Behind the unassuming exterior of this 1930s building, you'll find a refurbished free house of character. Menus change weekly, and there are blackboard specials, too. Favourites include duck and vegetable pancakes with pea and mint soup; breaded mushrooms with garlic dip; roast duck breast in a black cherry sauce; and home-made pies including beef, ale and mushroom. If you've still got room, you could try and fit in a chocolate brownie or chocolate tiffin for afters. Sunday lunch is also a popular event and dogs are welcome in the snug bar.
Closed: 1–5 January
Days closed: Sunday evening and Monday (Tuesday to Saturday lunch)
Opening times: Tuesday to Saturday 6–10, Sunday 12–3
Lunch: Sunday 12–1.30
Dinner: Tuesday to Saturday 6–8.30
Credit cards accepted
Ramp access available
Allowed in bar
From Leicester A6 towards Loughborough, right for Sileby; or take A46 towards Newark-on-Trent, left for Sileby.