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Pub SignMan left this review about Jugged Hare
A Fuller’s Ale and Pie House, the Jugged Hare is, as you expect with this chain, a converted bank – albeit a smaller one compared to some of their more impressive Central London pubs. The main part of the pub sees the bar on the left hand side with a tiled floor area opposite filled with high tables and stools and some bench and standard seating along the right hand side underneath an enormous painting. Towards the rear, the pub is carpeted and extends into a cluttered snug type room, which I believe used to be one of the bank’s offices, but now looked more like a storeroom, with furniture stacked up in there. Stairs lead up to a pleasant gallery area which curves nicely above the main room and gives good views down to the bar area. Large chandeliers hang from the ceiling and finish off the plush, opulent look that these pubs seem to achieve. Music was playing quietly throughout my visit and a TV near the entrance was showing BBC rolling news coverage, although other screens all remained turned off.
Four Fuller’s beers were available on handpull – London Pride, ESB, Wild River and Gale’s Seafarers. I gave the Wild River a try – a new beer for me and one that I enjoyed in all respects except the price, which clocked in at £3.90. The staff were winding down for the evening, but seemed friendly enough.
This pub fell a bit short of my expectations but it’s still a nice place to sit down and enjoy a couple of pints. It doesn’t match up to some of the higher profile bank conversions in the city there’s enough going on here to merit a stroll from Victoria to check it out.
On 1st September 2012
- rating: 7
[User has posted 808 recommendations about 808 pubs]
Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Jugged Hare
One of the smaller bank conversions (dating from 1996 according to the notes in the menus), but the rectangular bar, small dininf area to rear and 'L'-shaped balcony are still ornately decorated. Five Fullers beer available on handpump: Pride, Seafarers, Discovery, ESB and a fine pint of Bengal Lancer (£3.80). (NB - Updated review dates from April 2012.)
On 24th June 2012
- rating: 7
[User has posted 2294 recommendations about 2294 pubs]
E TA left this review about Jugged Hare
Entering this former bank can be impressive due to its size and (faux) grandeur - the art deco lights and chandeliers are a bit ott but it still leaves a space that is fun to drink in. Upstairs is a function room, downstairs is the typical London city-style bar. Five ales on, all Fullers, and all reasonably well kept. Staff were friendly if a little over-worked, and the press of the crowd made it difficult to get served. It's worth dropping in when passing, and it fits in nicely with a crawl around the Petty France/Pimlico pubs - I think it might also be a bit more civilised at lunchtimes.
On 16th June 2012
- rating: 7
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