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.



Quiz Night is now on a Thursday night!!


Quiz Nights 1st, 15th & 29th Feb. Starting at 8pm. Booking is advised.

Six Nations


First match Friday 2nd Feb. We will be showing all the games


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

Pub open:

Monday: 4 - 8pm
Tuesday: 4 - 8pm   Wednesday: 4 - 10
Thursday: 12 - 2pm and 4 - 11
Friday and Saturday: 12 - 12
Sunday: 12 - 8pm

Due to the current cost of energy we may close early if it is quiet. 

Kitchen open:

Wednesday 5-9pm

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

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

Looking to book an event, function, party, wake, etc, we can design a menu to suit your budget. For groups of 12 plus we are more than happy to open on days we would normally be closed. Please do not hesitate in dropping us an email or giving us a call.

It is advisable to phone in advance for tables of 6 & above and pre-order. If you are running late, please give us a call, as tables will only be held for 15 mins after your booking time.

Due to the current cost of energy we may close the kitchen early or open it later, dependant on bookings. Please call in advance.


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