Good Food.

Great People.

Small Town Charm.

Big City Feel.

Now Open for Dine-in and Take-out!


An Irish Pub with a creative menu, stunning interiors, and a unique concept, The Hare & The Hound is bringing a new feel to the Putnam, CT restaurant scene.

We’re excited to bring our vision to you. Putnam has already been welcoming, accommodating and a great spot to bring that vision to life. We can’t wait to share The Hare & The Hound with you!

So, we hope you’ll share in our motto with us as we bring you, “Good Food. Great People.”

Are you team Hare or team Hound?


11:30am – 9:30pm


11:30am – 9:30pm


11:30am – 9:30pm


11:30am – 9:30pm


11:30am – 9:30pm


11:30am – 9:30pm

The Hare’s Pride

The Hare is happy to present our mission to the world.

Best Service

Our pride will be knowing we provide an unmatched customer experience. You can expect great service during every visit.

Our Vision

We aim to bring a new dining experience to the downtown Putnam area that complements all the other amazing restaurants in the area. 

Creative Menu

What are we without great food & drinks? We’ve been working hard on a great food menu along with amazing beers & cocktails!

The Hound’s Favorites

Here’s a look at some of our signature dishes. View our full menu HERE.

Hound’s Dish

House brined corned beef, cabbage, carrots, potatoes, spicy mustard

Galway Bay Salmon

Pan-Roasted Faroe island salmon over tabbouleh, seasonal vegetables, grainy mustard fig glaze

Maguires Wellington

8oz. filet, herbed goat mushroom duxelles, crispy prosciutto, grainy mustard, baked in flaky puff pastry in our house demi, deconstructed

Country Style Mac & Cheese

Gemelli pasta tossed with bangers, English peas and 3 cheese sauce, topped with Irish cheddar Ritz cracker crumb

Guinness Stew

Boneless short rib & tender chuck, root vegetable, simmered in signature Guinness gravy over colcannon and Irish soda bread

Mother Cluckin’ Waffles

Homemade waffles, fried boneless chicken breast, house-made pickle chips, slaw, drizzled with spicy honey

Bangers & Mash

Traditional Irish “bangers” over Colcannon mashed potato, roasted Brussels in a stout onion gravy

“LOADED” Burger

Two 4oz. Guinness braised patties, stout onions, Guinness mustard, craft beer sauce on a buttered sweet bun

Irish Cuban

Pastrami, house brined corned beef, slaw, pickle chip, Irish cheddar, grainy mustard, 1000 island dressing pressed on a Cubano roll

Shepherd’s Pie

Domestic Lamb, English peas, onion, carrot, colcannon mashed potato baked in natural juices, served with a side salad

Team Hare?

Team Hound?

The choice is yours. Choose wisely!

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"I've been coming to downtown Putnam since I was a kid. To be able to open up a restaurant here is a dream come true. The Hare & The Hound is a product of determination and love. We can't wait to share our vision (and our food) with you!"


Michael DiCenzo, Owner