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Hare & Billet


This landmark pub on the edge of the heath has been satisfying visitors since the 1600s. After a yomp around the parkland, the food and drink at the Hare & Billet is welcome, with solid dishes such as gammon steaks or sausage and mash (two meals for £6) offered alongside a few choice wines.

However, it seems that most drinkers still come here for a refreshing pint after a stroll across the wilderness outside. British ales might include Greene King IPA and Old Speckled Hen, with a couple of Leffes and other popular Belgian labels by the bottle. A television offers entertainment, but the pub doesn’t have to push the boat out too far to keep the tills ringing.

Venue name: Hare & Billet
Address: 1A Elliot Cottages
Cross street: Hare & Billet Road
Opening hours: Open 11am-11pm Mon-Wed; 11am-midnight Thur-Sat; noon-11pm Sun. Food served noon-3.30pm, 5.30-9pm Mon-Fri; noon-9pm Sat, Sun
Transport: Tube: Blackheath rail

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Blackheath has myriad different pubs from the rough and ready O'Neills to the proper Pub's Pub the Dacre Arms and the middle-of-the-road Railway, Crown and Princess of Wales. It doesn't have a "good food" pub like many places around London it does now. It also has (at least) 16 different beers/lagers/ciders on tap that change frequently - very frequently. On a recent visit all 8 pumps had changed! Duck with puy lentils that I had tonight was excellent. The food comes at a premium but the food is GOOD and Blackheath has, whether you like it or not, the clientele-base that want this. I will happily pay for quality food and wide-ranging booze. It's now by streets in my opinion the best pub in Blackheath.. I'm struggling to think of a better pub for food and booze in ruddy south London! As for the atmosphere "going" - all bar one of the tables I could see was taken this evening - on a Monday night! Keep up the good work.

charlotte Jones

I went recently to the Hare & Billet, since it has been refurbished and thought it was excellent. A friendly greeting, interesting menu and super range of drinks. I will definitely be returning & sampling some more of the yummy food.