Hare and Hounds Hotel
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHare and Hounds Hotel Newbury
Friendly staff, nice atmosphere, cozy clean room. We found the pub and restaurant to be very good value.
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... house was lovely and had various artefacts from hundreds of years ago to modern day family portraits. We were disappointed to find out that the kitchen is actually filmed at a set so when we came out we felt like we really didn't get to see much.
We found the cafe which did lovely scone and jam which had become quite a regular thing for us this trip. After that we had a wonder around the gardens which was nice and took plenty of photos. The landscape ...
... have its difficulties, but overall shouldn't be too hard. Yes, we'd be driving on the "wrong" side of the road in unfamiliar territory, but we got a GPS unit and we read up on their traffic signs. Well, nothing prepared us for the stress and confusion of driving in the UK. First of all, street signs seem virtually nonexistent, roundabouts are the most confusing thing we have ever witnessed, no wonder Clark Griswold couldn't get out of one! And the roads ...
... gate leads from there to a Secret Garden with lawns and winding herbaceous borders.
Elsewhere, extensive parkland, wildflower meadows, tree-lined walks, spreading cedars and woodland with ancient oak trees complete the picture of what was - and continues to be - a remarkable stately home. Everywhere is maintained to an exceptionally high standard. Doubtless, a fifth series of 'Downton Abbey' is on the ...
... it was time to do some exploring. Did you know that there are only three bridges in the world that have bridges lined by shops and restaurants on both sides? One is the Ponte Vecchio in Florence, one is Ponte Rialto in Venice and the third is Puntney Bridge in Bath. I have now seen two out of three of these bridges, guess it's time to head to Florence to complete the trifecta! While walking across the Puntney bridge, we found a TINY little coffee ...
... or not, I am not taking chances. I placed a large Chinese vase in the window with sprigs of eucalyptus coming from it. As that did not take up the entire shelf of the window, I also placed our spare toilet paper rolls up there. It was easy to turn around and grab one if needs be, at the proper time.
When my daughters cat moved in with us, we discovered that he is infinitely curious and will get up on anything, ...