Dating back to 1628, The Hare and Hounds is a character-filled country pub found within the beautiful Kent countryside. Located in the picturesque village of Northbourne, just a short drive from the town of Deal along the Kent coast, The Hare and Hounds has been recently taken over by the Blueprint Pub Company and has undergone a complete renovation in both style and menu. Replacing the typical country pub menu is a fabulously authentic Italian menu filled with tasty tapas, pastas and the like.
Everything is prepared fresh on the premises daily by the expert kitchen team at The Hare and Hounds, and as many ingredients as possible are sourced from the local area. Among the large selection of tantalising tapas are dishes such as deep fried golden whitebait with homemade tartare sauce; homemade saffron rice balls filled with pork mince and peas served with a pesto sauce and deep fried mashed potato filled with cheese and salami and coated in breadcrumbs. Main courses are ideal for those with a larger appetite and highly recommended is the seafood linguine with tomato, garlic, white wine, chilli, anchovies and squid and the pan fried breast of chicken cooked with a light tomato sauce, mushrooms and topped with mozzarella cheese.
It may be Italian all the way with the food, but the style is most definitely country English pub. Inglenook fireplaces with piles of logs roar with warmth in the winter time and the dark red walls and little table lamps provide a cosy, romantic glow. Summertime’s are spent in the large beer garden with its picnic tables perfect for al fresco dinners.
Please note: The discount is not available on bank holidays or celebration days - including Valentines day, Mothering Sunday, Father's day, Christmas eve and Christmas day. The discount is also unavailable throughout December. You must book in advance and mention the tastecard to be entitled to the discount.