26 The Green, LONG WHATTON, LE12 5DB
Ideally situated in a picturesque village close to Loughborough and East Midlands Airport, The Royal Oak is an award-winning pub, offering high quality, locally sourced food. Charnwood ales, brewed just four miles down the road, are on offer in the smart bar, and the carefully selected wine list has 15 by the glass. In the stylish AA-Rosette restaurant diners can expect some tough decisions - Ribblesdale superior goats' cheese soufflé; sharing platter of mixed tapas; pork belly and black pudding roulade with crispy crackling or a pub classic such as home-made burger of the day. Leave room for desserts like the Nutella cheesecake; or spiced pineapple tarte Tatin with rum and raisin ice cream. An annual summer beer festival offers 30 real ales and 10 ciders. The impeccably furnished guest bedrooms are in a separate building.
M1 junct 24, A6 to Kegworth. Right into Whatton Road (becomes Kegworth Ln) to Long Whatton. From Loughborough, A6 towards Kegworth. Left onto B5324, right into Hathern Rd leading to The Green