Homely refuge with an emphasis on locally sourced food
At a glance
Set sideways to the road, this 18th-century, stone-built village pub is lovingly run by Carol and Scott Craddock. Carol notched up more than 20 years working in several renowned kitchens before coming here to put her wide experience to excellent use. She changes her modern British menu weekly, and cooks using locally sourced meats and high quality sustainable fresh fish; she makes bread daily, too. A typical dinner might feature pear, goats' cheese and spiced pecan salad, or five bird terrine with onion confit and toast for starters, then fillet of smoked haddock, spring onion and herb potato cake, poached egg, curry cream sauce; or crisp pork belly with mash, greens and mustard sauce for the main course. Pavlova or sticky ginger pudding with ice cream and toffee sauce for afters. Rutland-brewed real ales are served in the bar.
Closed: 1st 2 weeks January
Days closed: Monday (excluding bank holidays)
Opening times: 12–3 6–close (Friday to Sunday all day)
Lunch: Tuesday to Friday 12–2, Saturday 12–2.15, Sunday 12–3
Dinner: Tuesday to Saturday 6.30–9
Food and drink
Set menu available
Main course from15.50
Credit cards accepted
Ramp access available
Allowed in bar
Allowed in garden
From A1 follow signs for Oakham onto B668 to Greetham, pub on left.