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A traditional village inn with its own smokery

At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Restaurant menu
Open all year
Dog friendly
Free Wi-Fi

Lovers of smoked and cured fish and meats will want to visit Jimmy's Rutland Smokehouse at David and James Goss's 17th-century village inn, all stone walls, beams and flagstones. However, there's lots more than smoked produce to tempt the taste buds, as evidenced by starters of butternut squash and woodland mushroom risotto; and signature steamed mussels, then suet and puff pastry Big Pie; halibut with langoustine tails; baked duck egg and potato gnocchi en cocotte; braised Grasmere belly pork; and 28-day-aged rump steak. The 'lunch for less' menu suggests grilled fish of the day, chips and peas; and potato rösti, fried egg and Lincolnshire Poacher cheese, while children will no doubt head for Jimmy's pork sausages and mash; or mini-fish pie with vegetables. The bar brims with home-made snacks, such as biltong and home-smoked cashew nuts, and continues this self-reliant philosophy with its own sloe gin, elderflower vodka and mulled wine, all made with fruits and berries foraged from nearby fields and hedgerows. There's no reason though to overlook its local real ales and ciders, and a bin-ends blackboard of fine and speciality wines. Highly appointed en suite guest rooms have been created in the Old Bake House and in Orchard House.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Days closed: Sunday evening, Monday lunch
  • Opening times: 12–3 6.30–11 (Monday 6.30–10 Friday 12–3 5–11 Saturday all day Sunday 12–3)
  • Lunch: Tuesday to Sunday 12–2
  • Dinner: Monday 6.30–8, Tuesday to Thursday 6.30–8.30, Friday to Saturday 6.30–9

Food and drink

  • Restaurant menu available

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


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


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • High chairs


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar

Getting here

1 mile off B6003 between Uppingham and Oakham.

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