The Jugged Hare, on the corner of Chiswell Street and Silk Street in the City, was part of the old Whitbread brewery (c.1748) and formerly The King's Head pub.
The Jugged Hare takes its name from a famous 18th century recipe created by Hannah Glasse, the UK's first and foremost domestic goddess. With a focus on seasonal British dishes prepared using traditional cooking methods and independent boutique wines, The Jugged Hare boasts a handsome pub, a spacious dining room complete with an open theatre-style kitchen and a stunning vaulted private room.
The dining room, once the barreling room of the brewery, features exposed ceramic tiles on the vaulted ceilings and walls and oak timber floorboards throughout. A 'walk-in' wine room enables guests to handpick their favourite bottle of red whilst a window through to the kitchen's 'cold room', showcases the ageing process of the meat and hanging game.
Vibrant red leather banquette seating and comfortable stools at 'the pass' allow diners to watch head chef Richard O'Connell and his brigade in action as they prepare food on a state-of-the art eight-spit rotisserie and a charcoal grill. In the pub itself, the main focal point is the back bar display of antique and exclusively British cased taxidermy. Other pub features include original brass ironmongery restored from the brewery, anaglypta wallpapered high ceilings and antique whisky barrel high tables.