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High-quality food close to the M1

At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Restaurant menu
Beer festival
Wheelchair access
Dog friendly

Rory McClean and Samantha Laye successfully run this character pub with its log-burning fires and cosy snug. Between Rugby and Lutterworth, in the pretty village of Shawell, the pub is just a few minutes from the M1, making it a perfect place to stop for a pint of local Dow Bridge Gladiator ale or Aspall cider. Chef Rory used to cook in some of London’s most notable restaurants and his modern British food is worth a detour. A starter of sesame marinated beef fillet with wasabi avocado mousse might precede cod loin with artichoke, runner beans and saffron cream. Finish with blackberry parfait or chocolate delice. The fixed-price lunch menu might feature lobster ravioli or braised beef, beetroot and horseradish mash.

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Opening hours

  • Closed: 26 December to 6 January
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Lunch: all week 12–2.30
  • Dinner: all week 6–9.30

Food and drink

  • Set menu available
  • Restaurant menu available

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Beer festival


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required
  • Wedding receptions


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • High chairs
  • Baby change


  • Ramp access available
  • Accessible toilets


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar

Getting here

M6 junction 1, A426, at roundabout into Gibbet Lane (by garage) to Shawell. Or M1 junction 19, A5 towards Nuneaton. Under M6, at roundabout into Gibbet Lane (by garage).

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