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Hare and Hounds, Coventry - pub details

Address: Watery Lane, Keresley End, Coventry, West Midlands, CV7 8JA [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 32808) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Bedworth (3.5 miles), Coventry (3.7 miles), Canley (4 miles)

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The Hare & Hounds felt like a chain establishment. But it is owned by Punch Taverns. It is a large place with a bar area and a restaurant which appeared to be being used for a disco on our Saturday evening visit. There is a separate function room alongside the massive car park. That seemed to be in use too. Service seemed to take an eternity. I think we may have chosen the slowest barmaid to have ever been employed. Ales were Bass, Sharp's Doom Bar, Ringwood Boon Doggle & Wye Valley The Hopfather. The drinking environment was fine. But there was some swearing from one of the female patrons.
blue_scrumpy - 30 Jan 2018 19:42
Our visit to the Hare and Hounds at Keresley, Coventry on Saturday 23 July 2011 was a disaster. We went with two friends for a celebration meal and booked a table in the restaurant for 7pm. The pub is pleasantly located with a good play area for children but how disappointed were we with the awful meal and service we received. We arrived at 6.45pm and were shown to our table and given menus.
The pub had specials boards and menus that read like gastro pub/ high end restaurants eg Baked hake with oven roasted vegetables in rice and seasonal spring beans. In fact it was boil in the bag stuff.
There was only one other couple in the restaurant. It took 20 minutes to take our order. A further ten minutes after placing it the waitress came to the table and told me that the brie and cranberry starter that I ordered had been sold out. A further 5 minutes later she returned to say that one of our friends starter, the lamb kofta, was also unavailable. At 7pm on a Saturday!!!
We ordered stilton mushrooms as an alternative. At 7.45pm our starters arrived. The stilton mushrooms were chopped mushrooms stirred into the same stilton sauce they serve as a steak accompaniment. It was like a soup. Nothing like proper field mushrooms stuffed with stilton sauce like I have had elsewhere.
My wife had ordered king prawns in chilli sauce (again over described on the menu board). When they came they were small ordinary size unshelled prawns, similar size to cocktail prawns that had been overcooked. We complained only to be told that the chef said that it has got king prawns on the bag and that the mushrooms were what it says on the menu.
Things did not bode well as two of us had ordered a surf and turf each, one a hake and the other a steak and ale pie. After another ¾ hour wait, by which time two other tables had filled up making a total of 14 people in the restaurant, our mains arrived. You guessed it awful rubbery small prawns, about 10 of them plonked on top of the steak and no onion rings as ordered. We couldn’t be bothered to complain again after the previous response. The steak was OK but nothing to shout home again, the hake was small and overcooked and the pie average. All served with frozen chips.
We decided to skip sweets as we didn’t fancy another ¾ hour wait and doubted they would be up to much anyway. We asked for the bill which came on four separate till receipts, one for drinks, one for starters, one for mains and another for a further round of drinks. The print on the receipts was so feint we couldn’t read them. The final total was written on and ringed in red ink £84.65.
We paid and left without leaving a tip. It is quite clear that the pub does not employ enough staff, one waitress who, in fairness to her, can only serve as the food comes from the kitchen. The food is obviously not prepared by a chef, all comes from the deep freeze, nothing fresh and the whole ambiance is false. They cannot have many regular returning food customers and if they do they have no taste buds. Give it a miss on all accounts.


johnthorogood - 24 Jul 2011 13:12
Beer is decent, they had spitfire and broadside last time i came in here. However, the prices may make you think that you have been teleported to London. My friend had to wait half an hour for a cup of tea on a quiet afternoon. Probably better service if you are a local.
spookyhead - 17 May 2008 22:46
Visited this lovely old pubwhile doing a crawl of Coventry, and enjoyed a Titanic beer. Large L shaped bar area, and an interesting clock table in one area. They pride themselves on the number of real ales they sell, and it was well served. Large garden.
gillhalfpint - 6 Mar 2008 11:33

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