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The Hare.

The Jugged Hare is a pub that we walked past many times in the London neighborhood of Pimlico on our 2016 trip to England. While the timing was never right for dining there, we did peek in, and I fell in love with the whole place — and I have to admit that I coveted its décor, including a cheeky statue of a reclining hare. (If visions of Mr. McGregor from Peter Rabbit frequent your nightmares, you will not want to look up the meaning of “jugged hare” – and don’t say I didn’t warn you!)The jauntiness of hares has...

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Cotswolds & Inspiration!

  In 2016, as we threw around name possibilities for our new business, we kept in mind our “English at heart with a Southern soul (& a French twist!)” theme. The timing of that search happened to coincide, as so many wonderful things do, with a trip back to England with dear friends and fellow Anglophiles.Among many things English, we love the pub culture: the décor, the food, the coziness of it all, and how it truly is an extension of home and family.We were fortunate to eat at many such establishments (and to be a fly on the wall...

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The Hart.

Legends abound about the rare white hart in English folklore, and many villages in England boast a pub by the name of The White Hart. We stumbled upon several such pubs on a trip to the Cotswolds in 2016 – a trip that served as a huge inspiration for so much about The Hare and The Hart. The White Hart pub in the second photo above is in Stow on the Wold, a stone’s throw from where we stayed in Lower Oddington. In more current mythology, think of Harry’s Patronus in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, or the...

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What's in a name?

As we look forward to the second half of 2019, we at The Hare & The Hart have also been looking back at our journey so far. It’s been an amazing adventure, and we’ve met so many incredible folks along the way. As we begin a new year, we’d like to reintroduce our family-owned business for our newer friends. .One of the most-asked questions we hear is: “What inspired your shop’s name?” As some know, the “Hart” portion of the name is obvious – it’s our last name! Through the years, our surname has been linked with things like Valentines Day...

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