TUESDAY-SATURDAY: 11am - 11pm
SUNDAY: 12pm - 10.30pm
TUESDAY-SATURDAY: 12pm - 2.30pm / 6pm - 9.15pm
SUNDAY: 12pm - 5pm
- Private Dining
- Free WiFi
- Outside Seating Area
- Families and Children Welcome
- Dogs Welcome
About The Hare & Hounds
A family-run country pub, The Hare & Hounds Old Warden use fresh, local ingredients to create a menu of European classics. With a menu that changes every 6 weeks, the seasonal dishes are joined by local ales and world wines, in a setting packed with rural charm and laidback hospitality. Set amidst beautiful Bedfordshire countryside, the Hare & Hounds sits in the heart of the village.
We attended the restaurant with our American client for lunch and a more relaxed area to discuss business. The food and atmosphere were excellent however the service was disappointing. One of the servers decided to put away cutlery in the drawer right next to our table so noisily that we had to stop our conversation until she had finished, I appreciate it needed to be put away but it was like she was literally throwing it in to make as much noise as possible. She could clearly see we had stopped for her but continued throwing them in in her own time. Also our starter plates were cleared away from us while our client was still trying to finish hers. This was very awkward and made her feel she needed to rush. Overall the experience was very good, jus a couple of let downs.
love coming to eat at the hare and hounds , food is fab and lovely welcoming staff who will chat and advise on drinks and food
As always we were made to feel welcome the minute we walked in the door. Food was excellent and staff were attentive.
We booked in for Sunday lunch, the roast dinners were extremely tasty. We will definitely come again!
The service was slower than normal. But didn’t spoil our evening too much.
Excellent quality portions a bit small
Great birthday experience and fantastic service!
The octopus plate is sensational. New tastes! How exciting. The staff were attentive and available. Tilly was a treat.
The service was fantastic as always.
It was a busy day, short of staff so slow service. However food was good (fries could have been better) and waiter/barman was great and apologised for delay. Will be returning as a lovely place to dine.
Had a lovely relaxing meal
Great food. Good atmosphere. Good selection of drinks.
Unfortunately the Yorkshire puddings and the beef were very over cooked and difficult to digest.
Booked a family lunch in the private dining room, good service and food.
We were very well looked after by all of your team - thank you!
Please Tripadvisor, have submitted a fuller review. Excellent!
Menu really needs an overhaul with some great classics. Bored to the point of visiting other restaurants.
Food and service fabulous as always. Only shame was the reduced menu with no chowder or sea bass available
Excellent time was had by all,cellabrating our 50 th wedding anniversary and we were all spoilt by the staff
The service was unapologetically slow. It took an embarrassingly long time to order, and then a hugely long time for each course to come out, and then we were left for ages before we gave up and paid the bill at the bar. None of the waiting staff acknowledged this or apologised for it. It felt like a case of heads buried in sand, crossing fingers and hoping we wouldn’t notice how slow everything was. Outside of that the food was even better than usual, and your usual standards are exceptional. We’ll definitely be back, but will hope things aren’t so painful on the service front!
We had a lovely evening, Thank you to the staff, the food was superb!! We will be coming again very soon
We regularly eat here because the food is always delicious, the surroundings are welcoming and the staff are efficient and friendly.
Wonderful service, friendly staff and food was fantastic