SquareMeal Review of
Hare & Hounds
Divided into various wood-panelled, 1930s lounges jollied along with Bargain Hunt finds and quirky styling details (trompe l’oeil bookcases...), this old coaching inn is a deservedly popular
local – mainly because of its garden, which is arguably the biggest in the borough of Richmond. Turfed and tiled, it boasts numerous smart patios, child-friendly and adults-only zones and an area
for live jazz music alfresco. Ales come courtesy of owners, Young’s, with Sambrook’s and other guests on tap and regular beer festivals throughout the year. From a list of around three dozen wines,
highlights include a weighty Crozes-Hermitage and a punchy Kiwi Sauvignon Blanc. Affordable grub runs from bruschetti, fishcakes, soups, salads, steaks and sharing platters to comfort food from an
impressive barbecue in the garden. If only Young’s could do something about the constant drone of incoming Boeings and Airbuses.