History of the Hare and Hounds

Will and Chantal welcome you to the Hare and Hounds in Leavenheath. We took over in June 2013 from the owners’ Aunt & Uncle and offer a range of high quality food and drink along with a friendly atmosphere. The pub was fully refurbished and reopened in November 2011 after being privately bought from Greene King. We have since refurnished and redecorated the pub throughout in the Summer of 2014 with new comfortable dining areas and private booths for intimate dining.


The Hare and Hounds is now a freehouse making it a proper, traditional British pub. We have a large dog & family friendly beer garden to the rear of the pub and also welcome well behaved dogs, on leads, in the pub.

We have a large, yet welcoming restaurant able to cater for those wanting a light lunch to a hearty Sunday lunch for all the family. All our food is cooked from scratch and of the highest quality.

We are just 20 minutes walking distance from Stoke by Nayland Golf Club, so if you are staying there do come and visit us!

Whats it like inside?

Alongside the main bar area there is a pool table and darts board with two open fires for those chilly British winters. We have both a pool and crib team which play weekly during the season and they are always looking for new members, so please make yourself known if you fancy it!

We aim to source a wide and interesting selection of drinks from local and international producers and always have a great selection of cask ales available. We have several regular ales and a regular rotation of guest ales, see this page for our current beers or this page for our current wine list.

Use the navigation bar above to browse our food, drinks or to see our upcoming events.

Pictures of our pub

We now have a pictures page with some more pictures of the pub: Pictures page