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Convivial Rabbit, Dorchester

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Trinity House, Trinity Street

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Danny O'Revey left this review about Convivial Rabbit

Tucked away and with a bit of character, beer straight from the barrel behind the bar. Nice micro pub

On 28th July 2019 - rating: 8
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E TA left this review about Convivial Rabbit

Very well described by Aqualung, below, this pub started out as a pop-up pub with no name but has become established and is now a firm part of the local ale scene. The name has become a little ironic, as it is on the verge of falling into the trap that so many micros do, that of becoming too cliquey; there was no welcome here, and the bar flies seemed to be a bit put out when they had to move (the pub was otherwise empty) to let us to the bar. The ales were in excellent condition, so it was worth the effort. Blackjack’s Shuffled Deck, Gloucester Gold, Ilkley Pale, The Devil Made Me Brew It and Twisted’s Gaucho sat alongside 3 real ciders from Rosie, Cranbourne and Twisted (again). It was an enjoyable visit, all things considered, and it is an essential inclusion in a town crawl.

On 31st July 2018 - rating: 7
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Aqualung . left this review about Convivial Rabbit

The Convivial Rabbit is a genuine micropub set down a small alleyway off Trinity Street. It consists of a bright square room with a laminate floor and a bar counter with the casks on stillage behind it. Sawdust is spread across the area in front of the bar and there is some low seating. A major feature is the friendly young pub dog Ziggy Sawdust who enjoys his own corner and bedding to lie down on, something I've felt I could do with at times. It sells cask beers (no keg), a few ciders and a limited amount of wine and gin.
Beers available were Piddle Mad Hare, Red Rock Black Crest, Wild Weather Big Buddy, Stonehenge Old Smokey and Kettlesmith Fogline.
I tried the Mad Hare (£3.80) and Old Smokey (£4.00). The Mad Hare was rather flat but tasted fine, probably near the end of he cask while the Old Smokey was excellent.
This is a fine friendly micropub, my only concern is how the beer will get on without a cold room in very hot weather.

On 13th February 2017 - rating: 8
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