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A cosy lunch with your kids at The March Hare, Guildford

By Sara Hardy– 16th October 2020
What I loved about The March Hare:

The March Hare  is a characterful gastro style pub with an outstanding menu. Imagine exposed brickwork, wood panelling, fireplaces, comfy sofas and cosy corners, with food so tasty you will definitely want to return. Located just a few steps from Guildford’s pretty cobbled high street, the pub sits beside the gardens of Guildford Castle which are perfect for a stroll after lunch.

Worth paying a babysitter?

The March Hare is a family friendly pub with an excellent (and healthy) children’s menu. We took the kids for Sunday lunch, but for a grown-ups night out I wouldn’t hesitate to pay a babysitter. On a cold winter’s night, I think I would find it very difficult to drag myself away!


Expect to fill your boots, the quality of the food is outstanding and the menu has a strong leaning towards fish. In addition, the staff are very attentive and paid particular attention to ensuring our children were looked after. They provided activity pages and crayons which kept them entertained until their food arrived.

Value for money: 10 out of 10

The courses are substantial and with two (adult) courses for £20 on a Sunday it is very reasonably priced.

Hands up! I’ll admit that cooking and I have not had a happy relationship lately, it has become something of a chore. It was a cold crisp day so after a short potter around Guildford we went to The March Hare to warm up and enjoy a Sunday lunch, cooked by someone else which was far more enjoyable. We were welcomed in to this charming and cosy pub by staff wearing face visors. Where tables weren’t already naturally divided by fireplaces or wooden beams, Perspex screens had been placed in between to ensure our safety.


We opted for two courses; I started with the Mediterranean fish soup as it is something I would never make and home and rarely see on the menu when we go out; it was delicious. Mr H had the baked Saint-Marcellin which smelt incredible (if like me, you are a fan of strong and aromatic cheese, this is definitely one to try!) When the roasts arrived, the huge Yorkshire pudding sat proudly on top of the beautiful cut of meat (I chose pork, together with deliciously crunchy crackling) on a bed of mixed vegetables and covered with lashings of flavoursome gravy. It was a feast for the eyes albeit a little too large for my appetite!

The March Hare understandably is very popular, so do make sure you book ahead!

For more information visit: The March Hare



Sara x


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