From estate to plate in under 12 hours, be one of the first to taste the new season’s grouse at The Jugged Hare this Glorious Twelfth.

On Friday 12th August, ETM chefs and Ben Weatherall of Yorkshire Game will be venturing out onto the stunning Yorkshire heather moors at dawn to bag the first braces of the season.

With their heads firmly in the game, they will then race down from the north-east to The Jugged Hare to bring lucky customers a dish that often doesn’t appear on menus until 13th or 14th August at the earliest.

Witness the Land Rovers screech to a halt outside The Jugged Hare before sitting down to a delicious British Game & Joseph Perrier Champagne Dinner at 7.30pm. 

Devised by The Jugged Hare’s Head Chef Stephen Englefield, dishes include:

Canapé reception on the Long Arm Lounge Terrace

Joseph Perrier, Cuvée Royale, Brut NV

Seared loin of Yorkshire hare, jugged leg belly, roast cep, carrot, thyme jus

Joseph Perrier, Cuvée Royale, Vintage 2004

Roast breast and confit leg of red grouse, cabbage and bacon, pâté en croûte, game chips, bread sauce, hunters jus

Chambolle-Musigny, Domaine Francois Bertheau, Burgundy, France 2013

Waterloo cheese, apricot jam, fennel toast

Joseph Perrier, Esprit de Victoria, Rosé, Vintage 2005

Lemon and almond opera, roast damson, lemon curd, buttermilk and damson ice cream

Joseph Perrier, Cuvée Royale, Demi-Sec NV

Coffee / tea and petit fours

Priced at £85 per person, the five-course dinner paired with five beautiful wines from Joseph Perrier Champagne, will be held downstairs in the atmospheric Josephine Room. Guests will be able to follow their dinner’s progress throughout the day via @TheJuggedHare #gloriousgrouserace.

Be one of a select few to eat delicious grouse on 12th August, one of London’s only restaurants serving the bird on the Glorious 12th! | @thejuggedhare | #GloriousGrouseRace

The Jugged Hare, 49 Chiswell Street, London EC1Y 4SA020 7614 0134