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At a glance

Bar menu
Open all year
Garden

Parts of this welcoming, traditional, family-run country inn date back to the 15th century. There are three cosy bar areas serving a range of real ales, two dining rooms, a skittle alley, large patio and ‘secret’ garden with a stream. Menus and a wide range of specials offer unfussy, good-value internationally inspired food including moules marinière; chicken and chorizo linguine; traditional Spanish paella; and rhubarb and ginger sponge, lemon curd and vanilla ice cream. Dogs are only allowed in one room near the bar. The area is popular with walkers heading for Swithland Woods, Beacon Hill and the Old John folly, and there’s also a steam railway nearby.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Lunch opening: Mon-Thu 12-2, Fri-Sun 12-9
  • Dinner opening: Mon-Thu 6-9, Fri-Sun 12-9

Food and drink

  • Real ales: Tiger & Original, Adnams Southwold Bitter, 2 guest ales
  • Real ciders: Symonds, 2 guest scrumpies

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted

Facilities

  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome

Children

  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu

Dogs

  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

From A46 into Anstey. Right at rdbt to Cropston. Right at x-roads, 1st left, 0.5m to Swithland. Follow brown signs for inn

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