Michael, Claire, Callum & Evie, welcome you to The Hare & Hounds in Sonning Common. The Hare is a hidden gem in the centre of this pretty village set within the picturesque Chilterns and nestled between Henley-on-Thames and Reading.

Serving real ale and delicious homemade pub classics, there’s darts, pool, cards, live music, BT sports, cheese & port nights, board games, colouring for the little ones and roaring log fires in the winter.

When the sun is out there is a beautiful enclosed garden with children’s play area, a covered patio and a marquee to enjoy a summers evening of music and homemade stone baked pizzas.


In Dec 2018 we invested in a much-needed face lift, transforming the pub into an inviting, friendly and cosy home from home - somewhere you can eat, drink and be merry. Dogs and well-behaved owners are always welcome with treats on the bar for the ones with four legs.

Raising money for local charities is a passion of ours - Sunday evening is the popular meat draw and there are quizzes every two weeks on a Wednesday evening, plus Christmas and Easter raffles, coffee mornings and lots of other events throughout the year.



We offer a wide choice of dishes ranging from classic mains to lighter bites and a wholesome kids menu, all lovingly prepared by us. Why not come and try one of our Sunday Roasts. Book ahead to avoid disappointment.


Quiz Night


Quiz Nights for Feb are 9th & 23rd March 9th & 23rd. Starting at 8pm. Booking is advised.

The Queens Platinum Jubilee


Sat 4th June from 4pm Music from The Corsairs & The Echo BBQ from 4-8pm Outside bar


Call: 0118 327 3210
Visit: 12 Woodlands Road, Sonning Common, Berkshire RG4 9TE

Pub open:

Monday: 4 - 8pm
Tuesday & Wednesday: 4 - Close
Thursday: 12 - 2pm and 4 - Close
Friday and Saturday: 12 - Close
Sunday: 12 - 8pm

We have hand sanitiser on all the tables throughout.

Kitchen open:

Wednesday 5-9pm

Thursday to Saturday: 12 - 2pm and 5 - 9pm

Sunday: 12 - 4pm Please book in advance to save disappointment.

Due to the pandemic, it is advisable to phone in advance for tables of 6 & above and pre-order.

We are sorry but due to the current situation, the kitchen will  be closed Monday & Tuesday.


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