Notes on the rejigged Hare and Billet pub:
Bonobo beer – dark ale nutty almost burnt
Adnams – as you’d expect
India pale ale – nice
Oakham ales – Scarlet Macaw – didn’t try it looked interesting though..
Weasel Beer – likewise
Hare and billet bitter – as they had before
£9.10 for an Orchard Cider, a pint of Adnams, and a packet of pipers salt & vinegar crisps seems more than it used to be.
The free wifi is good, and actually works, which is more than can be said for many other local pubs. It’s run by The Cloud & Greene King.
The pub is still dog-friendly. Almost too dog friendly. Maybe just ban the small yappy-type dogs.
There’s music on but it’s not loud or annoying.
The pub smells better than it used to. It’s never honked like the bloody Railway, but definitely better now the loos are upstairs.
Speaking of the loos, there is now a massive empty (as of 5.30pm on a Saturday) restaurant area where the loos and kitchen used to be. I wish pubs wouldn’t differentiate between drinking and eating. Ten empty tables, with everyone else huddled at the front drinking.
All in all though, it’s a good revamp I think.