dear everyone – yes, we know it is nearly that time of year again, and we know that some of you like to be exceptionally organised in arranging your, erm, festivities. we’re more than happy to take bookings for your office parties and meals in december, but the thing is we can’t bear to actually write out a menu for this very special time of year until it gets to october. so feel free to contact us for booking enquiries, and have a look at last year’s c******** menu so you can see the sort of thing that we do. and once the year is a little more advanced, we’ll confirm details for you :)

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new year, new…job?


what better to get the new year off to a promising start than with a new job? well, lots of things probably, but we don’t have time for that right now. so, suspend your disbelief for a while, and read on…

we’re currently recruiting for part time bar keeps. experience is preferable – and a personal licence will be an advantage – but the most important thing is enthusiasm for serving quality food and drinks in a welcoming atmosphere. we’re about more than just pouring drinks: you should be willing to learn about real ales, ciders and quality spirits, and enjoy helping people choose the right drink. you will also be willing – and able! – to work evenings and weekends as required.

in return we can offer you a role in a small team of dedicated people in a good pub, and good rates of pay.

interested? please provide a cv either via e-mail to harlequinpub[@]gmail.com, or by dropping a copy into the pub. if you have any questions about the role, please let us know.

new year’s eve

please note, we will be closing at 7.00 on new year’s eve.

pub open as normal from thursday 2nd january, kitchen open 12.00-6.00 on thursday 2nd and friday 3rd january. happy new year :)

a few things…

clock…it’s that time of year when there’s lots of stuff happening, so we’re starting to do our ‘what’s up?’ newsletter again to remind you of what’s going on. but just because you can’t be bothered to turn up to the pub in person, it doesn’t mean you should miss out on our witterings! so here you are, some little gems from the current edition:

What’s Up?

An occasional newsletter from The Harlequin. What’s up wi thee, pal?

Fa La La La Laaa, La La La Laa!

Yes, Christmas *is* coming whether you like it or not. We’ll be serving Christmas Dinners throughout December (pre-bookings only – we recommend booking early, but a minimum of 4 days notice is required). Please note, if you’d like to eat with us during December we recommend booking your table in advance: there will be times when the kitchen will be closed or offering only a limited menu while we feed hungry Christmas revellers.

An Evening of Clairvoyance

Join us on Sunday 10th November for something a little different. Victoria has been practicing mediumship around the region for several years, having discovered her intuition at a young age. This will be a small group session working on energies and love. Tickets are £6.00 per person (please book in advance) and the evening starts at 7.30.

Marian Call

We’re very excited to welcome Alaskan musician Marian Call here on Tuesday 12th November for an evening of lovely music – free entry, starts at 7.30. See http://mariancall.com for further info.

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a4 london gin

would you adam and eve it! the harlequin will once again be transformed into a modern day gin palace as we explore the wonders of london dry gin. usual drunken and fun format – 5 tasters, some lovely snacks, and some historical facts. what”s not to love?

so get your cor blimey trousers on, and get down to the rub a dub dub for 8.30pm on thursday 7th november. tickets are £18 per person and are available at the bar (advance booking is essential).

(boiled beef and carrots, knees ups, and old kent roads are entirely optional).

what could possibly go pete tong?


“…then i shall not go”

hooray! for our next tasting night, we’ll be taking a step across the pond and into the wonderful world of bourbon. come and join us for the usual shenanigans: drinks, background, drinks, snacks, drinks, and a slightly tipsy host.

when: thursday 3rd october from 8.30pm

how much?!: £18.00 per person – an absolute bargain :)

how do i get tickets?: call into the pub; drop us an e-mail to harlequinpub[@]gmail.com; or give us a ring on 0114 275 8195 – advance booking is essential


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