An attractive, mellow sandstone building dating from the 17th century, whose interior frequently prompts customers to liken it to stepping back in time. Its reputation for good food stems from dishes such as deep-fried fillet of cod; home-made cottage pie; grilled beef and gammon steaks; chilli con carne; macaroni cheese, and regularly changing specials. Stilton comes as a cheese option for a ploughman's, and for a steak sauce topping. In addition to the food, also attracting custom is the wide selection of wines by the glass or mini-bottle, and locally brewed real ales from Belvoir, The Grainstore, Newby Wyke and others. Furthermore, there's a choice of 25-plus malt whiskies.
Open all year
Open all week
Opening times: 12–3 6–11 (Sunday 12–3 7–11)
Lunch: all week 12–2
Dinner: Monday to Saturday 6–9, Sunday 7–9
Credit cards accepted
Coach parties welcome, notice required
Family room available
From A606 between Melton Mowbray and Oakham follow signs to Pickwell and Somerby. Enter village, 1st right to centre, pub on left.