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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Modern dishes and pub classics in an inn with lots going on

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At a glance

Open all year
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access

The inn evolved in the 19th century from a pair of Georgian houses in this lovely market town. These days, it puts on all sort of special occasions, and there's plenty going on in the smart first-floor restaurant. Pub classics such as mussels in beer, burgers, and steaks with chunky chips are the backbone, but there are also modern dishes like duck liver parfait rolled in shiitaki mushrooms, served with cured breast and plum sauce, or rolled fillet of cod with mango and Asian spices and two purées, one of cauliflower, one of sweet potato. Exhilaratingly colourful desserts include passionfruit parfait and blood orange pannacotta with pineapple and coconut.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2.30
  • Dinner served from: 6
  • Dinner served until: 9


  • Chef(s): Lee Emerson

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern French
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 26
  • Wines over £30: 6
  • Wines by the glass: 11

Price guide

  • Starter from: £5.95
  • Main course from12.95
  • Dessert from: £4
  • 2-course lunch from: £17.95
  • 3-course lunch from: £21.95
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome

Additional information

  • Seats: 75
  • On-site parking available

Getting here

From A50 exit signed Melbourne/Swadlincote. Continue for 5 miles, in centre of Melbourne on left.

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East Midlands Parkway
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