|Beer: ||Not wet,wet,wet but thin,thin,thin! Yes, there were three ales on but these comprised Tring Side Pocket at 3.6%, as thin and flavourless as weight watchers bread, GK's similarly weedy IPA and the Cock & Rabbit's "own" ale which was brown - end of good news!|
|Not beer: ||Resorting to Ken's suggestion to use simultaneous equations to work out the price of the softies was happily avoided by Scribbler establishing the L & S price. At £1.50 a pint not too bad. Lemonade at £2.50 and the brown fizz at £3 a pint respectively. Positively no hot choc or cider.|
|Food ||The arrival of a bowl of ketchup looked promising. Some time later, Ohh Yeeess, a man came striding purposefully forward clutching a bowl of what looked very much like chippings. OK, so they were skinny Mc.D's style fries which required either a large grab for satisfaction or a more demure but very frequent one chip at a time approach but they were well enjoyed.|
|Hashmosphere ||With half the Hash decamping into the garden, for some time, Hashmosphere was limited to the bar area. Once sense prevailed, and the one couple actually eating in the restaurant had done the decent thing and gone home, a full house ensued, this still somewhat hampered by the large chimney/fireplace slap in the middle of the large room. Chips, bonhomie and the GM's stentorian tones ensured a decent night however.|
As is all too common in these parts, the Cock & Rabbit is yet another pub which has featured in Midsomer Murders. With it's Graziemille restaurant dispensing decent, authentic Italian nosh, it could be a wonderful find in this rural corner of the Chilterns. However it is, like an ageing actress, a faded reminiscence of what once was, with plastic table cloths, wobbly chairs, very wobbly stools, battered & ripped sofa's and paintwork which last saw a touch up before we went decimal. Best viewed with very subdued lighting.