Testimonials

Testimonials

Sophisticated & chic dining experience

“I would very much recommend this delightful 2 AA rosette awarded establishment and only wish we had one a little closer to home.”

August 2017

Wow

“The food was incredible. Straight out of masterchef. I now know why Greg Wallace gets so excited. Recommend Three Little Pigs for main and Chocolate Orange for dessert. Very good value too. I will be back.”

August 2017

Truly outstanding food, and the service was great too

“I was expecting good food, but was totally blown away by it, both the design (food art), and the flavours. Not only that, but the kitchen got all the main courses on the table within minutes of each other, all hot.”

August 2017

Anniversary Celebration - Chef's Tasting Menu

“The service was very efficient (even with the booking and reservation process) and really welcoming on arrival. The food was absolutely delicious. Each course just the right size, decorated lovely and really tasty. We booked to stay the night as well - the room was clean, nicely decorated and a great end to a lovely meal.”

July 2017

Great sampling menu

“This restaurant does a great sampler menu for £30. And a glass of champagne. Service was fantastic and our server was not too attentive but just right. Highly recommended”

July 2017

Great hotel

“Lovely friendly and clean hotel .Would definitely stay again! Good choice for breakfast and a lovely decking are to sit out for a coffee or drink :-) Bedroom cleaned to a high standard and we did not eat other than breakfast the food we being served look amazing.....”

July 2017

Fantastic well cooked food

“Classical in with excellent food and relaxed service. Best cooked I tried in an in for ages. Just love it.”

July 2017

Hotel of choice in Northampton

“Third visit and once again impressed. Good food, nice rooms, convenient location and exceptional staff. Really friendly and very efficient. Very good value for money. Northampton has a very poor selection of hotels and in the past we have used much more expensive places in the surrounding areas, but this is now our Northampton hotel of choice.”

July 2017

Excellent Service & Food

“From the time we came in to the time we left, we were looked after and made to feel special. Elle was particularly attentive but not too overboard. lots of choices on the menu and all very good. thoroughly enjoyed our evening at the Hopping hare and we even received an unexpected but appreciated discount as it was my birthday.”

June 2017

excellent food and accommodation

“My husband and I stayed at the hotel over a weekend in June. Our room was spacious, clean and very comfortable. We stayed out late one evening and had no problem accessing the hotel with our electronic swipe card (as there is no night porter). We enjoyed an evening meal in the contemporary style restaurant.”

June 2017

Outstanding

“Visited for the first time yesterday. The 3 course Sunday lunch was perfection, with probably the best dessert I've ever eaten!!! Service was spot on too with friendly knowledgeable staff who weren't afraid to have a conversation with the customers. We will definitely return!!!”

June 2017

Excellent Sunday roast

“Had a lovely Sunday roast here. Cauliflower croquette was gorgeous and the nutmeg ice cream with the crumble tart was inspired. Roast beef was cooked to perfection. Very impressed and would definitely return”

June 2017

GREAT FOOD

“My Wife & I celebrated our 52nd Anniversary on Monday, the 5th of June 2017 at this lovely Pub/Restaurant, which is quite local to us. We have been eating there for quite a number of years, but this was the best ever meal we had there in that time.”

June 2017

Celebrate

“The food and service were excellent we had a very enjoyable evening there were different menus to choose.we had the special 5 course meal for a set price at £29.99 this was an excellent choice there was a glass champagne with the meals. This menu is only served on friday and Saturday evenings only and told it changes each week. Will tell our friends to book a table there and sure to enjoy the evening”

June 2017

Taster Menu

“The Taster Menu they do on Fri and Sat nights is absolutely amazing. It gives you the opportunity to try different things and find out new favourite things to eat. Top quality food right on your doorstep. Brilliant!”

June 2017

Lovely relaxing stay

“The well equipped and comfortable room together with friendly and helpful staff made for a very nice stay. The service at dinner and again at breakfast was exemplary - thank you Ellie in particular. I would definitely recommend to others and would not hesitate to return.”

May 2017

Wouldn't change one thing

“The hotel has a bar and restaurant. The restaurant is separated from the bar so you're not eating amongst people who are drinking. However, there is a bar menu too. The food was excellent and not to expensive. Breakfast is cooked to order and there is a wide choice. There is also an option for toast and cereal. Breakfast is included in the room rate.”

May 2017

Great place very friendly staff and food was outstanding

“I am born and bread in northampton and was Sceptical about eating here as my memory's from this was not good, well how wrong was I! From the minute we arrived the staff were extremely friendly, we had booked a table for 7 outside and as the great British bank holiday rain hit us,we didn't want to eat in the rain, this was no trouble for the staff who quickly laid a table for us, even though the restaurant was very busy, excellent service from the start, the food was great and the burgers were delicious! I visited the toilet and the ladies was beautiful decorated, 3 large square bowls, hot running water and quick drying hand driers adding the special touch, the whole experience was a delight and we all ate far too much, the puddings were excellent, so to all of you that thought the place was like the hopping hill (old name) used to be, you will be very surprised indeed, we will not hesitate to return ........thank you to the staff who made our day, fantastic service!”

May 2017

I couldn't give a better review!

“My sister booked for the 4 of us to stay for 2 nights whilst we went to Santa Pod and she based the booking on the photos of the food! We were all completely bowled over by the whole experience - from the warm, welcoming & efficient staff, the lovely décor and comfort of the place to the food - the presentation & taste of which puts many other "more-decorated" eateries to shame all for a totally unbelievable price. If we didn't live 200+ miles away we'd become regulars of this venue very quickly. It was lovely to see the kitchen staff all enjoy a get-together in the bar after service had finished - clearly a very happy team that is reflected in the experience they ensure their guests receive. Top class.”

May 2017

Terrific lunch

“Top class food with the service to match. Very relaxed atmosphere. Lots of personal touches including the chef coming out to talk to us which was greatly appreciated. Would throughly recommend this for all.”

May 2017

Outstanding food, great priced good wines and great service

“I stayed at the Hopping Hare this weekend. It was fantastic. The room was large, clean and inviting. I was seriously impressed by the food, which was imaginative and high quality. Thank you all for a very enjoyable stay.”

May 2017

Fabulous meal

“Visited for the first time tonight and both came away saying best meal we had had in a long time. Food was amazing and staff were lovely. Will differently be visiting again. The beef dish was awesome and the cheese and biscuits lovely. Also a lovely setting and no rusing you.”

April 2017

Fantastic food, equally excellent for just a drink.

“Lovely pub, great food and excellent service. Regularly pop in for a drink, the best pub in Duston. I have recommended the hotel to several international work colleagues and they all love it there. Definitely recommend for the business traveler to stay in as well as locals for drinks and food.”

April 2017

Wonderful Food, Great Atmosphere

“This pub has the warmth of a local pub with food of a Michelin starred restaurant! We immensely enjoyed a romantic couples dinner in their lovely restaurant and retired to their bar area to enjoy a few drinks! Wonderful service from restaurant staff, and the bar had a great selection of gins that were very much enjoyed. I would definitely return and recommend to others.”

April 2017

Anniversary dinner"

“The Hopping Hare never fails to impress! Now with a new chef, things go from very good to better. My wife and I celebrated our marriage here last year. We came back to enjoy a romantic dinner for our anniversary. Excellent! Thank you!”

April 2017

My 60th Birthday - Great Party, Food and Service

“I had 14 people at the HH for my 60th Birthday Party - a mixture of family and friends - ambiance; service; food etc first class - we had a great night. We had a private area and it was perfect to host a party”

April 2017

100% Stay

“Visiting the Charles Rennie Mackintosh house and wanting to stay overnight we discovered the Hopping Hare. It was such a comfortable stay, the staff were friendly, efficient and the food was wonderful. Definitely recommend it and now need to find another reason to stay overnight that way”

April 2017

Great food!

“Have eaten here a number of times and have always enjoyed it, the food is great as is the presentation. The staff are lovely and the service is very good. It has a lovely warm feel to the place. Will definitely be going back for more!”

March 2017

Hopping Hare a great little secret

“This is a lovely boutique hotel with good food, comfortable rooms, cheerful welcoming staff, and all you need for a business or private stay. It feels like a former manor house which has been updated and extended to make a very comfortable modern hotel but still keeping some of the original features, log fires, leaded windows etc The chef is very talented and you can eat very well in the restaurant, or have pub classics in the bar.”

March 2017

WOW!!!!!

“All I can say is WOW the food was exceptional 10/10. Nick the chef is totally in control with this venue there will be a second rosette coming their way very soon believe me. Only criticism I have is on the service it was a bit slow and at times there wasn't any staff around to take a drink order or clear our plates but to be honest the food more than made up for that!!! Wish I had four hands cos that would if got four thumbs up!! Thanks Nick”

March 2017

Lovely atmosphere, great service and delicious food

“The decor is lovely. Unusual bits and bobs to take your eye dotted here and there. The staff are friendly and helpful. The menu is interesting and not just run of the mill pub grub. The food was delicious and piping hot. Next time I'm in Northamptonshire I'll definitely go back for a meal and I've already recommended it to my friends. The rooms are decorated very nicely. Ours was a little compact but everything was clean and comfortable. We enjoyed our stay.”

March 2017

wow how did we miss this place!

“Very disappointed at our usual bistro pub so walked out tried to think of somewhere new nearby found this place a mile away Really nice place plenty of car parking we were warmly welcomed served drinks and taken straight to our table Food fantastic as good as anything locally probably better My wife and i dine out regularly here and in Europe and this place rates among the best Very good wine list many local pubs/restaurants are dumbing down to cheap varietal wine at the same price of a good bottle highly recomended”

March 2017

What a beautiful room and great food

“On a business trip with my wife we needed a hotel between Towcester and Northampton --thats the reason we choose Hopping Hare but for the future its gone to the top of our list to use. Very friendly staff, beutiful and comfortable room and when we used the restraurant to entertain clients the service was quick and unobtrusive in a quiet part of the very stylist room and the food was awesome.Its sounds impolite but we had exspected on level and Hopping Hare went miles above any exspectation. I have used many 5 starr hotels that could well learn how to run a hotel from this place many thanks see you soon”

February 2017

Really good Sunday lunch

“We have found over the years that Sunday lunch out can be a bit hit and miss but here it was absolutely perfect. The meat was beautifully tender, there was a good selection of vegetables and the portion size was generous. One major plus point there were no screaming children running amok in the restaurant - something which has marred our Sunday lunch experience in other places. Service friendly and efficient. One slight gripe - the vegetables were slightly too al dente for my husband's liking but I thought they were great.”

February 2017

Best belated birthday lunch

“"I would like to tell you about how wonderfully tasty the food is at the Hopping Hare. My mum and I went for Sunday lunch, it was a belated birthday present. we had the Tomato & basil soup and the crusty bread and balsamic vinegar & oil. It was wonderful, we both had the roast breast of chicken and the chicken was cooked perfect and so were the veg. I have an alleger to dairy and I was so pleased to see Sorbet on the menu which means I could actually eat a pudding. Our waitress (Kaitlin) was wonderful down to earth and friendly, happy and very helpful. We had the best time. I would recommend the Hopping Hare to anyone going out for Sunday lunch, or any meal if the food is that good. Thank you.”

February 2017

Superb

“1 again a returned visit to hopping hare and why not always excellent food and service when we come here can't fault this place at all lovely eveing and we'll mannered staff”

January 2017

Friendly staff lovely drink

“We are regular visitors to the hopping hare and it is always a certain that the young bar staff will be accommodating and extremely friendly. The bar area is always clean and warm and the food we have had is highly recommended Give it a go :-)”

January 2017

Dinner with friends

“If your looking to go for a nice meal then go here! Lovely food and your not rushed at all . Friendly staff , book before you go as it gets busy”

January 2017