your laptop, for a lazy lunch (on Sunday they serve it until 8pm) with friends, family (there’s boules and a play area for kids) – and for dinner à deux (or à dix).
The Hare & Hounds Lansdown Road, Bath BA1 5TJ
Opening hoursMonday: 8am – 11pm
Tuesday: 8am – 11pm
Wednesday: 8am – 11pm
Thursday: 8am – 11pm
Friday: 8am – 11pm
Saturday: 9am – 11pm
Sunday: 9am – 10.30pm