The Extraordinary Hare
Tucked away in the market town of Wantage, The Extraordinary Hare is located off the beaten track, and provides the perfect pit-stop for anyone in the surrounding area. Having closed for five years, the pub reopened in early 2019 and has gone from strength to strength, receiving glowing reviews from all who visit. A pub with strong community values, locals and visitors alike are always greeted with a smile and made to feel welcome by the friendly front of house team. Inside, you’ll find oak-beamed ceilings, open fires and a mixture of traditional and contemporary furnishings. Outside, there’s a decked garden and cosy seating area, while the two goats residing in the back garden are always a popular attraction with families.
The menu features a delicious range of pub classics alongside daily specials, and all the food is freshly prepared to ensure your meal is of the highest quality. Menus changes seasonally to make the most of the freshest, local produce but you might find starters such as basil and garlic bruschetta, and salt and pepper squid with aioli. Follow with the mouth-watering beefburger topped with pulled pork and mozzarella, served with fries and coleslaw, or battered cod and chips accompanied by mushy peas and homemade tartare sauce. Alternatively, the slow-roasted barbecue ribs are sure to please, alongside the tempting selection of seasonal pies and pasta dishes. Vegetarians and vegans are well catered for and can expect dishes such as the vegan Vietnamese curry and battered halloumi burger topped with tomato and chilli chutney and fries. For a final flourish, finish with the warm chocolate brownie with salted caramel ice cream, or the moreish crème brûlée with shortbread. This extensive menu means there’s truly something for everyone – there’s even a dedicated children’s menu, alongside excellent gluten-free dishes. Sundays are another popular affair, and the roast offering is not to be missed.
With a wide range of beer, ale, wine, cider and gin to choose from, this wonderful establishment is an inviting watering hole. The Extraordinary Hare hosts regular events, including quiz nights and themed parties, as well as showing Sky Sports and BT Sport. There’s truly something for everyone at The Extraordinary Hare, but don’t just take our word for it – stop by and see for yourself.