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Hare And Hounds Information


Formerly a pub, the Hare & Hounds is set in idyllic countryside situated just outside historic Rye (2 miles).  It makes the perfect base for exploring 1066 country,  Camber Sands and the surrounding areas. Our beautiful Bed & Breakfast accommodation and Shepherds Hut (Self Catered) is open all year round. You will receive a warm and friendly welcome from the owners Harriet & Ben who can give you lots of local information on places to visit, restaurants, walks and local attractions. There is an excellent pub within a 10 minutes walk, and Rye itself has many great restaurants and cafes. There is ample parking available and Rye is only 5 minutes away by taxi. There is also a bus stop outside the property and a wonderful walk over the fields into Rye (45 minute walk). For B & B guests a full English breakfast and Continental breakfast is served in the 17th Century Dining room and we can cater for dietary requirements if we are informed in advance. We have 2 Dog friendly rooms, one has direct access onto the garden. Our B&B can accommodate children up to the age of 12, an extra bed can be put in the room. We have a travel cot and high chair available for Infants. Our 2 rooms Oak and Willow have an inter connecting door providing perfect accommodation for a family (a Double and Twin). We have a lovely Self Contained Shepherds Hut situated in our Camping Field which is also dog friendly We can also offer somewhere to store bike if you are travelling on 2 wheels.


  • BBQ/Picnic area
  • Free WiFi internet
  • WiFi internet


  • On-site parking
  • Free parking

Children's Facilities

  • Highchairs

Business Facilities

  • Desk working station


  • Continental breakfast
  • Cooked breakfast

Activities and Experiences

  • Animal watching
  • Badminton court
  • Bird watching
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Fine dining
  • Fishing
  • Fly fishing
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Golf - miniature
  • Horse riding
  • Kayaking
  • Lake
  • Mountain biking
  • Art galleries & museums
  • Sailing
  • Shopping
  • Antiques & fairs
  • Surfing
  • Tennis court - outdoor
  • Walking
  • Water activities
  • Water-skiing
  • Windsurfing
  • Wine tasting


All of our rooms are on the ground floor there is a step into all of them. One has got a wheelchair ramp and is spacious enough to accommodate a wheelchair user. In this room we have hand rails by the toilet and sink. Please call us if you need more information on this. The Shepherds Hut has a series of steps into it.


Check in: 3:30 PM (Reception open 24 hours)
Early check-in available on request
Check out: 10:30 AM
Child Policy: Children welcome
Smoking Policy: No smoking
Pets: Dogs welcome
Accommodation type: Bed and Breakfast
Booking Terms and Conditions


  • Road from Rye (2.0 miles)
    Take the A268 north through Playden towards Peasmarsh. At Rye Foreign, you will see the B&B signposted to your right-hand side. If you are using satnav the postcode will take you to Lea Farm: please do not go there; the Hare & Hounds is on the other side of the road to the Lea farm entrance in the old pub.
  • Train from Ashford (21.0 miles)
    Take the train from Ashford to Rye, on arrival at the station take a Taxi to Rye Foreign (2 miles from Rye), alternatively there is a bus 313 from Rye station.
  • Bus from Rye (2.0 miles)
    The Bus is the Number 313 (Destination Northiam), this goes from outside the train station in Rye. The journey takes 5 minutes and the stop you need is Lea Farm. Our property is opposite the entrance to Lea Farm. The buses do not go very often (and not on Sundays) so please look up the times before arrival.
  • Road from M20 via Ashford (25.0 miles)
    Take the M20 towards Folkestone, go off at junction 10, follow signs for Hastings on A2070 then on to A259. When you get to Rye go on the A268 about 2 miles through Playden in to Rye Foreign
  • Road from M25 (via A21) (30.0 miles)
    Come off the M25 at Junction 5, heading south on the A21 towards Tonbridge. Keep going on the A21 until you get to Flimwell and then turn left on the A268 through Hawhurst, Sandhurst and Newenden. After the single file bridge at Newenden carry on for a mile and take the next left Turn towards Rye. Keep going on this road for 8-10 minutes and you will reach Rye Foreign which is after Peasmarsh. We are 500 metres on the left after The Oak Pub. Sat Nav will take you to Lea Farm opposite us!


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