"Here, we see a bowlerhatted bookie beside the Thompson and Danby of Newcastle board advertising the horses Harry V, Random, Strong Melon, Inchberry, Confection, and Jugged Hare
THE FOOD There are two top restaurants in the hotel, The Chiswell Street Dining Rooms and The Jugged Hare
. Traditional afternoon tea can be taken in the lobby or the Dining Rooms.
"We had a restaurant manager wanting to serve up grouse and jugged hare
, while our betting ring had bookies such as Victor Chandler himself, Tony Morris and John Power.
Game: A Cookbook is an encyclopaedic guide to the world of game - from snipe to squirrel, rabbit to rook - that proves there's more to game than just roast grouse and jugged hare
. "Next time you find yourself slathering a chicken breast with a marinade to save it from mediocrity, try swapping it for something that has literally walked on the wild side, and tastes like it," Norrington-Davies says.
While the larkish presenters play at smug dandies and Jane Austen-style spinsters, redoubtable chef Rosemary Shrager, preserved in aspic from a bygone era of cooks (and a familiar figure from ITV's Ladette To Lady series), rolls up her sleeves in the kitchen to prepare jugged hare
, sheeps' tongues and assorted gland horrors.
Have a glass or two of an English beer before settling down to some traditional fare - anything from jugged hare
to chicken tikka masala!
HOW did Mrs Beeton's famous recipe for jugged hare
The British Horseracing Board is an amalgam of powerful interest groups and they have about as much interest in Joe Public as the average vegetarian has for jugged hare
or black pudding.
If any of you have a copy of the famous Mrs Beeton's cook book, look up her recipe for Jugged Hare
and that is what Lievre Royale is, to all intents and purposes.
OFFICERS serving in the far-flung corners of the British Empire could order jugged hare
for three shillings (pounds 12 today), a turtle soup for eight shillings per pint (pounds 30) and Christmas pudding for pounds 2 per pound (pounds 160).
When Mrs Beeton did her recipe for jugged hare
, she said, `First catch your hare', and it applies here.
WITH his taste for fine wine, jugged hare
and opera, the man raised on his family's 500-acre farm in the heart of Bunyan's England was, on the face of it, an unlikely mouthpiece for the country's proletariat.