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Jack Hare's Bar

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Setting: Country gastropub
Cuisine: British
Paws: All welcome

After working up an appetite in the Cotswolds’ countryside over a morning game of fetch, lunch at this cosy, dog-friendly gastropub-style bar, at the Hare & Hounds, will be just the ticket for you and fido. Spacious yet intimate, you can both hang out with the locals (on two legs, and four) – settle into an armchair by a roaring fire, or soak up the sunshine on the front patio in the summer months, while both you and fido chow down on the simple but satisfying cuisine.

 
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At Jack Hare’s Bar

This is a pawfect, pet-friendly pitstop at any time of the year. In colder climes, you’ll be enticed in by the vibrant, cosy atmosphere, the roaring fires and the anticipation of a hearty, warming winter meal. Visiting in the warmer months? Relax with fido and a chilled glass of Pimm’s on the outside patio. All dog-lovers are also sure to enjoy the eye-catching artwork by Katharine Lightfoot, particularly the magnificent hounds stretching the length of the wall behind the bar.

Expect a sumptuous selection of gastropub delights on the changing menu, from beef, shallot and Guinness stew, to pan fried hake with prawns and gnocchi. Sharing plates include a charcuterie, fish or veggie option and there are a number of mouthwatering meaty dishes available from the grill, including an 8oz lamb rump. The drinks selection caters for ale, cider, wine and G&T lovers alike.

Doggy delights

A recently launched doggy menu will captivate your pooch with choices such as braised venison, rice and carrots, or grilled chicken and scrambled eggs. Or if fido just fancies a snack, perhaps some liver and oat biscuits, or a pig’s ear to munch on?

Fido can dine with you at any time of day, and he’s also welcome in the lounge of the adjoining Hare & Hounds hotel.

By day

If the hunger hasn’t quite hit, there are lighter lunch options, with a selection of smart sandwiches and ciabattas. In the afternoon, you and your dog can also take afternoon tea in the lounge next door; the fine finger sandwiches and delectable homemade jam (with or without a glass of Mercier champagne!) are sure to tempt you.

From dusk

Dinner is served from 6pm until 9.30pm, but with the bar open later, you and fido can relax and stay a while.

The extra bits

The adjoining Hare & Hounds hotel has 8 pet-friendly rooms on offer.

Essentials

  • Cuisine: British
  • Open for drinks: 11am to 11pm Monday - Saturday, noon to 10.30pm on Sundays
  • Food served: noon to 2.30pm and 6pm to 9.30pm, daily
  • Afternoon tea: 2.30pm to 5.30pm in the Hare & Hounds lounge
  • Doggy menu available
  • Admire the pooch-themed artwork from Katharine Lightfoot
  • A stone's throw from the Westonbirt Arboretum

Where We Are

LOCAL AREA

Along with a visit to Jack Hare’s bar, you and fido will find the English country garden and surrounding woodlands of the Hare & Hounds hotel a delight to explore.

A leap and a bound away, the Westonbirt Arboretum, a stunning collection of over 15,000 types of trees from all corners of the globe, makes for a pawtastic playground. Silk Wood, representing two thirds of the arboretum, is dog-friendly, so your four-legged friend will have plenty of space to run off those doggy menu delights.

A short drive away, you’ll also find the ancient market town of Tetbury; perfect for a pre or post-lunch stroll, you’ll find plenty a shop or cafe welcoming to both human and hound.

For other dog-friendly venues in the area, check out our ‘Also in the Neighbourhood’ recommendations below. 

LOCATION AND CONTACT

Address: Hare & Hounds, Westonbirt, Tetbury, Gloucestershire GL8 8QL

Hit the road

Situated on the A433, at the half way point between Bristol and Cirencester, the Hare & Hounds hotel is just 3 miles south west of Tetbury, and a short drive from the market town. There is plenty of parking available free of charge on site.

All aboard

Local bus services are fairly infrequent, and the nearest train station (Kemble) is 7 miles away, so you’re best arriving on your own four wheels. Or if you’re staying nearby, book a taxi for you an fido in advance.

For more tips on travelling with your dog, including transport options, read our essential guide to travelling with dogs. For more handy tips, check out Dog Digest.

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