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Convivial Rabbit, Dorchester Town, Dorchester

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Trinity House, Trinity Street
Dorchester
DT1 1TT
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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
[User has posted 2144 recommendations about 2139 pubs]

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Map location corrected by E TA
Dorchester South, 0.45 miles, 8 min walk (show)
Dorchester West, 0.76 miles, 14 min walk (show)
Upwey, 5.14 miles, 1 hr 39 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Convivial Rabbit, Dorchester
28th Jul 2019, 11:19
Review submitted by Danny O'Revey
 
31st Jul 2018, 07:19
Review submitted by E TA

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 30 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 12 February 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 30 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 12 February 2017 by Aqualung .
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 30 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 12 February 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Child Friendly : Yes - Until 6 p.m. - last updated 30 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Darts : No last updated 12 February 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 30 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Function Room : No last updated 12 February 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Hot Food : No last updated 12 February 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Jukebox : No last updated 12 February 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Karaoke : No last updated 12 February 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 30 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 12 February 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Micropub : Yes last updated 30 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Pinball : No last updated 12 February 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Pool Table : No last updated 12 February 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 12 February 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 30 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 30 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 12 February 2017 by Aqualung .
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