The Hare and Hounds in Claygate is a lovely friendly village pub, offering great English and French food, ale and wine. We have a wonderful outdoor dining terrace, safe family garden and a private dining or meeting room.
Our dining room also makes the perfect Private room for special occasions with its own delightful deck overlooking the garden.
Nick Stafford - General Manager
Nick is a pub enthusiast through and through. He has run very busy food pubs in recent years and before that ran the bars at an exclusive golf club in Sussex. Now fully enjoying Claygate village life and loving running the Hare and Hounds with the help of his loyal team. In time off he still plays a surprisingly high standard of squash giving the amount of research he also carries out on other local pubs and eateries with his girlfriend Sian and Branston the pub dog.
Veronique Loux - Deputy manager/Restaurant manager
Vero has been at the pub for 6 years and is the face of l’Auberge. Hailing from the South of France, Vero has experience in many top class restaurants including her own French restaurant in Ewell that she sold when she started her family. Vero is married to a chef so there is no fooling her in the kitchen either, ‘mine host formidable’ you will delight in Vero’s charming service and her enthusiasm for the pub
Luis Pinto - Kitchen Porter/Commis Chef
Luis is our lovable KP trainee chef. Always keen to please he takes on the worst jobs with a smile and is a well known character in Claygate! You will learn to love him too.