About Us

Come and enjoy a proper British Coaching Inn

The Hare & Hounds is a premium coaching inn, pub and restaurant; popular with both locals and visitors with a well-respected reputation for wonderful seasonal menus, ​real craft beers, hand-picked wines and friendly, genuine hospitality.


The Hare & Hounds is set at the foot of Newbury, less than a mile from the Town Centre in the beautiful village of Speen, West Berkshire. The proximity of "The Hare" gives excellent nearby access to Donnington and Highclere Castles and many other tourist attractions. The pub enjoys a rich history, naturally steeped in the racing community, given our prestigious location near Newbury's iconic racecourse.


Free parking is available in the large car park.

We Are Dog Friendly

Like you, we’re dog lovers through and through, so we understand how hard it can be to leave them at home when you go away. Luckily your four-legged friend never need to miss out again!

Our hotel welcomes well-behaved pooches in all ground floor rooms, making it the perfect place to ‘paws’ and relax for an additional room supplement of £20.00 per night.

Just let us know you’re bringing your canine companion when you make a reservation and we’ll ensure your pooch is pampered, with a dog bed, bowl and 'Bramley Dog Box' ready in your room when you arrive.

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