Combining our legendary carvery with traditional pub classics, great beers & fine wines
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Legendry Carvery

We have spent years perfecting our carvery, particularly the cuts of meat we use.

Served Every Lunchtime and Evening and all day on Sunday. We recommend that you book, particularly for weekends, bank holidays and school holidays.

Tel: 01404 41760

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Food & Drink

Our menu combines traditional pub classics with modern, more contemporary dishes offering something for everyone.

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Things to do

The Hare and Hounds lies in the heart of East Devon between Honiton and Sidmouth.

There are plenty of places to visit within 30 minutes drive of the Hare & Hounds.

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Four legged friends

Looking for somewhere to eat with friends and family but don’t want to leave your dog at home?

Bring your dog with you to The Hare & Hounds

Refreshing summer drinks!

Pop along and try our new very own London Dry Gin or our hand-picked wine of the season.

Welcome to the Hare & Hounds

The Hare & Hounds lies in the heart of beautiful East Devon, between Sidmouth and Honiton. Inside this traditional country Free House you will find wooden beams, log fires, local ales and a warm welcome for all the family.

Famous for years for the quality of our Carvery, we also offer an extensive menu of freshly prepared classic pub food. Outside, as well as two car parks, there is a children’s play area set within a large garden which boasts beautiful views down the valley to Sidmouth and the sea.

The surrounding area has many footpaths and archeological sites making this a popular destination for walkers. Dogs are welcome in our Tap Room and Lounge Bar.

Although renowned for food, The Hare & Hounds is still a real country pub and you are just as welcome to drop in for a a pint of real ale or a glass of wine.

Legendary Carvery

“Often imitated, never bettered”

We have spent years perfecting our carvery, particularly the cuts of meat we use. Our long relationships with local suppliers means we are offered the best fresh Devon meat and vegetables available, some from farms within a few miles from The Hare & Hounds.

Served every lunchtime and evening and all day on Sunday.

We recommend that you book, particularly for weekends, bank holidays and school holidays.

Drinking & Dining

All our dishes, including our famous carvery are lovingly prepared by our chefs using the best local ingredients. 

Our refurbishment is finished. Take a look…

Bring your four-legged friends

Are you looking for:

– somewhere to eat with friends and family but don’t want to leave your dog at home?
– somewhere to relax with great food & drink after a day out with your four-legged friend?

Bring your dog with you to The Hare & Hounds

Dogs are allowed in the Tap Room, Lounge Bar and pub garden and must be kept on leads.

Please mention that you have a dog when booking a table.

Loyalty Card Scheme

Pop into the pub to sign up to our loyalty card scheme to receive exclusive offers, discounts & future deals.

Earn points as you spend.

Use these points at any of the Heartstone Inns.

Follow the link below to view all the pubs where you can use your loyalty card.

Birthday Treat

"Best carvery in Devon and Cornwall and that’s a fact. Will be visiting again soon for another birthday lunch. Nice tables, friendly staff, good prices. Love it here
March 2023

Family Meals

"We had a couple of meals in here whilst on a 2 night break in February. Both meals, evening and lunch, were fantastic. Nice big portions and very hot and tasty.
February 2023

Excellent customer service

"We went on Sunday afternoon for a Carvery as a group of six. A young member of staff found us a table and we all had a delicious Carvery meal.
All the members of staff we met were friendly and polite and the food was delicious.

January 2023

The best carvery for miles!

"We live locally and have visited on several occasions, both as a couple and with a large family group.
This is a lovely old pub with lots of character in a rural setting with lovely views.
I’ve always had delicious meals here: fish pie, ploughman’s salad etc. and not forgetting the amazing carvery!
I’m not usually a carvery type, but after my mum had this on one occasion, and mentioned that the beef was the most tender she’d ever had, I just had to try it. All the meats are juicy and tender, and there is a great selection of vegetables, stuffing, Yorkshire puddings, sausages and even pork crackling. The gravy has lots of flavour, not like the usual watery stuff you get in other carvery restaurants.
I would highly recommend a visit…dogs welcome too!.”
November 2022

Delicious, filling, great service

"Party of five. Staff were polite and helpful when ordering. Jovial and professional to a fault. Quinoa burger, lentil curry, fish pie, sweet potato lasagne, kids fish fingers were ordered. Came respectably quickly. All was delicious with all plates cleared. Raspberry ripple fudge cake was glorious and massive. Cost was normal.

So good in fact we booked a table for the next night before we left.”
October 2022

Book a table: 01404 41760

Opening Hours

Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 10:30pm | Sunday: 11:30am - 10:00pm

Monday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 9:00pm | Sunday: 12:00pm - 8:30pm

Monday - Saturday: 12:00 pm - 2:30pm & 5:30pm - 9:00pm | Sunday: 12:00pm - 8:30pm



01404 41760

Hare and Hounds
Putts Corner,
Devon EX10 0QQ
United Kingdom


Email for bookings:

Please wait for a confirmation email of your booking. Without a confirmation, your table will not be booked. We will be checking the emails at least once a day.

If you are trying to book a table for within 48 hours or a Sunday, you will need to telephone 01404 41760 rather than email to ensure a timely response.

Please let us know:
- the date
- number of people
- any special requirements
- whether you will be bringing a dog 
- a telephone number so if there are any queries, we can contact you easily.

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One foggy night, during a full moon, werewolves howled to call the witches for their special hour. This meeting was held at midnight, the witching hour. For miles around, up in the open, cloudless sky there were swarms of witches flooding towards the extraordinary, mystical stone that stood in the middle of heathland at a cross roads in East Devon. Tuna, Sweetcorn and Peanut Butter were the three head witches at the meeting. They carried staves each with lights on the end and when these lights touched together the other wacky witches cackled while they brewed the most evil potions and spells on earth.

Once they had finished brewing and chanting, Peanut Butter, Tuna and Sweetcorn poured the evil smelling potion into a hole in the top of the stone. With a loud explosion it instantly broke open and formed a thirty metre tall witch. She was the most powerful witch of all time and immediately ordered the others to kill all those people who stayed out after midnight.The witches cheered, danced and celebrated. Meanwhile, little did they know that nearby a young man was hiding behind a tree.

During the day he had been wandering across the common when it began to rain and he had decided to shelter under the branches of a huge oak tree. He was so tired that eventually he dropped off to sleep. The noise of the exploding stone stirred him from his slumbers. Unfortunately he gave his hiding place away by sneezing loudly. The witches questioned him as to what he had seen. The boy said nothing so they turned him into a witch and he was used as a slave for the head witch.

It was three o’clock and the witches took to the sky and returned to their castle. The powerful witch stayed behind and beheaded the young man and turned him into a smaller stone which was placed beside the “Witches stone.” The enormous witches stone then rolled down the hill to the River Sid where it washed itself clean of all the blood and poison and then made its way back up the hill to its resting place before dawn broke.

If you ever visit Gittisham common at 3 o’clock in the morning perhaps you will see the stone move.

Retold by Year 5 and Year 6 at Farway Primary School.