After discussions at last month’s meeting, it looks like we are bound for the Hare and Hounds once again for this year’s Christmas bash. 

It has been provisionally booked for December 9th for 19:30h.  12 places are up for grabs.  You'll find the menu below.  If you could let Mark know your choices as soon as possible it would be much appreciated.

Here's the Hare & Hounds Christmas Menu, for your perusal:

Christmas Menu for Hare & Hounds at Hawsker, Cost: £24.95 per person


  • Lightly Spiced Carrot Soup
  • Game Terrine wrapped in Streaky Bacon with Apple Chutney
  • Atlantic Prawn & Smoked Salmon Tian with Marie Rose Sauce
  • Portobello Mushrooms in a Garlic & Mature Cheddar Cheese Sauce with a Parsley & Chestnut Topping

(All of the above served with Crusty Bread)

Main Course

  • The Hounds Own Turkey Ballantine, stuffed with Sausage Meat, wrapped in Streaky Bacon, served with Creamed Potatoes, Cranberry Jelly & Seasonal Vegetables
  • Fillet of Sea Bass on Spring Onion Mashed Potatoes with a Shellfish Sauce
  • Beetroot and Goats Cheese Parcel with Buttered New Potatoes and Rocket Salad
  • Fillet of Pork stuffed with Black Pudding served with Apple Purée & a Creamy Cider & Whole Grain Mustard Sauce
  • The Hounds Festive Pie: Shin of Beef and Stilton Pie with a Rich Shallot Gravy, with Braised Red Cabbage & Creamed Potatoes
  • Corn Fed Chicken Breast Filled with Smoked Cheese, wrapped with a Rich Shallot Gravy, with Braised Red Cabbage & Creamed Potatoes.
  • Corn Fed Chicken Breast filled with Smoke Cheese, wrapped in Parma Ham, with a White Wine & Tarragon Sauce with Dauphinoise Potatoes


  • Traditional Christmas Pudding with Brandy Custard
  • Cherry and Chocolate Tart with Clotted Cream
  • Toffee Apple Cheesecake with Caramel Sauce
  • Hounds Mince Pie with Hazelnut Ice Cream
  • Cheese Platter; with a Selection of Biscuits & Port Jelly