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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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Welcoming village inn with appealing menus

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At a glance

Vegetarian menu
Private dining
Wines by the glass

The Marquess of Exeter has plenty of character and charm. The bedrooms are smart and contemporary, the bar has a roaring fire and exposed stone walls, while the restaurant is an equally unpretentious and attractive space. Salt-and-chilli cuttlefish with Thai salad show globe-trotting tendencies, but equally you might go for black pudding fritters with home-made piccalilli. It's all good honest stuff with broad appeal. Herb-crusted rack of lamb is cooked just right, served with dauphinoise potatoes and marinated shallots, and fish and chips plays to the gallery. There are sharing dishes such as rib of Derbyshire beef, and, for dessert, vanilla pannacotta shows sharp technical skills.

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Opening hours

  • Closed: 25 December
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2.30
  • Dinner served from: 6.30
  • Dinner served until: 9.30


  • Chef(s): Brian Baker

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Classic, Modern European
  • Vegetarian menu
  • Wines under £30: 30
  • Wines over £30: 11
  • Wines by the glass: 12

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome

Additional information

  • Seats: 90
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 14
  • On-site parking available

Getting here

M1 junction 19, A14 to Kettering, then A6003 to Caldecott. Right into Lyddington Road, 2 miles to village.

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Nearest train station

Corby, Market Harborough
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