Review on The Jugged Hare
The Jugged Hare on the corner of Chiswell Street and Silk Street, next to the Barbican Centre is the tenth addition to Tom and Ed Martin's highly successful ETM Group, they also own The Gun in Docklands and The Botanist in Chelsea. Situated in the famous Grade II listed old Whitbread Brewery it has undergone a smart refurbishment and takes its name The Jugged Hare from an 19th century English recipe, which will showcase on the pub's menu in the game season. The handsome venue features oak parquet flooring, red leather seating and banquettes, walls displaying mounted stags and glass cabinets filled with exclusively sourced antique British taxidermy behind the bar.
The open kitchen comes complete with a state-of-art eight-spit rotisserie and charcoal grill, where it employs high quality ingredients. Wild fish and shellfish is handpicked daily from Billingsgate Market and there's a real dedication to British produce, rare breeds, artisan producers and regional cheese makers.
Starters bring on crisp bone marrow, shallots and capers or smoked Cornish mackerel, beetroot, and horseradish before main courses of Cumbrian Longhorn steak, chips, rotisserie gravy or steamed Shetland Island mussels, Jugged Hare ale and smoked bacon. Old favourites round things off with a treacle tart served with Jersey cream or maybe breakfast bread and butter pudding with vanilla ice cream.
Together with Sambrook's brewery in Battersea The Jugged Hare have created their own pale ale, there's four British cask ales available on draught and an excellent wine list that offers complex and matures wines, with many available from their 'by the Glass' machine.
Gastro pub / British
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 11.00am through until
Dinner: 11.00pm (12.00am Thu-Sat & 10.30pm Sun)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express