The existence of the public house which is now the Hare and Hounds can be traced back to the 18th Century.

The Lord of the Manor (Rt Hom Earl of Thanet) is recorded to have owned the premises until around 1760.

The first recorded landlord was John Dodd who ran the public house from 1782 to 1824. He is recorded as having married Elizabeth Andress in Westwell on 1st November 1772.

Their son, George then went on to run the pub between 1824 and 1841 with his wife Sarah and two daughters who eventually emigrated to live in Pennsylvania.

The longest serving landlord to date was Herbert Drew from 1934 to 1959. For the 3 years prior to becoming landlord here, he ran 'The Prince Albert' in New Street in Ashford town centre.

More recently, Marie and Alan Stack served as landlord and lady for 13 years until retiring in 2008.

The current family team running the Hare and Hounds, the Ralph family, took over on the 19th December 2008.

The current landlord Darren, his father John and brother Julian would be delighted to welcome you to this splendid 18th Century pub and look forward to seeing you soon.