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.
Unfortunately my friend and I had an awful experience. I wish we had been notified that there was a wedding party in one room and we would be sat on a table in the bar area with just one other large table of regular people who were very loud and one very drunk. We were served warm wine and could not hear ourselves think and so asked to be moved, the only option outside. Once sat outside we could only hear all the wedding party and although this was understandable we had children running around and guests squeezing past and so moved to another table where we trapped every glass we had with wasps. It’s good that everyone has a wonderful time especially at a wedding but I would have preferred to have been told that the restaurant was full than experience this. We waited for our bill but gave up and returned to the bar where the loud drunk man came up and was shouting and kept trying to move me by my arm, I stood on the other side to move away from him, he was only drunk and friendly not offensive but so loud! Sorry to say it was not a good night for us!
Excellente el presidente!!!
Very enjoyable meal.
This pub has clearly been taken over since I last went at the beginning of 2019. Stay well away from this awful place. The manageress is downright rude and has no hospitality skills. I had booked a table for 9 ladies for lunch. We were promised a menu would be sent a week before our visit so that we could pre order to avoid waiting. This didn’t happen. We were given both a la crate & set menu on the day. Had to go and find the waitress twice to order. We ordered the chicken from the set menu. There was no chicken. Asked for manageress. There was no apology and no offer of an alternative. We walked out and refused to pay for the drinks we had. Don’t waste your time, petrol & money on this place.
Very tasty food and polite prompt staff.
Lovely meal and environment
Really enjoyable evening. The food was amazing. My steak was cooked perfectly
Delicious meal enjoyed with friends. Menu limited but all well presented and served by happy, polite and friendly waitresses. Lovely country setting!
Brilliant food always
excellent meal & service
Wonderful decor, service, staff and food. Made our wedding anniversary special. Thank you
Main meal was delicious, steaks and trimmings. Desserts overall were disappointing, especially the mango and coconut trifle which was dry and bland. But the lovely Ben listened to our comments and was courteous and we weren't charged for the trifle. We had a nice time and would visit again.
Best sunday roast around and staff are really friendly
So much better than my list visit. Food was great. Your serving staff were so nice and attentive.
Good car park, comfortable dining room and an interesting menu especially the veg. The deserts are superb
The food was ok but no where near as good as the last time I visited in the winter. I had expected the service and atmosphere to be a little compromised due to beer festival but actually they were fine.
Fabulous pub in a superb, quaint setting
Beer and food was OK - could have been better - coffee was delicious.
The pulled chicken starter was phenomenal, great textures and the consommé flavour really impressed. The balance of the cod main was fantastic and each element could have been the star of the dish.
Great venue & superb service. Good quality food but menu could do with a refresh.
Excellent food, service good
Great pub, good staff, good food.. what's not to like.
We are missing octopus/squid from the previous menu) it was amazing and one of the reasons we were coming to the restaurant. Please bring them back)))
Very good lunch with friendly service.
Lamb dish was so raw it was inedible. One of the pork tenderloin dishes was cooked perfectly the other pretty raw. More attention to cooking required. Got the impression that they are trying to pack in too many customers and rushing the cooking.