Hare and Hounds
(Out of town) County-side Pub
A friendly country pub in Wadsworth (near Old Town), The Hare and Hounds is about twenty minutes walk uphill from Hebden Bridge Hostel – or a little longer if you take the off-road route recommended in our Walking Guide.
A pub with quirks that make it worth the walk: as well as imbibing you can browse the second-hand bookshelves; enjoy awesome views and idyllic sunsets from the beer garden; and watch rare-breed pigs rooting and snorting in the neighbouring field.
Pub classics on offer include: mixed grill; a range of pies, steaks and speciality sausages; gammon, chops, fish or curry. There’s also a surprisingly sizeable vegetarian selection: roasts, a crumble, pasta, rice dishes or casserole. Prices for mains are £7-£12, or £5.50 for baguette with chips.
Starters are all £2.45 and desserts £2.85. The most distinctive items? Breaded jalopenos or black pudding to begin, Eton mess cheesecake or jam roly-poly to round it off.
The meat served here is locally sourced and of very good quality. On Sundays, filling roast dinners are served (traditional and vegetarian versions).
At the bar of the Hare and Hounds there’s a fine selection of locally-brewed Timothy Taylor real ales as well as Trappist beers, tasty Stowford Press cider and a range of good whiskies. Oh, and local free-range eggs.
On Saturdays you get one free child’s meal with every adult meal purchased.
Cream teas and icecream milkshakes are served in the afternoons and on chilly days a real fire roars in the stone hearth.