An attractive 18th-century double-fronted stone building in one of Rutland’s oh-so-picturesque villages. Now in Jason Allen’s caring hands and with an extensive refurbishment behind it, the Fox welcomes all-comers at its locally-crafted oak bar, where stone-flagged floors are warmed by log-burners. Ample choice of refreshments includes four rotating real ales, and 16 wines sold by the glass. Find a spot in the lounge for a relaxed snack, or peruse the menu in the tastefully decorated restaurant. Fresh, locally sourced ingredients are the basis of home-cooked dishes such as steak and mushroom pie; pork loin with Stilton and pears; and Bakewell tart.