The Livery Society continued its good work of encouraging new Liverymen to meet each other in a more relaxed setting than the formal Livery dinners provide. So, around twenty members of the Livery Society, together with the Master and the Clerk, gathered in the City for a meal at the Jugged Hare.
The Jugged Hare, on the corner of Chiswell Street and Silk Street in the City, was part of the old Whitbread brewery (c.1748) and formerly The King’s Head pub.
The private dining room that we occupied had in times gone by been used by Joseph Perrier to store Champagne and was named ‘The Josephine Room’ after the famous Champagne maker’s daughter and featured exposed brick walls, vaulted ceilings and restored Champagne racks that Perrier himself had once used for storage.
Neither the venue nor the meal disappointed. The portions were epic and the dessert of bread and butter pudding with ice cream and sticky toffee sauce was a sight to behold. Most of us even managed to finish it!
As usual the wine and conversation flowed and all agreed that we had thoroughly enjoyed the evening.
Thanks are due to Simon Millar for organising and hosting the event.