John and Janice Pritchett
The March Hare ,34 High Street
SG18 8RN Tel 01767 448093
The March Hare is an unspoilt traditional country free house selling a range of real ales, ciders, wine and sprits for the discerning drinker. There are up to four real ales on offer - a varying selection from independent and local micro breweries including mild stout and porter.
There has been a Pub on the site since 1840.As The Wheatsheaf it went from private ownership to Fordhams of Ashwell to Whitbreds. By the mid 1980’s it became The March Hare and was taken over by Admiral Taverns until its closure in 2008.
It was becoming derelict by 2010 when it was rescued by John and Janice Pritchett. After considerable refurbishment it reopened in August 2010. It remains the only pub in Dunton and is becoming reestablished as a hub of village life used by many local organisations.. Open events include quizzes and folk music sessions.
Real Ale and Cider
Themed Food Nights
Quiz Nights (Monthly on Sunday & Wednesday)
Folk Sessions (Monthly on a Tuesday evening)
“Hare Beer Bunch” meetings
Events outings and more.
We love our beer!
On the downside, according to CAMRA, “Every week, two pubs are converted to supermarkets.” This will not be the fate of the March Hare. But on the upside, again according to CAMRA there are now 1,200 breweries in Britain brewing in excess of 6000 different cask ales and at the March Hare we have only tried about 850 of these ales!