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Hare and Hounds

It’s our (very) local and we like it. Since the refurbishment, it’s been a much better place to be and let’s face it, that garden in the summer is a winner (especially since the landlord and lady set rules that prevent kids having fun). For those that haven’t seen the garden, where have you been??

It’s a local pub and I like that. I like the space, I like the buzz, I like the separate dining area, I like the fact that I can sit there all afternoon and treat it like my office (free and fast wi-fi) and I like the Sunday Jazz.

I don’t like the mother and baby groups, I dont like the Wiselys and very occasionally I don’t like the food. I once fell out with the landlady over a not up to scratch burger (she didn’t actually know I’d fallen out with her – but I found her response to my complaint unsatisfactory and so conducted a silent boycott for a while. But at the end of the day, I wanted to go back…).

Look, you have to take it for what it is: a brewery (Young’s) pub serving pub food but actually the chef here has actually pushed the boat out in some cases. Home-made burger buns, great hand cut fresh chips, good meat. For a local pub, it’s a totally pleasant place to while away an afternoon or evening with a few drinks and pub grub.

I’d really welcome comments on this, as always.

Address:
216 Upper Richmond Road
East Sheen
http://www.theharesheen.com/

Price: Lunch specials: £5.95, main course dinner dishes: £8-£15 (steak). Look out for Dine with Wine (£20 for 2 mains and a bottle of house wine). Good selection of bar snacks also available.

Perfect for: Casual afternoon in the boozer

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3 responses to “Hare and Hounds

  1. Steve

    For the reasons you state, i will not go here any longer despite being a customer for 30 odd years.

  2. I agree with the above. I will have to say, we go here often. Usually on the Sunday Jazz nights which are really Sunday karaoke jazz as it’s all the local flavor, not pros (but it’s really endearing).

    I love a cold beer in the summer but in the fall and winter the room temp ale is my kind of thing. I hear great stuff about their Sunday Roast.

    At the end of the day, I love this place. The atmosphere itself is worth having a drink and odds are, you’ll find something you like. Perfect for summer with the back patio and garden and cozy for the winter with fire place, leather chairs and pub feel. It’s exactly why I love pub culture.

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