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Relaxing country pub in National Forest

At a glance

Bar menu
Open all year
Kids play area
Wheelchair access
Dog friendly

A comfortable old local bristling with homely touches, with crackling log-burners in the main rooms and a tree-shaded beer garden looking over the rich pasturelands of this corner of Leicestershire. It’s at the heart of the extensive National Forest, whilst Calke Abbey is a leisurely drive away. Bright and airy inside, with colourwash and panelled walls and nooks and crannies to explore, Marston's Pedigree complements the sturdy menu. Kick in with goats’ cheese and poached pear, following up with wild boar sausages or steak and ale pie with Stilton; some gluten-free options are available too.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Days closed: Monday
  • Opening times: 12–3 5.30–11 (Friday to Saturday 12–11 Sunday 12–8)
  • Lunch: Tuesday to Saturday 12–2, Sunday 12–6
  • Dinner: Tuesday to Saturday 6–9, Sunday 12–6

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • Play area available
  • High chairs
  • Baby change


  • Ramp access available
  • Accessible toilets


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

A42 junction 13 onto A512.

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