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Grouse has always herald the beginning of the game bird Printseason. This magnificent bird is very special and makes a show piece for any dinner party. Grouse is one of those must try foods raised in the beautiful, natural, heather moorlands in the Northern part of England. This beautiful part of the British landscape has a stunning purple haze which stretches for miles and where nothing else can be seen. Britain is the only country in the world which has grouse moorland so it is truly British.

A huge amount of conservation is required to rear a grouse and it may come as a surprise to know that grouse moorlands are rarer than rainforest.

Most people would recognise a picture of a grouse bird but very few have tasted one, it is a very healthy meat which is low in cholesterol and high in nutrients and protein and totally delicious.

Did you know you can buy grouse all over the country? It is not just London and the northern counties your local game dealer or butcher will be able to sell you grouse especially if you are able to give them a bit of warning.

At the start of the season it is traditional to have Glorious Twelfth Dinners when the grouse can not be fresher, it arrives at the table the same day

Those celebrating with dinners this year include

Eat Wild

Glorious Twelfth Invite4 Castle Street, Cirencester

Eat Wild invite you to join them in celebrating the Glorious Twelfth.

Three courses with accompanying wines from Tom l’anson wines

Crayfish and Nettle Risotto

Whole Red Grouse fresh from the Yorkshire Moors that day served with Rosemary Salted Game Chips and Watercress.

Single Malt Whiskey and Chocolate Orange Mousse

Tickets £60

To book tickets: Email  or call 01285 657399

The Jugged Hare

jugged hare logoWednesday 12th August:

The Glorious Twelfth – The first of the shoot will grace our specials board the day after this exciting event in the game calendar

The Great Grouse Race – The Great Grouse Race followed by ‘Glorious Twelfth Grouse and Rhone Valley Wine Gourmet Evening’ Please click here to see the menu!

Situated on the corner of Chiswell Street and Silk Street in the City of London, the pub forms part of the famous old Grade II listed Whitbread Brewery (now the Montcalm 5 Star London City Hotel).

49 Chiswell St, London EC1Y 4SA

Nearest tubes: Moorgate, Barbican and Liverpool Street are all very close by as are Old Street and Farringdon.

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