Review of The Hare & Hounds, Tetbury

Are you looking for an honest and independent review of The Hare & Hounds, Tetbury? We stayed here for our 15th wedding anniversary and I was so impressed, I thought I’d share my thoughts.

The Hare & Hounds, Tetbury

Last week, my boy and I celebrated our fifteenth wedding anniversary.


I distinctly remember my fifteenth birthday.

I was so very grown up *cough* — and can’t actually believe that I’ve now been married for, what is essentially a lifetime.

Also, we’re now out of the realms of paper and tin — in terms of an appropriate gift — and have launched into another sphere entirely.


But given the fact that we have enough wine glasses to sink a ship; and lead-crystal decanters are not really our bag. My boy had to make do with a pair of personalised cufflinks and I was treated to a surprise weekend away!

My parents had generously offered to look after the twins overnight and my boy’s planning was meticulous. All organised beautifully.

Apart from the weather, which was totally out of his hands.

The Hare and Hounds in Tetbury

Saturday dawned cold and overcast. Actually that’s an understatement. Biblical rain and winds — courtesy of Hurricane Imogen — were sweeping the UK.

Even getting in and out of the car resulted in the ‘fresh out of the shower’ look.

Anyway. Unperturbed by the inclement conditions, off we went!

He’d booked for us to stay at The Hare & Hounds in Tetbury in The Cotswolds.

A beautiful honey-coloured building, with mullioned windows and a lovely interior.

The Lounge | The Hare & Hounds, Tetbury
Fabulous gallery wall up the stairs at the Hare & Hounds, Tetbury

A ‘Very Good Double’ at The Hare and Hounds in Tetbury

Our room was a ‘very good double’ and it was, indeed, very good.

There was a big comfy bed, a little seating area with a TV (good job too as the rugby was on) and even a desk for me to sit and practice my brush lettering.

The perfect setting for a romantic getaway.

The Hare & Hounds, Tetbury
Little finishing touches at the Hare & Hounds, Tetbury
The comfiest bed! The Hare & Hounds, Tetbury
Seating area in our room — a 'very good double' at The Hare & Hounds, Tetbury
The Hare & Hounds, Tetbury
Even the logs had been beautifully designed at The Hare and Hounds in Tetbury!
Our little seating area | The Hare & Hounds, Tetbury.
The Hare & Hounds, Tetbury
me drawing
Celebrating at The Hare & Hounds, Tetbury

The Beaufort Restaurant at The Hare & Hounds

We ate in The Beaufort Restaurant —which has been awarded a 2 AA Rosette (no pictures, sadly, as I’d banned my phone from coming along) — suffice to say the food was delicious.

Rock bass, scallops, venison. Complimentary amuse bouche and an extensive wine menu.

Needless to say, we went to bed very full and very happy.

The next day dawned bright and beautiful. We were treated to blue skies and not a whisper of the rain we’d had the day before.

Such a lovely, lovely place, in which to celebrate a special event and I’d highly recommend it. I’m only hoping that I don’t have to wait another 15 years to go again!

The Hare & Hounds, Tetbury
Caro Davies editor of The Listed Home
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Caro Davies is a former art-director turned writer and content-creator, and editor behind UK lifestyle blog The Listed Home. She writes about home-related topics, from interiors and DIY to food and craft. The Listed Home has been featured in various publications, including Ideal Home, Grazia, and Homes & Antiques magazines.

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44 thoughts on “Review of The Hare & Hounds, Tetbury”

  1. Ooh you lucky lady, did’t he do well?! Very much deserved though! I’m so glad you were able to get a night away and Happy Anniversary. 15 years is a really good reason to celebrate and it looks like the perfect place to get away from it all xx

    • Aah it was SO lovely. So nice to to just potter around for an afternoon — my boy watched the rugby and I practiced my writing. I can’t remember the last time we were able to just do our own thing, with no interruptions and no agenda. Loved it :)

  2. Congratulations to you both! And another lovely present, your boy seems fab at them!! It does look beautiful, I really like the gold dots on the chair at the desk, so contemporary and yet in keeping. I love the Cotswolds but we don’t go nearly as much since we moved back up north, I must endeavor to put this right. Thank you for hosting xx

  3. Happy Anniversary – and well done to your husband, what a lovely place to have booked. Dinner sounds wonderful (I’ve only heard of an ‘amuse bouche’ recently – great term and fab idea). Love the photo of you doing your brush lettering (which is beautiful – you and the lettering ;)).

  4. Ah, gorgeous! It looks like it was a beautiful setting for a relaxing, child-free break. Well done on getting to 15 years. We are coming up on our 10th anniversary this year. It has flown!
    The hotel reminds me of Lough Rynn Castle in Ireland, where we treated ourselves to a night away last summer. Similar style.

  5. This looks so gorgeous – the decor is fabulous, and the perfect blue sky just sets it all off a treat! We had a wedding in Tetbury not that long ago – wishing we’d splashed out and stayed here now. Congratulations on 15 years – this is the kind of celebration that 15 years demands!

  6. Oh, it looks lovely!! We are very fond of Tetbury (we have to drive through it on our way to visit family) but have never actually stayed there. It’s done up BEAUTIFULLY for Christmas! I’m definitely putting this one on the list – especially as we have a big anniversary coming up this year too! Glad you had such a lovely time xx #HomeEtc

  7. Oh what a gorgeous hotel. You’re a very lucky lady, if my husband was to book a hotel we would end up in Premier Inn! (Not that there is anything wrong with that but it’s not very romantic is it!!) #HomeEtc

  8. Wow, happy anniversary! And what a beautiful place. I adore the Cotswolds. Unfortunately it’s a bit too close by for me to be able to justify a night in a hotel, but I can dream ;)

  9. That place is STUNNING! Well done hubby on such a great find and taking you there. They have put them rooms together so well, style beautifully. Your writing is great too!

  10. Ahhh happy anniversary! And how nice to get away :) What a stunning place. We have also just been there and it was lovely – love the Cotswolds. Your boy did good!!!!! xx


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