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Award-winning hostelry on the fringe of the Wolds

At a glance

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

Investigate the bar here for its range of bottled beers, and ales from the Grainstore brewery in nearby Oakham. Note the unusual nurdling chair – used for an archaic pub game when coins are thrown into a hole in the seat – just one of a range of artefacts enriching the interior of this one-time terrace of farm workers’ cottages. The pub’s name originated when a local squire made a peace offering by opening the inn in 1890 after closing another in the village. Chef and co-owner Sean Hope has earned two AA Rosettes for his well-balanced, fiercely local menus. There might be starters like pan-fried fillet of red mullet with bouillabasse dressing, balsamic tomato and rouille croutons; or roast loin of rabbit, rabbit leg fritter, carrot, pannacotta and coriander; followed by smoked haddock, kedgeree arancini, poached duck egg and soy glazed pak choi; or roast haunch of venison, faggot, potato terrine, honey roast parsnips and poached crab apple. Finish with a Sussex pond pudding with lemon verbena ice cream.

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Opening hours

  • Closed: 25 December evening, 26 December evening and 1 January evening
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Opening times: 8am–11pm (Sunday 8am–10.30pm)
  • Lunch: Monday to Saturday 12–2, Sunday 12–3
  • Dinner: Monday to Saturday 6.30–9.30, Sunday 7–9

Food and drink

  • Set menu available
  • Restaurant menu available

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Wedding receptions


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


  • Accessible toilets


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

2 miles from A1 at B664 junction, north of Stamford.

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